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West Malling and its surrounding area[edit]

West Malling is an historic mediaeval market town based in West Kent, with a hinterland consisting of the parishes of Addington; Birling; East Malling; Kings Hill; Larkfield; Leybourne; Mereworth; Offham; Ryarsh; Trottiscliffe.

The area is unusual in that East Malling, Larkfield and Kings Hill are substantial communities with their own shops and facilities – however they provide the main commercial and industrial estates, leaving West Malling as a traditional market town offering retail shops, services and hospitality to the surrounding area. There are more than 500 businesses in the Malling area.

The parishes are within the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (offices at Kings Hill). The town is actually closer to Maidstone, County Town of Kent, than to Tonbridge; however both are substantial centres within easy reach of West Malling. [1]

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Sustainable Malling on
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Initiatives by topic[edit]

Biodiversity[edit]

East Malling, Ditton and Barming, blog of wildlife sightings

Communities online[edit]

eastmalling.net, independent project providing information and news for residents and visitors of East Malling

East Malling - supporting community projects in East Malling

Community safety[edit]

Tonbridge and Malling Community Safety Partnership - e-watch.co Tonbridge and Malling

Cycling activism[edit]

West Malling on CycleStreets, plan a cycle journey - Bike repair, social enterprise in development (January 2014) at Pilsdon community - see also Social inclusion

Environment quality[edit]

Report a problem on the road or pavement - kent.gov.uk

Food activism[edit]

Communigrow - Kent Community Supported Agriculture, aims include the current transformation to create a viable market garden run by the local community of Larkfield, Ditton and the Mallings.

Farmer's market:

Offham Farmers Market at Spadework, 2nd Saturday of the month from April 13 2013
West Malling Farmers Market, usually on the 4th Sunday of each month

Spadework - farm shop

West Malling group on LetsGrow, Landshare

wikia:mallingonline:Malling Harvest Festival Supper, 2010

Localism[edit]

West Malling Local Businesses, Shops and Services

Open spaces[edit]

Macey's Meadow, renovated community orchard - East Malling Residents' Action Group

Social inclusion[edit]

Pilsdon at Malling, community, based in West Malling. Christian-based Community with its ideals and ethos taken from the Pilsdon Community in Dorset. The first Pilsdon Community was founded in 1958 as a refuge for those in crisis. See also Cycling

Spadework, independent training organisation, based in Offham, which undertakes tuition in a number of subject areas for adults with Learning Disabilities.

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

traveline south and east, plan a journey

Live departures and arrivals - West Malling, National Rail Enquiries

JourneyCheck West Malling to London Victoria

National Rail Enquiries: Station facilities for West Malling, Station Facilities for East Malling

News and comment[edit]

2017

14% of Tonbridge and Malling is 'Built on', compared to 6% nationally, Nov 9 [2]

2016

Following West Malling Parish Council's decision to produce a Neighbourhood Plan, and the formal approval process, the Parish Council is asking residents 4 questions to help start the process. You can see a summary of answers from West Malling residents who attended the event on 3rd July, but also still give your answers via the PC website. See our talk page for a sample response, October.

East Malling Green Belt Questionaire

2014

Communigrow still needs more 'friends'. If you live locally and might be interested in this local food project please get in touch, December 8 [3]

Events[edit]

Regular events

2nd Saturday of the month - Offham Farmers Market at Spadework

4th Sunday of each month (usually, but December earlier) - West Malling Farmers Market

2015

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April 11 - 365 Reasons to grow, buy and eat local food, fun ways to co-create a book. Communigrow workshop (in Ditton) in collaboration with Sustainable Malling.

2014

December 14 - West Malling Farmers Market (see also regular events)

December 6 - Festival of Fair Trade and Local

Ditton, from 12 noon - Communigrow - Kent Community Supported Agriculture

Resources[edit]

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Census data 2011, use drill down menus for ward and Census Output Areas

West Malling Poverty and Index of Multiple Deprivation data from the Church Urban Fund

Maps[edit]

Poverty Map from the Church Urban Fund. (Enter location eg 'West Malling, Egland', then zoom out to see whole and neighbouring parishes)

Video[edit]

More Video: Macey's Meadow Apple Fest 2015 on youtube

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: West Malling

External links[edit]


References

  1. wikia:sca21:MAP Action plan 2009-2011#Introduction
  2. bbc.co.uk
  3. Communigrow - Kent Community Supported Agriculture


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