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to be a lack of sports field provi- sion, which could be addressed by using Gatland Park, but there could be a security issue here. The former Nurses’ Home in Hermitage Lane was another op- tion, but this was deemed too ex- pensive. Late last year planning permission was granted to demol- ish it and build 53 homes. Neil Pattison, a district pastor at Jubilee Church, said: “We are working with the DfE and are hop- ing to announce something soon. “We have exhausted over 20 sites

in Maidstone ... but the DfE has a hit list of requirements that in- cludes value for money.” Hesaid about 60 youngsters – the

size of the first intake – had selected the school as one of their options, but until the location was finalised it was not known whether they would enroll. Although the school will have a faith-led ethos, its cur- riculum will not focus on religion. Mr Pattison said: “Parents are so excited about the ethos of the school that they are willing to say their children will attend, even if it

U3A meetings

MAIDSTONE U3A is welcoming new members once again, after eliminating its long waiting list. The organisation has more than

30 small groups covering spe- cialised interests. They meet at the Maidstone

Community Support Centre on the thirdMonday of each month. Tony Redding will talk about the Chindit campaign under the title War in the Wilderness on April 21, and on May 19, C Bull will speak on “Dirty Dartford”. The group is open to anyone

who is fully or semi-retired. If you would like to attend a meeting, call 01622 734298. For details go to

means having to travel.” Anne Allen has been appointed head teacher. Mrs Allen (left), who is married with two grown- up children and is head of a large infant school, has worked not

only in education but also in the private and voluntary sectors. She said: “I feel fortunate and blessed that I have been given this great opportunity to be at the cut- ting edge of something so exciting, working alongside professionals linked to Jubilee Church who are passionate about offering the high- est standards of education and care for children in Maidstone.” Mrs Allen started her career as a nursery nurse in inner London. Since then, she has worked in schools across several local author- ities. She has been a teacher, school adviser, deputy and head and has worked as an adviser to schools in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Catering plan

ACATERING unit couldbe sited in the car park outside the Harley Davidson Showroom in Forstal Road,Aylesford. Maidstone Council will deter-

mine the proposal, which would see trading take place between 6am and 5pm, seven days aweek.

Flats scheme

PRIME Folio has applied to con- vert offices at 3 Albion Place, Maid- stone into three one-bed flats and one studio flat. Maidstone Council will decide whether the scheme can be allowed under prior notifi- cation, meaning no planning ap- plicationwould be required.

Patients happy with hospital

THE Somerfield Hospital in Maidstone has been given a clean bill of health, following an independent survey of patients in 2013. The hospital received an overall satisfaction score of 96.8% in the an-

nual patient survey, rating overall quality of care as either excellent or very good. The survey, conducted and analysed by market research company Quality Health,was carried out last year andwas based on a sample of at least 808 patients completing a questionnaire. The survey measured patient satisfaction across a broad range of cri-

teria, including patients’ overall impression of admission, consultant care, imaging (X-ray) anaesthetists, theatre staff, accommodation and whether patients were treated with respect and dignity. The overall impression of nursing care received a rating of 96.75%,

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