(25 July) Patients' Association find increased hospital waiting times
(Patients' Association Report
)The charity found that average waiting times for hip replacement, knee replacement, hernia operations, adenoid operations, gallstone operations, tonsillectomy, and cataract operations increased sharply in 2014 to over 90 days. However Darent Valley Hospital had some of the best waiting times for Hernia (49 days) and Hip Replacement (77 days).
(22 July) Fire crews battle large field fire in Longfield
) Fire crews put out large field fire in Hartley Bottom Road.
(2 July) Families enjoy fun in the sun
(Dartford Messenger, p17) Picture feature on Hartley Primary School Fete.
(2 July) Man dies after being struck by train
(Dartford Messenger, p5) 57 year old man from Dartford struck by Dover Priory to Victoria train on 25 June.Crime Report
(West Kent Watch
) Crimes recorded in July are - theft from motor vehicle (Stack Lane), theft of garden ornaments (Springcroft).