Balmer Close

Postcode: ME8 9AL

Balmer Close is a street in the settlement of Gillingham which is within the electoral area of Rainham Central Ward in the administration area of Medway Council located in the South East Euro Region of the UK.

Balmer Close is located 32.05 miles East from the centre of London, 6.75 miles North East from the centre of Maidstone, 21.67 miles West from the centre of Canterbury and 26.51 miles South from the centre of Chelmsford.

Road Name:Balmer Close
Road Type:residential
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ME8 9AL
nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Balmer Close is approximately 2.427 kilometres from the tidal high water mark which could be coastline or a tidal river (click to view nearest high tide point in Google Maps) and is 75 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Balmer Close is a tidal river called River Medway which is approximately 4.77645 kilometres away
Height

Height

The Central point of Balmer Close is approximately 75 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 01634
Telephone Exchange: RAINHAM; KENT - NDRAI
Telephone Cabinet: P4
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: >=30
Median Speed: 20
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 5
water

Water and Drainage Details

Southern Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Balmer Close

7 Balmer Close
Sale Price: £247,000
Sale Date: 04/09/2014
2 Balmer Close
Sale Price: £241,500
Sale Date: 12/07/2013
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

The Howard School

Distance: 0.43 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 1507
Address: Derwent Way, Rainham, ME8 0BX
Telephone: 01634388765
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Balmer Close to The Howard School

Rainham School for Girls

Distance: 0.43 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 1577
Address: Derwent Way, Rainham, ME8 0BX
Telephone: 01634362746
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Balmer Close to Rainham School for Girls

St Margaret's Church of England Junior School

Distance: 0.59 Kilometers
Type: Academy Converter
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 363
Address: Orchard Street, Rainham, ME8 9AE
Telephone: 01634230998
Website: Visit School Website
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St Margaret's Infant School

Distance: 0.59 Kilometers
Type: Community School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 316
Address: Orchard Street, Rainham, ME8 9AE
Telephone: 01634231327
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Balmer Close to St Margaret's Infant School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Medway Maritime Hospital

Address: Windmill Road, Gillingham, ME7 5NY,
NHS Sector
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01634 830 000
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Distance: 4.36 (km)
Directions from Balmer Close to Medway Maritime Hospital

Spire Alexandra Hospital

Address: Impton Lane, Chatham, ME5 9PG,
Independent Sector
Spire Healthcare
Telephone: 01634 687166
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Distance: 5.99 (km)
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St Bartholomews Hospital

Address: New Road, Rochester, ME1 1DS,
NHS Sector
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Telephone: 01634 810900
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Distance: 6.27 (km)
Directions from Balmer Close to St Bartholomews Hospital

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital

Address: Bell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4DT,
NHS Sector
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01795 418300
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Distance: 10.08 (km)
Directions from Balmer Close to Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Maidstone Rd Rainham Surgery

Address: 53b Maidstone Road, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0DP
Telephone: 01634 231423
Distance: 0.44 (km)
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Thames Ave Surgery

Address: 2 Thames Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9BW
Telephone: 01634 360486
Distance: 0.65 (km)
Directions from Balmer Close to Thames Ave Surgery

Wigmore Medical Centre

Address: 114 Woodside Road, Wigmore, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PW
Telephone: 01634 231752
Distance: 0.94 (km)
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Malling Health Blue Suite

Address: Rainham Healthy Liv Ctr, Blue Suite103-107 High St, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8AA
Telephone: 01634 337632
Distance: 0.99 (km)
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Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

3 Maidstone Road

Address: 3 Maidstone Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0DH
Distance: 0.68 (km)
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Doctors Surgery

Address: Doctors Surgery, 3 Birling Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7HB
Distance: 0.79 (km)
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367 Maidstone Road

Address: 367 Maidstone Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0HT
Distance: 0.8 (km)
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Hills Surgery

Address: Hills Surgery, 367 Maidstone Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0HT
Distance: 0.8 (km)
Directions from Balmer Close to Hills Surgery
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Rainham Library

Birling Avenue, Medway, ME87LR
Telephone: 01634 333854
Distance: 0.82 Kilometres
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Wigmore Library

208 Fairview Avenue , Wigmore, Gillingham, ME80PX
Telephone: 01634 235576
Distance: 1.58 Kilometres
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Twydall Library

14-15 Twydall Green, Medway, ME86JY
Telephone: 01634 232488
Distance: 2.04 Kilometres
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Hempstead Library

Hempstead Road, Gillingham, ME73QG
Telephone: 01634 361544
Distance: 2.11 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Strood Station is 7.9 Kilometers away

Directions from Balmer Close to Strood

Strood station is operated by Southeastern in the Rochester and Strood area on the Gravesend / Swanley - Margate stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Abbey Wood • Ashford International • Aylesford • Beltring • Belvedere • Birchington-On-Sea • Blackheath • Broadstairs • Cannon Street • Charing Cross • Charlton • Chatham • Chestfield & Swalecliffe • Cuxton • Dartford • Deal • Deptford • Dover Priory • Dumpton Park • East Farleigh • Erith • Faversham • Folkestone Central • Folkestone West • Gillingham (Kent) • Gravesend • Greenhithe • Greenwich • Halling • Herne Bay • Higham • Lewisham • London Bridge • Maidstone Barracks • Maidstone West • Margate • Martin Mill • Maze Hill • New Hythe • Northfleet • Paddock Wood • Plumstead • Rainham (Kent) • Ramsgate • Rochester • Sandwich • Sittingbourne • Slade Green • Snodland • Stone Crossing • Swanscombe • Tonbridge • Walmer • Wateringbury • Waterloo (East) • Westcombe Park • Westgate-On-Sea • Whitstable • Woolwich Arsenal • Woolwich Dockyard • Yalding

Bearsted Station is 9.34 Kilometers away

Directions from Balmer Close to Bearsted

Bearsted station is operated by Southeastern in the Faversham and Mid Kent area on the Chislehurst - Ashford stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ashford International • Barming • Blackfriars • Borough Green & Wrotham • Bromley South • Canterbury West • Charing • Chartham • Chilham • East Malling • Elephant & Castle • Harrietsham • Hollingbourne • Kemsing • Lenham • Maidstone East • Otford • St.Mary Cray • Swanley • Victoria • West Malling • Wye

Cuxton Station is 9.53 Kilometers away

Directions from Balmer Close to Cuxton

Cuxton station is operated by Southeastern in the Rochester and Strood area on the Strood - Paddock Wood stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Aylesford • Beltring • East Farleigh • Halling • Maidstone Barracks • Maidstone West • New Hythe • Paddock Wood • Snodland • Strood • Tonbridge • Wateringbury • Yalding

Kemsley Station is 9.61 Kilometers away

Directions from Balmer Close to Kemsley

Kemsley station is operated by Southeastern in the Sittingbourne and Sheppey area on the Sheerness Branch stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Bromley South • Chatham • Denmark Hill • Farningham Road • Gillingham (Kent) • Longfield • Meopham • Queenborough • Rainham (Kent) • Rochester • Sheerness-On-Sea • Sittingbourne • Sole Street • St.Mary Cray • Swale • Swanley • Victoria

Airports

Nearest Airports

London Southend Airport is 24.44 Kilometers away Directions from Balmer Close to London Southend Airport
Biggin Hill Airport is 39.23 Kilometers away Directions from Balmer Close to Biggin Hill Airport
London City Airport is 41.2 Kilometers away Directions from Balmer Close to London City Airport
Lydd London Ashford Airport is 50.72 Kilometers away Directions from Balmer Close to Lydd London Ashford Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Gravesend Pier is 18.55 Kilometers away
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Tilbury Ferry Terminal is 18.97 Kilometers away
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Wallasea Island Ferry Landing is 32.38 Kilometers away
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Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing is 33.24 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Balmer Close is approximately 1.32 miles from the M2

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M2 J4/A278 - 2.68 Km Away
Directions from Balmer Close to M2 J4/A278
Junction: M2 J5/A249(T)/A249 - 5.57 Km Away
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Junction: M2 J3/A229/A2045 - 6.6 Km Away
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Junction: M20 J7/A249 - 8.51 Km Away
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In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco Stores Ltd

2 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 7HW
Distance: 0.94 Kilometres
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Co-Operative Group Ltd,

22 Parkwood Green Shopping Centre, Parkwood, Gillingham, ME8 9PN
Distance: 1.2 Kilometres
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Tesco Supermarket

Courteney Road, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 0GX
Distance: 1.35 Kilometres
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Ideal Supermarket

187 Station Road, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 7SQ
Distance: 1.47 Kilometres
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Ambley Wood Nature Reserve
Distance: 2.11 (km)
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Country Park

Attraction Name: Riverside Country Park, Visitor Centre
Distance: 2.72 (km)
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Country Park

Attraction Name: Capstone Farm Country Park, Visitor Centre
Distance: 3.02 (km)
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Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Capstone Farm
Distance: 4.21 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of Medway
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Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TR
Send Mail
Telephone Number: 01634 306 000
Within the electoral area of Rainham Central Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Gillingham and Rainham
The Member of Parliament is Chishti, Rehman
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01016088
Ons Area Name:Medway 029B
Average Age : 41.39
Population: 1514.00
Male Population: 738.00 (48.75%)
Female Population: 776.00 (51.25%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 27 (1.78%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Rainham Central ward in Medway is an urban area with more than 5,000 households.

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Email Police
Telephone: 101
Policing Links:
Medway Council

Recent Crime in the Area

Criminal-damage-arson26
Violent-crime61
Vehicle-crime17
Other-crime3
Shoplifting12
Other-theft22
Burglary14
Bicycle-theft2
Public-order4
Source: data.police.uk accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Balmer Close

OS Reference: 580906, 165419
OS Grid Reference: TQ809654
Latitude and Longitude: 51.358493858322, 0.59864298420769
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 2.427 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Balmer Close

Map Number: 178
Map Name: Thames Estuary
Rainham
Medway
South East
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