West Malling Farmers Market. Attribution: Philralph
  • Over 25,000 oppose quarry extension into ancient wood, woodlandtrust.org.uk (Aug 02, 2023) — "Over 25,000 of you joined us in responding to the consultation on the shocking proposal."
  • Oaken Wood: The largest destruction of ancient woodland this century, stuartjeffery.net (Jul 17, 2023)

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Malling community action, providing an introduction and overview. Other pages are shown in the navigation box towards the end of each page.

Events[edit | edit source]


London community action events

UK community action events

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Kings Hill and West Malling Eco Hub on facebook.com, added 13:04, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Kings Hill and West Malling Eco Community, Private group on facebook.com, added 09:09, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Friends of the Earth Kings Hill on twitter, added 09:45, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Tonbridge and Malling Friends of the Earth on facebook
  • Sustainable Malling on - Twitter @greenmalling - pinterest (sign in maybe required). This wiki page can also be viewed as a resource and information page for Sustainable Malling.

Communities online[edit | edit source]

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

About Malling[edit | edit source]

West Malling is an historic mediaeval market town based in West Kent. Malling, West Malling and hinterland consists of the parishes of Addington; Birling; East Malling; Kings Hill; Larkfield; Leybourne; Mereworth; Offham; Ryarsh; and 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 accessible to West Malling car drivers, but Tonbridge much less so for car-free households.[1]

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Near you[edit | edit source]

Gravesham - Maidstone - Medway - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge

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External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. MAP Action plan 2009-2011, Introduction (link no longer available)

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Attribution: Philralph.

West Malling Neighbourhood Plan, 4 questions[edit source]

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. Below is a sample response:

What Do You LOVE about West Malling?

neighbouring open countryside, local parks & green spaces, community choir, public events in Macey's Meadow, Xmas lights event, thriving High Street with lots of independent shops, cafes & pubs

What Would You Like To See MORE of in West Malling?

Pavement cafes, trees along the High Street, public art, public transport, wider & more spacious cycling & walking routes for all users

What Would You Like To See LESS of in West Malling?

reliance on cars as the only form of travel, anti-social noise from alarms

Any Ideas for Projects and Activities In West Malling?

Community facilities close to High Street/town centre, including maker space, storage space for recyclerie/repair cafe, community libraries of all kinds promoting reuse & sharing: book, toy & tools, library of things, community arts centre, green centre, community allotment, sensory garden, Bowls Green/club, Men in Sheds shed, exercise equipment for adults/seniors in Manor Park, real time bus times display at bus shelter, free WiFi across whole town centre, sustainable urban drainage systems, highly visible cycle parking in at least 2 High Street locations

Community carbon reduction plan, community energy schemes, Map of WM Community Resources, incl. green resources, habitat map to highlight 'biodiversity assets', local foodshed map & directory, Timebank/local currency (The Malling Pound?), local loyalty scheme for independent shops & services, reconomy group to learn how our area's economy works & how it might be made more resilient, with sufficient & diverse opportunities for young people, including local entrepreneur forums; Community land trust, nonprofit that develops & stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces & other community assets on behalf of the community, safeguarding Manor Park and Malling Woods if not already safeguarded, investigate becoming a Walkers are welcome town, encourage more car sharing, food growing network

West Malling: Green Fair, Big Lunch, Film Club, Food garden (incl. allotments) open days, regular fun run for all ages, social tech workshops/skill share for senior citizens, seed swap event, sharing events, Harvest supper event eg Malling Harvest Festival Supper, 2010

Philralph (talk) 01:52, 4 October 2016 (PDT)

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