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  • Parish Clerk Vacancy

    Parish Clerk Vacancy

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Boughton Malherbe Parish Council resulting from the resignation of the previous Clerk. Bough...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Feb 24
  • New service at Fusion

    New service at Fusion

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Fusion have a new service. Thanks to funding from the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund delivered by The National Lottery Comm...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Feb 24
  • South East Water - Temporary Road Closure - Lenham Road, Harrietsham - 15th February 2024

    South East Water - Temporary Road Closure - Lenham Road, Harrietsham - 15th February 2024

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Due to works planned to be undertaken by South East Water, It will be necessary to close part of Lenham Road, Harrietsham from 15th February...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Feb 24
  • Water supplies following Storm Isha

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Message from South East Water: Morning update: Thursday 25 January Water supplies in Kent and SussexOvernight we have seen an improving sit...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Jan 24
  • KCC Urgent Road Closure - Boughton Road, Sandway - 23rd January 2024

    KCC Urgent Road Closure - Boughton Road, Sandway - 23rd January 2024

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    It will be necessary to close Boughton Road, Sandway from 23rd January 2024 for up to 1 day. The road will be closed between the junctions ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Jan 24
  • Voluntary Sector Organisations – Research Opportunities

    Voluntary Sector Organisations – Research Opportunities

    Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Become a Community Research Advocate- Opportunity for Voluntary Sector Colleagues We are offering an opportunity for individuals in West Ke...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jan 24
  • KCC Kent Parish Council Winter Support Scheme

    KCC Kent Parish Council Winter Support Scheme

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Message from Kent County Council: Building on the momentum from the KALC AGM 2023, KALC is actively assisting Town and Parish Councils in a...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Jan 24
  • Kent Police Community Event

    Kent Police Community Event

    Lenham, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Kent Police Engaging Communities Team will be attending the Lenham Farmers market on Sunday 14th January 2024, offering a Meet and Greet the...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Jan 24
  • Fly-Tipping: Request for Information

    Fly-Tipping: Request for Information

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Request from Maidstone Borough Council: As you are all aware, fly tipping is an environmental crime that has an impact on the whole of our ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Dec 23
  • Increase in Vehicle Theft

    Increase in Vehicle Theft

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    There has been an increase in theft and attempted theft of vehicles in Kent in recent weeks, in particular Toyota Hilux manufactured post 20...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Nov 23
  • Kent and Medway learning disability and autism strategy

    Kent and Medway learning disability and autism strategy

    Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Kent County Council is working with Medway Council and the NHS to produce a three-year plan for people with learning disabilities and autist...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Nov 23
  • Kent and Medway Local Nature Recovery Strategy

    Kent and Medway Local Nature Recovery Strategy

    Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    You might be interested in the Kent and Medway Local Nature Recovery Strategy. The strategy is called Making Space for Nature in Kent and K...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Nov 23
  • Temporary Road Closure - Headcorn Road, Grafty Green - 13th December 2023

    Temporary Road Closure - Headcorn Road, Grafty Green - 13th December 2023

    Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Due to works planned to be undertaken by Openreach, It will be necessary to close part of Headcorn Road, Grafty Green from 13th December 202...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Oct 23
  • Halloween Safety Advice

    Halloween Safety Advice

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Halloween - Trick or Treating We want you to enjoy Halloween, but remember, not everyone wants to take part! Here's a few things to re...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 23
  • Bonfire Night Safety Advice - Part 1

    Bonfire Night Safety Advice - Part 1

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Bonfire / Firework Safety Officers will be carrying out extra patrols in your area to keep you safe, however there are number of steps you ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 23
  • Bonfire Night Safety Advice - Part 2

    Bonfire Night Safety Advice - Part 2

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Safety Advice Take Care With Sparklers Sparklers can reach a temperature of up to 2,000°C, I’m sure you’ll agree that&rsqu...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 23
  • Fusion Projects

    Fusion Projects

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Books Beyond Words. Books Beyond Words is for anyone who would like to explore stories in picture format. This type of group would appeal ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Oct 23
  • MBC and Kent Police Information for Residents

    MBC and Kent Police Information for Residents

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    MBC and Kent police build processes that support residents. It’s important that the residents use the tools available. This also ens...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 23
  • Crimestoppers

    Crimestoppers

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Research conducted by Crimestoppers confirms that nearly a fifth of the public have known about a crime, but chose not to talk to the police...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Sep 23
  • Annual Survey on the performance of Kent Police

    Annual Survey on the performance of Kent Police

    Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched the annual consultation about the performance of Kent Police and crime levels in local...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Aug 23
  • Reporting Scams Awareness (1)

    Reporting Scams Awareness (1)

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    There are a number of ways you can report scams, depending on the type of fraud. To the Police If you or someone else is in immediate d...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 23
  • Reporting Scams Awareness (2)

    Reporting Scams Awareness (2)

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Further ways of reporting scams: Smishing: If you have received a suspicious text message you can forward it from your phone free of charge...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 23
  • Engaging with Kent County Council

    Engaging with Kent County Council

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Message from Cllr Shellina Prendergast: I thought I would share with you the latest edition of the e-newsletter that goes out to Kent resid...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Jul 23
  • Kent Community Warden Service Review Public Consultation

    Kent Community Warden Service Review Public Consultation

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    We have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Community Warden service. The consultation runs from 12 July to 3 October. As se...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 23
  • KCC's Budget Consultation 2024/25

    KCC's Budget Consultation 2024/25

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Every year Kent County Council sets a budget to determine how much money will be spent on services. We need to manage the challenge of signi...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 23
  • Dog Control PSPO Consultation 2023

    Dog Control PSPO Consultation 2023

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Every three years we are required to review our Public Space Protection Orders. The current Dog Control PSPO is under review and we invite ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Jul 23
  • South East Water Temporary Use Ban

    South East Water Temporary Use Ban

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Message from South East Water: The use of a hosepipe or sprinkler is now restricted for our customers in Kent and Sussex Over the last few...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 23
  • Summer Safety Tips

    Summer Safety Tips

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Summer can cause a rise in ‘creeper burglaries’ where burglars take advantage of open gates, windows and doors left open for v...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 23
  • Kent and Medway Integrated Care Strategy Consultation

    Kent and Medway Integrated Care Strategy Consultation

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    NHS organisations along with Kent County Council (KCC), local councils, care organisations and the voluntary sector in Kent and Medway are w...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 23
  • Maidstone's Eco Hub Coming This Summer

    Maidstone's Eco Hub Coming This Summer

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    In 2022 Maidstone Borough Council opened a pop-up, walk-in community information centre (The Go Green Information Centre) for residents to a...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 23
  • Victim Voice

    Victim Voice

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new initiative: Victim Voice. Click on the link below to take you to the Victim Voice web...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Feb 23
  • Fusion Clubs

    Fusion Clubs

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Please see posters above

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Jan 23
  • Check for Burst Pipes after the Big Freeze

    Check for Burst Pipes after the Big Freeze

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    South East Water is appealing for people across our supply area to help find leaks both inside their homes, on business premises and out in ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Dec 22
  • Car Crime

    Car Crime

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Did you know, that in the UK, a car is stolen on average every ten minutes? Whilst we can't always prevent it there are simple steps we...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 22
  • Motorcycle, Moped or Scooter Crime

    Motorcycle, Moped or Scooter Crime

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    PROTECT YOUR MOTORCYCLE, MOPED or SCOOTER To protect you motorcycle, moped or scooter remember LOCK, CHAIN, COVER. LOCK: use a disc lock...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 22
  • Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

    Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Maidstone Borough Council, Waste Services has advised that there will be collection round changes affecting all properties over the Christma...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Nov 22
  • Urgent Road Closure - Chain Gate Road (Park Road), Boughton Malherbe - 5th December 2022

    Urgent Road Closure - Chain Gate Road (Park Road), Boughton Malherbe - 5th December 2022

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    It will be necessary to close Chain Gate Road (Park Road), Boughton Malherbe from 5th December 2022 for up to 2 days. The road will be clos...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Nov 22
  • Dog Theft

    Dog Theft

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Dog owners are increasingly concerned about their dogs being stolen from them. To help keep your dog safe here are some top tips on how to ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Nov 22
  • Kent Country Eye App

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Country Eye is a free App to users in Kent; it records and disseminates information using smartphone technology. It was designed to help com...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Nov 22
  • Flood Action Week

    Flood Action Week

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Flood Action Week is taking place this week from 7 – 13 November. This annual Environment Agency campaign aims to increase awareness o...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Nov 22
  • MAIDSTONE BOROUGH DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT REGULATION 18 CONSULTATION

    MAIDSTONE BOROUGH DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT REGULATION 18 CONSULTATION

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) has published the Regulation 18 version of its Design and Sustainability Development Plan Document, which wi...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Oct 22
  • National Highways & Transport Network - Public Satisfaction Surveys

    National Highways & Transport Network - Public Satisfaction Surveys

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    This year, for the fifth year running, Kent County Council is taking part in the NHT Public Satisfaction Survey on highways and transport se...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Oct 22
  • Community Catalysts Project

    Community Catalysts Project

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    Community Catalysts is a social enterprise working across the UK to try to make sure that people who need care and support to live their liv...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Oct 22
  • Police & Crime Commissioner's Annual Policing Survey 2022

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Matthew Scott is currently appointing a new Chief Constable for Kent, following the retirement of Alan Pughsley. He is asking the public wh...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Oct 22
  • Cost of Living Event 3rd-8th October

    Cost of Living Event 3rd-8th October

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Maidstone Borough Council and its partners are holding a cost of living event at The Mall in the town centre from 3rd to 8th October. The ...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Sep 22
  • Emergency Road Closure - Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green - 27th September 2022

    Emergency Road Closure - Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green - 27th September 2022

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    It will be necessary to close Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green from 27th September 2022 for up to 4 days. The road will be closed outside Lawspa...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Sep 22
  • Ofgem Energy Rebate Scam

    Ofgem Energy Rebate Scam

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Action Fraud is warning of a rise in scam emails pretending to be from Ofgem offering a rebate payment on your gas and electricity bills. T...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Sep 22
  • Pop Up Post Office

    Pop Up Post Office

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Please disregard any rumour alleging that the Post Office in the Grafty Green Village Hall has closed. THIS IS NOT TRUE....

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Sep 22
  • Kent County Council Budget Consultation

    Kent County Council Budget Consultation

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford

    KCC’s Budget Consultation is now open and closes on the 5th September 2022. KCC would like to hear your views on how they plan to spe...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Aug 22
  • Residents targeted by scam HSF phone calls

    Residents targeted by scam HSF phone calls

    Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent
    Article by: Vickie Ford (Clerk)

    Residents are being called and told they are eligible for the Household Support Fund. What happens: The caller says they are from the loc...

    Boughton Malherbe Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Aug 22