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Hazel Update - she is now out of hospital and staying with her daughter, and improving daily

ELECTION SKULDUGGERY?

Interesting update on Cllr Robin Betts - after our praise here, TMBC Tories elevated him to Cabinet Member for Street Scene & Environment. Could they be trying to buy him away from our influence?

 

Martin Coffin Conservative Deputy Leader TMBC

Immediately the election finished, people in Wrotham began to complain they did not know the election had happened, they did not receive voting cards. We have asked TMBC Returning Officer to investigate, but so far just stony silence

This is particularly important in this election because Cllr Martin Coffin (left) voted in favour of Borough Green Garden City, despite the wishes of his electorate. If you compare Martin's 2015 share of the vote with his 2019 share , his catastrophic collapse is quite evident

 

Scott Millener

Independent Alliance

 

Scott Millener, on the other hand, despite being a complete newcomer as an Independent Alliance  candidate, running a quick 3 week on a shoestring, managed to come within 51 votes of unseating Martin Coffin. So the possible 170 votes from Pilgrims Way were crucial. We have 21 days to lodge a Petition to the Electoral Commission, and whilst Martin and the Conservative Party have deep enough pockets to deposit £2500 and pay tens of thousands fighting a Court Case, we do not, so it looks like Martin and TMBC will get away with it.

TMBC have form for "errors in mailing", such as the failure to deliver Isles Quarry Plan edition of "Here & Now" just in Borough Green. I don't know if this is a similar scam to protect the Deputy Leader, but summat smells fishy.

 

Robin Betts

Conservative

 

And one final note - Robin Betts is blameless, he fought a straight election, and his support was due his defiance of Party Policy and his courage in voting AGAINST Borough Green Garden City. He has our congratulations, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside him

LANDSLIDE - 77% OF THE VOTE*

RESULTS - Borough Green & Longmill   Turnout 43% 2nd highest

RESULTS - Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted  

*An Official Landslide is 60% of the vote, we got 77% !

Wrotham Results -terrific result for Scott  -  just 50 votes short of knocking Martin Coffin out completely

         

      TIM SHAW          WENDY PALMER  MIKE TAYLOR   SCOTT MILLENER 

Biographies- Tim, Wendy & Mike         Biography - Scott 

Hazel is lucid, has taken her first few steps, the Consultant is pleased with her progress, and she has been moved to Maidstone. While Hazel is ill,  email Mike 

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MORE TMBC SKULDUGGERY- Refusing Freedom of Information requests

TMBC Reg 19 Consultation Responses on  their website - Enviroment Agency and Natural England responses MOST interesting

Planning Inspector's Letter- TMBC PLANNERS Censured  Very good analysis of the letter by Pete 

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TMBC Local Plan   Consultation Full Report 

New Facebook page for Borough Green Garden City

Borough Green scores "Highly Recommended" in 2018 Kent Men of Trees 2018 Competition report .

NEW WOODLAND AT POTTERS MEDE  The Joy of Trees

BOROUGH GREEN REMEMBERS.....

 

Wreath Laying 10am 11th Novmber 2018 [report]

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:   [full poem] 

Tom Tugendhat MP dedicated our War Memorial marking the 100th Anniversary of the  end of World War 1on Sunday 4th Nov at 10a

Local Plans 2009, 2011 & 2014 Supp 

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M26 LORRY PARK article 

Have TMBC learnt nothing? All the problems with the Landfill Sites they have already built houses on, they are now planning even more Local Landfill sites - more 

LANDFILL SITES  Isles Quarry West Hazelbourne, Joco Pit  JOCO - INERT?   A-Z , BOROUGH GREEN GARDEN CITY   Ightham Sandpit  

NEW VIDEO of a walk in Borough Green

Junction 5 Slips, Thanks everyone. Excellent Chronicle letters

 Mike's Other websites

WAR MEMORIAL COMPLETE  The final element, the Carved and polished Granite Name Plaque, Nick Taylor, Barry Glew, Rob Springett and me.

VILLAGE ENHANCEMENTS   WAR MEMORIAL    MEMORIAL BENCHES   CORONATION OAK   NEW QUARRY HILL TREE

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PLANNING SAINSBURY    ISLES QUARRY HAZELBOURNE   IQW Contamination  IQW aerial pictures    A-Z HOUSING   RED LION R'BOUT   TMBC Joco   H+H CELCON - Sandpit extension what are H+H up to?    CREST 10 houses  Hanson Site  Thong Lane Flooding    Env Agency report Thong Lane Flooding

It's easy to stand with the crowd, it takes courage to stand alone.

REMEMBERING THE ROCK TAVERN 1841 - 1992

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Award to Borough Green Village by Royal British Legion Poppy appeal - POPPY SHOP PICTURES

ALL STANDARDS ROLLED INTO ONE PAGE 

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Apparently there was a meeting of High Level Council Leaders and the like, discussing Proposed Boundary changes. Leader of Sevenoaks said that it was likely that Ightham, Wrotham and Stansted would become part of Sevenoaks, and someone asked "Why not Borough Green?". The Leader of Sevenoaks Council said :

" Borough Green? - NEVER - Borough Green is trouble on steroids".

I feel so proud, should we adopt this as a Village Coat of Arms?

Basted Mill Public Open Space

NEW WOODLAND AT POTTERS MEDE  The Joy of Trees

WHEN PLANNERS GET IT WRONG

1950's Tippers at Isles Quarry, Sabrina's T**s in background

Recognise any faces ? Click Pic for full size

THONG LANE BRIDGE DEMOLITION PICS

 

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 AERIAL PICTURES OF BG

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2016   Crowhill 1928

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For Micky Trump - Young Mike pics  1950s Drowning Isles Quarry

POTTERS MEDE REBUILD  

BOROUGH GREEN AERIAL PICTURES

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FOOTPATHS & PROWs - We have a great network of local paths for walking [Maps and More]

J5 SLIPS CAMPAIGN

FLOODING UPDATESWrotham Rd, Lingfield Rd & Basted Mill

  CHRISTMAS LIGHTS     PICTURES

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

Ian Bangay's Borough Green Photos

 

Election -75% turnout

FULL TMBC RESULTS

 PARISH RESULTS

VILLAGE HALL 50th ANNIVERSARY-  [Report and pictures]

 

   Crest Nicholson New Homes in Borough Green Kent, Crest Nicholson New Homes Hazelbourne Development, Hazelbourne New Homes being built at Isles Quarry,Kent Messenger, Sevenoaks Chronicle 

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IGHTHAM PARISH COUNCIL  PLAXTOL PARISH COUNCIL

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What does My Parish Council ever do for me?  Well here's Barry and me, Christmas Eve, clearing fallen trees from Thong Lane.

 

 

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