The figures for November 2014 have been released by police.uk.  Details for each ward are shown in the table below:

Crimes reported December 2014
Dartford – Bean and Darenth 43
Dartford – Bluewater 97
Dartford – Brent 30
Dartford – Castle 8
Dartford – Greenhithe 40
Dartford – Heath 24
Dartford – Joyce Green 73
Dartford – Joydens Wood 31
Dartford – Littlebrook 35
Dartford – Longfield, New Barn and Southfleet 38
Dartford – Newtown 76
Dartford – Princes 45
Dartford – Stone (excluding Bluewater) 62
Dartford – Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley 32
Dartford – Swanscombe 70
Dartford – Town 121
Dartford – West Hill 41
Dartford – Wilmington 11
Unspecified Location 103
Total 980


Concern is growing for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from Dartford for five days.  Emily Phillips was last seen in Dartford on 4 February.  The Missing People charity have appealed to Emily or anyone who knows where she is to contact them.  Further details from newsshopper.co.uk 

Do you drive to Dartford station in the morning and park at station/nearby road? BBC SE Sunday Politics want to film a piece about this on Wednesday – if you’re interested in appearing on this programme, please contact @DartfordRailTA

A Litterpick is to be held this Sunday 15 February, in Lower Hythe Street and Riverside Way from 9am until noon. Equipment will be provided.  For any further details, please contact @jakeetheridge  

Westgate Primary School took part in the British Heart Foundation’s Wear it, Beat it day on Friday. This was thanks to one pupil from Year 6 who wrote a very persuasive letter revealing that it was important to take part and raise money to support children with heart conditions.  This made a big impact on the school and helped raise over £150 for the charity.

Dartford singer through to the next round of The Voice UK – kentonline.co.uk 

Dartford Borough Council is asking residents to pledge support for Britain’s servicemen and women before installing a special Memorial Bench at the town’s War Memorial as part of its continuing World War One commemorations – dartford.gov.uk 

English Votes for English Laws – garethjohnsonmp.co.uk 

A manufacturer of a baby feeding bottle which warms milk in a minute has moved to larger premises at the Old Ambulance Station in Dartford’s Questor Estate, creating four new jobs – kentonline.co.uk 

A man has been charged with burglary and possessing crack cocaine following a report of a burglary in Lowfield Street – kentonline.co.uk 

Dartford Harriers have won this season’s Kent Fitness League, pipping local rivals Dartford Roadrunners by just one point.  Whilst the Harriers also won the Male’s competition and the Roadrunners finished in second place, the Roadrunners finished second in the Female’s competition with the Harriers back in fourth place.  Final standings here

FC Halifax Town 3 Dartford FC 1 – FA Trophy.  The Darts Wembley aspirations ended on Saturday; Andy Pugh scored Dartford’s goal.

Askeans 58 Dartford Valley 14 – Kent League Division 2


Saturday 14 February – Meet Peppa Pig at Showcase Cinema, Bluewater.  ‘Peppa Pig will be making a special appearance  from 10am to celebrate the release of Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots.

Saturday 14 February – Opera Supper at The Bird in Hand.

Friday 27 February – Focus on the Arts Community Youth Arts Showcase at the Mick Jagger Centre.

Saturday 28 February (and Sunday 1 March) – Build It Live at Glow, Bluewater.  ‘Meet over 100 of the UK’s most innovative suppliers offering 1000s of products from architects to lofts, kitchens, underfloor heating, folding sliding doors, mortgages and much more.  Plus attend a range of inspiring seminars and workshops which cover specific problems and choices that self builders and renovators face every day.

Wednesday 18 March – Workshop for people with learning disabilities at St Vincents Church, Temple Hill.  ‘A day about voting.’

Saturday 28 March – Dartford Valley Rugby Club Race Night



Update on Saturday 7 February (including added comment re DBC’s new bank account).

Proposed Crematorium – One Borough Resident’s Objection and Details of the Flora and Fauna Present on the Site (including added comment)

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>