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 JUNCTION 5 SLIPROADS at M25 Sevenoaks
Now the political landscape has shifted at Westminster, Tom Tugendhat MP has been able to go public with his strongest statement yet about J5 Slips. The survey below is a bit wordy, but get everyone to complete it, build up the numbers, and we may win yet.

One of the problems with the M26 is that there are no slip roads to Sevenoaks at its junction with the A21 and M25. This means traffic is forced off at Wrotham Heath, adding to air pollution concerns through Platt, Borough Green and Ightham.

To deliver this, we need Transport for the South East (TfSE) to ensure the project is prioritised. I am disappointed their draft Strategic Investment Plan doesn’t even mention this.

That’s why I’m asking everyone locally to respond and ensure that this much needed project gets the attention from TfSE that it deserves. Take the Survey here.

We have until 12 September 2022 to respond. Please make sure you have your say.

VOICE MAGAZINE August 2022    VILLAGE DIRECTORY      

Our old friend Alec Broad has sadly passed away. One of the real characters who make village life such a joy, Goodbye, old mate. There will be a private family cremation, but all Alec's friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 2.30 for 2.45 30 August at Borough Green Baptist Chapel, with refreshments afterwards at the Black Horse. Obituary and Donation details at www.welhamjones.co.uk/obituaries

 

BUS CUTS ignoring the overwhelming results of the Public Consultation, KCC have completely ignored our concerns, despite having a £35M grant for Government.

We have written this letter to Baroness Vere in Westminster, and this is KCC's Grant

CLARION LEASEHOLDERS- Have you had an unreasonable Roof Repair Demand? We are organising a Joint Response. email Mike   

MISSED WASTE COLLECTION - REPORT to TMBC      

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   Many thanks to Nisa Stores for replanting Sandra's Memorial Planter , which was starting to look a bit tired after a long winter

VILLAGE HALL & OTHER  VENUES 

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DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE UKRAINE APPEAL

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BUS CUTS As well as publicising the KCC Consultation, the Parish Council has worked with all our neighbour parishes, and had a Saturday moorning getting consultation responses signed.

 

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The surgery are not doing Covid Jabs, over 75s and health problems book NHS ONLINE  

Hi-Kent Hearing Aid Clinic Borough Green Library, High Street, Borough Green
TN15 8BJ  Fridays 2.00 - 3.30p 25 March, 27 May, 22 July, 23 September, 25 November 2022
Please regard social distancing whilst waiting.

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Christmas Lights - could this be the last year that we see Borough Green's magnificent Christmas Lights? The lights are funded by public donations, and grants from the Parish Council andTMBC. But TMBC are in dire straights financially, and it would not be surprising if their grant was stopped. Add to that KCC Highways have now decided they want to charge us £1750 for "safety checks" and "annual permits" for the lighting columns we use, the situation will get very difficult. The money KCC want is the same as the Parish Grant or the public donations, so we will be paying again for something KCC already charges a huge amount of Council Tax. We will be fighting this robustly.  Joint Transportation Board Report   

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Sandra's Memorial Planter with Barry & Rob

COVID BOOSTER JABS. The surgery will call you, don't contact them.

DOCTORS SURGERY  or call 885555

BIT OF RELIEF FROM COVID COLLECTION OF VERY SHORT STORIESBY A LOCAL WRITER, and a  poem about a hedgehog 

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Recreation Ground Revamp opened on 12th December by TMBC Mayor Roger Roud and his wife Pam.

  

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Potters Mede push and wheelchair access open

WHAT'S IN A NAME?  Updated Streetnames email me any edits.

Two books written by Frank Bangay, "A Friendly Glimpse," a history of education in Borough Green, and "Past and Present" the history of Borough Green. Courtesy of Ian Bangays BG Photos website

 

 We have just found the BGPC Minute Book 1934-1943 , here are the first ever minutes April 1934, and the purchase of the Recreation Ground    

VE DAY 1945 IN BOROUGH GREEN     

 email Mike or call 882880

 FANCY A WALK? Footpaths & PROWs [Maps and pictures] 

Westlands Farm to Celcon walk            Westlands to Ightham Walk Slide Show                           

Basted Mill POS - now managed by TMBC

GREAT NEWS - Borough Green  "Highly Recommended"  annual Tree Report 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY WREATHS (pictures)

BGGC UPDATE

TMBC Planning Inspectors Letter as per Voice Article

ELECTION RESULTS - LANDSLIDE Independents take 77% of the entire vote in a huge 43% turnout !

Borough Green & Longmill   Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted   

 New LOCAL PLAN PAGE    READ OLD GUESTBOOK

BOROUGH GREEN REMEMBERS.......

 

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY    [report]  History of the WAR MEMORIAL 

AN BANGAY'S BOROUGH GREEN PHOTO ARCHIVE   

PUBS SLIDESHOW pics from Bill Graham

1999 Millenium Tree Planting [pictures] 

THEN AND NOW Borough Green Past & Present

WAR MEMORIAL  CORONATION OAK & BENCHES   

BOROUGH GREEN AERIAL PICTURES     READ OLD GUESTBOOK

 WILLARD TRANSPORT  is a name all but vanished from the village - [pictures and more]

 CHRISTMAS LIGHT  [pictures]

VILLAGE HALL 50th ANNIVERSARY  [pictures]  

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

WROTHAM PARISH COUNCIL     PLATT PARISH COUNCIL  

IGHTHAM PARISH COUNCIL  PLAXTOL PARISH COUNCIL

SHIPBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL 

Below: Around and About 

 Basted Lake

 

View from MR229 south towards Celcon

4 Wents Chip Shop                          New Red Lion Roundabout

 

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ALEC BROAD RIP

PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE  ,

BGPC Facebook Page

Next PARISH COUNCIL MON 8th Aug 2022 7.30

email the Clerk

BG NEWS website

TMBC PLANNING SEARCH 

REPORT HIGHWAY FAULTS

BG Photos Website

VENUES    

 

 

 

 

 

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