Aylesford Parish Council

Any events that are listed below are in date order    

The Heart of Kent Hospice are holding their 2019 Moonlit Walk on Saturday 12 October at 8pm. Enjoy a night out with a difference with your family and friends at the Moonlit Walk 2019. Take on this fun evening 8 mile walk to remember loved ones or to support the work of your local Hospice. The special circular walk, starting in Aylesford, will take you through Larkfield and Leybourne stopping at their West Malling charity shop for refreshments before enjoying a beautiful lantern lit cross country mile on your way back to the Hospice where you will be welcomed back with cake and a hot drink.

All walkers will receive a special Moonlit Walk T-shirt, Pre-Walk entertainment from 7pm including music, face painting and the opportunity to purchase a glass of bubbles, a fun warm up, refreshments en route and upon return and a Moonlit Walk 2019 Medal.

Book by 12th September to take advantage our discount prices of :
Adult (over 16) - £18.00
Team of 8 - £126.00
Under 16's (who must be accompanied by an adult) - £8.00

For full details of the event and all pricing information please visit  www.hokh.org or contact fundraising@hokh.co.uk telephone 01622 790195 
The Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford are holding "Volunteer Open Mornings" throughout the year. They will be on the second Saturday of each month (10:00 to 13:00) up to and including November. Why not go along and find out about the amazing contribution you could make by giving the gift of time regularly or on an ad hoc basis. There are many roles available in their shops, with patients in the community or in the In-patient unit or at their regular Living Well Sessions.
To find out more please call the Volunteer Services on 01622 792200 or email volunteers@hokh.co.uk or just drop in at one of the sessions.  
"Wheels 2 Work Kent" is a charitable project run by East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership, supported by County Council. Their aim is to assist people living in rural communities get to work, or educational placements by offering the use of mopeds or bicycles, on loan, at very affordable rates. Please see the Wheels 2 Work Kent leaflet for more information.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have published their Local Plan - Aylesford Parish Council have put together a few key details to assist you in obtaining the Local Plan documents including how to respond with your comments which can be found here  
Currently there are vacancies for Flood Wardens in the Aylesford Parish. You can read the flood plan by following this link then if you are interested please contact us on 01622 717084 or info@aylesfordparishcouncil.org.uk.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor for the Aylesford South Ward, 1 in Eccles and 1 in Walderslade. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.  
Help make the Junction of Bull Lane/Pilgrims way better. Click Here to see the poster 
Did you know the Heart of Kent Hospice has a "Heart of Flavour" Cafe/Bar at 13 King Street Maidstone, ME14 1BA. For £5.95 you can have a mid week roast with a choice of 2 meats and all the trimmings between 12pm and 3pm every Wednesday, or if you are feeling hungrier why not enjoy 2 courses for just £8.00. 100% of the proceeds from the cafe go to the Heart of Kent Hospice so you can enjoy great food while supporting a worthwhile cause. 
Heart of Flavour is open every day except Sunday, so whether you want to meet friends for a coffee and a deli platter or have a hot meal please pop in to their bright and airy cafe where Scott and his team will be delighted to welcome you. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday & Saturday 8am to 8pm. 
Eccles Skateboard Park was looking very tired so the Council decided it was now time to replace it as it was felt that no more repairs could be carried out. It was after all 10 years old and very well used. After a site meeting with Urban Ramps to view the existing equipment and size of the site they drew up some designs for us. The Council picked one that they thought was best suited to those who would be using it and then carried out a consultation on site with the proposed plans so local users could have some input as well and this way the Council could make sure that the proposed new Skateboard Park was the type of thing they want. It is now finished and feedback from local users has been extremely positive. The Council received a "Thank You" card from local users, which was a lovely gesture.
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Voter Registration Process
To register to Vote please follow the link for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting
On sale at the Parish Office is author Ray Sturgeon's 'Snippets of the three Villages' priced at £5.00.
All profits go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children & the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Information Notice: Aylesford Sandpit
Please be aware that it is dangerous and illegal to trespass into Aylesford Sandpit area and particularly dangerous to swim or use floatation devices in the flooded pits.

Local Police and CEMEX security are aware and will take action against trespassers and those parking inconsiderately in Rochester Road and Bull Lane.

There have been deaths in other parts of the country from this type of activity – don’t let it happen in Aylesford!!!!!

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