Saturday, 27 August 2016

Marden Parish Council


Mrs Alison Hooker clerk
Parish Office, Marden Memorial Hall
Goudhurst Road
TN12 9JX
Tel: 01622 832305
Erika Lock assistant parish clerk
Parish Office
Memorial Hall
TN12 9JX
Tel: 01622 832305
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MARDEN PARISH COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS:  The Parish Council Office is open 10am to 12noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays) however if these times are not convenient to any resident the Clerk welcomes anyone to contact the office to make an appointment (Alison works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 4pm).  Alison and Erika can be contact via telephone: 01622 832305 or email: or

MARDEN PARISH NEWSLETTER The Autumn edition of the newsletter is now available online.   It is currently with the printers and will be delivered shortly to properties in the Parish.  It can also be downloaded by clicking here

You can use this free-phone number, whatever your electricity network operator, from 6th September 2016 to contact your  operator to  report power cuts,  damage to power lines and substations. Vulnerable customers who would like to sign up to The Priority Services Register can call 0800 169 9970, email: or apply on line at

Homeowners with solar panels are being contacted by salesmen making the following claims regarding their existing solar panels.
1. Existing solar planels need to be replaced as fire crews will not attend a fire involving older panels. This is false - The Fire Service will always attend a fire no matter the cause
2. Free health checks are being offered on Solar PV installations in conjunction with The Microgeneration Certificate Scheme (MCS) (an industry-led and nationally recognised quality assurance scheme). This is false - MCS has not partnered with any installation or maintenance companies and does not carrry out health checks or maintenance.

POST NATAL WELLBEING COURSE - Sure Start Children's Centres are running an education workshop for Mother with children under 18 months.  The course starts on 20th September 2016 12.45-2.45 pm, at Sunshine Children's Centre, Stagshaw Close, Maidstone ME15 6TL and runs for 6 weeks. Referrals can be made through Insight Healthcare on 0300 555 5555 and you will be called for an assessment. Over 18s only registered with a GP in Kent and Medway can attend.  There is no creche available, however babies are welcome if you are unable to find alternative childcare.

Every Monday 4.00 - 5.00 pm - Golding Homes American Football, Boys & Girls aged 5-10 years - The Cockpits, Marden TN12 9TQ
Tuesday 30th August - 10.00 - 12.00 noon - Adult Edication session studying local wildlife and exploring outdoors - contact Marden Children's Centre for further information
Every Friday 4.30 - 5.30 pm - Golding Homes Baseball/Softball, Boys & Girls aged 9-15 years - Playing Field, Marden TN12 9HR
Every Saturday 10.00 - 11.00- Golding Homes Fishing, Boys & Girls aged 11-14 years - Monk Lakes, Marden TN12 9BS

Changes come into effect from 1st August 2016 for Bus 26 with a revised timetable on Mondays to Saturdays, especially affecting the existing 1407 service from Maidstone which will no run 30 minutes earlier at 1337.
Also Schooldays Service for Maidstone/Marden/Chainhurst - there is a revised timetable from 5th September 2016.  Bus 26a will serve the Pattenden Lane/Chainhurst area replacing Bus 28. Bus 28 will run between Marden Station/Library and Maidstone.
Timetables are available at:

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR If you witness any anti-social behaviour around the village please telephone 101 and report the incident as it happens

NAT WEST MOBILE BANKING  Please note that as from April the mobile bank will be open between 2.00pm and 3.00 pm on Tuesdays.

NEW RESIDENTS - have you just moved into the village? have you new neighbours?  If so, Marden Parish Council provides a welcome pack to new residents so please contact Alison or Erika on 01622 832305 / providing details of the address and a copy will be delivered.

MARDEN PUBLIC CONVENIENCES -   Opening Times have been changed and these are now:  April to August 7.00am - 8.00pm.  If you witness any vandalism or wish to report on the cleanliness please ring/email the parish office.  If you witness anti-social behaviour please ring 101 to report.   

KENT FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE - Chimney Fire Safety Campaign - Clean Sweep Alert can be viewed and downloaded

KENT RESILIENCE FORUM - Document "What To Do In An Emergency" can be viewed and downloaded here

FLOODING - For information regarding reporting flooding please click on:  Telephone numbers / advice from Maidstone Borough Council

RURAL FIRE HYDRANTS - Please click on the following  to see information about rural Fire Hydrant checks and markings.  Please click here for a map of Fire Hydrants in Marden. For further information or to volunteer please email Erika.

SOUTHEASTERN TRAINS - Major changes to services 29th August 2016 to January 2018 - full details under "NEWS"





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