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Addiction issues?  A helpline is available. 

Help is available to anyone that is struggling with addiction issues, it's called Rehab Recovery.  

This group was founded by someone who is in 'recovery' and understands the issues that you may be facing.   http://www.rehab-recovery.co.uk

MBC Community Protection

Issues can be reported by email:


You will find more information on the services provided on the website at https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/community-protection or specific advice is provided below:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour and Crimes

Please report all crimes and ASB to the police. The easiest way to do this is by calling 101 or online www.kent.police.uk/ro/report/. If an emergency call 999. Residents can also report anonymously via www.crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 555 111.

  • Noise, Nuisance and Pests

Please be aware that the Community Protection Team are unable to pursue one off incidents of noise, smoke or odour. An officer will provide you with further advice on your concern, but please note you are likely to be asked to document how and when the issue affects you. If you’ve submitted diary sheets to support an ongoing investigation, please continue to keep a diary whilst we assess the information you’ve supplied to date.

  • Animal Welfare/Licensing

If an animal’s welfare is a serious risk or their behaviour is aggressive, please contact the RSPCA or Kent Police respectively. For all other animal welfare or animal licensing enquiries please direct your enquiry to AnimalWelfare@Maidstone.gov.uk

Kent County Council County Hall, Maidstone · 03000 41 81 841 

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

To report any emergency issues outside of normal office hours (Monday - Friday, 9am till 5pm), please telephone 03000 41 91 91. 

Non-urgent issues can be reported to KCC online.  Report a Fault (kent.gov.uk)

This includes: 

  • Road and pavements
  • Street light faults
  • Potholes
  • Drainage
  • Traffic signal faults
  • Overgrown vegetation (inc hedges and grass)

You can plot issues using a map or a non-map based address lookup. If you have any visual impairments or use a screen reader, it is recommended that the address lookup is used. 

To report an issue on a public right of way: Public Rights of Way (kent.gov.uk) These can include: broken stiles overgrown vegetation or fallen trees damaged or dangerous path surfaces damaged or missing signposts.

Your local Member is Councillor Gary Cooke.

Email: gary.cooke@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 415978

Maidstone Borough Council

Maidstone House King Street, Maidstone · 01622 602000

Your local Ward Members are:

Councillor Val Springett: email: valspringett@maidstone.gov.uk. Phone: 01622 737702

Councillor Denis Spooner. Email: DenisSpooner@Maidstone.gov.uk. Phone: 01622 631944

Ciaran Oliver. Email: CiaranOliver@Maidstone.gov.uk

Services delivered by the council:

  • fly tipping.
  • litter
  • parking and street cleaning,
  • abandoned vehicles
  • dog mess,
  • graffiti
  • street cleaning
  • noise, smoke and other environment issues

A full list of the services provided can be found:

My Services - maidstone.gov.uk

Friends of Otham Church

Friends of Otham Church was founded in 2001 to help preserve St. Nicholas Church for you, your family and future generations, whether or not you use the church.

Visit  www.othamlangley.org  to find out more about this beautiful church and its long history.

To join or find out more about the Friends of Otham Church, please contact:  Malcolm Kersey, Hon. Treasurer, FrIends of Otham Church, 5 Greensand Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent.  ME15 8NY


Compassionate Neighbours 

Compassionate Neighbours is a free, community-led social movement offering friendship and support for anyone who is lonely, at risk of isolation, or nearing the end of life through age or illness.

Interested in becoming a Compassionate Neighbour? (You must be 18 or over).  To find out more visit www.hokh.org  email: cn@hokh.co.uk or call 01622 792200

Downswood Community Centre is located on Chiltern Close

Please visit the website: DCA - Home (downswood.co.uk) or call the bookings secretary for more information on:        0771 563 2684 or email:  bookings@downswood.co.uk

INVOLVE KENT http://www.involvekent.org.uk/

Healthy, connected people and communities. ABOUT US. We improve health, empowering people and communities to live well and tackling the root causes of ill health including isolation, loneliness, disadvantage and frailty.

Maidstone Job Centre

Arriva Bus Timetable available via the link below

Arriva UK Bus | Buy Bus Tickets & Check Live Bus Timetables (arrivabus.co.uk)

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