Overview:The Borough of Dartford comprises the town of Dartford and eight surrounding parishes:
The population of the Borough is 93,600 residents and approximately 40,309 households.
Located on the border of Kent, London and Essex, Dartford is one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in the country.
Dartford is at the heart of one of the Government’s key growth zones within the Thames Gateway and will see around 20,000 new homes and up to 50,000 new jobs created in the borough over the next 25 years – a substantial addition to the existing 80,000 residents in the Borough.
At the heart of the Borough’s vision, to make Dartford the place of choice for living, working and enjoying leisure time, is a commitment to improving facilities and creating opportunities for existing residents.
These facilities do not necessarily conform to the traditional cliché of community centres – rather the common sense innovation that new buildings should have an indirect community benefit alongside a sustainable primary purpose.
Proof of this approach is evident in the new Princes Park Community Stadium, IT training centre in Swanscombe and of course the Dartford Dojo – which is primarily a centre of excellence for sport but will inevitably become a community benefit for local Stone residents.