Autumn Litter-pick

A group of intrepid litter pickers comprising of residents and councillors braved the wet weather in November to collect 12 bags of litter from the village and surrounding areas. Together, they have made a very valuable contribution to keep our neighbourhood clean and tidy. As well as cardboard, broken glass and plastic containers, they found […]

Half-Plots available at McAlpine Allotments

If you are interested in gardening but would like extra space, why not think about having an allotment? Currently there are three half-plots available on the McAlpine Allotments on Old Loose Hill.  For further information please email

MBC Press Release on Local Plan

Maidstone Borough Council has formally adopted its Local Plan following a full council meeting on Wednesday 25 October. The decision means the borough now has an agreed framework for development until 2031 and the policies within the plan will be used to make decisions on planning applications. The plan will be subject to review in […]

Temporary Road Closure – Church Street, Loose – from 11 December 2017 for up to 5 days

                                                                                  Temporary Road Closure – Church Street, Loose – from 11 December 2017 for up to 5 days  The road will be closed outside Hope Cottage.  The alternative route is via High Banks, Old Loose Hill, A229 Linton Road, Rosemount Close, Old Loose Hill and vice versa. The closure is to enable a new gas […]

Loose Neighbours – A Free Good Neighbour Service

Loose Neighbours is a voluntary organisation that seeks to act as a “good neighbour” to those in need of help or friendship in the Parish of Loose.  Their services are free of charge. If you would like transport to local medical and other appointments, or need help in emergencies, with shopping for instance, call them […]


HAVE YOUR SAY ON KENT COUNTY COUNCIL’S PROPOSED 2018/19 BUDGET To balance KCC’s budget for 2018/19 we have to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. Our consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified. We would really welcome […]

North Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tunbridge Wells) Temporary Closure – Commencing 18 September 2017.

Reference: North Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre Temporary Closure – Commencing 18 September 2017. Kent County Council operates a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and a Waste Transfer Station (WTS) at North Farm in Tunbridge Wells. Following a fire last year at the WTS, KCC need to close the facility to carry out permanent repairs […]

Beware of fake HMRC phone scam

31 AUGUST 2017 HMRC phone scam We have received reports of scam phone calls from people claiming to work for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The caller attempts to trick residents by claiming they owe large amounts of money to HMRC. They insist if the money is not paid, the police will be involved. Please […]