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Panto ahoy!

THE cast of Cinderella, which is to be staged at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maid- stone, took to the River Medway to launch this year's panto. On board The Kentish Lady were

MAIDSTONE Borough Council ha responsible pet walkers a ha

national treasure Rustie Lee (Fairy Godmother), former EastEnder Ste- fan Booth (Prince Charming), Eliza- beth Bright (Cinderella), Craig Anderson (Buttons) and, pictured, Stephen Richards and Adam Bor- zone (Ugly Sisters) . They were greeted by pupils from

South Borough Primary School and members of the media. The panto runs from December 1-31. For tick- ets go to one resident to conta


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dispose of it there or put it in the children’s pla

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CALLS for the installation of CCTV cameras to prevent fly-tipping on a country road have been made by the local borough councillor.

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completely overflowing.” Mr Eva


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the most convenient bins on the dogwalk.” Other locals ha t children ha


fromschool “running the ga between sa onto the pa

we are having toilets, sinks and construction waste dumped in the village, specifically in Burberry Lane, where we are now thinking of installing cameras on private land, to oversee the problem area.” A recent event in Burberry Lane

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saw a caravan burned out while a torched car remains on a footpath

Borough councillor for Hea ve complained

cks of dogmess spilling th.


core, windows and household fur- niture is left illegally – often strewn in themiddle of the road. Cllr Gill Fort said: “Everymonth

ff he fence on afootpa ds all the wa ge La


Constructionwaste, rubble, hard “We needmore bins, thewa

Burberry Lane, near Leeds and Broomfield, has been targeted by waste dumpers for years, but in re-

ocent months, the problem has be-t leacomemore acute.y down to Her- mita

ns (pictured right)a re also ha

nging the ba gs th tha ste is

ttered everywhere. The council ke the rubbish a y,wa

nd ha ctually got rid of alot of

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nearby, more than a year after it was dumped and set on fire. The church car park has also seen

many instances of illegal dumping. But it is a problem inmany rural

areas including Langley, Otham and Kingswood. Water Lane in Bearsted and Pilgrims Way have also been targeted recently. Last year, Maidstone Borough

ve to walk home Wa

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Council cleared 911 cases of fly-tip- ping and this year more than 163 have been recorded since April. The approaching darker evenings will prompt a rise in illegal tipping. Cllr Fort welcomed a joint initia-

rd, Ashleigh Kimma

tive by the Environment Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Stan- dards Agency to clamp down on

nce, said:

ough Council by putting their dog wa

mppost in

gainst Maidstone Bor- gs on the la

unlicensed waste carriers, but be- lieves the cost to small firms of dis- posing of construction waste at a transfer station is proving a deter- rent that is costing councilsmore. Cllr Fort made her remarks as

one of the borough’s closest trans- fer stations at North Farm, Tun- bridge Wells, announced it will be closed for 10weeks. She added: “If you go along the

some sort of protest. “Ia


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ve ‘Maidstone Bor- t both litter a

nd dog n be put in them. s a

line of increasing fines, they have to be enforced. A reduction in the charge or offering it free may have the desired similar effect.” Athree-monthly litter pick on the

“These bins a

rly, so local peoplea ted in the fa

ste ha

mile-long stretch of road through Leeds village produces an average 32 black sacks of rubbish.

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alongwith normal rubbish.” “This wa

void ha

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red style of bin previously used for just dog wa

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parish councillor, says teaching children about social responsibility and the issue of litter in schools will help take the issue off the streets. She believes with every household receiving a weekly refuse collection service, there is no excuse for litter being thrown from vehicles or dumped in the road.

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Cllr Fort, who also serves as ated a bin tha

bins side by side, so we crea t could be used for all rub-

n said: “There

owners dispose of their dogs’ wa

bins within tha rea. Most dog ste correctly, but some do not. ically to ta ny enforcement a

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Praise for rail staff Obituaries re bins in the

ASH dieback has been discovered in Monks Meadow in Detling; Hollingbourne village fete stall- holder co-ordinator Jean Duffy has resigned; yellow lines are needed for Buffkyn Way, Otham, to allow buses through Imperial Park; rub- bish bins in the sports field in Kingswoodare to be moved over to the picnic area and rear exit.

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RAILWAYstaff have been praised for saving a commuter who had collapsed.


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ADOG walker complained that the parish field had been taken over by participants of a fun day in Barm- in

g. In future, the event will be ad- vertised in advance.

Crime Reports 35

VEHICLES have been driven over farmland in Lenham, causing damge to crops; an attempted break-in was reported in Detling; a vehicle was vandalised in Bearsted Rd, Weavering; pumpkins were stolen from an allotment in Lenham.

A CAR was taken in a burglary in Allin

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down in a car park in UnionStreet; lead was stolen from the roof of a church in St Faith’s Street; three teenagers tried to steal a dog from its walker in ParkWood, one was of the thieves was bitten; a bicycle was damaged in Park Wood; cash was stolen fromcars in Lon

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CCTV call in a bid to stop fly-tipping

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nd Lyn Burgess, rd Drive, Ba

rm- ck of bins

Mrs Burgess said: “I’ve given up. ve to ta


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fter dozens of ba rk, writes Jade Schopman.

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KATE Hart, a resident at an old people’s home in Bearsted, has died aged 107, her son David has disclosed.

s been urged to install bins for gs of dog wa

ste were spotted

HELEN Whately asked the government to halt the borough’s housing scheme.

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A CARAVAN used by travellers on the green at Shepway was burnt out.

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AMAIDSTONE town centre pub is celebrating after being given an award by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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