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News

  • Reported Crimes - 23rd February 2024

    Reported Crimes - 23rd February 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The reported crimes in the Parish in Issue 2159 of the e-watch.co newsletter dated 23rd February 2024 were - Birchwood Road - On Monday 19t...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Feb 24
  • Dartford Borough Council's Net Zero Strategy Consultation

    Dartford Borough Council's Net Zero Strategy Consultation

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Following message received from Dartford Borough Council - Dartford Borough Council is consulting on its draft Net Zero Strategy. T...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Feb 24
  • Urgent Road Closure - Home Gardens (Bus Lane Closure), Dartford - 24th February 2024

    Urgent Road Closure - Home Gardens (Bus Lane Closure), Dartford - 24th February 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    It will be necessary to close Home Gardens Bus Lane, Dartford from 24th February 2024 for up to 1 day. Fastrack bus lane approaching the...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Feb 24
  • Blackwall Tunnel to Partially Shut for Three Weekends

    Blackwall Tunnel to Partially Shut for Three Weekends

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following article is taken from Kent OnLine - The Blackwall Tunnel is set to be partially closed over three weekends. Works for the ne...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Feb 24
  • International Women's Day 2024

    International Women's Day 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    An invitation from Dartford Borough Council .... Join us as we celebrate the achievements of the women of Dartford. The event on Monday, ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Feb 24
  • Household Energy Bill - Additional Support

    Household Energy Bill - Additional Support

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Message from Kent Money Advice Hub We are working with Citizens Advice North and West Kent to support residents on low incomes who are taki...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Feb 24
  • Enjoying Handel's 'Messiah'

    Enjoying Handel's 'Messiah'

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    All are welcome to a free event at St Michael and All Angels Church 'Enjoying Handel's Messiah' on Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 7....

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Feb 24
  • Chestnut Grove Play Equipment - Update

    Chestnut Grove Play Equipment - Update

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    A number of residents have asked when the bridge on the MultiPlay Unit in Chestnut Grove is to be replaced - the position is that a replacem...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Feb 24
  • Hook It .... Don't Cook It!!

    Hook It .... Don't Cook It!!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Message from Kent Fire & Rescue To help reduce the number of accidental kitchen fires across the county, we've created a campaign c...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Feb 24
  • Coming to Dartford Soon Samuel Palmer - Visionary Landscapes Exhibition

    Coming to Dartford Soon Samuel Palmer - Visionary Landscapes Exhibition

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    An exhibition in the Peter Blake Gallery in Dartford Library runs from 16th March to 16th May of prints of Samuel Palmer's most signific...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Feb 24
  • Household Support Grant - £100 Energy Support

    Household Support Grant - £100 Energy Support

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    If you or someone you know is struggling to pay energy bills, you may be eligible for a one-off £100 to help heat or power your home. ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Feb 24
  • Dartford's Local Plan

    Dartford's Local Plan

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Notification has been received from Dartford Borough Council that on 5th February 2024, the Inspector examining the Dartford local Plan to 2...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Feb 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
  • Dartford Children's Book Festival is Back!!

    Dartford Children's Book Festival is Back!!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Children from aged 3 to 11 years (accompanied by a parent/guardian) are invited to join in Dartford’s Book Festival. The event is a ...

    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
  • Chestnut Grove - Damaged Play Equipment

    Chestnut Grove - Damaged Play Equipment

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    There has been a recent run of anti-social behaviour around the Open Space in Chestnut Grove and the Parish Council urges residents to repor...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 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
  • A Moving Start to Remembrance Day Services

    A Moving Start to Remembrance Day Services

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    As Wilmington and Joydens Wood residents get ready to attend one of the two Remembrance day Services being held in the Parish the Council th...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Nov 23
  • Wilmington Did and Will Continue to Remember Them

    Wilmington Did and Will Continue to Remember Them

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The community that is Wilmington came together this morning to honour those who, not only in World War 1 but in the many conflicts that foll...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Nov 23
  • Dartford Borough Council's Walk & Talk Groups

    Dartford Borough Council's Walk & Talk Groups

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Dartford Borough Council Walk & Talk Groups are free, short, accessible and sociable walks that last around 30-90 minutes. They aim to h...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Oct 23
  • Council Awarded Siver-Gilt

    Council Awarded Siver-Gilt

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    'The large park (sic - Oakfield) is an excellent open space'; 'a couple of outstanding village green spaces were seen'; '...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Oct 23
  • September Big Clean - 20 Bags of Litter Cleared!

    September Big Clean - 20 Bags of Litter Cleared!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Another ‘BIG’ Clean was undertaken on 24th September with residents, Councillors, local primary and secondary school children, j...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Oct 23
  • Controlling Your Dog in Public

    Controlling Your Dog in Public

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Followingthe attack by a dog on another dog in Oakfield Park and the recent national press coverage the Parish Council is posting the follow...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Oct 23
  • Safe Local Traders Checked by Trading Standards

    Safe Local Traders Checked by Trading Standards

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Information from Kent County Council Public Protection: Trading Standards Checked carries out checks on traders so customers can have peace...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Sep 23
  • Litter

    Litter

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is pleased to report on the great work from the Year 7 pupils at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys who litter pick Wilmi...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Sep 23
  • Memorial Bench for  the Late Ann Allen MBE Unveiled

    Memorial Bench for the Late Ann Allen MBE Unveiled

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    It was with pride and love that on Saturday 16th Sepetember 2023 the Parish Council invited the family of the Late Ann Allen MBE to official...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Sep 23
  • Freedom of the Parish of Wilmington

    Freedom of the Parish of Wilmington

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    In a ceremony at Oakfield Pavillion on Saturday 16th of September 2023, Wilmington Parish Council awarded the ‘Freedom of the Parish&r...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Sep 23
  • WPC MEETING WITH KENT POLICE - SEPTEMBER

    WPC MEETING WITH KENT POLICE - SEPTEMBER

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    In September the Parish Council met with Kent Police as part of our ongoing engagement with key stakeholders on behalf of the community. He...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Sep 23
  • What is Planet Dartford?

    What is Planet Dartford?

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    All about Planet Dartford Dartford Borough Council has pledged to take practical steps to tackle climate change and to encourage the whole ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 23
  • 'My Community Voice' - A Message from Kent Police

    'My Community Voice' - A Message from Kent Police

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    As part of our commitment to keeping Kent a safe place to live, work and visit, we’ve invested in supporting our communities. Our neig...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 23
  • Activities at Summerhouse Drive Library

    Activities at Summerhouse Drive Library

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Bored with nothing to do? Why not go along to Summerhouse Drive Library where - On the third Tuesday of a month you will find Crafternoon...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Aug 23
  • Wilmington Fair 2023 - What a Great Day!!

    Wilmington Fair 2023 - What a Great Day!!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    A message from the Chairman of the Parish Coouncil What an amazing day! The weather was glorious, great food and drink, live music, fun fam...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Aug 23
  • The Scourge of Nitrous Oxide

    The Scourge of Nitrous Oxide

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Parish Council is concerned to see that the scourge of discarded nitous oxide cannisters is once again blighting our streets. Not only ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Aug 23
  • Statue to Wilmington's Famous Son & Fellow 'Glimmer' Unveiled

    Statue to Wilmington's Famous Son & Fellow 'Glimmer' Unveiled

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    On Wednesday, August 9, Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite MBE joined sculptor Amy Goodman and Keith Richards’ family to unveil The Gli...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Aug 23
  • Wilmington Heritage Trail Handbook

    Wilmington Heritage Trail Handbook

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Ian Armitt

    For anyone interest in learning a little bit more about Wilmington a booklet 'Wilmington Heritage Trail' was produced a few years a...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Aug 23
  • Trees - Frequently Asked Questions

    Trees - Frequently Asked Questions

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Ian Armitt

    Tree overhangs my property, what are my rights? You may prune unprotected trees and hedges overhanging your land and the roots growing ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Aug 23
  • Cheque Presentation to 'We Are Beams'

    Cheque Presentation to 'We Are Beams'

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Councillors Marilyn Peters and Lesley Rock recently visited ‘We Are Beams’ to present the Charity with a Parish Council cheque f...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Aug 23
  • Report a Problem on the Roads

    Report a Problem on the Roads

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    KCC has received an additional £6 million in government funding to ensure potholes and safety critical defects can be repaired as soon...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Aug 23
  • Award Winners - National Allotment Week

    Award Winners - National Allotment Week

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Two Allotment Holders chosen as recipients of the awards made by the Parish Council to mark National Allotment Week are pictured above each ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Jul 23
  • Honorary Freedom of the Parish

    Honorary Freedom of the Parish

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    At the Meeting of the Council held on 5th July 223 it was unanimously agreed to grant the Freedom of the Parish to the Family of the Late an...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Jul 23
  • Wildflower Meadow

    Wildflower Meadow

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The Wildflower Meadow in Oakfield Park is looking stunning at the moment providing an amazing burst of colour. The Meadow was created under ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jun 23
  • Message  from Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner

    Message from Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Dear Resident Rural crime has always been a priority for me. Crime is important no matter where it takes place and this has always been a g...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Jun 23
  • Wilmington Parish Council welcomed our newly elected Parish Councillors, at tonight’s AGM and monthly meeting.

    Wilmington Parish Council welcomed our newly elected Parish Councillors, at tonight’s AGM and monthly meeting.

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Wilmington Parish Council welcomed our newly elected Parish Councillors, at last night AGM and monthly meeting. Cllr Stacey Brown was de...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 May 23
  • Queen Elizabeth II - Oakfield Orchard and Wildflower meadow.

    Queen Elizabeth II - Oakfield Orchard and Wildflower meadow.

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Works are underway in Oakfield Park, to deliver a commemorative Orchard in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Fruit saplings will be plant...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Feb 23
  • Return of Oakfield Park Flagpole

    Return of Oakfield Park Flagpole

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    We are delighted to announce that works are underway to reinstate the Oakfield Pavilion Flagpole, situated within Oakfield Park. Wilm...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Feb 23