Old Recreation Ground Play Area -
Many happy hours of fun, but now all gone
New Play Area
FLY INFESTATIONS - there have been several reports of problems, let us know because we are trying to map the geographical spread to allow Environmental Health to track down the source.
Please email your address and contact , or call 01732 882880. Your details will be deleted on conclusion.
The swarms of bees outside the Baptist Chapel in the High St are harmless Miner or Ground bees and will be gone in a few days
BUS TIMETABLE VARIATION ROUTES 58 & 70 - Both buses will now start at Wrotham Square, and go through Borough Green Station and Platt to Wrotham Heath where they both continue their regular routes NEW TIMETABLE
Next Parish Council meeting 1930 2nd October 2023 Borough Green Village Hall. AGENDA
Notice of Vacancy due to resignation of Councillor.
VENUES - POTTERS MEDE BOROUGH GREEN VILLAGE HALL
BG SURGERY - Surgery Dispensary can now only be accessed by Reception on 01732 883161
LIVE BANDS, SILENT DISCO KARAOKE
GEORGE EZRA TRIBUTE HT-21 BAND
DJ LATEY STREET FOOD CINEMA
CIRCUS SKILLS INFLATABLES
FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL
PARISH ALLIANCE SHOPPER BUSES
USE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM
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.
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
IGHTHAM SANDPIT QUIET POOL
Hard to believe, underneath this idyllic scene lurks 250,000 tonnes of illegally dumped Toxic Waste
Remembrance Sunday Wreath Laying
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