Birch Drive

Postcode: ME5 8YU

Birch Drive is a street in the settlement of Chatham governed by Boxley Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Boxley Ward in the administration area of Maidstone District Council within Kent County Council located in the South East Euro Region of the UK.

Birch Drive is located 30.91 miles East from the centre of London, 4.08 miles North from the centre of Maidstone, 23.19 miles West from the centre of Canterbury and 28.2 miles South from the centre of Chelmsford.

Road Name:Birch Drive
Road Type:residential
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ME5 8YU
nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Birch Drive is approximately 4.90684 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 161 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Birch Drive is an unnamed lake which is approximately 3.77862 kilometres away
Height

Height

The Central point of Birch Drive is approximately 161 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 01634
Telephone Exchange: BLUE BELL HILL - NDBLH
Telephone Cabinet: P39
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 27.7
Median Speed: >=30
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 61
water

Water and Drainage Details

Southern Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Birch Drive

28 Birch Drive
Sale Price: £205,000
Sale Date: 13/05/2016
18 Birch Drive
Sale Price: £210,000
Sale Date: 30/03/2016
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Swingate Primary School

Distance: 0.62 Kilometers
Type: Community School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 682
Address: Sultan Road, Lordswood, ME5 8TJ
Telephone: 01634863778
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Drive to Swingate Primary School

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Distance: 0.98 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Aided School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 211
Address: Lambourn Way, Lordswood, ME5 8PU
Telephone: 01634669700
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Drive to St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Lordswood School

Distance: 1.54 Kilometers
Type: Academy Sponsor Led
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 397
Address: Lordswood Lane, ME5 8NN
Telephone: 03000658250
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Drive to Lordswood School

Bredhurst Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Distance: 1.72 Kilometers
Type: Voluntary Controlled School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 116
Address: The Street, Bredhurst, ME7 3JY
Telephone: 01634231271
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch Drive to Bredhurst Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Spire Alexandra Hospital

Address: Impton Lane, Chatham, ME5 9PG,
Independent Sector
Spire Healthcare
Telephone: 01634 687166
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Distance: 1.75 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Spire Alexandra Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital

Address: Windmill Road, Gillingham, ME7 5NY,
NHS Sector
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01634 830 000
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Distance: 5.44 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Medway Maritime Hospital

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: 6.41 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to St Bartholomews Hospital

BMI The Somerfield Hospital

Address: 63-77 London Road, Maidstone, ME16 0DU,
Independent Sector
BMI Healthcare
Telephone: 01622 208000
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Distance: 6.56 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to BMI The Somerfield Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Dr O S Singh & Partner

Address: Lordswood Com Heal Liv Ct, Sultan Road,lordswood, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8TJ
Telephone: 01634 337443
Distance: 0.62 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Dr O S Singh & Partner

Walderslade Village Surg.

Address: Reach Health Care, 62a Robin Hood Lane, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9LD
Telephone: 01634 687200
Distance: 2.11 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Walderslade Village Surg.

Tunbury Avenue Surgery

Address: Tunbury Avenue Surgery, 16 Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Chatham,kent, ME5 9EH
Telephone: 01634 668814
Distance: 2.38 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Tunbury Avenue Surgery

Dmc Walderslade Surgery

Address: Land at Greenacres School, Walderslade Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LP
Telephone: 01634 661140
Distance: 2.91 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Dmc Walderslade Surgery
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

Dental Surgery

Address: Dental Surgery, 17 Gould Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8DP
Distance: 1.76 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Dental Surgery

Ashcroft Dental Care

Address: Ashcroft Dental Care, 417 Walderslade Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9LL
Distance: 2.02 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Ashcroft Dental Care

Kent Smile Studio

Address: 147 Walderslade Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9LL
Distance: 2.02 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Kent Smile Studio

Dental Surgery

Address: Dental Surgery, 198 Fairview Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PX
Distance: 3.05 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Dental Surgery
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Lordswood Library

Kestrel Road, Medway, ME58TH
Telephone: 01634 862096
Distance: 0.76 Kilometres
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Directions from Birch Drive to Lordswood Library

Walderslade Village Library

Walderslade Centre, Chatham, ME59LR
Telephone: 01634 686467
Distance: 2.05 Kilometres
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Directions from Birch Drive to Walderslade Village Library

Hempstead Library

Hempstead Road, Gillingham, ME73QG
Telephone: 01634 361544
Distance: 2.57 Kilometres
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Directions from Birch Drive to Hempstead Library

Wigmore Library

208 Fairview Avenue , Wigmore, Gillingham, ME80PX
Telephone: 01634 235576
Distance: 3.05 Kilometres
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Directions from Birch Drive to Wigmore Library

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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Maidstone East Station is 6.13 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Drive to Maidstone East

Maidstone East station is operated by Southeastern in the Maidstone and The Weald area on the Chislehurst - Ashford stretch of line.

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

Bearsted Station is 6.25 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Drive 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

Maidstone Barracks Station is 6.39 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Drive to Maidstone Barracks

Maidstone Barracks station is operated by Southeastern in the Maidstone and The Weald area on the Strood - Paddock Wood stretch of line.

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

Aylesford Station is 6.71 Kilometers away

Directions from Birch Drive to Aylesford

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

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

Airports

Nearest Airports

London Southend Airport is 28.57 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Drive to London Southend Airport
Biggin Hill Airport is 35.98 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Drive to Biggin Hill Airport
London City Airport is 39.82 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Drive to London City Airport
Lydd London Ashford Airport is 49.49 Kilometers away Directions from Birch Drive to Lydd London Ashford Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Gravesend Pier is 18.1 Kilometers away
Directions from Birch Drive to Gravesend Pier
Tilbury Ferry Terminal is 18.61 Kilometers away
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Wallasea Island Ferry Landing is 36.7 Kilometers away
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Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing is 37.61 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Birch Drive is approximately 0.43 miles from the M2

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M2 J4/A278 - 2.39 Km Away
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Junction: M2 J3/A229/A2045 - 2.95 Km Away
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Junction: M20 J6/A229 - 4.26 Km Away
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Junction: M20 J7/A249 - 4.64 Km Away
Directions from Birch Drive to M20 J7/A249

In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco

Kestrel Road, Lordswood, Chatham, ME5 8TH
Distance: 0.76 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Drive to Tesco

Marks & Spencer

60 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Hempstead Valley Drive, Hempstead, ME7 3PD
Distance: 1.98 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Drive to Marks & Spencer

Sainsbury's Main

10-14 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Hempstead, Gillingham, ME7 3PB
Distance: 1.98 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Drive to Sainsbury's Main

Co-Opertiave Group Ltd

Invicta Co Operative Society Ltd, Walderslade Road, Walderslade, ME5 9LR
Distance: 2.05 Kilometres
Directions from Birch Drive to Co-Opertiave Group Ltd

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Country Park

Attraction Name: Capstone Farm Country Park, Visitor Centre
Distance: 2.3 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Capstone Farm Country Park, Visitor Centre

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Capstone Farm
Distance: 2.49 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Capstone Farm

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Tyland Barn Wildlife Conservation Visitor Centre
Distance: 3.42 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Tyland Barn Wildlife Conservation Visitor Centre

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Ambley Wood Nature Reserve
Distance: 3.45 (km)
Directions from Birch Drive to Ambley Wood Nature Reserve

Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of Maidstone District
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Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 6JQ
Send Mail
Telephone Number: 01622 602 000
County Council: Kent County
Address:
Within the electoral area of Boxley Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Faversham and Mid Kent
The Member of Parliament is Robertson, Hugh
Within the area of Boxley Civil Parish Council
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01024333
Ons Area Name:Maidstone 001A
Average Age : 34.06
Population: 1376.00
Male Population: 682.00 (49.56%)
Female Population: 694.00 (50.44%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 13 (0.94%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Lordswood and Capstone ward in Medway is an urban area with more than 3,700 households.

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Email Police
Telephone: 101
Policing Links:
Medway Council

Recent Crime in the Area

Violent-crime21
Criminal-damage-arson8
Shoplifting1
Burglary9
Vehicle-crime7
Other-theft1
Other-crime3
Source: data.police.uk accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Birch Drive

OS Reference: 577858, 162042
OS Grid Reference: TQ779620
Latitude and Longitude: 51.329118063693, 0.55321938822635
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 4.90684 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Birch Drive

Map Number: 188
Map Name: Maidstone & The Weald of Kent
Lordswood
Medway
South East
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