Easter holiday activities

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is happy to bring together a number of fun and exciting activities for children and young people over the Easter holidays.

Activities on offer for Easter 2018 include:
Premier Playscheme; Pottery; Cookery and Cupcakes; Fresh Water angling; Hockey; Golf; Animal Care; Tennis; Gymnastics; Boxing; Bushcraft; Den Building and Woodland Crafts; Carroty Wood – outdoor pursuits; Tag Rugby; Information on leisure centre activities and clubs

Please visit www.tmbc.gov.uk/holidayactivities for more details and to view the brochure.
Many of the activities advertised also include a 50% discount for Leisure Pass holders.  For more information about Leisure Passes and how to apply please visit www.tmbc.gov.uk/leisurepass


Plaxtol Parish Council Casual Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The Parish Council has 9 members who are involved in all manner of issues from buses to buildings, swings to street lights and more. If you would like to find out what it means to be a Parish Councillor and get involved in local community issues, please contact the Chair, Patrick Thomas at patrickthomas.plaxtol@gmail.com, or the Clerk, Linda Thomas at clerk@plaxtol.com.

Spoute Recreation Ground climbing frame

The existing metal climbing frame has limited life in it and will need replacing within the next two years. We want to use this as an opportunity to install a climbing frame which is multi-age, safe and accessible, and promotes active and imaginative play. Some funding has already been identified but we need to raise a bit more and will therefore be putting on 3-4 fundraising events during 2018. If you have any ideas for, or experience of, successful fundraising, or want to get involved and can help out at events, please get in touch.

Sian_rickard@hotmail.com  merran.hilton@hotmail.com


Plaxtol Marmalade Competition

Seville oranges now in stock. Please come and buy your oranges from Plaxtol Village Stores in order to get entry to our annual Marmalade Competition. Our price is £3.30 per kilo. Judging will be at the Papermakers Arms at 3pm on Saturday 17 February.
More details from Bal at Plaxtol Stores.

Kent Police – Community Policing Volunteers

This new role will support Kent Police in increasing visibility and accessibility in the community. Community Policing Volunteers will be a key component to Community Safety Unit delivery, providing a valuable uniformed presence in our communities, with a focus on understanding and identifying local priorities, solving local problems and engaging with the community to gather meaningful and timely intelligence.

The role works in conjunction with current PCSOs and KCC wardens who dedicate themselves to community policing and supporting the vulnerable, creating a team resource which understands the community in which it works.

More information from: www.kent.police.uk/jobs-recruiting-now/volunteers/community-policing-volunteer/

Kent Police crime reporting

The public can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions online directly to the police. Once a report is made online, the user will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.

Kent Police are promoting online reporting as a test/pilot at this stage. At the end of each form is the opportunity for the public making a report to give feedback on using the forms.

The overall aim is to provide another choice for how the public can report crime or incidents as well as try to reduce the number of people calling 101 on non-urgent issues that could easily be dealt with through digital contact (which increasingly people prefer and have asked the police to provide).

Details at: www.kent.police.uk/

Table top sale – 10th December 2.30-4.30pm

Having a pre-Christmas clear-out?

Where:       Plaxtol Memorial Hall

When:        Sunday 10th December 2.30 – 4.30pm

Sellers:       Tables are limited so please book and pay in advance £7.00 (arrive 1.50pm)

Contact:     Donna Hayler

The Rectory, The Street, Plaxtol.

Tel: 01732 811081

Email: donnahayler64@gmail.com

Buyers:       We invite a donation of £1 to go towards the Community Bread Basket project                       in Plaxtol Church