Welcome to the Bearsted and Thurnham Society

 Latest News 

Coronavirus ~ Bearsted Medical Practice Changes ~ Updated

Paydens Ashford Road ~ Lunchtime Closing

Lloyds Pharmacy ~ Revised Hours

Coach House, Oak Croft ~ Application To Demolish

New Secretary Required For The Society

New Telephone Scam

Keep Maidstone Moving ~ KCC Consultation And Details ~ Updated 11th March

Three Large Barns ~ Water Lane

Church Road, Otham ~ 421 Dwellings

New Cut Road Schools Newletter

Maidstone Borough Council’s Letter to the Secretary of State ~ Housing Numbers

Call For Sites ~ The Society’s Appraisal


Should Maidstone Borough Council Consider Suspending Its House Building Programme

Apple Tree House, Ware Street ~ Planning Application ~ Updated February 2020

Local Plan Review Call For Sites ~ Updated November 2019

Local Plan Review ~ Updated October 2019


Roadworks Likely To Cause Delays



Thurnham Lane Closure ~ 6th to 13th April

A249 ~ Bearsted Road Improvements ~ Updated November 29th 2019

    New Cut Road ~ Traffic Lights ~ March to May 2020

Grovewood Drive South ~ Road Closure ~ February to May 2020


Telephone Scams

New Schools ~ Revised Application ~ Updated April 2019

Cross Keys ~ Lilk Meadow ~Revised Application ~ Updated June 2019

     Binbury Park   Barty Farm


The Society cares about Bearsted and Thurnham and their residents. It is vigilant in scrutinising proposals for change which might threaten the character of the two parishes, their gardens and other green open spaces, their Conservation Areas, the North Downs Area of outstanding Natural Beauty, and the area of special landscape value in its foreground.

The Society liaises closely with the representatives of the two Parish Councils, with Kent County Council and with Maidstone Borough Council, with whom it is registered as the amenity group for the two parishes.

It submits comments on planning applications and planning policy, road safety, traffic, public transport, amenities, litter, trees, open spaces, water, crime and anti social behaviour and other local matters.

It attends Council meetings at parish, borough and county levels to monitor and, where appropriate, comment on, or object to, proposals affecting Bearsted and Thurnham.

It works in close contact with concerned local residents.

Members are kept abreast of important news via email, on this website and by occasional leaflet drops.