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Those of you who suffer sewage flooding, Southern Water pledge to resolve it - by 2040! But the good news is they have agreement at Board level to spend £60K on our creaking Pumping Station

A big problems for BGGC developers. Inspectors cancel 2nd & 2rd Phase of the Public Inquiry - this may not yet be the end, but it most definitely the beginning of the end.

Borough Green Sandpit refused permission to run 50 trucks out of Platt read more   read Chronicle Article and J Clubb apply to extend Nepicar by 18 months. 

Footpaths and PROW maps and pics

MR 244  Westlands to H+H Good Walk 

SURGERY - UPDATE ON FLU JABS Reports are that the system is very efficient, they are now seeking more vaccine supplies

For many years we have been naming our steets to remember people and places, and the irony is we then forget who and why we commemorated them. I have compiled a list of the streetnames and as much as I can of the reasons. Have a look, please email me any additions, edits and corrections. When completed we should have a comprehensive and permanent archive.

All the complaints about flooding after the recent storms have prompted KCC to ask for our help compiling a list of blocked drains. We have sent a comprehensive survey to KCC listing good, blocked and "Hotspot" drains, thos which we know have caused flooding.

The public access to Isles Quarry East from Thong Lane will be closed for culvert works for approximately 6 weeks from 13th July. Many thanks to Canham Homes for keeping this temporary access open for so long

RECREATION GROUND OPEN, BUT CARPARK CLOSED

 

  
Covid 19 has had one unexpected benefit - Racists have been forced to face the silliness of their Xenophobia: Hundreds of BAME and other "foreigners" have been the backbone of our NHS, at a huge personal risk, and kept our NHS working to save us. And despite the call on National Television for English pickers to rescue our food harvest, Farmers still had to ship in thousands of East Europeans because all these layabouts who complained about "foreigners nicking our jobs" didn't take the opportunity to seize them back. Grumbling on your sofa is a lot easier than working in the fields.
 
 

 There has been concern voiced about an HGV increase to 240 tippers per day at Borough Green Landfill.

 

Let me try and set minds at rest.

(1) Most importantly, the previous advisory for HGVs not to come through Borough Green is now an enforceable Planning Condition.
(2) this application was by Barton Willmore the BGGC 3000 house developer. They wanted landfill to a lower level, that was dropped, so even at BW's speed the levels will not be high enough to build on until 2026, two years after BGGC Phase 1 HAS to start.
(3) If it can't start on time, the Local Plan is unsound.
(4) There is a very strong suspicion that the Pit Owner is quite happy with the number of vehicles he operates now, and is filling his pit at his own speed, thank you very much.
(5) What was of extreme concern is that an "unknown" member of Borough Green Parish Council tried to lodge a Standards Complaint against Harry Rayner to prevent him speaking to the Planning Committee.
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Dave Sutton has managed to track down the lost guestbook on an archive, and I have copied it to this site

GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE 2007-2018

VE DAY 1945      WAR MEMORIAL    MEMORIAL BENCHES

LANDFILL SITES HAZARD

 

Musing on Social Distancing

NEW HISTORIC BG & WROTHAM POSTCARDS       

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GREAT NEWS - Borough Green  "HIGHLY COMMENDED" in 2019 Tree Report

BGGC -  TWO BOMBSHELLS  

 

 BOROUGH GREEN STREET NAMES DIRECTORY

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

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 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

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Local Plans 2009, 2011 & 2014 Supp 

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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

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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

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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WROTHAM PARISH COUNCIL     PLATT PARISH COUNCIL  

IGHTHAM PARISH COUNCIL  PLAXTOL PARISH COUNCIL

SHIPBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL  

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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Its not always sunny in Borough Green, although it usually feels like it

 

 

  

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