Arts competition made us 'raise our game' says winning school's head
  • 10 05 2017

Arts competition made us 'raise our game' says winning school's head

Source: Steve Loader

Young artists at St Mark’s Primary School, Eccles, made a clean sweep of  prizes at the third annual Peters Village Tri-History Arts Competition – the school’s head teacher said his pupils were inspired to new heights by previous contests.

“This annual comp...

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'Art & Architecture' - annual school arts competition launched
  • 16 03 2017

'Art & Architecture' - annual school arts competition launched

Source: Steve Loader

Peters Village, the all-new 1,000-home community on the east bank of the River Medway started welcoming its first residents this year.

So, it was only right that the topic for the third annual Tri-History Arts Competition for schools in the neighbouring villages of Wouldham, Eccles and...

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New school under way at Peters Village
  • 09 03 2017

New school under way at Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

Work has started on a new school at Peters Village to serve the new community there and the nearby village of Wouldham.

The project has been previously described as a ‘win, win’ situation for Kent County Council (KCC) – as education authority – and the Peters Vi...

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Hands across the water
  • 01 11 2016

Hands across the water

Source: Steve Loader

Local schoolchildren jumped for joy as they celebrated the opening of the new Peters Bridge between Wouldham and Halling.

They had joined more than 130 people for a ‘sneak preview’ of the new crossing, nearly a week before it opened officially.

Two walks, organised by ...

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First affordable housing options for Peters Village
  • 31 10 2016

First affordable housing options for Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

As part of its development at Kiln View on Peters Village Phase 2, Orbit Homes is building 25 homes for affordable rent.

These will be made available to those with a local connection via nominations from Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. A further 18 homes will be built for shared ow...

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New school - a win, win development
  • 31 10 2016

New school - a win, win development

Source: Steve Loader

Kent County Council has granted planning permission for a new school at Peters Village to serve the new community there and Wouldham village.

The new school should be open for pupils by September 2017 and the move is widely regarded as a ‘win, win’ situation.

Trenport ...

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Story of a new bridge - Peters Bridge
  • 16 09 2016

Story of a new bridge - Peters Bridge

Source: Steve Loader

A new £19 million road bridge over the River Medway has been named 'Peters Bridge' after the local family that ran the former Peters cement works and inspired the new 1,000-home Peters Village community to be built on the same location.

The bridge links the new development by Tre...

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The snip that slashed a journey by 24 minutes...
  • 16 09 2016

The snip that slashed a journey by 24 minutes...

Source: Steve Loader

A ribbon was cut and a journey that once took 25 minutes was simultaneously slashed to less than a minute.

This symbolic act was made by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Viscount De L’Isle MBE (pictured - centre of picture) as he declared a £19 million bridge over the River...

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Bridge opening - speech by Trenport MD Tony Parson sets the scene
  • 15 09 2016

Bridge opening - speech by Trenport MD Tony Parson sets the scene

Source: Steve Loader



16 September 2016

"I am delighted to welcome you here to mark the formal opening of a bridge, named after the Peters Family, one of the pre-eminent families of the Medway Valley in the 19th Century and owners of the Wouldham Hall Cement Works, whose descendants are represen...

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Elegant sculpture stands in welcome to Peters Village
  • 15 09 2016

Elegant sculpture stands in welcome to Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

Peters Village – the Medway Valley’s newest community – now gives visitors an impressive welcome with an elegant public sculpture on the roundabout at the entrance to the development and access onto the new Peters Bridge.

The archway-shaped sculpture reflects the industr...

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Young artists inspire MP's eco thoughts
  • 09 05 2016

Young artists inspire MP's eco thoughts

Source: Steve Loader

Tracey Crouch – Chatham and Aylesford MP and new mum – has told 65 young local artists how they made her think anew about the environment, after capturing the diversity of life in, on and beside the River Medway.

But their creations also gave headaches to judges awarding more ...

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At the heart of Peters Village
  • 06 05 2016

At the heart of Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

Housebuilding at Peters Village began at the start of the year, and the next step will be putting the heart into this new 1,000-home community on the River Medway’s east bank near Wouldham.

This will be the ‘local centre’, a focal point comprising an attractive village h...

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Pupils' art will go public
  • 10 03 2016

Pupils' art will go public

Source: Steve Loader

Can the River Medway inspire budding young artists to new heights?

Members of the public can judge for themselves when entries to the Tri-History Arts Competition go on display next month, in Burham.

The competition, with its theme 'The River and what it means to me' allows entrie...

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'The River and what it means to me'
  • 17 02 2016

'The River and what it means to me'

Source: Steve Loader

Archaeological surveys ahead of developing the new Peters Village community show how much the River Medway meant to past cultures living there.

Now their young modern-day descendants are being asked to visualise the role played by Kent’s great river, and turn their thoughts into exc...

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'Ministers' approve Medway's new bridge
  • 25 01 2016

'Ministers' approve Medway's new bridge

Source: Steve Loader

An all-new bridge over the River Medway has received full parliamentary approval after a visit by four ‘ministers’.

The VIPs were members of the school parliament at Wouldham, the village neighbouring the new bridge, which is the key element in the all-new 1,000-home Peters Vi...

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Peters Village countdown for 2016 - Medway bridged again
  • 18 01 2016

Peters Village countdown for 2016 - Medway bridged again

Source: Steve Loader

Peters Village developer Trenport has confirmed that it will step back from onsite construction there later this year, as planned, and a little over two years since work began on the £50million project.

This year will also mark the return of a crossing at Wouldham: the Medway’...

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'Brainstorming' the art of Peters Village
  • 02 12 2015

'Brainstorming' the art of Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

Feeling inspired: (left to right) Mike Harvey, Cllr Jenny Head (Wouldham Parish Council), Charles Newington, Ray Sturgeon, Mark Maxwell and Dennis Worcester

Peters Village developer Trenport has staged two successful arts workshops exploring ideas for landmark public art ...

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Trenport promotes 'dark art' project
  • 04 10 2015

Trenport promotes 'dark art' project

Source: Steve Loader

Trenport aims to build more than homes at Peters Village over the next few years – it also wants to create a new colony for a rare orchid.

Part of the site is already home to an outpost of the Man Orchid – so-called because the blooms resemble a cascade of dangling human figure...

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Peters Village: Phase 2 plans
  • 12 05 2015

Peters Village: Phase 2 plans

Source: Steve Loader

Detailed plans (TMBC planning reference no.15/00998/RM) for 157 more properties on the 1,000-home Peters Village development have been submitted to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, which has already approved details of the 152 homes for Phase 1 of the scheme.

A decision on the sec...

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'Why I Love My Valley' - the winners
  • 06 05 2015

'Why I Love My Valley' - the winners

Source: Steve Loader

It was perhaps fitting that the top prize in the inaugural Tri-History Arts Project or ‘Why I Love My Valley’ competition should be won by Wouldham Primary School, currently celebrating its 150th year.

The event, co-sponsored by Peters Village developer Trenport Investmen...

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Government support
  • 01 05 2015

Government support

Source: Steve Loader

The former Coalition Government designated the Peters Village and Medway Valley Crossing project as part of a £53 million scheme to accelerate construction of more than 7,000 homes across England.

This pledge meant that the new Medway bridge and other expensive upfront costs for the...

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School arts project update
  • 14 04 2015

School arts project update

Source: Steve Loader

Excitement is building at primary schools in Burham, Eccles and Wouldham – we have a matter of days to run before judging in the Tri-history Arts Project or 'Why I Love My Valley' competition.

Co-sponsored by Peters Village developer Trenport and its site contractor Bam Nuttall, the...

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  • 05 02 2015

"Why I love my valley"

Primary schoolchildren in the three neighbouring villages to the new Peters Village development have been invited to join an exciting arts project - with £3,500 worth of prize money at stake.

The Tri-History Arts Project or ‘Why I Love My Valley’ is being co-sponsor...

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Easing your way
  • 01 01 2015

Easing your way

Rochester Road, Burham: a new footpath being constructed on the eastern side of Rochester Road will make it far easier for pedestrians walking along this section known as Alex Hill.

The footpath will run opposite the top of Bull Lane to opposite the junction of the existing Court Road. Wh...

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