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  • Cllr Martin Cox
    Article: Dec 9, 2020

    As the Leader of the Couincil I would like us all to be encouraging residents to prepare ahead of Thursday 6 May 2021 - the date scheduled for them to have their say in the Borough, County, Police & Crime Commissioner and Parish Council Elections.

    Whilst the elections are six months away, MBC is already making plans to help residents stay safe when casting their vote.

  • Development in Maidstone destined for a future of control through a local plan - not a free for all.
    Article: Dec 8, 2020

    Councillor Clive English, Chairman of the Planning Committee reports that, while the focus has inevitably been on housing sites within the Review of the Local Plan a serious effort is underway within the Council to raise the quality of developments across the Borough. Preliminary work is being undertaken to look at standards for Electric Vehicle Points, Renewable Energy, External Space Standards, Water Efficiency, Vernacular (Local) Design, and Biodiversity amongst other issues. The Council is also looking at ways to bring forward more innovative types of development and developers such as Smaller Local Companies and Co-Housing Projects.

  • Cllr Derek Mortimer
    Article: Dec 8, 2020

    At the meeting of the Communities Housing & Environment Committee (CHE)

    on Tuesday chaired by Lib Dem Cllr Derek Mortimer the committee voted

    unanimously to adopt the RSPCA guidance for councils with regard to

    fireworks and displays.

    Derek said ''The RSPCA has been lobbying councils to help reduce the negative impact of loud fireworks on pets and animals so I was pleased to get this onto the agenda for Maidstone. Fireworks are enjoyable but they do impact upon animals and some vulnerable people and as a dog owner myself I have experienced first hand the stress that pets go through at certain times of the year and I am very pleased the committee fully supported the adoption of the RSPCA campaign".

  • test and trace image
    Article: Dec 8, 2020

    We wanted to make those who are eligeable aware of some support the Council are distributing.

    For those on a low income who are told to self-isolate because of Covid-19 and who cannot work from home, might be able to get a single payment of £500 from Maidstone Borough Council.

    The Council is supporting the government Test and Trace Support Payment scheme and is encouraging people who meet the criteria to apply online.

  • Covid 19 Tier 3 Info Poster
    Article: Nov 26, 2020
    By MBC comms

    Following the government announcement today that Maidstone Borough is set to enter Tier 3 - Very High Alert, as part of the national Covid Winter Plan, Maidstone Borough Council (MBC), is asking everyone to keep pulling together and continue to protect each other and the NHS.

    Tier 3 brings with it different restrictions and will be put in place as the second lockdown ends in England on 2 December. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has introduced a revised three tier system which will be reviewed every 14 days as part of regional approach, and this will last until March 2021.

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