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News

  • How to Rep[ort a Fault on a Kent road/footpath

    How to Rep[ort a Fault on a Kent road/footpath

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Report a fault Did you know you can report non-urgent issues online including: street light faults potholes drainage overgrown vegeta...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Jul 24
  • Wilmington Fair - Save the Date!!

    Wilmington Fair - Save the Date!!

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    This year's Fair will take place on Wilmington Common on August Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) from 2.00pm until 5.00pm. In addition...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Jul 24
  • Book a slot to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre

    Book a slot to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please see the following message from Kent County Council - Before you visit one of our household waste recycling centres (HWRC) you must b...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 24
  • Have Your Say on Kent's Budget

    Have Your Say on Kent's Budget

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please see the following message from Kent Coun ty Council - Budget Consultation 2025 to 2026 Every year we must agree a budget which bala...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 24
  • Summer Reading Challenge

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please see the following message from Kent Libraries - Looking for free activities to keep kids busy and entertained this summer? We'v...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 24
  • Operation Brock

    Operation Brock

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please see the following message regarding the start of Operation Brock - Operation Brock is set to return to the M20 this summer to help k...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 24
  • Parish Council Office Closed

    Parish Council Office Closed

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Please note that the Parish Council Office will be closed for the week commencing 15th July and e-mail messages will not be monitored, Shou...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Jul 24
  • Advance Notice - Temporary Road Closure Baldwyns Road and Beaconsfield Road from 5th & 19th August

    Advance Notice - Temporary Road Closure Baldwyns Road and Beaconsfield Road from 5th & 19th August

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following notice has been received from Kent Highway Services - Because of a gas main replacement scheme, Kent County Council has made ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Jul 24
  • Reported Crime

    Reported Crime

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following reported crime features in the latest e-Watch Newsletter that can be found on the Police & Crime Page - Capel Place -in ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Jul 24
  • Former Wilmington Primary School

    Former Wilmington Primary School

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    As residents will know the sale of The Rosemary Centre has been completed and, as many of our more senior residents will know, this was the ...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Jul 24
  • Pavilion Youth Players

    Pavilion Youth Players

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Pavilion Youth POlayers will be staging 'Alice in Wonderland' at Joydend Wood Community Centre, Birchwood Drive DA2 7NE this Saturda...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Jul 24
  • Oakfield Park - A Message for Users

    Oakfield Park - A Message for Users

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Whilst the Parish Council welcomes all visitors to Oakfield we do ask that consideration is given to the residents of Carsington Gardens. Th...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 24
  • Birchwood Road Bus Shelter

    Birchwood Road Bus Shelter

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    At the July Meeting of the Council it was agreed that the Birchwood Road bus shelter, damaged by fire after an arson attack would be removed...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 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: 6 Jul 24
  • Reported Crime

    Reported Crime

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following reported crime features in Issue 2196 of the e-watch Newsletter which can be found on the Police & Crime page - Abbey Dri...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Jul 24
  • Oakfield Lane Closure - 4th July 2024

    Oakfield Lane Closure - 4th July 2024

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Urgent Road Closure - Oakfield Lane, Dartford - 4th July 2024 (Dartford) It will be necessary to close Oakfield Lane, Dartford from 4th Ju...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jun 24
  • July Meeting of the Council

    July Meeting of the Council

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The July Meeting of the Council will be held at Oakfield Park Pavilion (Off Carsington Gardens) on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 commencing at 7.0...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Jun 24
  • Reported Crime

    Reported Crime

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    The following crime is reported in Issue 2194 of the e-Watch Newsletter which can be found on the Police & Crime Page - Common Lane in...

    Wilmington Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Jun 24
  • Changes to 477 & 414 Bus Timetables

    Changes to 477 & 414 Bus Timetables

    Dartford, Kent
    Article by: Parish Clerk

    Arriva have announced an alteration to the 477 Bus Timetable with services at off-peak weekday times and on a Saturday extended to once agai...

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