BOROUGH GREEN PARISH COUNCIL
The need of quiet , the need of air, the need of exercise, and I believe the sight of sky and of all things growing, seem human need, common to all and not to be dispensed with without great loss.” Octavia Hill in 1888 Plus ca change, eh !
Old Recreation Ground Play Area -
Many happy hours of fun, but now all gone
New Play Area
A Sad time for Borough Green with the loss of these three stalwarts, Ray Chopping,
Tim Rothwell, and Alec Broad
MAY 4th ELECTIONS - Full Results . Wendy Palmer and Mike Taylor returned in a landslide vote as TMBC Representatives for Borough Green & Platt . We have entered into a Partnership with the Conservatives to form an administration. Press Release
Next Parish Council meeting 1930 5th June 2023 Borough Green Village Hall. AGENDA
PARISH CLERK CHAIRMAN LISTED BUILDINGS STREETNAMES
VOICE MAGAZINE MAY 2023 (containing Village Events Diary) VILLAGE DIRECTORY
PARISH ALLIANCE SHOPPER BUSES
The Parish Alliance led by Borough Green PC have worked with Nu-Venture Buses to ensure a weekly "Shopper Trip" can be maintained on the 58 and 70 routes to West Malling Larkfield and Maidstone. We have obtained a grant from KCC and financial support from the participating Parishes. The success of the route depend on local people making sure all our elderly people are aware of the Services.
TIMETABLES 70 Mondays 58 Fridays
Ray Chopping's Memorial Plaque now installed at the Barry's latest planter installed at the entrance to the
War Memorial. donated by Stephen Gay Memorial Masons. Western Rd Carpark. Plants donated by Greenacres
BERNIE'S AID TRIP TO UKRAINE REPORT & PICTURES
One of the regular contributions to the Voice for many years were the humorous observations about village life and characters by Muriel Rurial, now sadly ended. But with the closing of "Kent Aloominum" Margaret, editor of the Voice has published an excerpt, one that bought tears to my eyes. Muriel Rurial 2007
We heard the sad news today that Derek Freeman, the author of these humorous reflections on Borough Green, has passed away. I have posted a collection of his short off the wall stories on a dedicated page
Remembrance Sunday Wreath Laying
DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE
IGHTHAM SANDPIT QUIET POOL
Hard to believe, underneath this idyllic scene lurks 250,000 tonnes of illegally dumped Toxic Waste
At 10am on a very gloomy morning a good sized group gathered to lay Wreaths on our War Memorial. By special invitation this year our two Ukrainian families laid a wreath to commemorate those fighting right now in Ukraine as yet again Europe joins together to fight against tyranny and oppression.
Roger Slade gave the Exhortation, and laid a Royal Navy Wreath, and his wife Jill for the British Legion, Natasha Shaw laid a handmade wreath on behalf of the Borough Green Primary School Children. Ian Simpson and Taylor Rothwell laid the BGPC wreaths, Tim Shaw and Mike Taylor the TMBC ones, and Harry Rayner laid his own wreath.
I have to commend Kings for their Remembrance Day Window dressing
LEST WE FORGET
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Our new Recreation Ground Perimeter Path was completely open 18th October.
We deliberately kept it "wiggly" so it doesn't become a dedicated running track and is available to all - kiddies on trikes, babies in pushchairs, the elderly keeping their feet dry, and I know Daphne is eagerly looking forward to a test drive with her walker.
But Please, no electric scooters or cars.
Basted Mill Public Open Space - Boundary map
Many thanks to Nisa Stores for replanting Sandra's Memorial and the Village Centre Planters, with winter planting died back. They have also been diligently watering it as well.
And below - New Village Centre Planter, and War Memorial Cherry trees.
And Thanks and Merry Christmas to the Nisa staff who salt the pavement and alley when it's frosty
IF TMBC GET THEIR WAY, ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL FIELDS WILL DISAPPEAR UNDER CONCRETE FOREVER
That forbidden view....
DO NOT LOOK