Local Information

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General Information

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.


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.


The local NHS website contains information about doctors, dentists, hospitals and chemists.


The Ordnance 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.

If you're planning a journey by car, try the AA routeplanner.


There are several local papers circulating in the area:
Kentish Times Group - Dartford Times, Gravesend Reporter
Kent Messenger Group - Dartford Messenger, Gravesend Messenger
Town and Country Post - published in Hartley


For timetable information on all routes go to the Railtrack website. Details of our local train operator Connex 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.