IN THE NEWS TODAY
White Stuff, a British fashion and lifestyle brand that sells women’s and men’s clothing, accessories and gifts in traditional British styles is to open in Bluewater on Wednesday 19 November. They will be celebrating the opening of their Bluewater flagship shop with a launch event on Friday 28 November. Visit them in their new store for live acoustic music, chocolate tasting from Cocoba, an old fashioned photo booth, a Christmas gift wrapping station and the chance to win £250 to spend in White Stuff. There will also be plenty of activities to keep your children entertained with kid’s crafts, face painting and storytelling. Further details from bluewater.co.uk
Dartford FC 1 Southport 1 – Conference Premier Division. The Darts had to rely on a stoppage time equaliser from Harry Crawford to earn a point against their fellow strugglers. Dartford remain in 19th position and next week travel to 16th placed Lincoln.
Academy Football result (Friday): Dartford Reds 5 QPR Trust 1 (League Cup)
LOCAL COUNCIL NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dartford Borough Council
Agenda for the meeting of the Development Control Board to be held on Thursday 20 November
Darenth Parish Council
Updated Work Information: A2 Bean to Ebbsfleet resurfacing
Agenda for the meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Wednesday 19 November
Stone Parish Council
Local crime report: AB32 Hedge Place Road, Greenhithe. Theft of hand tools and copper from a silver Ford Transit van between 10.45pm and 11pm on Tuesday 11 November. If you saw or heard anything please contact the Police on 101 quoting Crime Number XY/040106/14.
Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council
KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste Survey – KCC Highways, Transportation & Waste has commissioned BMG, an independent market research company, to undertake a door to door survey from Saturday 15 November until the end of December. Further details here
Wilmington Parish Council
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18th Novembe. It will reopen on Wednesday 19 November.
Notes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 5 November
Kent County Council
Wednesday 19 November – Planning Applications Committee – includes on the agenda Proposal DA/14/948 (KCC/DA/0029/2014) - Demolition of existing dining hall and kitchen with the erection of a two-storey 6 classroom block with associated ancillary accommodation; new single storey dining hall and kitchen. Provision of 33 additional car parking spaces and new access with drop-off facility from Eynsford Road at Knockhall Primary School, Eynsford Road, Greenhithe.
ADDED TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 November – Festive Gift & Food Fair at Glow, Bluewater
Saturday 29 November – Star Wars Arts and Crafts Exhibition at Stephen Oliver’s Gallery, Orchard Centre
Saturday 29 November – 70’s Night and Disco at Bird In Hand
Tuesday 2 December – Card Crafting Evening at St Mary’s Greenhithe Church Hall
Saturday 6 December – Live music – Second Helping at The Black Horse, Bean. ‘Four piece covers band, playing hits by various artists from the last 50 years’.
Saturday 20 December – Live music – The Alleycats at The Black Horse, Bean. ‘Rockin’ rockabilly and 50’s rock’n’roll’.
@dartfordliving @DartfordMatters The Christmas Lights Switch on was excellent. Thank you to everyone involved.
— keg (@kegDA1) November 15, 2014
Dartford is now officially Britain's first 3-way marginal @Vote_UKIP
— joneselizab (@joneselizab) November 14, 2014
The Dartford FC Supporters Association are now on Twitter @dartfordfcsa
— DFCSA (@dartfordfcsa) November 15, 2014
Update to last week’s ‘Editorial: Has Dartford Town Centre Turned the Corner?’ – In this article, I mentioned that I had asked Dartford Borough Council whether the number of stalls at the Thursday Market had in fact dropped since the move to the High Street. I received an acknowledgement early on Monday morning from the Customer Services Team at DBC to the effect that this had been passed on to the person who deals with the market. To date, I have received no further reply. For the record, I also asked if any information had been made available to the public as to when the Council’s lease expires/expired at the previous location and who/why it was decided not to renew the lease and move to the High Street and if not, was it proposed to make this information available to the public?