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The Council Offices, 23 Forstal Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7AU
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Kent Police have asked us to put the below message on our Facebook page and website as there have been a number of break ins recently.
Local residents of Aylesford Parish are being reminded to make sure that their sheds and other out-buildings are secure from opportunist thieves and to stay vigilant of suspicious activity. If something is seen, please report it to Kent Police via 101, 999 or our website 
The Parish Council has decided not to increase it's Council Tax for 2021/22. 

During the pandemic the Magdalene Ministry has given out 4000 food parcels to vulnerable and older people. They have been working in partnership with an organisation to feed 250 children who are normally entitled to free school meals and have given out 50 children’s Christmas food hampers.

They have also given out 40 Christmas food hampers that can each feed up to a family/household of four people and a further 50 personal hygiene gift bags. The volunteers from the Magdalene Ministry have started to collect food from the Co-Operative supermarkets as they are now part of the food share partnership. 

Photos of the Christmas Personal Hygiene Bags and Food Hampers 



Due to the lockdown the Parish Office will be closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 until further notice. Office staff will once again be working remotely from home and you will still be able to contact us via phone on the usual number 01622 717084. Or if you prefer you can email us or you can use the form on the 'Contact us' page.
Our Supervisor will continue to work just as he did throughout the entire first lockdown as he works alone, outside and can socially distance himself from others, so you may see him around the Parish going about his day. 
Citizens Advice are aware that the Coronavirus Pandemic could be having a financial impact on many people and have asked us to put this poster on the website. It will also be put on our Facebook page.
Aylesford Parish Council condemns all forms of racism and supports Equality and Diversity for all
Kent County Council have sent us a notice for the Temporary Closure of the Footpath/Cycle Path which has a possible timescale of investigations and repairs on it, KCC will keep us updated of any changes to the proposed timescales throughout the process and we will update the website and Facebook page as necessary. 
Save Water Poster from South East Water
A few photos of residents in Victoria Road Walderslade celebrating VE Day, taken by Councillor Omolola Oyewusi. 
The Council is aware that MR455 and MR456  are to be closed as per the attached documents. It is also aware that the closure will not take the full six months and is not likely to start for several weeks. During the period of works the majority of the time one of the two Public Footpaths will remain open and an alternative route (highlighted on the Plan) will be available.
An update will be put here when we are aware of any start date. Just for information the work is for a connection access road into the Quarry at the new junction just outside of the Village for which Planning Permission was given many years ago. 
Temporary Closure Notice             Plan             Temporary Closure Plan

During these unprecedented times please think of others and refrain from having Bonfires. 

The smoke from Bonfires could aggravate existing health conditions as well as those who may have symptoms of COVID-19.

Having a Bonfire is not an essential thing to do at the moment, so please don’t do it 
An update from Citizens Advice 
KCC's Public Rights of Way Area Manager has contacted us regarding the Tow Path at the rear of the Deacon Industrial Estate.
You may or may not be aware that there have been subsidence issues recently and they had placed an emergency closure on the path. They have said that things have progressed rapidly and the section of path has now subsided severely and it is now clear that the problem is the retaining wall that separates the path from the river is now on the verge of collapse. The repairs that are needed will be very time consuming and unfortunately the path will be closed for months.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Public Rights of Way Team at KCC. Please use the following link to find their contact details
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 
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  
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor for the Aylesford South Ward. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
Help make the Junction of Bull Lane/Pilgrims way better. Click Here to see the poster
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.
This is what it looked like before 
 And After
Voter Registration Process
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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!!!!!