Ongoing Parish Council Work


Ongoing PC Works
May 2018

Dear Residents,

In order to provide up to date information on the various projects the Parish Council is working on, I shall be sending round this brief report monthly, in the two weeks between PC meetings. Further updates can be obtained via the Parish Council Minutes available on the website.

Whilst not all projects will have new information each time (depending on whether progress has been made) I hope this will serve to give you a better idea of how tasks are progressing.

Kind regards,

Chantal Brooks
Brenchley Parish Council
01892 723586

Postbox in Matfield
The existing postbox at Cherry Trees remains in use. A new box at Webb's Orchard has been erected and will be opened for use soon. The box at Chantler's Hill is being replaced. The Council continues to request further boxes be re-instated.
Matfield Pond The work to remove the weeds from the pond has been delayed until the Autumn.

Parking at Matfield Green
TWBC have confirmed that the refurbishment and extension of the parking area by the Green can proceed as permitted development. Grant funding has been requested and it is hoped that the work can be completed this financial year.

Removal of green post outside Pavilion
The old metal post on the Green by the Pavilion has been removed.

Tree Survey
A survey of all trees on Council land has been completed. Further quotes are being obtained and work to protect the most vulnerable trees is being undertaken.

The new year has encouraged more use of the site with 22 of the 27 available plots allocated. An Allotment Tenants’ Committee is being set up.

Speeding Stickers
The PC have obtained, via funding from KCC, 1600 speeding stickers. These will be provided free of charge to residents for placing on wheelie bins to encourage safe driving through the Parish. The Parish Council will have a stand at Matfield Fete where residents can collect these or please contact the Clerk.

Rural Broadband
The Council met recently With Greg Clark MP and he expressed support in our attempts to encourage superfast broadband rollout throughout the Parish. The PC have written to KCC to take this forwards.

The development of a new Community Website continues to progress and the Parish Council will continue to post information on this forum. The new website (which will have the same name) is hoped to go live in the next few months.

Parish Council Name Change
The consultation regarding a proposed change of name of the Parish Council to Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council will end shortly and thereafter an application will be made to TWBC for formally make this change.

The Clerk has provided information on both Brenchley and Matfield Facebook pages recently and will continue to do so where necessary.