MBF News

Marden Business Exhibition 2015

The 2nd July 2015 will see the return of the Marden Business Exhibition.

Come along and see all that is great about business in Marden, once again hosted by Burtons the evening is open to all MBF members.

If you would like to exhibit, please contact committee@mardenbusinessforum.com



Annual General Meeting

Marden Business Forum

Annual General Meeting 2015.

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Marden Business Forum will be held in the Unicorn Pub on 30th April 2015.  The agenda will follow as soon as this is available.

Phone Call Scam Alert

A local business has received a phone call from a man saying his name was George Porter and he was calling from the Police to thank them for their donation towards crime prevention.
When interrupted and asked a question, the man put the phone down and ended the call.

He was probably either phoning to ask about security measures with a view to breaking in and theft or to ask for bank details to confirm the donation or for taking further ‘donations’.

Badminton Lines – Marden Memorial Hall

Marden Memorial Hall need the badminton lines in the main hall remarked. Is there anyone within the Marden Business Forum that would be able to help or know of someone that we could contact please?

Many thanks

Alison Hooker
Clerk to Marden Parish Council
Parish Office
Goudhurst Road
01622 832305
Parish Office open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 12noon

Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme Addition

Kent County Council have released details of the additions to the Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme, please see the attached documents for details of the additions which have now been passed by the council:
Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme Addition – Documents on Deposit
Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme Addition – North Map
Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme Addition – South Map

Road Surface Treatment: Boughton Monchelsea

KCC have issued the following notification for upcoming surface treatment works in Boughton Monchelsea on 20 May:

Boughton Monchelsea Road Works – 20 May 2014

Kent County Council will be treating the surface of Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea between its junctions with A229 Linton Hill and Brishing Lane.

The Surface Treatment work will be on 20 May 2014, between 09:30 and 15:30. This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for KCC to carry it out at this time, they will arrange a new date and release further details. They will also put up signs along the road before hand showing the date they plan to complete the work.

Yalding Vechicle Restriction Scheme

Following the consultation on the Yalding vehicle restriction, the scheme was approved on 22nd January 2014 at a meeting of the Local Maidstone Joint Transportation Board.

As well as approving the scheme in it’s current state, they also approved two further traffic regulation orders to include additional roads in the scheme.  Details of the additions will be published in the next few weeks.

NOTE: The additional restriction details have now been published: Yalding Vehicle Restriction Scheme Addition

If you have been adversely affected by the scheme, there are exemption permits available providing certain criteria are met.

See the attached document from Kent County Council regarding the announcement for full details:

Yalding Traffic Scheme Letter from Andy Corcoran of KCC

New state of the art laser cutting centre opened in Marden.

The Minister for Sport, the Right Honourable Helen Grant MP officially commissioned the new Amada Laser cutting machine at Burtons on Friday 2nd May 2014. Helen was invited to start the machine to engrave a stainless steel plaque to commemorate the occasion. The assembled guests counted down as Helen launched the machine into life.

The Amada laser centre with auto change tables and 4000 watts of cutting power is capable of effortlessly slicing steel up to one inch thick (25mm) as well as the intricate profiling and engraving of very thin materials. It represents a significant part of a million pound investment programme by the Burtons Group of Companies. The laser has also been equipped with the latest tube cutting capabilities and this significantly expands the range of parts that can be produced.

David Burton spoke of the company’s passion for manufacturing in the UK and commented that it was possible to be competitive on the world stage with the right technology and investment in cutting edge production equipment. He went on to say that the other ingredient for success was British innovation. “Innovation means people and I am very proud of the team we have here. They encompass a huge range of skills”

“The new facility will increase our competitiveness and enable new products to be developed. We are also offering a sub-contract laser cutting service to other engineering companies.”

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Your elected committee for 2018/19

Burtons Medical Equipment Ltd - David Burton David Burton – Chairman
Burtons Medical Equipment Ltd – Pattenden Lane
Stanley's of Marden - Liz Stanley Liz Stanley – Vice Chairman / Newsletter Editor
Stanley’s of Marden – Albion Road
Marie Williams Marie Williams
Marie Christine – Marden
Angus Boucher Accountant Angus Boucher – Treasurer
Freelance Accountant – Marden
West End Tavern - Bridget Harvey Bridget Harvey – Event Co-ordinator
West End Tavern – West End

All of the committee can be contacted by email on: committee@MardenBusinessForum.com

Flooding Support

Kent County Council have supplied the below details for places business owners can get support following the recent floods:

Maidstone Borough Council – Paying Business Rates if affected by flooding

Kent County Council – scroll down to the section “If you have been affected by flooding”

National Flood Forum – Ready for Flooding

Small Business Storm Relief Fund

UK Storm Business Fund- RBS / NatWest

Barclays – Emergency support for customers affected by severe flooding

HSBC – Support for business customers affected by floods

Lloyds – Support for flood victims (businesses and farmers)

RBS – Support for families and business affected by storms and floods

Santander – Helping Families And Businesses Hit By Floods

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