Local News


Calling All Dog Owners


Over the winter months the number of used poo bags being discarded inappropriately (in hedgerows and trees, on verges, and throughout our woodlands) has increased dramatically.  A member the Woodlands Group recently removed over 200 from the badgers’ sett in Nine Horse Wood.  This is not acceptable.   If you are a dog owner, you are responsible for clearing up after your pet and putting the bagged poo into one of the many bins provided.  Most of us do this, but there is a small (but very significant) minority who don’t.  If you are one of those, your behaviour is giving all dog owners a bad name and is leading to unsightly contamination throughout the village.  Thankyou to all those who behave responsibly and who also find this disgusting habit intolerable.

Charging up New Ash Green – Your Help is Needed!

The Village Association is investigating the possibility of putting public charging points for electric vehicles in New Ash Green.

Electric vehicles are rapidly being accepted as a more sustainable mode of transport. But in a lot of New Ash Green we face the challenge of how to charge vehicles where garages and parking are not close to houses.

We need to know what demand there will be in the next five years. So we want as many households as possible to answer a few questions in our survey. It will only take a couple of minutes and we would be really grateful if you can do this before the end of August. Please use this link and then press submit at the end of the questions. Only one response per household is necessary.

Thank you for your help.

Meet your Police & Crime Commissioner – 2 August 2019

Matthew Scott, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, is coming to New Ash Green to meet and listen to local people.

His job is to set policing priorities for the county, by consulting with the public and putting together a Police and Crime Plan. He then holds the Chief Constable of Kent to account for the delivery of that plan. The Commissioner decides the amount of council tax that goes to policing and he sets the overall policing budget. In addition, he provides services for victims of crime and funds community safety projects.

This is your chance to tell the Commissioner what you want to see the Police doing in our area. How can they be more effective in fighting crime and dealing with offenders? What Police resources do we need in New Ash Green, Hartley and Longfield? Which crimes should they be concentrating on?

Matthew will be in New Ash Green Village Hall on Friday 2nd August from 10:00am.