Shepherd Neame confirms pub and hotel is going ahead

Great news for residents at Whitecliffe, as Brewer Shepherd Neame has reaffirmed it still wants to set up a pub and hotel and hopes to break ground in the next 12 months.  See more information here.

“Kent’s new garden city is really bringing everyone together"

Kent Messenger Reporter Megan Carr spent a day at Ebbsfleet Garden City and here is her article about life at Castle Hill…..

Foraging Pigs arrive!

A further piece of public art is now in place at Whitecliffe.  ‘Foraging Pigs’ by Andy Hazell is inspired by the pigs that once foraged in Swanscombe Woods.

Creative Wellbeing Event

A great day of free fun activities for all on Saturday 17 July, 12-6pm at the Castle Hill Village Green and Tennis Courts.

Grow Your Own?

During the last year the importance of outdoor space has really come to the fore.  We’re interested to hear from anyone who would really like to grow their own fruit and vegetables and would like to lease an allotment space.  Please register your interest via email to:, subject ‘allotment’.

Sculpture Taking Shape

The Homecoming sculpture, one of the public art pieces at Whitecliffe, is progressing well.  Artist, Laurence Edwards, has shared this latest fabrication picture.  It depicts a Norman soldier coming back from the continent to his home at the Norman fort at Ebbsfleet. Installation is planned for the Summer. This sculpture was chosen by local people and we know many have been asking about its progress.

New Security Patrol On Site

SGC Security is now taking over security at Whitecliffe.  Two new vehicles will be regularly patrolling the development.

Craylands Gorge footbridge reopens

The footbridge in Craylands Gorge reopens tomorrow (11 March) following demolition of the old condemned bridge and construction of the new land bridge.  This connects Swanscombe Heritage Park to Greenhithe, supporting this important ecological corridor.

New Mental Health Service Launched

Togetherall, a new free mental health service moderated by professionals and funded by @ebbsfleetdc, is now available 24/7, free of charge for all residents.

Click here to register and find out more information.

Summer 21

Public Art Explosion at Castle Hill

Artist Jenny Wickford’s  ‘rare plants’ contemporary artwork is being installed today – 3 June – in the Village Centre at Castle Hill.  This piece was inspired by the seed pods of the Lathyrus Major that once grew in Swanscombe Woods, connecting the new village with its woodland past.  It is the first of a series of four pieces of public art by different artists to be installed in Castle Hill. For more information on this piece, click here.

Let’s Keep Everyone Safe

As Spring blooms,  the days become longer and school holidays begin, please remind our young people that building sites are not playgrounds.  Let’s keep everyone safe….

2,600 Homes in Ashmere Begin Construction