Garden Open Days

GARDEN OPEN FOR CHARITY We were delighted to welcome those who visited the garden at Mere House for our charity opening on Sunday 21 October. £819.40 was raised for the National Gardens Scheme, making a total for the year of £3,059.63. The National Gardens Scheme supports Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK, the Carers’ […]


Collectors will once again be going round both villages between 28 October and Remembrance Sunday, 12 November.  Please support these volunteers, to whom I am most grateful, and give generously to this most worthy cause.   If you would like to help with the house-to-house collection, with counting the funds, order a special wreath or […]

Have your say on KCC’s proposed 2018/19 budget

HAVE YOUR SAY ON KENT COUNTY COUNCIL’S PROPOSED 2018/19 BUDGET To balance KCC’s budget for 2018/19 we have to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. Our consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified. We would really welcome […]

Kent Street A228 Junction improvements

Sent on behalf of Matthew Balfour   Dear Gill   Thank you for your enquiry of 8th August 2017 referring to your previous correspondence concerning Kent Street highway improvements.   The scheme for highway improvements is to be submitted to the next meeting of the Joint Transportation Board for endorsement so that land negotiations can […]

Village Hall Grant successful

MEREWORTH VILLAGE HALL   –          REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266640 On behalf of myself and the Committee we would like to thank Councillor Matthew Balfour in connection with the recent approval of our Grant Application for £2,574 which has enabled us to have a full Inspection and Certification of all the hall electrical systems so that it […]

Virtual Cycle Ride and Marathon for KAB

Two brilliant sporting events that will raise vitally needed funds for Kent Association for the Blind. The first you may never have heard of and is called ‘The Virtual Cycle Ride’ and is a 24-mile cycle ride (on a route of your choosing over as many days as you want). You can take part as […]

Kent Highways Safety Camera Partnership report on Seven Mile Lane

        Seven Mile Lane Mereworth       Response from Safety Camera Partnership to request for cameras on Seven Mile Lane, Mereworth   Publication date: January 2016 Author:                  Colin Evans (KMSCP Project Officer) Contributors:       A.M. Penny (KMSCP Project Manager) Lee Birchill (KCC Crash Data Team Manager) The Partnership was contacted […]

Poppy Appeal 2015

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL     £2,255.35 was raised in Mereworth and West Peckham for the Royal British Legion 2015 Poppy Appeal through house-to-house collections, static collecting points, collection at Mereworth church on Remembrance Sunday and the sale of wreaths.   Eight volunteers kindly sold poppies house-to-house, and there were eleven static collecting points […]

Your vote matters

Your vote matters. The way you register to vote is changing so make sure you’re in. The way you register to vote is changing. A new voter registration system has been launched throughout the country. If you are already registered, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council will soon be writing to you to tell you whether […]