Dartford Borough Council has triggered its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol for Rough Sleepers.  This means that because the night time temperature is predicted to be zero degrees Celsius or below for at least the next three nights, the Council will aim to provide emergency accommodation for any rough sleepers found in the district for the duration of the severe weather.  If you become aware of anyone sleeping rough in Dartford during this time, you can make a referral to Housing Services under the protocol and the Council will do their best to find emergency accommodation where available.  Further details can be found at

Planning application received by DBC – 14/01767/COU Change of use from Class D2 (assembly and leisure) to Class D1 (places of worship) and provision of roller shutters on front elevation – Gala Clubs, 30 Spital Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 2DL.  For anyone interested in the history of this building, it may be worth reading the Heritage Statement attached to this application.

Monday’s Small Business of the Day, as featured by DBC was Bradleys Jewellers in Hythe Street.

DBC’s Joint Transportation Board meeting on 2 December – The draft minutes from this meeting have recently been made available.  This meeting was also covered in our report on 2 December.

A man has appeared in court after been charged with theft from vehicles in the Dartford area –


Tuesday 13 January – Live music: Liz Simcock Trio at Dartford Folk Club.

Saturday 17 January – The Winter Strongman Challenge at Glow, Bluewater.


Dartford’s Police Crime Figures – November 2014

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 “Tuesday 30th December – Dartford News”

  1. KegDA1 Reply

    What a shame the temperature has to reach zero for three nights before action is taken on rough sleepers.

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