Sutton Road improvement scheme

People can find out more about the Sutton Road improvement scheme at an engagement event later this month. Kent County Council has proposed plans to ease congestion on Sutton Road by providing a widened junction and approaches along both sides of the road. The junction will be widened to provide three lanes in each direction…

Maidstone Cyclefest 2017

Put your foot to the pedal and get down to the Maidstone CycleFest this weekend. Kent County Council is once again supporting the event with information about its cycle training programmes. Staff will also be on hand with an exhibition and information on the new cycle route along the Medway Towpath launching later this year.…

Councils purchase Royal Mail site to kick-start regeneration

The regeneration of the Maidstone East area of the town moved a huge step closer when Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council jointly agreed to acquire Royal Mail’s former Maidstone mail centre and delivery office site in Sandling Road. This site is key to unlocking the potential transformation of the area, with a ‘landmark’…

Maidstone gyratory work phase 2 starts today

Work on the second phase of the Maidstone gyratory system improvement works begins on Monday. The scheme started on June 6 and in order to minimise disruption construction work is being undertaken in different phases. So far, work has seen: Site office and compound complete; Trial holes to determine the position of utility services completed;…

You Decide: Community groups apply for cash

Worthy community groups in Maidstone have been given cash by their councillor after residents voted for the most deserving causes. Maidstone South East county councillor Gary Cooke held a You Decide event on Saturday (October 3) at Downswood Community Hall in Chiltern Close. Organisations were invited to make a two minute pitch for grants, explaining…

Celebration of Maidstone Children’s Centres Volunteers

Maidstone Children’s Centres are celebrating a recent recruitment which has seen more than 30 volunteers join its ranks. The new additions – 17 children’s centre and 15 breastfeeding peer volunteers – will support its universal groups across the six Kent County Council centres in the district. The volunteers completed recent training and an induction through…