Taylor has just popped in with the sad news that his Dad Tim passed away last night.
Tim was often involved in village projects as a decorator and builder. His biggest job for us was the painting of Potters Mede, and building our kitchens there.
He redecorated the Village Hall on several occasions, and even rebuilt the roof.
His last job for us was refurbishing the bench at the entrance to the Village Hall ready for its dedication to Alec Broad.
He was often seen in the village repainting shop fronts, (and gossiping), he was one of those characters who make up the fabric of village life, and part of one of those large old time extended families. He will probably be buried in Wrotham with his Mum, and he will be widely missed
VOICE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2023
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
Old Recreation Ground Play Area -
Many happy hours of fun, but now all gone
New Play Area
REST IN PEACE
ALEC "CHUFFER" BROAD
DRAFT MINUTES 9th January 2023
Next Parish Council meeting 1930 6th February 2023 Borough Green Village Hall. AGENDA
Voice December 2022 & January 2023
Spectacularly Successful Christmas Lights Festival
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
between a yellow KCC saltbin, and a green Borough Green Parish Council one?
The Borough Green bin is the one with salt in it.
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.
IGHTHAM SANDPIT QUIET POOL
Hard to believe, underneath this idyllic scene lurks 250,000 tonnes of illegally dumped Toxic Waste
HEDGES - Residents are reminded that they are responsible for their hedge outside their boundary, and in a village like Borough Green with very narrow pavements, every inch is crusial to pedestrian safety. And do not forget - blind and partially sighted people feel their way with a stick at ground level, they don't know about the obstructing hedge until it hits them in the face!
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.
BUS CUTS In spite of a huge public consultation response opposing Bus Cuts, KCC have decided to ignore us, despite having a £35M Government Grant for Bus Improvements. It is supposed to support bus lanes and the like, but what are the point of bus lanes if they cut the b***y buses? We have written to Baroness Vere at Westminster asking her to intercede. Her Response - (answers on a postcard, please) but KCC will worry that Westminster is on the case
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
IPUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY COUNTRY FOOTPATHS MAP
IF TMBC GET THEIR WAY, ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL FIELDS WILL DISAPPEAR UNDER CONCRETE FOREVER
That forbidden view....
DO NOT LOOK