New On-Line Council Taxing Billing Service
A new online council tax billing service has been launched by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council to speed up services and save taxpayers' time and money. Read more
Annual Parish Meeting
Everyone is welcome to join the Parish Council at the Kings Hill Community Centre for this year's Annual Parish Meeting on Wed 19th April at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to meet your councillors and raise any issues for discussion.
Sports Park Opening Hours Over Easter
The Sports Park & Café will be closed Good Friday, open Sat 15th April, closed Easter Sunday and Easter Monday & open as normal
Tuesday 18th April
Free Wednesday Lunch
Amateur photographers are being offered the opportunity to share their pictures with a chance of them being selected to appear in a new book celebrating the three decades of the Kings Hill development. Read more
Emergency Road Closure - Pippin Way, Kings Hill - 28 March 2017
It will be necessary to close Pippin Way, Kings Hill from 28 March 2017 and it is likely that the road will be closed for up to 1 Day. The road will be closed between the junctions of Worcester Avenue and Russet Way. The alternative route is via Lambourne Drive, Russet Way and vice versa. This is to reset ironworks to be carried out by KCC.
Public Space Protection Order Consultation
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is inviting residents, parish councils, community groups and other local organisations to take part in a consultation regarding its proposal to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle anti-social behaviour across the borough. Details at: https://tinyurl.com/j5o6may
Road Closure from Monday 6th March
Part of the foul system which runs underneath Kings Hill Avenue has collapsed and requires urgent repair. This will involve the closure of part of Kings Hill Avenue (northbound section) from the junction with Gibson Drive to the entrance of 1 Kings Hill Avenue.
Traffic lights will be installed at the roundabout to allow vehicles access to Kings Hill, and a fully signed diversion route will be in place.
The works are being undertaken by Southern Water and their contractor will be undertaking the works which are estimated to last for 2 weeks. Further updates will be provided as the repair works progress
There will be weed spraying taking place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the allotment site weather conditions permitting.
This will mean the allotment car park and the allotments will be CLOSED all day. Signs will be placed on the allotment and car park gates.
New X1/X2 Bus Service
From 6 Feb 17 a new X1/X2 bus service will run from Kings Hill-W Malling Station to Maidstone via M20. Bus 123 in its current form will cease. See timetable here
D Day Veterans
If you are a Kings Hill resident or know of a Kings Hill resident who is a D Day Veteran please could you contact the Parish Council on 01732 870382 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application For Extended Hours At The Sports Park Pavilion
KHPC have made an application to TMBC to extend the opening hours of the Sports Park Pavilion. These are Monday to Thursday opening to 11pm & Friday and Saturday to 12am The application is pending a decision by TMBC
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Kilvington as a new Parish Councillor for Kings Hill.
Blood Donor sessions at the Community Centre Tuesday 24th January. Read more...
Get Ready For Winter
Helping you to prepare for and cope with winter weather. Read more
Sports Park Closure due to Snow and Ice
Please check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for up to date information.
Town Or Parish Council?
Do you think Kings Hill is a town and would Kings Hill Town Council be more representative of our community, which has grown significantly. We would like to hear your views on whether we should become a Town Council. There is no legal difference between being a Town or Parish Council and there would be very little cost in changing over. However, there is an option to appoint a Mayor, which is likely to incur additional costs to the Council. Please email email@example.com to let us know whether you prefer:
1. A Town Council with a Chairman
2. A Town Council with a Mayor
3. To stay a Parish Council
Sporting Events To Raise Funds For The Kent Association For The Blind
Fancy taking part in a sporting fundraising event? Each year the KAB offer supporters the chance to take part in special events to raise money for services for people with sight impairments. We're offering the opportunity to be a part of:
The KAB 24 mile Virtual Cycle Ride
The 2017 Virgin London Marathon
British 10K London Run 2017
London to Brighton 100km Challenge
Dragon Boat Racing at Bewl Water or Mote Park
For more information about any of these events, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Centre Office Closure Over Christmas
The Community Centre office will be closed from Saturday 23rd December until 3rd January
Sports Park Closure Over Christmas
The Sports Park will be shut between the 23rd December and 27th December and then the 1st and 2nd January, opening as usual on Tuesday 3rd January.
New Children's Play Area Proposal
Kings Hill's Christmas Pantomime
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Kings Hill Christmas Fair
Carols Around The Christmas Tree
RBLI Living Event
Sports Park Vacancy
Kings Hill Parish Council are looking for an experienced Senior Grounds Person. Read more
KCC 2017/18 Budget Consultation - Deadline 27th November 2016
KCC has issued a consultation on its draft 2017/18 budget & council tax plans. For info click here
M20 Junction 4 Eastern Bridge Widening
For more details read on..
East Malling Conservation Group are hosting an information meeting on the proposed new local plan including developments which will affect the village. The event will be held at The Malling School Hall on 4th Nov 2016 at 7.30pm
Call 105..Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016
Kings Hill Parish Council needs your help. Read more...
Children's Flu Jabs - Friday 21st October
Children's flu jabs available at the Kings Hill Surgery. Read more..
Local Plan Consultation Questionnaire
If you missed the Local Plan Consultation and would like to fill out a questionnaire, then click on the link below.
Read more on The Local Plan...
Local Plan Questionnaire
West Malling Group Practice - Walk In Clinic Scrapped
From Mon 26th Sept, West Malling Group Practice will no longer hold their walk in clinics. Full details of changes here. To make an appointment please call the surgery on 01732 870212
Adult Flu Jabs - Saturday 8th October
2016 Flu vacations are now available at the Kings Hill Surgery. Read more..
Temporary Road Closure – A228 Castle Way, M20 Junction 4 eastern overbridge –
from 8 October 2016 for up to 1 day
Because of installation of a new bridge, Kent County Council has made an Order prohibiting through traffic on A228 Castle Way, M20 Junction 4 eastern overbridge, on or after 8 October 2016 for up to 1 day or until the works have been completed. The closure is expected to be put into operation for up to one hour when required between 22.00hrs on 8 October 2016 and 04.00hrs on 9 October 2016. The road will be closed at the M20 Junction 4 eastern overbridge. The alternative route for non motorway traffic is via Leybourne Way, New Hythe Lane, A20 London Road and for motorway traffic is via M20 eastbound to junction 5 and M20 westbound back to junction 4.
Waste Disposal Strategy 2017-35
KCC is consulting on its draft Waste Disposal Strategy 2017-35...
Energy Deal Set To Help Residents Save Money
TMBC Energy Deal is back ...
M20 Road Closure
M20 J4. Overnight closure at Junction 4 on Wednesday 14th September (21:00-05:00) Diversions up & over slip roads.....
Vacancy For Sports Facility Assistant At The Sports Park
For more details click here
Heritage Open Days 8th - 11th September
Free entry into 25 historical properties
On Sat 10th September, Kings Hill Rotary Club will be holding a CHARITY Cider and Music Festival at the Spitfire pub. Gates open at 1pm until 9pm.
There will be live music, 15 types of cider (+ beer and apple juice)and a BBQ. There is no entry fee and cider tickets are available in advance from email@example.com
Price £10 for 3 pints 6 half-pints
Tickets can be shared. 80% of proceeds will go to the Heart of Kent Hospice with 20% contributing to other Rotary Charities. See also our Facebook Kings Hill Rotary and twitter account: @RotaryKingsHill
We have been advised that the M20 will be closed between J4 and J2 in both directions on Friday 2nd September at 20:00 until Monday 5th September at 06:00. This is to enable Highways England to remove the remaining section of the footbridge following an incident on Saturday 27th August
For information on the Local Plan please click here
Food Thyme Café At The Sports Park
The Food Thyme Café at the Sports Park is open weekdays 5pm-10.30pm and weekends from 9am all day. For menus click here
New Booking System For Kings Hill Tennis Courts
There is a new bookings system for Kings Hill tennis courts which are situated on Gibson Drive opposite the Community Centre. They are free to use by Kings Hill residents and those who work on Kings Hill for leisure use only. They can be booked up to 10 days in advance between the hours of 8am and 9pm by clicking here.
Should you have any problems booking the tennis courts then please contact Chloe on 07595 479868 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings take priority but if the courts are free then this is on a first come first served basis.
Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation - Have your say - Closes 30th August 2016 Click here for more info
Kimberly-Clark ranked one of the best employers in the UK
Kimberly-Clark UK, who have their UK Headquarters right here in Kings Hill, has been declared the 4th Best Packaged Goods Company and one of the top 100 employers in the UK, according to the latest survey results from Statistica. Statistica is one of the world’s largest statistics portals, with a proven record of delivering clear, objective and robust research and reports. Michelle Hamilton, Human Resources Director at Kimberly-Clark said, “We are extremely pleased and very proud of these fantastic survey results as our people are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to supporting all employees to thrive and have successful careers. In turn our organisation is filled with great employees who create and deliver our business success”.
Rondos Football Clinics
Rondos will be holding 10 days of football clinics at the Sports Park during the summer holidays from 22nd - 26th August from 10am - 3.30pm. For more info click here
Malling District Lions Club Charity Walk In Aid Of Prostate Cancer
Community Fun Dog Show - Sunday 7th August
Bike Security Marking Day - Saturday 6th August
Seniors' Information & Advice Day - Friday 5th August 10am - 1pm
Tonbridge & Malling Seniors FREE event for the over 50's. Information and advice on health, benefits, housing, local clubs & societies.
New Parish Councillors for Kings Hill
We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Parish Councillors, Laurence Faulkner and Jonathan McCrindle
Nearly New Sale - Saturday 23rd July 2-4pm
Save A Life - Give Blood
Blood Donor sessions will be taking place at the Community Centre on Tuesday 19th July between 1.50pm to 4.30pm and 5.30m to 8pm. To make an appointment go to blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23
Try Angle Awards
Nominate a young person or group for the Try Angle for outstanding efforts and achievements within our community. For more information click here
Emergency Road Closure - Malling Road, Mereworth - 4 July 2016
Malling Road, Mereworth will be closed between the junctions of Gibson Drive and The Street from 4 July 2016 to enable emergency patching to be carried out by KCC. It is likely the road will be closed for up to 4 nights between the hours of 19:30 and 05:00.
The alternative route is via Tonbridge Road, Seven Mile Lane, London Road, Ashston Way, Kings Hill and vice versa. High sided vehicles: London Road, Hermitage Lane, Tonbridge Road and vice versa.
Local New Housing & Neighbourhood Plan' event this Sunday 3rd July at West Malling Primary School 12 noon to 4pm
New Chairman & Vice Chairman For The Parish Council
KHPC are delighted to announce the appointment of Cllr Tony Petty as Chairman and Cllr Dave Hurring as Vice-Chairman
Blood Donor Sessions At The Community Centre
Blood donor sessions will be taking place on Wednesday 29th June at the Community Centre. Session times are 1.50pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 8pm. Call 0300 1232323 to make an appointment or visit blood.co.uk
Come & Watch The Game At The Sports Park!
Public Consultation - Fairer Charging In Tonbridge & Malling - last chance to have your say
Residents have just over a week left to put their views to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council on its Fairer Charging review. The public consultation closes at noon on
Monday 20 June 2016.
The aim of the review is to make Council Tax payments fairer for all borough residents and to save money, so the Council is considering changing the way that it charges for the Borough element of the Council Tax bill from 2017/18 onwards.
For further information and to take part in the consultation by completing an online questionnaire, please visit www.tmbc.gov.uk/localcharge. All questionnaires must be completed and submitted by noon on Monday 20 June 2016. Anyone requiring the questionnaire in an alternative format should email email@example.com or call 01732 876086.
Kwik Cricket Festival At Kings Hill Sports Park - Tuesday 14th June 10am to 4pm
KHPC is proud to announce that this year's Kwik Cricket Festival for schools in the
Tonbridge & Malling area, will be held for the first time at the Kings Hill Sports Park. The festival, organised by TMBC in partnership with the Kent Cricket Board, is part of a national programme held every year to encourage primary schools to offer cricket as part of the PE curriculum and take part in a celebratory festival showcasing their pupils' cricketing skills.
European Championships - England v Russia being shown at The Sports Park Saturday 11th June
Kings Hill Cricket Club Picnic On The Pitch
To Celebrate The Queen's 90th Birthday
Come down to Kings Hill Cricket Club on Sunday 12th June to join a huge community picnic! Bring your own picnic, meet your neighbours and toast the Queen with a glass of bubbles or Pimms from the bar. There will be cricket, face painting and lots of fun events on the day for the whole family to enjoy.
Road repairs to Tower View -
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2016
The inbound lane of Tower View - from Alexander Grove to Fortune Way will be closed from 08:00 hours Thursday 2nd June until 17:30 hours Friday 3rd June 2016 to facilitate manhole repairs.
Inbound vehicle traffic will be diverted along Queen Street and Fortune Way. HGV/bus traffic will be diverted along Kings Hill Avenue and Discovery Drive.
Click here for the Tower View diversion route
Liberty Property Trust Consultation Tuesday 24th May 2016. Your views are welcome on the proposals for a new, public park
Fun On The Hill 2016
Charlotte, a resident who has lived on Kings Hill for 19 years and attended school here,
is taking part in a charity event through Loughborough University to raise £3,000
for the Epilepsy Society.
Charlotte will be walking the Ancient Inca Path through the Peruvian Mountains, starting in the city Cusco all the way to the hidden city of Machu Picchu. This will be a 7 day trek across tough terrain at altitudes of up to 4650m. If you would like to sponsor or donate to this fantastic charity please click here
87 people are diagnosed with Epilepsy everyday and over 500,000 people in the UK live with the illness.
New Parish Councillor For Kings Hill
KHPC are pleased to announce that Steven Beal has been appointed as a new Parish Councillor for Kings Hill
The Great Kings Hill Cricket Club Bake Off
Funded Bus Services Public Consultation
There is a public consultation on a review of KCC's Funded Bus Services. The public consultation provides information on why they need to reduce what they spend on these services, the approach that they have adopted and the possible impacts for bus users. The consultation runs until the 15th May. For more information click here
Police & Crime Commissioner Election - 5th May 2016
Elections for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent will take place on the 5th May. For more information click here. For information on the candidates click here
TMBC to launch online community lottery
Charities and community groups across Tonbridge and Malling are set to receive a cash boost after TMBC agreed to launch an online community lottery later this summer to raise money for good causes. People who play the lottery will be able to support their chosen local charity or organisation, which will receive 50p for every £1 lottery ticket sold without the burden of administration and prize fund costs. The remaining 50p will be distributed as follows: 20p will go to the prize fund, 12p will go to an external lottery manager and the remaining 18p will go to a central pot, administered by the Council, for distribution to other local good causes. If a player does not have a specific good cause in mind then the amount paid into the central pot will be 68p. All net proceeds from the lottery will be paid to local good causes. The top prize will be worth £25,000 for six correct numbers and the top prize winner’s chosen charity will also receive £25,000. There will be further prizes of £1,000 for five correct numbers and £100 for four correct numbers plus three ‘free plays’ for three correct numbers. Tickets will be available online and winners will be notified by email. Organisations wishing to benefit from this innovative approach to helping them to raise funds to register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Register To Vote
If you have not yet registered to vote you will need to do so by the 18th April to vote in the 5 May elections, or by 7th June to vote in the EU referendum on 23rd June. To register go click here
littergram is a free app solution that allows users to take a picture of litter, flytipping or overflowing litter bins that need emptying. GPS then pinpoints the location of the problem and the photo is sent automatically to the relevant local council authority.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council worked with littergram to develop the app, which will help the Council to respond even more quickly when rubbish is spotted and reported by app users. As well as pinpointing the exact location of the rubbish and sending a photo, the app also gives the Council the opportunity to reply to the sender to let them know what action is being taken.
For further information click here
Liberty Property Trust have advised the Parish Council that they intend to reinstate the granite panels, which are part of the Running Airman memorial sculpture located in Gibson Drive, before the Summer. Jointly commissioned by the West Malling Airfield Memorial Group, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and Liberty Property Trust in 2002, the memorial honours the military and civilian personnel who were based at Kings Hill, formerly RAF West Malling, throughout the years. The life-size bronze sculpture of a running airman will soon be surrounded again by the four vertical granite panels which depict the history of the airfield. A time capsule has been buried in the memorial’s foundations, put together by children from the Kings Hill School, which details life at Kings Hill at the time of the installation. Details about the sculpture and the other public art at Kings Hill can be found here
Five A Side Football
Easter Sunday Church Services
Kings Hill Christian Fellowship Family Service 10.30am in the Community Centre
St Gabriels Kings Hill All Age Service & Family Communion 9.30am at Discovery School
St Thomas More, West Malling - 10am Easter Family Mass
St Mary's West Malling - 8am Holy Communion, 11am All Age Easter Communion
St Lawrence Mereworth 9.30am Family Easter Celebration
Blood donor sessions will be taking place at the Community Centre on Wednesday 16th March 1.50pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 8pm. To book a session call 0300 123 23 23 or go to blood.co.uk
Leaflet Delivery On Kings Hill
We are looking for a local deliverer to deliver our leaflets on Kings Hill. If you can help please call 01732 870382 or email email@example.com
Please click here for further details of the tender opportunity.
Free Kitchen Caddies For Food Waste
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council are supplying residents with free kitchen caddies, to help with the disposal of food waste for their green lidded bins. Pick yours up from the Tonbridge& Malling Borough Council's reception at Gibson Drive, Kings Hill.
Round Four Of Energy Deal Set To Help Residents Save Money On Bills
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is working with Energy Deal to launch round four of a collective switching campaign, which aims to help residents looking to reduce their gas and electricity bills.
Round four of the Energy Deal opens on Tuesday 8 December and residents are urged to register by Monday 1 February 2016 in order to take part. For more details click here
In school years 7-13? If so, why not have your say about what activities you would like to see on Kings Hill. There is a consultation which has been organised by the Churches on Kings Hill on Saturday 30th January 7pm to 9pm at the Kings Hill Community Centre. The consultation will include free pizza and is open to any secondary school aged person. For more details and to register click here
Proposed Permanent M20 Lorry Park
There is to be a public consultation on a proposed permanent lorry area adjacent to the M20. Highways England is calling on residents, businesses and local communities to respond by the
25th January with their views on proposed sites for the lorry park. For more details click HERE
KCC Road Works Management
How Roadworks Are Managed - To find out more click here for KCC's short guide
Blood Donor sessions will be available at the Community Centre on Tuesday 19th January. Session times are 1.45pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 8pm. To book go to blood.co.uk or call 0300 1232323
Invicta Valley Primary School
For the Invicta Valley Primary School December 2015 progress newsletter please click here
Pump Hunt For Sewage Station Owners
Thames Water is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned sewage pumping stations.
For more details click here
Road Closure A228 Malling Road, Mereworth
Kent County Council gives notice that A228 Malling Road, Mereworth, Tonbridge and Malling will be closed to through traffic, on or after 14th December 2015 during the hours 7pm to 6am for up to 5 Days.
The road will be closed between the junctions of Gibson Drive, West Malling and The Street, Mereworth. The alternative route is via A26 Maidstone Road, B2016 Seven Mile Lane, A20 London Road, A228 Ashton Way and A228 Kings Hill. The alternative route for high-sided vehicles is via A20 London Road, B2246 Hermitage Lane, A26 Tonbridge Road.
The closure is necessary to enable gully cleansing, adjusting iron works and minor emergency patching to be carried out by Kent County Council.
Kings Hill - Christmas Road Closures
There will be a 24-hour Road Closure from 00:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs on Friday 25th December - Kings Hill Estate Management Company are required to close the private estate roads for a 24 hour period from midnight on Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day to maintain the private status of the roads. Alternative access to the residential development will be available via Gibson Drive.
Pantomime At The Community Centre
Tickets On Sale Now From The Community Centre Office
West Malling Christmas Festival
Sunday 29th November 2015 12.00-5.30pm
Live Entertainment from 12 noon
Choirs, Santa's Grotto, Ice Rink, Tea Cup & Saucers, Carousel,
Variety Of Food & Craft Stalls, Shops Open, Fun Activities
5pm Christmas Lights Switch On
Road Safety Week - 23rd to 29th November
This is the UK’s flagship event to promote safer road use, supported by the Department for Transport and headline sponsors AIG and Specsavers. For more information please click here
Kings Hill Allotments Official Opening
On Saturday 7th November the Kings Hill Allotments were officially opened by TV's Jim Buttress of the Big Allotment Challenge. They Mayor and Mayoress were also in attendance.
Each year Kent County Council have to set a budget to determine how much they will spend on services for Kent residents and businesses. The overall size of the budget is heavily determined by the amount of money received through Council Tax and central government grants.
The amount spent on individual services is influenced by a combination of statutory requirements, demands placed on services, and our strategic priorities. In recent years the amount of money available has been decreasing and yet at the same time, demands for council services have been increasing.
Please take a few minutes to give your view on the proposal to increase council tax and about the council services you value the most by clicking here
On the 11th November, Armistice Day, the two minute silence will be marked by Tonbridge & MALLING Borough Council with maroons being fired at 11am and 11.02am in Manor Park
Sunday 8th November Remembrance Day Service will be hosted by
St Gabriel's Kings Hill and the Kings Hill Christian Fellowship.
A parade will start at the Control Tower, Liberty Square at 10.20am and
the service will be held in the Community Centre at 10.30am.
Street Lighting Consultation
Earlier this week, Kent County Council issued a consultation document and on-line questionnaire on street lighting. The consultation document and questionnaire can be accessed by clicking here. The deadline for responses to the consultation is Sunday 29 November 2015.
Kings Hill Village Sign – Opening Ceremony
Kings Hill Parish Council held its official Opening Ceremony for the new Kings Hill Village sign on Monday 5th October 2015
We were delighted to welcome Andrew Blevins, Managing Director of Liberty Property Trust, as guest of honour to cut the ribbon. Also in attendance were the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling Councillor Owen Baldock, Borough and Parish Councillors, Headteacher of Valley Invicta School Sarah Bone as well as children from Kings Hill School
The sign was made for the Parish Council by Black Forge Art who created the design from the many wonderful pictures supplied by local school children from both Kings Hill and Discovery Schools and was installed by Spectrum Signs
Essential Coppicing Works
Essential coppicing works will begin on the 12th October for 2 weeks behind Lords Walk & Kate Reed Wood
Coppicing is a pruning technique where a tree is cut to ground level, resulting in regeneration of the new stems from the base. In a coppiced wood young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level and in subsequent growth years many new shoots will emerge. Coppicing maintains trees at a juvenile stage and a regularly coppiced tree will never die of old age.
TMBC's Call For Sites
TMBC’s call for sites is now complete and below is a map of the sites around Kings Hill being put forward for future development. TMBC must review the suitability of these sites for development and undertake public consultations. The Parish Council will advertise this consultation widely.
Blood Donor Sessions
Blood Donor sessions will be taking place on Wednesday 21st October 1.45pm to 4.30pm & 5.30pm to 8pm at the Community Centre. To book a session please call 0300 1232323 or click here
Night Time Road Closures on the M25 Jcts 2 to 5,
M20 Jcts 1 to 3 and the A2,A20,A21 and A282 Trunk Roads
For more details click here
Sports Park Bar News
Kings Hill Parish Council is pleased to announce that Food Thyme is now running the café at the Kings Hill Sports Park. The café is open to all including customers of the Sports Park and members of the public.
Please come and visit us!
Waitrose Pedestrian Access
The planning application for the pedestrian access at the Waitrose store on Kings Hill
has been received at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. To view the application click here
Update On Tennis Courts On Gibson Drive
As part of the Phase 3 outline planning permission recently finalised, the site of the tennis courts is to be safeguarded for a place of worship. The tennis courts would be relocated elsewhere on Kings Hill or at the Sports Park if a place of worship is built. The adjacent
ball park and play area would be unaffected.
Full detailed planning permission will need to be submitted for any changes and will be subject to public consultation by TMBC in the future. Members of the public are encouraged to send their comments to TMBC when the planning application is submitted. Residents can also attend KHPC planning committee meetings to discuss their views directly with their Parish Councillors. Details of KHPC meetings are always advertised via our website and Twitter as well as being displayed on the Community Centre noticeboard. Any detailed planning applications for Phase 3 works will be advertised more widely when submitted.
Music At Malling
Sunday 20th September - 27th September Music@ Malling
An international festival of music. For Full details click here
Heritage Open Days - 10th September-13th September
The Control Tower in Liberty Square will be open this Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September as part of the Heritage Open Days. Half hour tours available. Maximum group of 8. Pre-booking essential on 01732 770929
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. It is a once a year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture. For more details click here
The Archery Club has now finished for the season and will return in April 2016.
We would like to thank all those who joined us this Summer for Archery Lessons with instructor Mark Keith, we hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back next April when the sessions begin once again.
Council warns of scam phone calls
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is again warning residents to be wary of unsolicited phone calls from people claiming to work for the council and asking for confirmation of bank account details. For more details click here
Round three of Energy Deal set to help residents save money on bills
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is working with Energy Deal to launch round three of a collective switching campaign, which aims to help residents looking to reduce their gas and electricity bills. Click here for more details
Household Waste During The Hot Weather
We have been provided with information from TMBC for our residents on dealing with household waste during the hot weather. Please click here
Blood Donor Sessions
Blood donor sessions at the Community Centre on Monday 17th August. Sessions available between
1.45pm - 4.30pm and 5.30pm - 8pm. To make an appointment call 0300 1232323
Parish Council Respond to National Passenger Train Survey
To view the Parish Council's letter to the House of Commons in response to the National Passenger Train Survey click here
Dog Fouling - We Need Your Help On Wednesday 15th July!
KHPC and Kings Hill Residential Estate Management, with the help of TMBC are organising a Bag It and Flag It campaign on Kings Hill, meeting in the main car park of the Kings Hill Sports Park at 9am. The aim is to engage with dog owners and dog walkers to raise awareness of this issue. Whilst the clean up is taking place the Dog Warden will also be on hand to offer some free micro chipping sessions for those who are interested
Charity Quiz Night - Saturday 11th July
Kings Hill Sports Park are holding a charity quiz night in aid of Sarcoma UK, the bone and tissue cancer charity on Saturday 11th July at 7pm.
Admission is £30 per team (6 max per team) and there will be a raffle on the night. To book tickets call 01732 872271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council Respond to National Passenger Train Survey
To view the Parish Council's letter to the House of Commons in response to the National Passenger Train Survey click here
New Parish Councillors
Kings Hill Parish Council welcomes two new Councillors, Cllrs Chris Brown and Kim Tanner
New Parish Council For Kings Hill
Welcome to the new Parish Council for Kings Hill elected today. To view the new council click here
New Borough Councillors
To view the new Borough Councillors for Kings Hill click here
Blood Donors will be at the Community Centre on the 18th June 2pm to 4pm and 5.30pm to 8pm. To make an appointment call 0300 1232323
It's A Scam!
Fraudsters want your PIN and bank card - For more information on how to avoid being scammed, click here
Kings Hill Cricket Club receives Grant Award. For more information please click here
POSTPONED - Ladies Fashion Show At The Community Centre Friday 29th May 2015 - NEW DATE COMING SOON!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Catwalk Connections fashion show has been postponed, with a new date to be confirmed. Pre-bought tickets will be valid for the
next date, but should you require a refund please see Nikki in the
Community Centre office from 1st June
Nominations for the Try Angle Awards 2015 are open!
We are looking for young people aged 11-18 years who really TRY, often with little recognition, to do their best! We welcome you to nominate a young person or group from one or more of the Try Angle categories to recognise their outstanding efforts and achievements within our community. The Try Angle webpage for 2015 is now available at www.kent.gov.uk/tryangle. On this page you will find all the information you need to nominate young people and groups, including the online nomination form. Please let me know if you also require printed copies of the nomination form. Closing date for nominations is Friday 15th May 2015.
Fun On The Hill Community Fun Day
Kings Hill Football Club will be hosting their annual Fun On The Hill Day at the Sports Park on Saturday 16th May. Gates open 1pm for opening speeches and presentations. Community activities between 2pm and 7pm. For more info click here
Volunteer Opportunity - Kent Police are currently recruiting for volunteers to join the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme and are seeking individuals ages 18 or over to join them. If you are interested please click here for more information and details of how to apply.
VE Day - Friday 8th May - Friday the 8th May 2015 is the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe. The event will be commemorated with events across the UK. For more information click here
Rogue Traders in Allington, Maidstone
KCC Trading Standards has received reports that ‘No Doorstep callers’ stickers have been removed from consumers doors in the Allington area of Maidstone. Rogue traders may be operating in your area; protect your community by reporting suspicious traders to us and you may help to prevent someone from being targeted.
You can pick up a ‘No doorstep calling’ sticker from your local Community Warden, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Kent Trading Standards and Checkatrade are committed to protecting consumers, supporting legitimate business and solving the UK's rogue trader problem.
Postal Vote Applications
Applications must be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday 21 April. For more information visit the Council's website www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting.
Broadband & Mobile Phone Signal Village Survey
Liberty Property Trust have been trying to work with Openreach for a number of years to improve the broadband speeds for residents and tenants on Kings Hill and are asking for your help to fill in an on-line survey to enable them to find the information to formulate a strategy to improve connectivity for both of these services. For a link to the survey click here. Should you require a paper copy please contact the Liberty Property Trust on 01732 870375.
Ecclesiastical Parish Boundary Changes
Kings Hill is now only in 2 ecclesiastical parishes (Mereworth and West Malling) rather than 4. Once a church building is built on Kings Hill, the intentionis to create our own parish.
For more information click here
Young Leaders in Cricket
The Young Leaders in Cricket Award is for young people interested in cricket aged 14-16 years. For more information on the training programme click here
Easter Closures At The Sports Park
The Sports Park will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday, but open as normal on Saturday 4th April. The Sports Bar will be closed for the whole of the Easter weekend.
Race Night At The Sports Park
Saturday 28th March from 6pm. Admission £15 (including first drink & buffet)
Contact Nathan on 01732 872271 or email email@example.com
for tickets or more information
Heart Of Kent Hospice Nearly New Adults Clothes Sale Saturday 14th March 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Pre-Loved Fashion Sale in aid of the Heart Of Kent Hospice. The hall will be filled with stalls of high-end, high street and one-off items at fabulous discounted prices.
Entry just £1 for adults - children free.
Blood Donor Sessions
The next blood donor sessions at the Community Centre will be on Friday 27th February. 2pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 8pm. To book your session contact blood.co.uk
Fire Brigades Union Strike
There will be a Fire Brigade strike from 7am on Wednesday 25th February until 7am Thursday 26th February. For information on how to keep safe click here
New Kings Hill Cycling Club
Join the first ever ride this Saturday 7th February, meeting at the Sports Park for
a 10-12 mile ride with refreshment stop at Spadeworks, for those wanting to build up fitness plus gain confidence riding on roads. All ages welcome. For more details contact Sports Park Manager, Janine, on 01732 872271 or email Roger Maddams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alert From Kent County Council Community Warden
Be Aware Of Scams!! - Click here for more information
Electoral Review Of Kent
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Kent County Council and needs your views.
For more information click here
NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (WKCCG) has been reviewing services for people across west Kent who need some level of urgent care: particularly urgent care from a GP when their practice is closed or they are at A&E with a condition that is best seen by a GP; and care provided in people’s homes when they are acutely unwell.
WKCCG currently commissions three core primary care services that deliver urgent and emergency care:
• An out-of-hours GP service;
• GPs working in A&E to see and treat primary care type patients; and
• An enhanced rapid response service (ERRS), which provides care in the community for patients who are
acutely unwell and at risk of a hospital admission.
To improve services locally, WKCCG are planning to procure an integrated service delivering both urgent primary care (out of hours GP services and GPs in A&E) and hospital at home services (previously ERRS) for west Kent residents. Please be assured that these plans will not impact on primary care in general.
You are invited to give your comments and feedback through a short survey which is available HERE
For more information on the above, please click HERE
Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill
A series of Open Mornings have been arranged for you to hear about the school and ask questions. These will be held on:
Wednesday 7th January 2015
Thursday 8th January 2015
There are two sessions on each of the three days. The first at 9.00am, the second at 11.00am. Please telephone Mrs Karen Baker on: 01622 357 026 to arrange a visit. The closing date for Primary School Applications is 15th January 2015.
Apply on line at kent.gov.uk/ola
Kings Hill Rotary Sleigh Run around Kings Hill
Saturday 13th December 4pm-8pm
Ward & Partners presents the chYps Charity Christmas Spectacular
Thursday 11th December 4pm - 8pm outside Ward & Partners Kings Hill.
Santa's Grotto, Christmas Stalls, Tombola, Raffles, Games, Disney Characters and lots more!!
Fire Strike 9th-10th December 2014
From the 8th December 2014 for up to 3 days Milton Lane, Kings Hill will be closed. Diversion is via Fortune Way, Alexander Grove
Give Blood This Christmas
At the Community Centre Tuesday 9th December 2pm to 4.30pm & 5.30pm to 8pm.
Call 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment
Phase 3 Planning Application
The Phase 3 Planning Application has been APPROVED at the Tonbridge & Malling
Area 2 Planning Committee. Meeting Minutes .
Remembrance Sunday Service for Kings Hill 9th November
A parade will start from The Control Tower, Liberty Square at 10.30am to the Airman Memorial in Gibson Drive where the service will begin at 10.45am
New School On Kings Hill
Planning permission has been approved for the building of the new school on Kings Hill. For more information click here.
Beating Garage Crime
We have been informed that there has been many reported garage break-ins in recent weeks on Kings Hill and the Police have issued us with information on protecting your garages and sheds. For more info click here
Kent County Council Budget Consultation
KCC are planning their budgets for the next 3 years and estimate that they will need to find £206m of savings. To find out more and to have the opportunity to have your say about how they make these savings click here
It’s official – Kings Hill is blooming great!
Kings Hill has won a Silver Gilt Award in the South& South East in Bloom competition and has inspired the organisers to consider creating a brand new category for new communities. For more details click here
Calling all film clubs and historical societies - this is your opportunity to contribute to the Kent in WW1 film
This Autumn, Kent in WW1, a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, will be filming the
First World War history of the Kent Coast from Lydd to Rochester. For more details click here.
Council Warns Of Scam Phone Calls
TMBC are warning residents to be wary of unsolicited phone calls from people claiming to work for the council and asking for confirmation of bank account details. The warning comes after the Borough Council received several reports from concerned residents who received a bogus call from a man posing as a council officer and claiming to work in the Council Tax section. In this latest scam, the caller tells residents that their property is in the wrong council tax band and that they are entitled to a refund. The scammer then asks for confirmation of bank account details so that a refund can be made.
New Kings Hill Sports Park Running Club
part of Run England Wednesdays at the Kings Hill Sports Park - Come and join in!
Click here for more details
National Fire Brigade Union Strike A strike was called from 6pm on Friday 31st October to 6pm on Tuesday 4th November
Please click here to view Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council's documents for the Phase 3 meeting
The Extraordinary Meeting of the Area 2 Planning Committee has been changed and details are as follows:
The meeting will be held at Hadlow Manor Hotel, Maidstone Road, Hadlow,
on Tuesday 14th October at 10am to consider the Kings Hill Phase 3 Planning Application. If you wish to attend and speak at the meeting, you will be required to register your intention to speak by contacting committee services on 01732 876023 or email email@example.com. If you wish to attend the meeting but not speak you are not required to register.
Click HERE for the Consultation Response from Liberty Property Trust
Kings Hill Parish Council have submitted their response to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.
To view, please click here
Police Bike marking event will be taking place on the 2nd October in Market Square, adjacent to the
Kings Hill Community Centre 2pm - 4.30pm.
Gas main repairs will be taking place between 26th July to 31st October in West Malling High Street.
Heritage Open Day
There will be limited, timed access to view the heritage artwork exhibition and tour the newly renovated Control Tower building on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September every half hour between 10am and 4pm. 8 in a group, booking essential. Contact 01732 770929
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday at 7.30pm in Kings Hill Community Centre to discuss planning application TM/13/01535/OAE - Kings Hill Phase 3.
Re-surfacing of the A228 , Ashton Way will be taking place from 5th - 7th August. A temporary 40 mph speed limit will be in place.
The British Legion's 'lights out', to mark the 100th anniversary that Great Britain entered World War 1, will take place on Monday 4th August. To be part of this event, leave on one light or candle in your home from 10pm to 11pm.
Delays likely between Gibson Drive and The Street, Mereworth, between 21st July and 23rd July due to road works
Residents are advised that the section of Tower View from the A228 to Alexander Grove will be closed in both directions for re-surfacing works from 8pm on Friday 4th July until 7am on Saturday 5th July. Access to Kings Hill will be possible via Gibson Drive and the diversion route will be clearly signed
Kings Hill Parish Council is now on twitter - follow us @kingshillpc
The A228 will be closed for 1 day on Sunday 29th June for re-surfacing
The Main Community Centre is now OPEN!
The major works on the hall floors are now complete and we are open for business as usual. The Staff and Management would like to thank everyone for their understanding, co-operation, patience and support during this difficult time.
PHASE 3 PUBLIC CONSULTATION - KINGS HILL PHASE 3 PLANNING APPLICATION TM/13/01535/OAEA
Thank you to everyone who attended the public consultation about the amended Phase 3 application and shared their views on the effect of the proposal on Kings Hill. Please submit your comments to TMBC at the earliest opportunity on the following link HERE
Should you be interested in joining the resident's group you can contact them at: residentsofkingshillgroup.co.uk
Safety Critical Highway Improvement Works - A20 London Road junction with Seven Mile Lane
will commence Monday 24th March for 14 weeks. For more information Click Here
For Diversion Map Click Here
Council Tax 2014-2015 For details click here
The Part-Night Lighting Scheme has begun in the Tonbridge & Malling area.
For more information Click Here
Tower View Bus Layover-planning application in. Click here for details.
PHASE 3 RESIDENTS ' COMMITTEE
A local resident has offered to form a residents ' group for people who are willing to speak out at the anticipated TMBC committee meeting about the outline planning application for Phase 3. The group hope to work with professionals and experienced individuals who can give them invaluable help in shaping the future development of Kings Hill. All residents who objected to the planning application will be invited to speak; however, if there is a coordinated and well thought out objection on each subject, spoken by a member of the group, it will give residents a better chance of being heard.
If you wish to subscribe to this, please email Karen at:firstname.lastname@example.org
975 New Homes For Kings Hill
SHOULD YOU WISH TO BE KEPT PERSONALLY INFORMED OF THE PHASE 3 PLANNING APPLICATION, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CONTACT DETAILS TO: email@example.com
More information will be posted here when it is available
The Parish Council held a public consultation at the Community Centre on Monday 1st
July 2013 to discuss the planning application for phase 3 of Kings Hill, submitted by Liberty Property Trust. The turnout was fantastic with over 400 attendees and the Parish Council would like to thank all residents for taking the time to come along and share their views.
Full details of the planning application and all responses can be found HERE .
The Parish Council have now submitted their comments to the Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council Planning Department Click HERE
TO VIEW ARTICLES FROM LOCAL NEWSPAPERS CLICK HERE AND HERE
Please click here for additional information relating to Phase 3
Kings Hill Parish Council is now on Twitter!
You can follow us @kingshillpc
Primary School Provision for Kings Hill
A drop-in session is being held in the Youth Hall, Kings Hill Community Centre on Friday 22nd November 2013 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Jared Nigeria (KCC's Area Education Officer for West Kent) will be there to give you some more detail on this proposal and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, give your views and complete a response form.
WARNING ISSUED AS WEST KENT FRAUDSTERS IMPERSONATE POLICE
Do Not Hand Over Cash to Fake Fraud Investigators Click here
You can get more advice and report suspected fraud to Action Fraud UK by calling 0300 123 2040, or online at http://www.actionfraud.org/
Healthwatch Kent is the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care users and is helping people find the health and social care services that are right for them. For more information click here .
Kings Hill Youth Club-Calling all year 7 's!
A reminder that you can now come to Kings Hill Youth Club. Open Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm and Fridays 7.30pm-9.30pm. For anymore information please contact Sophie on 07947 706781.
Notification of Improvement Works to Queen Street Square
Works to Queen Street Square will commence on Monday 23rd September 2013 to complete the final phase of the improvement works to the square in front of the retail units and residential properties. During these works, there will be NO PARKING available in this area of Queen Street and all vehicles should be parked in the car parks nearby. A traffic management plan will be in operation and vehicles parked within this area will be issued with a fixed penalty charge. A plan showing the revised layout of this area is available here.
West Malling GP Practice Patient Participation Group
Invite you to an Open Evening on Monday 7th October from 6.30pm to 8. opm at the West Malling Surgery.
The subject is Flu. How best to avoid it, what to do if you get it, advice on medication, how to manage flu if
you have an existing long term illness and when to seek medical advice. Help keep you and your family well
Community Warden For Kings Hill
Kings Hill Parish Council welcomes new Community Warden John Lees. The role of a Community Warden is
to help people to live safely and independently in their neighbourhoods and communities. They provide a
visible uniformed presence to tackle any anti-social behaviour. Many wardens are regarded as the focal
point for the communities they serve and their mobile telephone number is available to all.
Community Warden John Lees can be contacted on 07969 584177.
Free Replacement Boilers as part of Action With Communities In Rural Kent and British Gas Eco Scheme
For more details, click here
Kings Hill Sports Park
A£4millionsportspark was handed over to the people of Kings Hill by developer Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council at a ceremony held on 16th August.
The ceremony was attended by Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development; Andrew Blevins; Kings Hill Parish Council and various sports clubs.
Andrew Blevins unveiled a commemorative plaque.
The new amenity has five grass pitches, an artificial pitch, pavilion with changing rooms for teams and officials. There is a social space which will have a kitchen and bar. An area of land has been provided for allotments. The sports park will be managed by Kings Hill Parish Council.
Queen Street Car Park Now Open
The Queen Street car park is now officially open and free to use.
975 more homes for Kings Hill?
A planning application for a further 975 more homes on Kings Hill has been received and is pending consideration by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Members of the public are invited to attend a Public Consultation on Monday 1st July at 7: 30pm at the Community Centre to share their views. Plans will be available to view at the Centre between 11am and 1pm and again at 6: 30pm prior to the public meeting.
975 New Homes-PUBLIC CONSULTATION-1st JULY at 7: 30pm
The Parish Council are holding a public consultation at the Community Centre to discuss the planning application on Monday 1st July at 7: 30pm. Plans will be available to view at the Centre between 11am and 1pm and again at 6: 30pm prior to the public meeting. Everyone is very welcome to attend. Details of the planning application can be found here. If you are unable to make the consultation please complete a questionnaire, which can be found here and hand it in to the Parish Council office.
New Chairman for the Parish Council
Kings Hill Parish Council are pleased to announce the election of their new Chairman, Cllr David Waller
Carer's Support Project Open Evening
West Malling Patient Participation Group are holding their 3rd Open Evening. Jackie Thompson from Maidstone
and Malling Carers Project will be talking about their service-supporting carers and offering a few hours break
per week. Also Nicola from Mereworth and Kings Hill, Explorer Scouts unit will talk about a project to assist
careers/vulnerable people, with task such as shopping, gardening, odd jobs or companionship.
If you are a carer or interested in career support please come and join us on Wednesday 7thAugust from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at West Malling surgery. Refreshments will be served during the evening. If you would like to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org fill out an attendance slip at reception in any of the surgeries.
A Commemorative Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters will be held on Thursday 16th May at 12.30pm for a 1pm start, at the statue of the Running Airman on Gibson Drive. This will be followed by a Spitfire flypast over the Control Tower at 2pm. The event is open to all.
Kent County Council Winter Service Provisions
Please click here to see a letter to Kings Hill residents from KCC with regard to their winter service provisions.
Angel Gabriel wins public vote as church name on Kings Hill
The Archangel Gabriel has come out on top in the results of a public vote to choose a name for the Church of England congregation on Kings Hill. In November last year, the Church of England congregation on Kings Hill invited local residents to participate in a public vote to choose a name for their church community and the winner has now been announced as ' St Gabriel's Church, Kings Hill '.The Bishop of Rochester will be hosting a special service for the church on Sunday 17 March in Kings Hill in order to formally inaugurate the new name.
Planned Coppicing on Forest Way
To view a plan of the area where the works will be carried out which have been approved by the Tree Officer at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, please click here .
It has been brought to our attention that there may be charity bags being posted through doors on Kings Hill which are not from registered charities. If you want to make sure that you are giving your goods away for the benefit of a charity, then please remember to check the charity registration number on the pack.
Blaise Farm Facility
Click here for the October 2012 activities update on the Blaise Farm Facility.
Grayson Perry Tapestries
Following the recent television series "In The Best Taste" presented by Grayson Perry, the tapestry portraying Kings Hill can be viewed here .
Kings Hill Allotments
Work has started on designing the allotments for Kings Hill residents ' and the site on Heath Farm. Click here for the current newsletter .
Heath Farm-Kings Hill Sports Facilities
Kings Hill Parish Council and Liberty Property Trust will enter into an agreement under which the Parish Council will take on the lease and management of the sports and leisure facilities being developed at Heath Farm. There will be 3 full sized grass football pitches, 2 junior grass football pitches, a floodlit artificial grass pitch, pavilion with changing rooms and social area and allotments.