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Re-arranged for Saturday 13th October.

Starts a at 2:00 pm at the YMCA Melrose Close.

Followed by refreshments.



Get your tickets now for our next

Saturday 6th October 2018
(note revised date )

Venue: Loose School (Orchard Hall), Start time: 7.30pm

Cost: £6.50 per person

Teams of 6 but if you do not have a complete team, please let us know and we will try to make up teams

Tickets available from Alan Moore – email alan@northloose.co.uk or phone 762085

Boughton Parade

A work party of committee members and volunteers got together to brighten up Boughton Parade. The borders were cut and trimmed, the planters repaired and tidied up and a new post and rail fence was erected across the front of the grass area. We have already received some very favourable comments from members and  the  shopkeepers are also very pleased.

A big thank you to Jon of Maidstone Fencing, who offered his service free of charge to erect the new fencing.

– a great afternoon! A big thank you to Domino’s

Our walking treasure hunt on the afternoon of Sunday 9th September turned out to be a great success, with 42 adults and 17 children going out in 13 different groups.   We were lucky with the weather, with the sun shining making it a very pleasant afternoon to be out walking around our area.   

Contestants had 53 questions to answer as well as dealing with clues as to which direction to take and we are very pleased to report that all came back safely!    All said they had enjoyed their afternoon.

A huge vote of thanks to Radu and his staff at Domino’s on Boughton Parade, who sponsored this event for us. 

They provided pizzas and tea/coffee for everyone at the end of the treasure hunt, with the added bonus of chocolate pizzas and cookies for the children, as well as balloons to take away..

They also sponsored the prizes which were vouchers for Domino’s pizzas, and their generosity meant we were able to give prizes not only to the joint winners but also to the 3rd placed group.   The joint winners each scored 50 points and the runners up 48 points. 

Well done to all those who took part.



Don’t forget the next Loose ‘Ends’ meeting on Wednesday, 19th Sept 1.45 til 3.45. A talk by Fay Andrews entitled ‘Being 75’.


Land at rear of 422 Loose Road (former Lloyds Bank). 

An application to build a house on the former car park (a brownfield site) has been approved by Maidstone Borough Council. 

This will be a traditional 4 bedroom chalet bungalow with small gardens; car parking will access from Warnford Gardens and complies with residential parking standards.   The NLRA consider the form and scale of this property to be in keeping with the character of the area and will be an improvement on the current disused site. 

We did object to the original fencing proposed along the side of Cripple Street and this has been removed from the application.  

The developers are required to submit a green living plan before the house is occupied, thus ensuring that the property is energy efficient.  

A previous application for two houses on this site was strongly opposed by the NLRA and that application was withdrawn.



A dog walker was sprayed with acid when he refused to give up his dog to two men who approached him demanding his dog.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning in the area around Salts Lane, the walker was taken to hospital and the dog, which was also spayed had to treated by a vet.

Ross Russell, our local PCSO sent the following note::

The incident is being treated as an isolated incident and we would encourage residents and dog walkers to go about their normal day, that said there are a few points we would encourage people to do when out and about;

–          Be vigilant of surroundings and people who are out, look for any suspicious behaviour

–          Keep dogs on leads at all times

–          Where possible be with another dog walker/ friend/ family member

I must reiterate that this is being treated as an isolated incident and is currently under investigation. Any such activity should be reported to the police immediately.

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Ross Russell
PCSO 60338
Community Safety Unit
Maidstone Police Station
Kent Police


Road closure