BOROUGH GREEN NEWS
STOP PRESS - TMBC are in deep trouble - read letter from Planning Inspectors
Hazel Update - she is now out of hospital and staying with her daughter, and improving daily While Hazel is ill, email Mike
Interesting update on Cllr Robin Betts - after our praise here, TMBC Tories elevated him to Cabinet Member for Street Scene & Environment. Could they be trying to buy him away from our influence?
Martin Coffin Conservative Deputy Leader TMBC
Immediately the election finished, people in Wrotham began to complain they did not know the election had happened, they did not receive voting cards. We have asked TMBC Returning Officer to investigate, but so far just stony silence
This is particularly important in this election because Cllr Martin Coffin (left) voted in favour of Borough Green Garden City, despite the wishes of his electorate. If you compare Martin's 2015 share of the vote with his 2019 share , his catastrophic collapse is quite evident
Scott Millener, on the other hand, despite being a complete newcomer as an Independent Alliance candidate, running a quick 3 week on a shoestring, managed to come within 51 votes of unseating Martin Coffin. So the possible 170 votes from Pilgrims Way were crucial. We have 21 days to lodge a Petition to the Electoral Commission, and whilst Martin and the Conservative Party have deep enough pockets to deposit £2500 and pay tens of thousands fighting a Court Case, we do not, so it looks like Martin and TMBC will get away with it.
TMBC have form for "errors in mailing", such as the failure to deliver Isles Quarry Plan edition of "Here & Now" just in Borough Green. I don't know if this is a similar scam to protect the Deputy Leader, but summat smells fishy.
And one final note - Robin Betts is blameless, he fought a straight election, and his support was due his defiance of Party Policy and his courage in voting AGAINST Borough Green Garden City. He has our congratulations, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside him
LANDSLIDE - 77% OF THE VOTE*
RESULTS - Borough Green & Longmill Turnout 43% 2nd highest
*An Official Landslide is 60% of the vote, we got 77% !
Wrotham Results -terrific result for Scott - just 50 votes short of knocking Martin Coffin out completely
TIM SHAW WENDY PALMER MIKE TAYLOR SCOTT MILLENER
MORE TMBC SKULDUGGERY- Refusing Freedom of Information requests
TMBC Reg 19 Consultation Responses on their website - Enviroment Agency and Natural England responses MOST interesting
New Facebook page for Borough Green Garden City
Borough Green scores "Highly Recommended" in 2018 Kent Men of Trees 2018 Competition report .
BOROUGH GREEN REMEMBERS.....
Wreath Laying 10am 11th Novmber 2018 [report]
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: [full poem]
Tom Tugendhat MP dedicated our War Memorial marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1on Sunday 4th Nov at 10a
Local Plans 2009, 2011 & 2014 Supp
M26 LORRY PARK article
Have TMBC learnt nothing? All the problems with the Landfill Sites they have already built houses on, they are now planning even more Local Landfill sites - more
NEW VIDEO of a walk in Borough Green
Junction 5 Slips, Thanks everyone. Excellent Chronicle letters
WAR MEMORIAL COMPLETE The final element, the Carved and polished Granite Name Plaque, Nick Taylor, Barry Glew, Rob Springett and me.
PLANNING SAINSBURY ISLES QUARRY HAZELBOURNE IQW Contamination IQW aerial pictures A-Z HOUSING RED LION R'BOUT TMBC Joco H+H CELCON - Sandpit extension what are H+H up to? CREST 10 houses Hanson Site Thong Lane Flooding Env Agency report Thong Lane Flooding
It's easy to stand with the crowd, it takes courage to stand alone.
REMEMBERING THE ROCK TAVERN 1841 - 1992
Award to Borough Green Village by Royal British Legion Poppy appeal - POPPY SHOP PICTURES
ALL STANDARDS ROLLED INTO ONE PAGE
Apparently there was a meeting of High Level Council Leaders and the like, discussing Proposed Boundary changes. Leader of Sevenoaks said that it was likely that Ightham, Wrotham and Stansted would become part of Sevenoaks, and someone asked "Why not Borough Green?". The Leader of Sevenoaks Council said :
" Borough Green? - NEVER - Borough Green is trouble on steroids".
I feel so proud, should we adopt this as a Village Coat of Arms?
1950's Tippers at Isles Quarry, Sabrina's T**s in background
Recognise any faces ? Click Pic for full size
THONG LANE BRIDGE DEMOLITION PICS
FOOTPATHS & PROWs - We have a great network of local paths for walking [Maps and More]
FLOODING UPDATES. Wrotham Rd, Lingfield Rd & Basted Mill
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PICTURES
WILLARD TRANSPORT is a name all but vanished from the village - [pictures and more]
Election -75% turnout
VILLAGE HALL 50th ANNIVERSARY- [Report and pictures]
Crest Nicholson New Homes in Borough Green Kent, Crest Nicholson New Homes Hazelbourne Development, Hazelbourne New Homes being built at Isles Quarry,Kent Messenger, Sevenoaks Chronicle
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
What does My Parish Council ever do for me? Well here's Barry and me, Christmas Eve, clearing fallen trees from Thong Lane.
Next PC mtg MON 3rd June 2019 7.30 COGS ANNEX
Rotating logos by Dave Sutton
BG Herald designed by Charles Willsher
Its not always sunny in Borough Green, although it usually feels like it
(c) Mike Taylor all pictures unless otherwise stated : feel free to use any images, but if you earn I'd like a share !