IN THE NEWS TODAY

Dartford Borough Council is pleased to announce that Energy Deal – the collective switching scheme that aims to help and support residents looking to reduce their gas and electricity bills – is back.  Households taking part in the scheme benefit from group buying to get a better deal and save money on their home energy bills.  Further information on this scheme, which closes on 5 February 2015, can be found at dartford.gov.uk

A2018 Shepherds Lane, near to Sullivan Close – roadworks  on Thursday 4 December.  Stop/Go boards will be used, delays likely roadworks.org

B260 Green Street Green Road, various locations – roadworks from Thursday 4 December until Monday 8 December. Two-way signals, delays likely roadworks.org

Are you interested in buying a pub in Dartford.  If so, sidneyphillips.co.uk are advertising The Greyhound in Sutton-at-Hone for sale, freehold plus VAT for £375,000.  It is being advertised as ‘potential for alternative use subject to planning permission’.  As we have previously reported, planning permission was turned down in 2013 when Tesco wanted to convert the pub to a shop.   Also from their site, it would appear that Sidney Phillips are inviting offers for the leases of The Four Lymes and The Wat Tyler.

The Urology Department at  Darent Valley Hospital and their Prostate Cancer Support Group held a Tea and Tash morning in aid of Movember yesterday.  To date they have raised £540 which will be donated to the Movember Foundation – Darent Valley Hospital

Dartford driver returns to race in the British Touring Car Championship – Andy Wilmot will compete in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Welch Motorsport.  The 34-year-old has diligently been working on securing a position on the grid after previously racing in the BTCC in 2013.  The experience left a lasting impression on Wilmot, who has fervently pursued a drive in the UK’s premier motor sport series over the past 12 months – further details from btcc.net

Due to lack of interest the Children’s Christmas Panto on Sunday 7 December has been cancelled – Dartford Conservative Club

Two brothers narrowly avoided jail after counterfeit clothing was seized by Kent Trading Standards officers at their market stall in Dartford – kentonline.co.uk

Dartford man sentenced to 17 weeks in prison and banned from driving for five years after pleading guilty to drink driving and driving while disqualified – kent.police.uk

Eastleigh 2 Dartford FC 0 – Conference Premier Division

ADDED TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR

Friday 12 December – Book signing with Jeff Kinney at Waterstones, Bluewater.  The author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series will be signing copies of the latest book The Long Haul.

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Tonight’s Joint Transportation Board Meeting

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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