There is to be a local and family history drop in session at Dartford Library on Tuesday 23 September, 10.30am-12.30pm.  Come along and bring your own WW1 memorabilia and explore the archives of photos, old newspapers, maps and online resources.  For further information email or call 03000 41 31 31.

Following the rain overnight last Thursday/Friday KCC Highways @KentHighways reported on Friday that a tanker had attended Manor Way, Swanscombe near to the A226 London Road, and removed the overnight flood water.

The Urogynaecology Unit within the Gynaecology department at Darent Valley Hospital has been accredited by the British Society of Urogynaecology.  Darent Valley Hospital is only the 11th unit in the UK to receive such accreditation.  Further details from Darent Valley Hospital’s Facebook page.

Dartford man charged with charged with six cases of fraud by false representation –


Dartford Borough Council

The draft minutes from the Cabinet meeting on 11 September have now been published on

Darenth Parish Council

The Parish Council have been advised that an application for the development of a crematorium on the former Mabledon Hospital Site is to be submitted to the Planning Authority shortly with the company involved intending to have a public exhibition in the Pavilion at Waller Park about the proposal sometime in October –

18-20 November – Swanley Light Opera Group perform Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’ at Darenth Hall

Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council

27 September – Quiz Night for Swanscombe Tigers at Greenhithe and Swanscombe RBL

Swanscombe Street – temporary road closure from 27 October for up to five days – more details here

18 October – Table Top sale at St Mary’s Church, Greenhithe

Wilmington Parish Council

Notes of September’s Parish Council meeting

Conclusion of 2014 Parish Audit

Rubbish and Rubbish Bins – Who is Responsible for Emptying?

27 September and 1 October – ‘A Week In Paradise’ a Hextable and Swanley Players Production at the Memorial Hall, Wilmington

13-15 November – ‘The Cemetery Club’ by the Wilmington Players


High impact and likely to cause delays (from

A206/B255 St Clements Way (22-23 Sep) – lane closure

A226 Junction London Road, Swanscombe and Knockhall Road (22-23 Sep) – multi way signals

Darenth Road junction with Powder Mill Lane (23-25 Sep) – two way signals

A225 Dartford Road, Sutton-at-Hone (24-26 Sep) – stop/go boards

Birchwood Road (until 23 Sep) – stop/go boards

New Barn Road, Southfleet (until 23 Sep) – road closure

B260 Main Road, Longfield (24-26 Sep) – two way signals

B260 Main Road, Longfield (25-29 Sep) – stop/go boards


In addition to the daily News and Tweets updates, there have been features and editorials published here this week.  As a recap, I have included links to some of these below:-

Dartford Snappers

15th September in Dartford’s History

Parking On Pavements – Fastrack Update – DBC JTB Meeting

1051 (Dartford Air Squadron)

Litter, Rubbish and Bob Dunn Way

South and South East In Bloom

991 Residents Petition Against the Changes to Dartford Library

Compiled by @Andyclark57

About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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