Maidstone News

February 2020 planning update

29 February, 2020

The two principal areas covered were the Buttercup Goat sanctuary in Boughton Monchelsea and the Pilgrim's Retreat Park in Harrietsham. read more

2020/21 budget agreed

28 February, 2020

At the Full Council meeting on 26th February Councillors voted cross-party to support the Budget proposed by Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council and Martin Cox. read more

Lib Dem position on housing

24 February, 2020

We would like to correct the misinformation currently circulating about the "Lib Dem run council’s housing numbers". While the Conservative Government leaves it to Maidstone Borough Council to find where the housing goes, it is the Conservative Government, not the Borough, which insists that the ... read more

Potty potholes

19 February, 2020

Following many months of rain and with the ongoing storms, the number of potholes in both roads and footpaths has increased dramatically in all areas in and around Maidstone.   read more

Easing the debt burden on low income households

18 February, 2020

At the Meeting of Maidstone Borough’s Councils Policy and Resources Committee on 12th February Liberal Democrat Councillors took action to support local residents who have been adversely affected by changes to the Council Tax System, by proposing that the Council sign up to guidance issued by the... read more

Water refill scheme

16 February, 2020

In a bid to reduce single-use plastic this week the Liberal Democrat councillors supported the installation of three new water refill stations for public use.  read more

Tories push for 40% extra houses per year in the Borough

04 February, 2020

The Tory government has changed the calculation for housing need, which has increased the Borough’s housing target by 40% (from 883 units per year to 1236). If the borough fails to meet this target it will lose the important “5 year housing supply”, leading to planning applications refused by the... read more