KCC Highways have advised that Dartford, High Street will be closed on 24 November for 5 days to enable to install a new gas supply, please follow diversion signs.  Please note that are suggesting that the work is planned outside 57 High Street (next to Paper Moon) and it is just a lane (rather than road) closure, although delays are likely.

Dartford Borough Council planning application received – 14/00857/NSIP, General Paramount enquiries, Swanscombe Peninsular.  The applicant has asked the Secretary of State for its opinion (a scoping opinion) as to the information to be provided in an environmental statement relating to the project. (Note includes a document over 200 pages long).

Dartford’s Grabbacab scheme is on the move later this month.  From Friday 28 November, the Grabbacab booking office and pick-up point will move from Market Street to its new home in the Westgate Car Park, opposite Air and Breathe.  The scheme operates on Friday and Saturday nights from 11.30pm to 3.30am and helps town centre visitors get home quickly, easily and safely, as well as reducing anti-social behaviour – further details from

Dartford Town Centre sparkles this Christmas –

Job opportunity Administration Assistant (part-time) – Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council

Cali Malpas will be providing the entertainment, busking at One Bell Corner tomorrow, in conjunction with the Thursday High Street Market.

Kent County Council have advised that Mounts Road, Greenhithe will be closed to through traffic from 4 December 2014 for up to 8 days to allow footway repairs to be carried out – via Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council

Free flow at Dartford Crossing will come at a price –

Customers evacuated from hotel, after thatched roof catches fire –

Trainee lawyer given award for commitment including mentoring students –

A Dartford woman has been given a 112 day suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to shoplifting –


Friday 21 November – Christmas Fayre at Temple Hill Community Primary School

Friday 28 November – Live music: Debi Hall at Dartford Conservative Club

Tuesday 2 December – Winter Warmer Memory Event at Temple Hill Community Centre. ‘Come along and learn more about memory problems – Information stalls, legal and benefits presentations, refreshments from around the globe, libraries reminiscence and memory tree and school choir’




Dartford’s recycling figures show no improvement (with added comments)


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.

1 comment on “Wednesday 19th November – Dartford News and Tweets”

  1. Joanne Reply

    More roadworks at the same time: Dartford Princes Road: Contraflow 24th-28th Nov between 09:30-15:30. Between Darenth Rd & Lowfield St to enable repairs to an electric cable. So likely town will be complete chaos for that week!

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