|This is our general information page, let us know if there is anything you think should be included here.|
|www.upyourstreet.co.uk is a very useful information site. You type in your postcode and then it offers a variety of local information, you can for example find the nearest florist or garage to your home. It also has statistics like council performance, crime rates; and you can also find out how advertisers see your road in the Acorn area profiles.|
The Community Legal Service (0845 345 4345) contains a lot of advice and links to other sites on subjects such as Benefits, Consumer Affairs, Employment, Housing, Law, Health and Social Care and Taxation. The Community Legal Service aims to bring together such bodies as the Citizens' Advice Bureaux and Legal Aid.
The Citizens' Advice Bureau website has a lot of information on day-to-day issues such as benefits, housing, employment, tax, eduction and civil rights.
Council Tax Benefit advice is available from the Kent Benefits Partnership, Contact Centre, Invicta House, Maidstone, ME14 1XX (0845 345 0310). You may be eligible if you get the state pension and have less than £16,000 in savings.
|For routes 423 (New Ash Green -
Hartley - Longfield - Darent Valley Hospital - Bluewater - Dartford) and
489 (New Ash Green - Hartley - Longfield - Southfleet -
Gravesend) see the Arriva website.
Occasional buses also run to Bluewater from Hartley on routes K14 and K15.
There is also a commuter coach service from New Ash Green to London via Hartley run by Lewis Travel UK PLC. They can be contacted on 020 8858 0031 for more details.
The detailed area statistics for Hartley (and any other council ward) are now available on the Office for National Statistics Website.
For an article about the results for Hartley, Longfield and Ash please click on the link.
Figures published by KCC for the year ended 31 March 2001 show Hartley to be a relatively low crime area for Kent. Overall the then ward of Fawkham and Hartley ranked 253 out of the 331 wards in Kent. That is, only 78 wards had lower levels of crime.
For an article about the results for the then Fawkham and Hartley council ward, click on the link.
Current crime information is to be found on the Kent Caddie website run by Kent County Council.
The local surgery is Kent House Surgery, 36 Station Road, Longfield (they also have a surgery in New Ash Green).
Local Community Websites
Survey website has a free site where you can view their maps of an area up to the 1 inch to 1 mile scale. They have also published historical maps. For example for Hartley, you can see the large scale map published in 1869.
There are several sites offering street maps. One of the best known is www.streetmap.co.uk - the simplest way to use this site is to type in a postcode and then you will get a map centred on that address.
There are several local papers circulating in the
Statistics for circulation and readership of our local papers are to be found on the JICREG website (Joint Industry Committee for Regional Press Research). You can search by area or title. They have a Hartley - Longfield area which also includes New Ash Green and Fawkham.
And don't forget our own news page!
Police, Fire, Ambulance
Kent County Council publish emergency services statistics at www.kentcaddie.org.uk by council area and ward.
Click here for details of highway maintenance in the Hartley area.
You can report problems with roads eg. potholes, overhanging vegetation on the Highways Helpline (0845 303 2500) or you can report them online
Hartley also has a special school - The Milestone School, Ash Road, which has 145 pupils from 2 to 19 years old, with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism
|For timetable information on all routes go to the Railtrack website. Details of our local train operator South Eastern Trains Limited are available on their website.|
Mains water is supplied by Mid Kent Water, while drainage is dealt with by Thames Water. Mid Kent Water has covered Hartley since 1901, and their website has a history of the company and water supply in Hartley.
Gas, Electricity and Telephones are supplied by many companies. You can find out who may be the best supplier for you at the independent website u-switch.com