BOROUGH GREEN NEWS
BREAKING NEWS - Network Rail and the Environment Agency have declared a "Major Environmental Incident" (1755603 Water pollution, Lingfield Rd Borough Green, Kent) where Borough Green Sandpits surge pond burst over the weekend and poured tonnes of sand/fines into the Railway Culvert, putting houses at risk.
LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION 4th Nov - Now extended to 23rd Dec
TMBC have started a new consultation on the avalanche of evidence lodged since January. It doesn't change what we think, and we urger everyone to email or write a response, using ideas from this letter
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY There was a short Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial, the Exhortation spoken by Ray Chopping of the British Legion.
BGGC - TWO BOMBSHELLS
PROTECT OUR GREENBELT sign the petition
MISSED WASTE COLLECTION - REPORT to TMBC
NEW ISLES QUARRY ACCESS (PIC) Canham Homes have worked with the Parish Council to open a new temporary access from Thong Lane to the Amenity Area at Isles Quarry East. You use this at your own risk, and it may be occasionally closed for tree & culvert works
Below : At least she will be able to tell her children what it was like before the bulldozers moved in and changed this into 3000 houses.
Photo & words courtesy Bryan Rawlins Click picture to enlarge
STOP PRESS - Borough Green's 150K bonus!!! Press Release announcing "150K for Borough Green" based on this email , which Nic Heslop infers is a bonus for Borough Green Area, but in fact goes to the Planners and Designers of BGGC - how does that help us?
Planning Inspectors THIRD letter Is this the end for TMBC's disastrous Plan?
Planning Inspector's SECOND letter TMBC are in deep trouble - quote "without quarrel or delay"
Hazel Update - she is now out of hospital and home, and improving daily While Hazel is ill, email Mike
TMBC SKULDUGGERY- Refusing Freedom of Information requests more news FOI refused by Information Commissioner. If TMBC have done nothing wrong, why won't they release details of their discussions with BGGC Consortium?
2019 ELECTION Results and more
TMBC Reg 19 Consultation Responses on their website - Enviroment Agency and Natural England responses MOST interesting
New Facebook page for Borough Green Garden City
Borough Green scores "Highly Recommended" in 2018 Kent Men of Trees 2018 Competition report .
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
Local Plans 2009, 2011 & 2014 Supp
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
NEW VIDEO of a walk in Borough Green
WAR MEMORIAL COMPLETE The final element, the Carved and polished Granite Name Plaque, Nick Taylor, Barry Glew, Rob Springett and me.
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
Award to Borough Green Village by Royal British Legion Poppy appeal - POPPY SHOP PICTURES
ALL STANDARDS ROLLED INTO ONE PAGE
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?
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
FOOTPATHS & PROWs - We have a great network of local paths for walking [Maps and More]
FLOODING UPDATES. Wrotham Rd, Lingfield Rd & Basted Mill
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PICTURES
WILLARD TRANSPORT is a name all but vanished from the village - [pictures and more]
Election -75% turnout
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
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
What does My Parish Council ever do for me? Well here's Barry and me, Christmas Eve, clearing fallen trees from Thong Lane.
Next PC mtg MON 6th Jan 2020 7.30 COGS ANNEX
Rotating logos by Dave Sutton
BG Herald designed by Charles Willsher
Its not always sunny in Borough Green, although it usually feels like it
(c) Mike Taylor all pictures unless otherwise stated : feel free to use any images, but if you earn I'd like a share !