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News

  • Armed Forces Day

    Armed Forces Day

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Armed Forces Day 2024 Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, falling this year on 29 June. It is a chance to show yo...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Jun 24
  • Advance Notice -  Road Closure Tredegar Road

    Advance Notice - Road Closure Tredegar Road

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Temporary Road Closure - Tredegar Road, Wilmington - 24th June 2024 for 12 days The road will be closed between Leyton Cross Road and numb...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Jun 24
  • Crime Report

    Crime Report

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following reported crime appears in Issue 2192 of the e-watch newsletter which can be foynd on the Police & Crime page - Eden Roa...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Jun 24
  • Thanks

    Thanks

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    I am sure residents would wish to thank Mark, the Parish Groundsman, helped by his son Jack for their efforts this morning in clearing the d...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Jun 24
  • Vandalised Bus Shelter

    Vandalised Bus Shelter

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Sad to report that a mindless individual (or a group of mindless individuals) thought it was a good idea to set fire to the wooden bus shelt...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jun 24
  • UK Power Networks - M25 Dartford Crossing 10-min traffic stoppages

    UK Power Networks - M25 Dartford Crossing 10-min traffic stoppages

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Following message received from the Stakeholder Engagement Lead, UK Power Networks: I writing to you on behalf of UK Power Networks. We own...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Jun 24
  • Crime Report

    Crime Report

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following is the only reported crime in the Parish that features in Issue 2190 of today's e-watch Newsletter - Sandringham Drive - ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Jun 24
  • Remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    Remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council has marked the imminent 80th Anniversary by displaying a number of commemorative plaques around the Parish. In doing so, ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jun 24
  • Dartford Safe Haven

    Dartford Safe Haven

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Posted on behalf of Dartford Safe Haven Service for individuals aged 18+ who may be seeking support. Main Aim: To help create support fo...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jun 24
  • Parish Council Grants

    Parish Council Grants

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Every year the Parish Council sets aside a sum of money to donate to good causes in the Parish through either a grant or a donation. The sum...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jun 24
  • Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Afternoon Tea

    Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Afternoon Tea

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council has been pleased to support Wilmington Grammar School for Boy's Afternoon Teas for retired and semi-retired members o...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Jun 24
  • Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

    Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Any person interested has a right to inspect and make copies of the Parish Council's Accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contra...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Jun 24
  • Lest We Forget

    Lest We Forget

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Thanks to Meryl and Jeanette, two members of Wilmington Womens Institute, and their friends further recognition of the 80th Anniversary of t...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 May 24
  • South & South East in Bloom Award

    South & South East in Bloom Award

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    To mark the Parish Council's success in being awarded Silver Gilt in their first year of entering the South and South East in Bloom Comp...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 May 24
  • How St Barnabas Church Came To Be

    How St Barnabas Church Came To Be

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following extract is taken from ‘History of Wilmington Parish Church’ compiled by Stan Stringer in 1988 January 1980 saw a...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 May 24
  • Lychgate Benches

    Lychgate Benches

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council was pleased to make a Grant to St Michael & All Angels Church which, together with money given for the 'Church Ch...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 May 24
  • Remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    Remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council has marked the imminent 80th Anniversary by displaying a number of commemorative plaques around the Parish. In doing so, ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 May 24
  • Wild Flower Meadow

    Wild Flower Meadow

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The wild flower meadow is beginning to once again put on a dazzling display in Oakfield Park in readiness to be judged as part of this year&...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 May 24
  • Age UK Wellbeing Classes

    Age UK Wellbeing Classes

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    STEADY, STRONG & ABLE This is a new class run by AGE UK KENT RIVERS At Wilmington Community Church Hall on alternate Tuesdays 10:...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 May 24
  • Children's Playgrounds

    Children's Playgrounds

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Hopefully visitors to the Children's Playgrounds in Oakfield Park and on the Chestnut Grove Open Space will have noticed that the majori...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 May 24
  • Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner's Spring 2024 Newsletter

    Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner's Spring 2024 Newsletter

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please see above Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner's Spring 2024 Newsletter

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 May 24
  • Summer Afternoon Tea at WGSB

    Summer Afternoon Tea at WGSB

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is hosting a Summer Afternoon Tea at the school on Monday 15th July from 2.30pm to 3.45pm for retired amd...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 May 24
  • Do You Have a Highways Issue to Report?

    Do You Have a Highways Issue to Report?

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    If you have a highways issue to report such as a pothole, a failed streetlight or blocked gully these can be reported on-line via Kent Count...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 May 24
  • Dartford's Summer Events are Hotting Up!

    Dartford's Summer Events are Hotting Up!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following message has been posted by Dartford Borough Council - Central Park's calendar of events is picking up pace. Wilmington Parish Council   |  

  • Chestnut Grove Incident

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Sorry to have to report on yet another act of vandalism in the Chestnut Grove playground where an attempt was made to set fire to one of the...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 7 May 24
  • The Rosemary Centre & War Memorial

    The Rosemary Centre & War Memorial

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    In the light of the many social media postings regarding The Rosemary Centre and the Village War Memorial the Parish Council is advising res...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 May 24
  • The Rosemary Centre - Update

    The Rosemary Centre - Update

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    As residents are probably aware, despite the Parish Council nominating The Rosemary Centre as an 'Asset of Community Value' (ACV), K...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 May 24
  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The latest production from Pavilion Players is 'Alice in Wonderland' which will be staged at Joydens Wood Community Centre, Birchwoo...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Apr 24
  • Bandstand Concerts Back for 2024

    Bandstand Concerts Back for 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Dartford Borough Council's Bandstand Concerts are back for 2024, and the season starts at 2.00pm this Sunday (28th April) with Bromley ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Apr 24
  • Dartford Pride - Message from Dartford Borough Council

    Dartford Pride - Message from Dartford Borough Council

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Dartford Borough Council have issued the following announcement - Back for a third year, we are delighted to announce the return of Dar...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Apr 24
  • Why Not Volunteer to Work with Dartford's Countryside Team

    Why Not Volunteer to Work with Dartford's Countryside Team

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    A message from Dartford's Countryside Team When the Summer finally arrives.... The Borough's Countryside Team consists of the Coun...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Apr 24
  • The Rosemary Centre & War Memorial

    The Rosemary Centre & War Memorial

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    As some residents will have seen, The Rosemary Centre is being auctioned for sale through Clive Emson on behalf of Kent County Council on 1s...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Apr 24
  • The Parish Council Signs Up to the Civility & Respect Pledge

    The Parish Council Signs Up to the Civility & Respect Pledge

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Civility and Respect Pledge is an initiative aimed at promoting respectful behaviour within local councils. It has been established by s...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Apr 24
  • Heritage Centre's Anniversary

    Heritage Centre's Anniversary

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Heritage Centre, which is located in the extension to Wilmington Memorial Hall on the High Road, has been in existence for ten years and...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Apr 24
  • Dartford's Big Day Out is Back for 2024 - Dates for Your Diary

    Dartford's Big Day Out is Back for 2024 - Dates for Your Diary

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The message below appears on the 'Events' page of Dartford Borough Council's website - Last year’s Big Day Out saw Dartf...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Mar 24
  • Thanks to DBC's Waste & Recycing Team

    Thanks to DBC's Waste & Recycing Team

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    During Saturday's Big Spring Clean some large heavy carrier bags and black bags were found dumped in bushes in the Edwin Road area of th...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Mar 24
  • Wilmington's Big Spring Clean 2024

    Wilmington's Big Spring Clean 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council thanks the residents who gave up their time this morning to support 'Wilmington's Big Spring Clean 2024' as p...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Mar 24
  • My Community Voice

    My Community Voice

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    What is 'My Community Voice' My Community Voice is a messaging service that helps Kent and Medway residents, businesses, and commun...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Mar 24
  • Dartfords Bandstand Concerts 2024

    Dartfords Bandstand Concerts 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    ​Dartford Borough Council has announced the programme of Bandstand Concerts for 2024 and invites you 'Join us in Central Park for fr...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Mar 24
  • Vehicle Theft - Message from Kent Police

    Vehicle Theft - Message from Kent Police

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following message has been received from Kent Police - Kent Police would like to advise residents on ways to try and prevent theft ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Mar 24
  • Village Sign

    Village Sign

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is pleased to report that local artist, Richard Slater, has done an amazing job in restoring the Village Sign that was re...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Mar 24
  • Public information: Controlling your dog in public

    Public information: Controlling your dog in public

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Advice from: https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public Overview The law applies to all dogs and it is against the law to let a dog be dangerou...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Mar 24
  • Queen's Green Canopy

    Queen's Green Canopy

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Thanks to Mark, the Parish Groundsman, the Plaque to designate the Orchard in Oakfiekd Park as being part of the Queen's Green Canopy wa...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Feb 24
  • Allotments - Full House!!

    Allotments - Full House!!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is pleased to report that all Plots in the Ann Allen Allotment Gardens have been taken and that, should any Plot become v...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Feb 24
  • Snowdrops

    Snowdrops

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Churchyard at St Michael & All Angels Church is looking spectacular at present thanks to the snowdrops which in some areas form a ca...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Feb 24
  • Village Sign

    Village Sign

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The first stage of restoring the Village Sign, damaged by the recent run of storms, occurred this morning as it and the supporting post were...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Jan 24
  • Tree Planting

    Tree Planting

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is delighted to report that, as part of Chalcraft Nurseries involvement in the community through the Company's commit...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Jan 24
  • The Leaning Sign of Wilmington!

    The Leaning Sign of Wilmington!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The recent spate of high winds has caused damage to the Village Sign in the centre of the Village to create the 'Leaning Sign of Wilming...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Jan 24
  • Renovated Bench

    Renovated Bench

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council was pleased to make a Grant toward the cost of materials for the renovation of the Bench commissioned by Wilmington Women...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Jan 24
  • Remembrance Sunday 2023

    Remembrance Sunday 2023

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is indebted to Trevor Allen for the above images of the Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Service at the War Memorial on Sund...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Nov 23