News and information for residents and visitors of East Malling, Kent, 28th November 2023

Gladman application for 150 houses by Stickens Lane

Housebuilder Gladman has now submitted its application for up to 150 houses on agricultural land west of Stickens Lane, East Malling. Access would be from Clare Lane. Plan of proposed site.
The application reference is 23/03060. All the documents submitted can be accessed onlineComments need to be submitted by 1 December and can be made by emailing planning.applications@tmbc.gov.uk.

TMBC Chief Executive resigns

Julie Beilby, Chief Executive of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has resigned. She has served three months' notice so will leave on 9 February. Julie Beilby has been Chief Executive since February 2013 and has worked for TMBC since April 1984.

Witnesses still sought for fatal crash

Witnesses are sought following a fatal collision in East Malling.

At around 7.45am on Friday 27 October 2023, a silver Vauxhall Astra and a grey Land Rover were involved in a collision in Wateringbury Road. Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and a passenger in the Vauxhall, a man in his 30s, now known to be Tommy Dunn of Maidstone was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the Land Rover was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any other information or relevant dashcam footage, is urged to call Kent Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk, quoting reference SM/SC/117/23 or submit footage through the police online portal

Locality launches manifesto

Locality has launched its manifesto for building thriving local neighbourhoods. You can read this here

Line closures on route to Victoria at Christmas

Details of the closures at Christmas are here

Campaign to save Oaken Wood

If you are interested in the efforts to save Oaken Wood from further quarrying, check out this facebook group: Save Oaken Wood 

Citizens Advice

Citizens' advice service runs East Malling Community Centre, every Tuesday between 10am and 12.30.

Communigrow tots sessions start again

Communigrow tots sessions at East Malling Centre have started again after half term. Organisers say they are fun packed, explorations of nature and the food we grow. Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
Thursdays at The East Malling Centre at 10am, only £2.50 per child.  Book here

Nature tots

Coming soon...

29th November 2023

Wateringbury Walk

Maidstone Ramblers. Starts 10:00, 8 miles, finishes 15:30 approx
Starting from Wateringbury Station Car Park 
Mill Pond – Hoath Wood – East Malling Heath – East Malling – Livesey Street – Teston Bridge Country Park

3rd December 2023

Carols and lights

Starting at 3pm, community carols and light event at the King and Queen.
Stalls, mulled wine, hot chocolate, minced pies. Singers from St James the Great church will lead the Carols.

9th December 2023

Christmas Concert

East Malling Singers Christmas Concert
including Elgar, Howard Goodall, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange

See the diary for more details of forthcoming events.

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