Welcome to the website for
KINGS HILL PARISH COUNCIL
Kings Hill is a new,
modern village lying between the parishes of West Malling,
Leybourne, Mereworth and Offham in the borough of Tonbridge &
Malling. The village has been built on the former World War 2airfield,
RAF West Malling, with approximately 2,800 homes and 7,000 residents and is
continuing to expand. It is well supported with sports facilities
including a golf course, cricket oval, medical and educational facilities,
a wonderful village green and Liberty Square, which has a variety of shops and
supermarkets. There is a network of cycle paths, walks and
bridleways that connect to both the residential and commercial areas of
the village and of course our Community Centre, which brings
both residents and hirers together. Through our website, the Parish Council
will aim to guide you to the latest news, updates, events and Parish Council
meetings, which will ensure that you know what is happening in and around the
Parish of Kings Hill
Sports Park May Closures
The Sports Park will
be closed on Monday 1st May
and Monday 29th May due to the Bank Holidays
New 77 Bus Service
new service 77 run by Nu venture will start on 3rd April. Details can be found here
Council Tax Increase
KHPC decided at its meeting on 11th January 2017 to set a precept of £279,138 for 2017/18.
Following a public consultation in June 2016 on "Fairer Charging" in Tonbridge and Malling, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (TMBC) made changes in grants they paid to Parish Councils. These changes have produced a £226,000 per year saving for TMBC but have resulted in KHPC losing grant funding of £18,555 per year, money which contributed towards the costs of maintaining the Community Centre and open spaces. This lost revenue needs to be made up by increasing the precept charged by KHPC. However, TMBC have suggested that Kings Hill residents would see a reduction of just under £10 per year in their council tax, thus offsetting the increase in the KHPC precept necessary to compensate for the loss of the £18,555 grant to the Parish. KHPC has also raised the precept by 8 pence per week to cover an increase in its own running costs. Conscious of keeping taxation increases to a minimum, KHPC have made reductions in the cost of contractors at the Sports Park. The savings made have contributed towards the costs of a new groundsman to manage the pitches and the costs of new maintenance equipment required.
Volunteer Support Wardens Needed
Calling all passionate community driven people for an exciting new role as a Volunteer Support Warden. For more information contact the Kent Community Warden Service on 03000 413455 or click here for an on-line form
Mobile Phone Service In Kings Hill
Our MP Tom Tugendhat has launched a survey about mobile phone service in Kings Hill . Please complete the survey at
Road Works - Advanced Warning
Resurfacing works will be taking place on the A228 Ashton Way roundabout, adjacent to Tower View. Works will take place under a full road closure and diversion between 8pm and 5am. The works will take place from Friday 26th May for up to 5 nights. No works will take place on the nights of Saturday 27th May, Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May as it is the bank holiday weekend.
Would You Like An Allotment?
Are you interested in having an allotment? For more information or to join the waiting list please call 01732 870382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
and Malling Borough Council are preparing their development plans for the
borough for 2019 to 2031. They will allocate land for future residential
or commercial development during this period. As part of their public
consultation process, Kings Hill Parish Council held their own public
consultation, exhibition and survey. The results of this public
consultation were used to prepare the Parish Council’s response to TMBC.
Click here for a copy.
Need A Function Room To Hire?
Kings Hill Community Centre could have the right room for you
Parish Council Meetings
The next Parish Council meeting will be the Planning, Highways & Environment Committee on Wednesday 3rd May 7.30pm at the Community Centre
Saturday 29th April 10.30am to 11.30am at Crispin Way
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