Volunteer Tree Warden Role

If you are interested in the volunteer tree warden role please contact deputy@kingshillparish.gov.uk for further information.

Speedwatch Recruitment Campaign

Speedwatch schemes help community volunteers reduce excessive speeds on local roads. There is no mandatory time commitment - just when you have availability.
Operating at the roadside in 20mph, 30mph and 40mph areas, volunteers monitor speeds using a speed indication device (SID).

M20 Roadworks - January 2021

Stopped Vehicle Detection Project – works update

 

Highways England are planning to upgrade motorways across the country with enhanced stopped vehicle detection. Every motorway where the hard shoulder has been converted to a permanent running lane will have new technology by March 2023.
Further details from Highways England

Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers

Message from Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers

Our friendly group is one of 13 Ramblers groups in Kent and part of the national Ramblers walking organisation. In normal times, we offer a variety of group walks, mostly on Sunday mornings with additional mid-week rambles each month. Our walks are usually circular and about 5-6 miles in duration. We explore the beautiful Kent countryside from different starting points within the Tonbridge and Malling area and, occasionally, further afield. New members are welcome, as are those wishing to try us out before joining Ramblers.                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Group walks are currently paused due to Tier 4 restrictions. We will be restarting as soon as we can, dependent upon government guidelines and Ramblers national guidelines. Meanwhile, you can find out more about our group at: http://www.tonbridgeandmallingramblers.org.uk/.

 

One of our activities is to ensure that public footpaths within the Tonbridge & Malling area are readily accessible to all walkers. We have footpath observers in each parish to check paths and report issues such as broken stiles and gates; broken or missing footpath signs; fallen trees and other obstructions. We always welcome help with this so, if you are out walking and encounter a problem, please do raise an alert. You can do this by logging the fault yourself on the Kent Country Council (search for ‘KCC public rights of way’) or by emailing details (with photo and path number/location) to info@tonbridgeandmallingramblers.org.uk.


I will update you again once we’re able to restart our group walks. 

Kent County Council - New Crisis Support Cards

There are newly designed 'Crisis Support Cards' which have been produced in collaboration between Kent County Council and the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group.

The cards feature information on a range of easy to access mental health and wellbeing support services for children, young people, and adult in Kent. They can be shared with anybody struggling with their mental health and who could benefit from quick and local support. You can also use the cards to start a conversation with someone about their mental health, as we know that having the chance to open up to someone is often the first step towards positive action in improving wellbeing.


Noticeboard - Rotary Young Photographer Competition

Express yourself by putting your photography (or phone camera) skills to the test in the annual Young Photographer competition.

Entrants must be aged 11 - 17 and the topic is Wild Nature. 

For further information please see further details on the Young Photographer Competition Poster. 

Noticeboard

Crowdfunding - Forty Acre Site and Broadwater Farm

East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council, with support from other local Parish Councils, is crowdfunding for its campaign to extend the Green Belt to protect land between East Malling and West Malling, including the agricultural fields at Forty Acres and Broadwater Farm. The extension will protect the setting of the historic market town of West Malling and prevent East Malling and West Malling joining up with Kings Hill in the south and Larkfield and Leybourne in the north in one large conurbation.

The planning application for 250 homes at Forty Acres is at a critical stage and support is needed for obtaining legal advice and representation for the Local Plan hearings before the Planning Inspectorate in the autumn.

Whether you can spare £5, £10, £50 or more, all funds donated will be gratefully received and will help fight to protect the countryside for the future.

The cost of seeking legal advice and representation at the Local Plan hearing is expected to be more than £50,000. By offering your support you will be helping to protect the precious green spaces from being lost forever.

If you wish to support the campaign please donate to the Crowd Justice Site.

Map of proposed greenbelt