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BOUGHTON PARADE
Improvements to street scene.

The first planter has now been installed.

Over the new few weeks, you will see 6 more planters (seven in all) being installed on the frontage of Boughton Parade shops..

These have been purchased by the NLRA and will be filled with soil donated by Millwood Homes.

We hope residents will enjoy and appreciate the improvements

 

 

 

LOOSE GREENWAY

On Saturday 30th September a voluntary working party met in the Greenway to clear the unwanted vegetation alongside the footpath. As preparation work, this was required in readiness for the seed planting which is due to take place in the near future…..After a long morning of hard work a considerable amount had been raked away and removed.

Many thanks to our volunteers and to Lisa Moore for coordinating the activity.

QUIZ NIGHT  

Saturday 28th October 2017

is SOLD OUT !!

If you have missed out this time and would like to go on a reserve list (just in case of any cancellations), please contact Alan on alan@northloose.co.uk

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are invited to a Special General Meeting on Saturday 14th October at 10.30am,

Venue:  Loose Primary School

The committee would like to change the financial year of the Association so it runs in line with the membership year (1st April – 31st March)

This is a change to the Constitution and we therefore need the approval of our members before it can take place.   We will also take this opportunity to make other minor changes to the Constitution to comply with current working practices.

Please come along and stay for a cuppa and a chat afterwards

DOMINO’S DEAL FOR NLRA WOODLAND

Get 1 Pizza* (any size), Garlic Pizza Bread, Potato Wedges + Any 2 500ml drinks for only £21.99* Collection or Delivery *From the menu or create your own up to 4 toppings, Premium Crusts & Bases charged as extra. Not valid with any other offer or online voucher code. Limited Time Only.

£1 from every North Loose Woodlands Deal is donated in support of the NLRA Woodlands regeneration project.

NLRA membership cards (currently blue) must be shown and this does NOT include the 40% discount deal we already have with Domino’s

For more information or for how to get involved, please contact the store.

 

 


NEWS IN BRIEF

Maidstone Council Local Plan – this was due to be ‘rubber stamped’ by the full Council in September, but had to be put on hold because Helen Whately, MP for Faversham & Mid Kent, referred it to the Secretary of State to intervene.  Although she was concerned about the impact a further 17,000 houses will have on attractions like Leeds Castle, rural villages and the road network, it could have meant residents being forced to accept up to 40% more homes under government rules.   We have just heard that the call in has been rejected and the Council will now meet at the end of October to vote for the Plan. 
 
Inconsiderate parking – this campaign has been taken on by SMART
 
The flowering cherry tree outside the Dolly Tub still has to be replaced.  Cllr Brian Clark is chasing this.
 
 Mangravet Wood – Work parties begin again on the first Saturday of each month.   If you would like to come along and help, please contact David on david@northloose.co.uk.
 
Loose Greenway  – the area will need to be sprayed with weedkiller before the new seeds are sprinkled.   This is in hand. –  overflowing sewer problems: we have spoken to the Southern Water representative, who said that settings had been changed, cameras installed in pipes and sewers and these are now clear.  There should be no further issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Did you know?

There are 2500 houses in our area.

There are over 50 business premises in our area.

The area stretches 1.2 miles north to south and 0.8 mile west to east. Click here to see a map of our area

That 1,300 vehicles pass the fire station every hour during the working day.

That we have two pieces of ancient woodland in the area.

There are four listed buildings – Bockingford Farmhouse, Loose Court, Osborne House and Shernolds.

Records show that the Swan Inn dates back to 1799

 


Background

The North Loose Residents’ Association was formed in 2003 to fight a proposed Tesco development for a superstore which was eventually withdrawn.

Over the years the NLRA has become a significant force with its membership passing the 1,000 mark in 2012.

It works closely with South Ward councillors to achieve the best results possible from planning applications and residents’ concerns.

 

Community Litter Pick – Enterprise Road
 


On Monday 2rd October, a voluntary group met at the Hockey Club in Armstrong Rd to carry out a Litter Pick around Enterprise Rd and the surrounding area.

A good number of bags of rubbish were collected and our thanks go to all those who kindly helped.

Community Warden

Liz Lovatt is the Community Warden for Boughton Monchelsea, Chart Sutton and Loose Parish, but also covers the North Loose area. Liz is available to help out with community issues such as antisocial behaviour or any social problems that people are experiencing.   

Liz may be contacted on liz.lovat@kent.gov.uk or on 07813 712107.

Click here for full details of our Community Wardens role.