IN THE NEWS TODAY
New look for Fairfield Pool - story from gravesendreporter.co.uk
A new weekly clinic for babies and children with suspected heart conditions is now available at Darent Valley Hospital – story from newsshopper.co.uk
Announcement from Stone Parish Council regarding closure of St James Lane 17-19 March
Heritage Centre opening – announcement from Wilmington Parish Council
Appeal after mobile phone robbery in Swanscombe – story from kent.police.uk. Also, coverage from newsshopper.co.uk
Man charged with taking jewellery – story from newshopper.co.uk . Also coverage from gravesendreporter.co.uk
Take part in a Police Satisfaction Survey – from kent-pcc.gov.uk
FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS (FOBTs)
Earlier this week, the Campaign for Fairer Gambling released figures reportedly showing that bookmakers and betting shops have targeted the most deprived and poorest areas, where there is high unemployment, high crime and low income. The full details and links to articles in the national press can be found here .
The figures relating to Dartford District from this announcement are as follows:-
2011 Population Count – 97,400
FOBT player population (based on British Gambling Prevalence Survey) 3,144
Estimated average FOBT loss per player each year £822
Betting shop licences with ‘active, ‘grant’ or ‘variation’ status at 12/2013 12
Estimated number of FOBTs [based on average density] 44
Estimated cash Inserted to FOBTs to commence/continue play £13,609,768
Estimated gross amount gambled [amount FOBT gamblers wagered] £72,841,014
Estimated gross gambling yield [amount lost by FOBT gamblers] £2,585,856
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL
Residents set to save thanks to Energy Deal scheme
DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS W/C MONDAY 10 MARCH
Monday 10 March – Deed, Trust and Obligations Committee – agenda
Tuesday 11 March – Policy Overview Committee – the full agenda can be read here . Selected items from the agenda include:-
Update on Ebbsfleet Valley Development (including Swanscombe Peninsula)
Thursday 13 March – Development Control Board – the full agenda can be read here . Selected items from the agenda include:-
05/00308/OUT< br> Northfleet West Sub Station, Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, Kent. Redevelopment of the site comprising a mixed use of up to 950 dwellings & non-residential floor space for: shopping, food & drink, hotel use; community, health, education & cultural uses; assembly & leisure facilities & associated works to provide the development
Jonathon Hawkes @CllrJonHawkes Following another serious incident with escaped horses in Stone I’ve written to the council requesting discussions on a long term solution.
NWKC @NWKCollege We’ve got so much going on at our#OpenDay on 12th March, that you might need a little help deciding what to do first nwkcollege.ac.uk/news-and-event…
Gateway Vineyard @VineyardGateway Cold weather shelter next 2 nights @VineyardGateway, Saturday night at Brent Methodist, Sunday night at Salvation Army Dartford
Dartford District @Dartford_Dis_FC Looking for sponsors now to help make the #Dartford Primary Schools Football Development plan and huge success.
Peter Cannon @PeterJohnCannon (Thursday) Good #Dartford council cabinet meeting. Pleased to support changes to parking in Darenth Rd which should help the situation there.#Brent
S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 (Thursday) A massive thank you to the residents of S&G. 54 dogs undertook the FREE microchipping arranged by the Town Council in Swanscombe Park today.
S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 Don’t 4get the Police Contact Point in GREENHITHE 2moz 5-6pm. Ur chance 2 meet & discuss issues with the local Police …beandgreenhithetc.kentparishes.gov.uk/default.cfm?pi…
S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 Probably the best quiz night of the weekend – Swanscombe Tigers 2moz 7.30pm @ the RBL London Road. Only £4/person. 07908 644372 for details. See the following link ;- …beandgreenhithetc.kentparishes.gov.uk/default.cfm?pi…
Joydens Wood Junior @joydens_jnr Very proud of our JW footy team. Played so well at Temple Hill even though we didn’t win. Looking forward to our next game at The Brent!
The Leigh UTC @theleighutc Come along to our ‘create an app’ workshop on Saturday 8th March between 12noon and 4pm. More details on our website
Dartford CC @dartfordcricket Massive thanks to #tweetbluewater for agreeing to fund the printing of 13,500 flyers promoting DCC to go to every pupil in Dartford!
Wilmington PC @pc_wilmington Craft Fair on Sun 23rd March at Dartford Masonic Centre – West Hill from 10-2pm in aid of 1st Wilmington Scouts and 5th Dartford Scout group
Information compiled by @Andyclark57