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Local enterprise partnership W for Kent, Greater Essex and East Sussex given go-ahead, 28 October [1]

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Kent Green Party delighted by the news that EoN is abandoning its proposed new coal fired power station for Kingsnorth in Kent, 20th October [2]

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Government finds Dungeness in Kent not suitable as site for new nuclear power station, due to concerns over the impact of a potential station on important habitat sites [3]


  1., 28 October 2010
  2. Kent Green Party, 20th October 2010
  3., 18 October 2010

  • New forum for older residents in Tonbridge and Malling to be launched on November 1, 2010. [1] The group is being established by older people for older people with the aim of providing a collective voice on issues of concern to older people in the borough.

Sun shines bright on Malling Awareness Day, 27 June 2010

On the hottest day of the year so far, well known local retailer, Tim Baldock launched the first Malling Awareness Day – an open showcase for local clubs, organisations and societies to demonstrate their activities and causes.

Malling Action Partnership also launched their programme, helped by local music group, Kanko, who provided African Drumming Workshops. Other family activities, included a popular ‘Guess the Wildflower’ competition.

Funding for the MAP project is for two years, but a key requirement of the programme is to leave a lasting legacy for the benefit of the Malling area. MAP hope this will be achieved by: establishing a group of active volunteers, becoming self-funded, and/or attracting additional funding support for the projects. [2]


Community involvement in local spending decision, May 2010

West Malling's County Councillor Trudy Dean is to ask residents to choose who should get a share of a £10,000 pot for local projects at a public meeting in September. [3] No organisation will be able to receive more than £2,000, and each applicant will have to give a three minute presentation to the meeting to explain why they should get the money. Groups can ask for application forms via


Malling Action Partnership and The Beat Project, April 15, 2010

A leaflet available at West Malling's March Farmers' Market included the news that The Beat Project has been appointed coordinator of the Malling Action Partnership programme. This follows a competitive tendering process in January 2010. The strapline on the front of the leaflet reads "Working together to accomplish an enterprising, sustainable and united future". We look forward to hearing more. The Beat Project have previously been involved in projects in East Malling.

New cafe in Manor Park, January 2010 update on 'Name the Cafe' competition. Name chosen: 'The Green Cafe'

Sport Relief is coming to East Malling!, January 2010

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The new St James Centre is set to host one of Sainsbury's Sport Relief Miles on Sunday 21 March, and needs local people to show their support by entering now at The East Malling Partnership Mile sets off at 11am, event open from 10am.

Angela Borsos, from The Beat Project, who coordinate the East Malling event: "The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in East Malling is here and it's your time to shine. The East Malling Partnership event promises to be a day full of fun, interest and good community spirit!

"From teeny-tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock there's something for everyone on the big day. A variety of community based stalls and interactive activities will take place in the St James Centre Hall, whilst the milers will run on the field of The Malling School, behind the centre.

"The East Malling Partnership, The Beat Project, St James Trust, The Malling School staff, pupils and local people will all be around to help on the day and cheer you on! And, best of all, the money you raise by getting sponsored will be used to transform lives forever. So come on East Malling, rise to the challenge!"

The event marks an exciting time for East Malling, with the recently built Secondary and Primary Schools, the brand new Children's Centre and the proposed development of a new community facility at the St James Centre.

News - 2010 - 2009


  1., press release 23 September 2010
  2. Malling Action Partnership, news release, 15 June 2010
  3. Headline, May 2010