Victoria Road, Dartford – Kent Highways advise that there are two way temporary lights in place until Sunday 4 January due to gas repair works.

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT), the body that deals with appeals against parking and bus lane penalties in England and Wales outside London, is now considering appeals against penalties issued for failing to pay a charge at the Dartford River Crossing.

Christmas Day at Darent Valley Hospital saw 11 babies born, six boys and five girls.

Recent additions to the ‘Small Business of the Day’, as featured by Dartford Borough Council, are Old Mother Hubbards, gifts and fancy goods, in the Orchards Shopping Centre; Tini’s Boutique, special occasion wear for babies and children, in the Orchards Shopping Centre


Sunday 4 January – New Year Community Brunch at Church Centre, Swanscombe Street.  ‘Come celebrate the festival of Epiphany.  All are welcome; sponsored by Asda, Greenhithe’.



Editorial – Next Year in Dartford Part 1: General Election

Editorial: Next Year in Dartford – Part 2: Borough Elections

Editorial – Next Year in Dartford – Part 3: Other Issues

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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