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  • Rosaline Janko
    Article: Aug 14, 2015

    Maidstone Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Rosaline Janko will be standing for the Liberal Democrats in the Fant Ward by-election on 10th September.

    The by-election follows the recent death of Conservative Councillor Alistair Black.

    Rosaline has run The Walnut Tree public house in Tonbridge Road for the past 3 years and is well known locally. Before taking over The Walnut Tree, Rosaline arranged care for people with learning disabilities then worked as a manager providing extra care for people living in sheltered housing.

  • astor
    Article: Jul 31, 2015
    By Clive English

    Following opposition from Lib Dem councillors at its meeting on 23rd July, at Maidstone's Strategic Planning Committee again rejected proposals to allocate land for a housing development on the site of the former Astor of Hever School.

    Lib Dem councillor Clive English proposed that the site be rejected for housing due to the extremely poor access to the site, which was through Astor Park and on to Oakwood Road, and the impracticality of any alternative access to the site.

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Rosaline Janko welcomed the decision saying " This ill considered proposal would have caused major congestion and safety problems to local residents. It could not be supported by anyone who had first-hand experience of the traffic problems in and around this part of the Tonbridge Road.'

  • KCC Logo
    Article: Jul 16, 2015
    By KCC -Cllr Chittenden

    From Cllr Ian Chittenden - Keeping you informed...

    During 2014 and 2015 the County Council is reconstructing and resurfacing much of Willington Street in Maidstone. Due to the condition of the road and the high volumes of traffic we are carrying out major repairs on a 2km (2000m or 1.25 miles) section of the road between A274 Sutton Road and Deringwood Drive.

  • Parking sign
    Article: Jul 15, 2015

    Monckton's Lane - Parking restrictions - The extent of additional

    restrictions at the bottom of Monckton's lane have finally been

    agreed and will go out to local consultation shortly.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2015

    In spite of strong opposition from local Lib Dem councillors Ian Chittenden, Derek Mortimer and Brian Clark, the North loose Residents Association and residents, an application for 62 houses was recently passed on a vote by the council by 5 to 4.

    Just two days before the vote, KCC Highway and Public Rights of Way officers had posed serious questions in regard to access for the housing scheme, but disappointingly they raised no objection on the night. Concerns relating to encroachment upon protected landscapes and loss of countryside hold no weight under the Conservative Government's new planning regime, especially where Council's (like Maidstone) do not have an up-to-date Local Plan.

Tim Farron - Leader of the Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

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