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  • Bin Collection Updates

    Waste and recycling collections Due to staff shortages MBC's contractor is having to rely on more temporary agency staff than usual. https://maidstone.gov.uk/home/primary-services/bins-and-recycling/primary-areas/bin-collection-updates ...

  • E-Scooters

    The following information was provided by Kent Police.E-scooters - know the lawWe stopped you today because although e-scooters can be great fun, it’s against the law to ride one on a public road, cycle lane or pavement.What you need to know e-scooters are classed as Personal Light Electric...

  • Church Road Development

    Application Number: 21/503585/FULL Address: Land West Of Church Road Otham Kent ME15 8SB Proposal: Section 73 - Application for Variation of condition 30 (to vary the trigger point for the delivery of the Willington Street/Deringwood Drive improvements, to prior to occupation of 100 units, rather...

  • Update - Church Road Development

    Update re Church Road Development Despite the best efforts of Otham & Downswood Parish Councils in representing residents to fight the development, we now have to accept that it will go ahead in the forthcoming months. To that end, a meeting was requested to discuss the Construction...

  • 'Veterans United' Fraud Warning

    Latest News from Kent County Council Public Protection. Is this email not displaying correctly?...

  • Universal Credit Link

     Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit.  You may be new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. If so, please follow the link below which will help you: ...

  • Covid 19 Vaccine Survey

    Overall the vaccine programme has had good take up, however there are number of groups where take up is low or slower. Kent County Council and its partners are keen to understand further the reasons for this and have asked Activmob to speak to residents. As part of this work they have developed...

  • Litter Picks

    A big thank you to all the residents that help to keep the parish clean by carrying out litter picks. We hope that you feel able to continue with the good work and encourage all residents to keep the area outside their homes free from litter.  ...

  • Bicknor Wood, Community Woodland

    Visit the Bicknor Wood website to see photos and learn all about this ancient woodland reserve. https://bicknorwood.blogspot.com/?m=1 ...

  • NHP Update

    Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's Report Received - See Otham NHP for more info. ...

  • Planning Inquiry, Church Road.

    We regret to inform you that the Planning Inspector has granted the appeal from Bellway Homes.  This means the Planning Application for 421 dwellings on Church Road will go ahead. Thank you to everyone for your support in fighting the application.   At least we can takeaway the...

  • Help Keep Maidstone at 'Medium'

    Help keep Maidstone at ‘Medium’! Currently the COVID Alert level for Maidstone is Medium and Maidstone Borough Council is asking everyone to continue to socially distance, washing hands and wearing a face covering to stop the borough moving to a higher level. Martin Cox, Leader of...

  • Otham Neighbourhood Plan - Public consultation

    Otham Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council.  The public consultation runs from Friday 16 October to Friday 27 November. Please see the NHP tab for more information, or click on the link below https://localplan.maidstone.gov.uk/home/neighbourhood-planning ...

  • Councillor Vacancies

    Welcome to Cllr Kinga Stallwood, the latest member of the Council. If you have a little spare time and would like to be involved in local issues, you might like to consider becoming a Parish Councillor?  We currently have 1 vacancy -please contact Teresa the Clerk for more information. ...

  • Annual Parish Meeting - Cancelled

    Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus situation, we are forced to cancel the APM. Stay safe and stay well ...

  • Coronavirus Scams

    PP_Coronavirus scams awareness letter.pdf ...

  • Coronavirus - Access to green spaces

    Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others. People walking through green space. The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and...

  • Ragstone

    An online version of the Ragstone is available on the Parish Council tab.  This latest version includes: how to submit your comments on the re consultation for Application 19/506182/FULL - Land West of Church Road, Otham, NHS advice on Coronavirus; consultation of Otham Village Green Play...

  • Coronavirus Update

    Coronavirus Update Coronavirus A4 Poster.pdf ...

  • Councillor Vacancy

    We currently have Councillor Vacancies.  It's not a demanding role and will only require a little of your time. However, there is a requirement to attend Council meetings,  which take place bi-monthly on the second Monday on the month.  This is a very rewarding voluntary position,...

  • URGENT ACTION REQUIRED - NEW HOUSING APPLICATION

    Important Information regarding Residential Development for 421 dwellings on Church Road, Otham – Application Number 19/506182/Full The above application has now been received and is at a critical stage which requires further action from you as an Otham resident. Previous comments that were...

  • Local Government Brexit Bulletin

    ·‘Get Ready for Brexit’, is running across television, radio, social media, billboards and other platforms and more information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/brexit. ...

  • Otham Neighbourhood Plan (Reg 14) Consultation

    The consultation period for the draft Neighbourhood Plan has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the plan.  All comments that have been submitted will be duly considered, prior to the final revision.   ...

  • Church Rd Planning Application - Drop In Session

    Downswood PC and the DCA will be holding a drop-in session from 10 am to 1 pm at Downswood Community Centre on Saturday 27 April 2019.  The session is for Downswood, Otham and Bearsted residents who would like to understand more about the development. If you have not already submitted your...

  • Ragstone April 2019

    Planning Special - Re. Land West of Church Road - with link to MBC's website  Ragstone April 2019.pdf ...

  • Bus Pilot Scheme

    New Bus Pilot Scheme for Otham - See Parish 'Transport' ...

  • Rev Steven Hughes MBE

    Very sad to announce that the former Vicar of Otham and Langley Church passed away in hospital at the weekend. Our condolences to his family.  ...

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