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THE Kent County Show en- joyed fine weather and bumper crowds atthe show- grounds in Detling. More than80,000


visitors,over 3,000 up on last year, attendedone of the county’s biggest events. Competitors, stallholders


and businesses came from across the country buthad the usual big local presence. Among thosewere Jo


Shan, ofStaplehurst, and Ken Shelton,ofAylesford, both pictured,who represented theMid Kent FuchsiaGroup. Ken said: “It has beenawonderful show.”  More pictures, see page 16


Bridging the gap to business prosperity


TRADERS and home owners in Snodland are heading for a bonanzawith a newroad bridge across the RiverMedway set to openwithinweeks, bring- ing newprosperity to the town. That is the prediction of local busi-


ness people andcouncillorswho say the route linking the A228 on the outskirts of the town and new homes on the opposite bank will mean an increase in business and house prices. The £19 million road bridge,


which is due to open in September, has been built by developer Tren- port, as the key to Peters Village, a 1,000 home new community on the east bank nearWouldham. With Snodlandalready feeling the


benefit of a high-speed rail link, which started a year ago, business


people are looking forward to a trade boomwhen traffic starts flow- ing across the bridge. Among them is hairdresser Alex Mackintosh (pic- tured left) who opened his salon Alexander’s in the town’s High Street


seven


months ago be- cause of the antic- ipated influx of


shoppers and commuters. He said: “I was managing a bar- ber’s in Tonbridge but I wanted to


start my own business. The bridge was one of themain reasons I chose Snodland to open a barber’s. It’s an expanding and up and coming area. There are lots of new houses going up all around the area, and once they finish the bridge,I think a lot of peoplewill come over fromthat side of the river because it will be very convenient for them. It will really put Snodland on themap.” After recently moving toWould-


ham with wife,Katie, Alex is also looking forward to the bridge open- ing to shorten his dailywork commute.


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AFORMERMetropolitan Police of- ficer is the new vicar at East Malling, Teston andWateringbury. RevNickWilliams,who ismarried with two sons,will start in his new post in October and live in the vicarage in EastMalling.


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Inside this edition: NEW building proposals


for


Malling are being drawn up as Ton- bridge and Malling Council works on its emerging Local Plan. See the four-page supplement by Malling Action Partnership, which supports people, businesses and events in the 11 parishes in the Malling area.


July 2016 No. 231 News


Better buses call


PARENTS are urging action to get better school bus services from Kings Hill and West Malling.


Phone boxes saved


VILLAGERS have come up with ways of retaining their red phone boxes. 4


An early Christmas


CHILD choristors in Mereworth are recording a CD of fes- tive songs in October.


Playground anger


KINGS Hill residents say they were misled about a planned new play area. 6


Petition against gym


AN outdoor gym in Leybourne has been dismissed as a waste of money. 12


Joe’s dash for cash


THE last pub in Ditton looks set for a new lease of life as an office block.


Obituaries Comment


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34 Crime Reports 43


ROOF lead and copper were stolen from a house in Aylesford.


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Autumn 2015 FREE


On the pumpkin trail at


Emmetts Garden


Ashley Jackson


Kent’s hockey superstar


A time for sharing this


CHRISTMAS Days out • Theatre • Homes & Gardens • Walks


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