News Archive 2019

M20 ROADWORKS UPDATE

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week (week commencing 12th August 2019) with narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph both coast and London bound 24/7. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

Monday 12 to 18 August (inclusive)

12, 13, 14 August - there will be an overnight closure of the M20 London bound between junctions 6 and 4. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A229, M2, A228. 18 August - there will be a full overnight closure of the M20 coast bound between junctions 4 and 6. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A228, M2, A229. This closure is overnight only between 8pm and 6am.

In addition to these closures detailed above there will be various lane 1 and 2 closures on the main M20 London bound and coastbound.

MAJOR GAS WORKS UPDATE: A228

SGN have completed the essential upgrades earlier than planned and are currently in the process of resurfacing the road. SGN are collaborating with D&G to allow them to work within the road closure to minimise disruption for the local community. They are expected to complete their project by early next week when the roads will be able to safely reopen.

View Tom Tugendhat MP speaking about the congestion on Kings Hill here

KINGS HILL CONGESTION UPDATE
KHPC are lobbying for action to the head of Kent Highways with regard to the Kings Hill congestion issues due to the A228 road closure. An update from Liberty Property Trust and pdf of an updated diversion plan can be viewed here

NEW COUNCILLORS
Kings Hill Parish Council would like to welcome the following new councillors:

Cllr Chris Finlay
Cllr Alva Lewis
Cllr Andrew Russell
Cllr Neil Sherlaw
Cllr Raja Zahidi


ROAD CLOSURE WARNING
An upgrade to the gas network on the A228 Malling Road, Mereworth will start on Monday 29 July 2019 and is expected to last approximately four weeks. The A228 will be temporarily closed between its junctions with Gibson Drive and Ashton Way. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists via Seven Mile Lane and the A20 London Road. A second diversion route for HGVs and high vehicles will be in place via the A20 London Road, Hermitage Lane and the A26 Tonbridge Road.

LPT PLANNING APPLICATIONS - DECISION NOTICES 
Decision notices from the TMBC Planning Committee's Area 2 and Area 3 meetings with regard to the Liberty Property Trust planning applications are below. Click the links to view:

HEATH FARM PLANNING APPLICATION
At the TMBC Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 6th June 2019, the Amber Lane proposals were rejected. 

NEW HOUSEHOLD WASTE SITE FOR KENT 
More info here

BUILDING WORKS
Works will be commencing on Monday 10th June on building a new wall alongside Asda, this is to replace the damage and vandalism to the sleepers. It is anticipated that the works will take approximately 3 weeks and the footpath will be partially closed for the period of the works, we hope disruption to the public will be kept to a minimum.

TOM TUGENDHAT DROP-IN SURGERY
Drop-in surgery with Tom Tugendhat, tomorrow, Friday 12 July from 15.30-17.00 at Kings Hill Cricket Pavilion. Also in attendance will be your local councillors Millie Langridge, Kim Tanner and Chris Brown. Feel free to pop along and speak to them about any concerns or issues that you have, whether on local or national level, or you if you just want to say hello.

Please note people will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

GIBSON DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE
Resurfacing works will be taking place on Gibson Drive on Saturday 13th July 2019 - there will be no access available from 7am for the day. Market Square car park will be open and can be accessed via Alexander Grove.

COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
Kings Hill Parish Council currently has councillor vacancies. If you are interested in applying then more details can be found here. Closing date for applications is 3rd July and interviews will take place the evening of the 17th July 2019.

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE
King Hill, West Malling will be closed to through traffic, on or after 26 June 19 for up to 6 days to enable UK Power Networks to repair an electricity fault. The road will be closed at 45 King Hill. Alternative route is via Ashton Way, Town Hill, St Leonards St & vice versa.

SPORTS PARK SUMMER 10K
More details can be found here

LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST PLANNING APPLICATIONS
LPT Planning Applications Update

Development sites North & East of Jubilee Way, Kings Hill Avenue & Abbey Wood Road, Tower View & Kings Hill Avenue were REFUSED at TMBC's area 2 planning meeting Wednesday 29th May 2019. Amber Lane application is still to be heard - make sure you register to speak!

Liberty Property Trust - Amber Lane Planning Application
View TMBC's recommendation to the Area 3 planning committee for the Amber Lane planning application here 

Liberty Property Trust - Heath Farm Planning Application
View TMBC's recommendation to the Area 3 planning committee for the Heath Farm planning application here 

The following Liberty planning applications are to be discussed at the next Area 3 Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 6th June 2019, 7.30pm

*Development site north of 51 Amber Lane, Kings Hill
*Heath Farm, Wateringbury Road, East Malling 

Kings Hill Parish Council are urging local residents to nominate spokespersons to speak at the meeting, voicing their objections.

The Parish Council will be speaking on behalf of residents however it is felt that more public support will bolster the case against these proposed developments.

To speak you will need to have already given a written response to TMBC and you will need to register with committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk. You will have three minutes to give your objections so we recommend that you prepare in advance. Help us to protect our open spaces from over-development! Contact the clerk at clerk@kingshillparish.gov.uk if you would like to get involved. 

Full details here

Liberty Property Trust - Planning Applications - Development sites North & East of Jubilee Way, Kings Hill Avenue & Abbey Wood Road, Tower View & Kings Hill Avenue
View TMBC's recommendations to the Area 2 planning committee for the above planning applications here

The following Liberty planning applications are to be discussed at the next Area 2 Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 29th May 2019, 7.30pm:

Development site between 1 Tower View and 35 Kings Hill Avenue
Development site North and East of Jubilee Way
Development site between 23 Kings Hill Avenue and 8 Abbey Wood Road 

Kings Hill Parish Council are urging local residents to nominate spokespersons to speak at the meeting, voicing their objections.

The Parish Council will be speaking on behalf of residents however it is felt that more public support will bolster the case against these proposed developments.

To speak you will need to have already given a written response to TMBC and you will need to register with committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk. You will have three minutes to give your objections so we recommend that you prepare in advance. Help us to protect our open spaces from over-development! Contact the clerk at clerk@kingshillparish.gov.uk if you would like to get involved. Full details here

Kings Hill Parish Council seeks military personnel to join this year's Remembrance Day Service

Results of the 2019 Local Elections For Kings Hill can be found here

Local Plan - Examination latest news and updates

Petition for M25 J5 Sliproad to Sevenoaks. More details here

New 205 bus to Tonbridge schools

Click here for the Uncontested List for Persons Nominated for Parish Elections on the 2nd May 2019

Click here  for a List Of Persons Nominated for the Tonbridge & Malling Borough Elections 2nd May 2019

PARISH COUNCIL MAILING LIST
Would you like to hear from the parish council on local issues and join our mailing list?  Click here

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Looking for activities for the children this easter?  Click here to find out more.

EASTER EGG HUNT at the Community Centre

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
King Hill, West Malling will be closed from the 8th April for up to 12 days. The road will be closed between numbers 39 and 45. The alternative route is via A228 Ashton Way, A20 London Road, Town Hill/High Street/St Leonards Street and vice versa.

M20 SMART MOTORWAY UPDATE
An update for the M20 Smart Motorway Project for week commencing 25 March 2019 can be viewed here

CATCHING BREAST CANCER EARLY AND THE MENOPAUSE, AND WHERE HRT FITS IN EVENT Due to popular demand West Malling Group Practice are organising a third 'Catching Breast Cancer Early and The Menopause, and Where HRT Fits In' event. Should you be interested in attending, please email your intention to wmgpppg@gmail.com or complete and hand in an application form available at surgery receptions.

 

KINGS HILL SPEEDWATCH 2019
Speeding continues to be an issue on Kings Hill and the Parish Council are actively looking for volunteers, able to give a little of their time to the 2019 Kings Hill. Contact deputy@kingshillparish.gov.uk if you would like to be involved. More info here
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7pm, Kings Hill Community Centre. All welcome to attend

WEST MALLING GROUP PRACTICE
Kings Hill Parish Council has recently been lobbied by members of the public regarding the waiting times for booking an appointment at the surgery. The parish council attended a positive meeting with the West Malling. Click
here to read more
PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT RISE FOR 2019/20
More details here
WEST MALLING GROUP PRACTICE PPG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Patient Participation Group will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm at the Kings Hill Surgery. All patients are entitled to attend.
ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19
Look out for the Kings Hill Parish Council Annual Report being delivered to residents this week. Any questions you may have can be answered by attending the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7pm, at the Kings Hill Community Centre.
OPERATION BROCK M26: UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES:
Saturday 30th March - Sunday 31st March 10pm to 6am London-bound full overnight closure. Sunday 31st March - Monday 1st April 10.30pm to 5.30am London-bound full overnight closure.
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
More information about the works can be found at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/operationbrock

TMBC WASTE TEAM AT KHPC FULL COUNCIL MEETING 
Everyone is welcome to the KHPC full council meeting Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm, when we will have the TMBC waste team in attendance, who will be explaining all you need to know about the new waste and recycling collection.
M20 roadworks update can be found here

ROAD CLOSURE - ADVANCE WARNING
St Leonard’s Street will be closed on the 25 March 2019 for 1 night 1900-0500 to reinstate road studs. 

URGENT ROAD CLOSURE
Fortune Way will be closed from 13th March 2019 for up to 1 day between the junctions of Anisa Close and Richmond Avenue. The alternative route is via Tower View, Winston Avenue, Discovery Drive and vice versa. This is to enable ironwork repairs to be carried out by KCC.
M20 SLIP ROAD CLOSURE
From the 1st March there will be a full closure of the London bound exit slip road at junction 4 from 8pm through until Monday 4th March at 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction
FASTER KINGS HILL TO SCHOOL TONBRIDGE SCHOOL BUS
If you live in Kings Hill or surrounding villages, and have a son or daughter who goes to school in Tonbridge, then you might be interested in getting a direct bus service to speed the journey up. You still have time to fill in the survey, and register your interest, so please fill this in if you have a son or daughter who would use the service, and share with any other parents who might be interested.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KingsHillSchoolBus?fbclid=IwAR1ZAiVjMdnvhnac-2XJXquCqUuTT1Nvy6tCjf9NXhag6dnwbhpt8RHZNlk%C2%A0

TRANSPORT CONSULTATION - Transport consultations launched into bus services in Maidstone and West Malling.  More information here  
PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE WAITROSE PLANNING APPLICATIONS
More information here
PLANNING, HIGHWAYS & ENVIRONMENT MEETING POSTPONED 
The Planning, Highways & Environment committee meeting on Wednesday 6th February 19 has been postponed until Wednesday 6th March 19
URGENT ROAD CLOSURE
KCC has informed us that it will be necessary to close Fortune Way, Kings Hill from 28 January 2019 for up to 1 day.
The road will be closed between the junctions of Anisa Close and Richmond Avenue.The alternative route is via Tower View, Winston Avenue, Discovery Drive and vice versa.
This is to enable ironwork repairs to be carried out by KCC.

KCC CONSULTATION ON LIBRARIES, REGISTRATION & ARCHIVES STRAGETY - A consultation has started on the draft KCC Libraries, Registration and Archives strategy for the next three years, including a proposal to tier libraries and review library opening hours.  The draft strategy and consultation questionnaire can be found online here or paper copies are available in all Kent Libraries, Register Offices & Gateways. The consultation closes on the 29th January 2019.

BECOME A COUNCILLOR IN 2019 -  If you are interested in standing in the parish council election in 2019.  You will find useful information here 

YOUTH ORGANISATIONS AND THE POPPY APPEAL - Kings Hill...thank you.
Since 2011, William’s Warriors Explorer Scout Unit have been collecting for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. It started small with just a handful of volunteers and with a few hours at ASDA on a Sunday. From that small acorn, the collection has grown...and continues to grow. In 2012, Mereworth & Kings Hill Cubs and Scouts joined in, with the Beaver Scouts a couple of years later. By 2017, the Scout Group and Explorer Unit had raised just under £15000. This year, in the centenary year of the armistice of World War 1, all three voluntary youth organisations of Kings Hill have joined together - just as on Remembrance Sunday. This year’s collection has seen the Brownies, Girls’ Brigade and all of the Scout sections supporting the Poppy Appeal. Over three days, these organisations provided over 450 hours of volunteering at ASDA, Waitrose and The Spitfire. Collecting for the Poppy Appeal means a great deal to the young people; there is a passion to help others; a belief in reflecting upon our past; and a desire to foster a positive and thriving community.
Our challenging target of raising £20000 by 2018 has well and truly been met. An astonishing £6239.90 has been raised this year and this takes the grand total raised is £20,817.03.
That small acorn has certainly matured into a mighty oak! None of this could have been achieved without the considerable help of ASDA, Waitrose and The Spitfire, and we are truly grateful for their continued support.  The final ‘thank you’ is of course to you - the resident, the family, the friend, the employee, the employer - whoever you may be. Thank you for YOUR donation, and thank you for YOUR support of the Poppy Appeal.
On behalf of the uniformed organisations of Kings Hill, Kings Hill Brownies, 1st Kings Hill Girls’ Brigade, Mereworth & Kings Hill Scout Group and William’s Warriors Explorer Scout Unit.  

 


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