Aylesford Parish Council

Any events that are listed below are in date order  

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council's Easter Holiday Activities brochure is now available and you can access it here The activities are aimed at children aged 4 - 16
 Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have planned some Roadshows to promote the new recycling service. You can find out where they are here
The Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford are holding "Volunteer Open Mornings" throughout the year. They will be on the second Saturday of each month (10:00 to 13:00) up to and including November. Why not go along and find out about the amazing contribution you could make by giving the gift of time regularly or on an ad hoc basis. There are many roles available in their shops, with patients in the community or in the In-patient unit or at their regular Living Well Sessions.
To find out more please call the Volunteer Services on 01622 792200 or email volunteers@hokh.co.uk or just drop in at one of the sessions. 
 Cobham Choir are an amateur female based choir and they are having their Spring Concert 'Transatlantic Journey' on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 4pm in The Relic Chapel at The Friars, Aylesford. Tickets are priced at £10:00 (£5:00 under 18's) and are available from Cobham Community Stores, The Friars Reception Office, by ringing 07926 677188 or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cobham-choir 
 Heart of Kent Hospice 'Make a Will' event. Seven local solicitors have pledged their time for free for people to make a will in return for a donation to the Hospice. Appointments will be available from 1 - 30 April 2019 but you must contact the participating solicitor of your choice by 15 March quoting 'Heart of Kent Hospice Make a Will Month' We understand that providing for your family and friends is your key consideration when writing your Will and although we very much hope that you will consider making a gift to us, it is not a condition of the scheme. Your solicitor will be able to advise on this. You can find all the information about the event and the full list of participating solicitors here
The Heart of Kent Hospice are holding a 'Hearty Breakfast' event from 21 to 24 March 2019, where you can catch up with family, friends or colleagues. For further details or to download the toolkit please see this poster or go to their website www.hokh.org alternatively you can ring them on 01622 790195 or email breakfast@hokh.co.uk
Kent County Council have advised us of an "Advance Notification of Planned Works" on the A229 Blue Bell Hill. They will be undertaking carriageway strengthening and resurfacing. Therefore there will be various road closures between January 2019 and March 2019, please see here 
The Heart of Kent Hospice have organised a Karting Event at Buckmore Park on Thursday 25 April 2019 from 17:45. The cost is £300 per team of three and includes 90 minutes of endurance driving per team and a hog roast buffet. For full details please contact the Hospice direct on 01622 790195 and ask for Claire Whybrew or by email claire.whybrew@hokh.co.uk or you can visit their website www.hokh.org
 On Sunday 27 April 2019 the Heart of Kent Hospice are a 'Concert of Favourite Music' event at Invicta Grammer School for Girls, Maidstone, ME14 5DS. Doors open at 5:30pm for the concert to start at 6pm finishing at 8pm. Tickets are £15.00 for adults and £10.00 for children. 20% discount for groups of 10 or more if booked by 1 April.
To book your tickets visit www.hokh.org call the fundraising team on 01622 790195 or email fundraising@hokh.co.uk 
The Sainsbury's Stores Sponsored Cycle will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019 at Five Acre Wood School, Boughton Lane, Maidstone ME15 9QF in support of The Heart of Kent Hospice. This is a bike ride with a choice of 25 or 50 mile routes. The cost is £15.00 per cyclist and all sponsorship will go directly to the individual cyclists choice of nominated Local Charity Partner. For full details and to obtain an entry and sponsorship form please visit www.hokh.org
The Heart of Kent Hospice are having a Corporate Charity Golf Day at Chart Hills Golf Club, Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Ashford, TN27 8JX on Friday 3 May 2019 from 08:00. Players will enjoy a full English breakfast before taking to their designated holes for a shotgun start and their 18 holes golf. For more information please contact the Hospice direct on 01622 790195 or email fundraising@hokh.org.uk you can also visit their website www.hokh.org
"Wheels 2 Work Kent" is a charitable project run by East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership, supported by County Council. Their aim is to assist people living in rural communities get to work, or educational placements by offering the use of mopeds or bicycles, on loan, at very affordable rates. Please see the Wheels 2 Work Kent leaflet for more information.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have published their Local Plan - Aylesford Parish Council have put together a few key details to assist you in obtaining the Local Plan documents including how to respond with your comments which can be found here  
TMBC have given the Parish Council a limited number of Kitchen Caddies that we can give to residents for free. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like one, you can find our contact details at the top of the page.
Currently there are vacancies for Flood Wardens in the Aylesford Parish. You can read the flood plan by following this link then if you are interested please contact us on 01622 717084 or info@aylesfordparishcouncil.org.uk.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor for the Aylesford South Ward. Please click here for more information.   
Help make the Junction of Bull Lane/Pilgrims way better. Click Here to see the poster 
Debbie Foreman - Community Warden has set up a Food Bank. Please see this poster for more information  
Did you know the Heart of Kent Hospice has a "Heart of Flavour" Cafe/Bar at 13 King Street Maidstone, ME14 1BA. For £5.95 you can have a mid week roast with a choice of 2 meats and all the trimmings between 12pm and 3pm every Wednesday, or if you are feeling hungrier why not enjoy 2 courses for just £8.00. 100% of the proceeds from the cafe go to the Heart of Kent Hospice so you can enjoy great food while supporting a worthwhile cause. 
Heart of Flavour is open every day except Sunday, so whether you want to meet friends for a coffee and a deli platter or have a hot meal please pop in to their bright and airy cafe where Scott and his team will be delighted to welcome you. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday & Saturday 8am to 8pm. 
Eccles Skateboard Park was looking very tired so the Council decided it was now time to replace it as it was felt that no more repairs could be carried out. It was after all 10 years old and very well used. After a site meeting with Urban Ramps to view the existing equipment and size of the site they drew up some designs for us. The Council picked one that they thought was best suited to those who would be using it and then carried out a consultation on site with the proposed plans so local users could have some input as well and this way the Council could make sure that the proposed new Skateboard Park was the type of thing they want. It is now finished and feedback from local users has been extremely positive. The Council received a "Thank You" card from local users, which was a lovely gesture.
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Voter Registration Process
To register to Vote please follow the link for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting
On sale at the Parish Office is author Ray Sturgeon's 'Snippets of the three Villages' priced at £5.00.
All profits go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children & the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Information Notice: Aylesford Sandpit
Please be aware that it is dangerous and illegal to trespass into Aylesford Sandpit area and particularly dangerous to swim or use floatation devices in the flooded pits.

Local Police and CEMEX security are aware and will take action against trespassers and those parking inconsiderately in Rochester Road and Bull Lane.

There have been deaths in other parts of the country from this type of activity – don’t let it happen in Aylesford!!!!!

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