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Community meeting scheduled for 15 March 2024

We are delighted to confirm that have been successful in securing a community meeting in Bethersden Village Hall at 5pm on 15 March 2024 chaired by Damian Green MP.  Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council, Kent Police, the Environment Agency, Natural England and others will be in attendance.  From our perspective, the meeting aims to:

  • Seek assurances for an immediate clean-up of the woods,
  • Understand what steps will be taken to prevent future catastrophes like this from happening again, and
  • Understand why it took nearly 4 years of proactive reporting by the local community to close off access to the site (to reinforce learning points for above).