As you can see from the following tweet, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner was pleased that Dartford Council had reported feedback that the Kent Police model is being well received by local communities.  Presumably this model is as detailed here on  I wonder if all of our local communities feel the same way and also, how they have fed back their comments to Dartford Borough Council.

Bristol Rovers 1 Dartford  – Conference Premier Division.  A first half penalty goal was sufficient for Bristol Rovers to beat The Darts.  However, during the game, Dartford’s goalkeeper, Jason Brown, suffered racist abuse from a supporter.  Bristol Rovers FC have confirmed that the incident did take place and that they are conducting a full investigation into the incident and co-operating fully with the police with the sole aim of identifying and apprehending the perpetrator(s) of the abuse.   They have written to Dartford FC, Jason Brown and the Football Association apologising for the incident  – full statement on  Dartford’s next match is on Saturday 11 October, at home to Macclesfield Town.

Emergency Road Closure on 10 October – Betsham Road, Southfleet – @SGTownCouncil1  

Are you a community group looking for funding to offer more activities for young and older people or improve sports provision in the Borough?  Apply now for Dartford Borough Council’s community grants! Visit for more information and an online application form.  The closing date is midday on Monday 13 October 2014.

Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, is seeking four boys to appear in the roles of Michael and John in Peter Pan, this year’s pantomime at the Orchard Theatre.  To audition you must be no more than 4’6” tall for Michael and no more than 4’8” tall for John, with singing and acting ability.  For the audition you should prepare a monologue, poem or rhyme to present and be prepared to read a short excerpt from the script.  Auditions will be held at Reynolds Training Academy on  Monday 27 October and to audition you must pre-register.  Further details from

A Dartford man who stole his housemate’s bank card and used it to withdraw cash from her account has been jailed for 22 months –

A Greenhithe man has been sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to shoplifting and failing to surrender to police/court bail –

A Greenhithe man was sentenced to 32 days in prison after pleading guilty to assault –

Kent Police is appealing for information after a horse’s tail was cut off at a riding centre for disabled people.  Two other horses had hair removed from their tails and two horse rugs were also stolen, between 5pm on Monday 6 October and 8am on Tuesday 7 October.  The incident occurred on fields at the Arrow Riding Centre in Darenth Park Avenue, Dartford. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01474 366212 quoting reference XY/35523/14.

The Paint, Print, Rip Exhibition at the What-If? Gallery, last week’s featured event, has now been extended until Saturday 18 October – What If Gallery

Yesterday we published an article Task Group on Town Centre Improvements, Including Editorial Comment following publication of the minutes from DBC’s Policy Overview Committee.  The full draft minutes of the meeting can be read here.  The other main points covered included updated on Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Dementia Friendly Communities.


Saturday 11 October – Live music: Total Recall at George and Dragon

Sunday 19 October – Frank Sinatra Live Singer at The Ship, Puddledock Lane


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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