Local News & Events

Matfield Christmas Fayre

Matfield Christmas Fayre will take place in the village hall on Saturday 2 December.
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Goudhurst U3A

Click on the link below for forthcoming events at Goudhurst U3A.

Jack Verrall Gates

New gates have now been installed at the entrance to the Jack Verrall Memorial Garden in Brenchley.

Hospice in the Weald

Christmas events at Hospice in the Weald.
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Parish Council Report - October

The Parish Council report for October has been published. It includes the latest information on the Parish Council's decision to initiate work on a Neighbourhood Plan.

Parish Council Strategic Statement

Brenchley Parish Council has published a Strategic Statement on its goals and priorities

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Brenchley Parish Council has decided to take the initial steps in undertaking a Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be holding a public meeting in the new year.

Ongoing Parish Council Work

Brenchley Parish Council has updated its list of ongoing work in the Parish.

New Garden Village

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has clarified its current position with regard to the possibility of a new 'garden village' being built in the Borough (eg around the Kippings Cross area).

Local Plan Update

A further update on TWBC work on the new Local Plan and the results of the recent 'Call for Sites' which now includes the article in the September issue of Roundabout magazine.

Local Plan & Development

Alan McDermott, Borough Councillor for Brenchley and Horsmonden, has posted a message about potential housing development as the Borough's new Local Plan is developed.

North Farm Recycling Site

The household waste recycling site at North Farm will be temporarily closed for 10 weeks from 18 September.

Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre

As part of its draft Planning Framework, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has set out its wider vision for the town centre, taking the decision to look at the whole rather than bringing forward piecemeal development.

Matfield Fete Video

Watch the video of Saturday's Matfield Fete - made by David Doré, an independent film producer from Tunbridge Wells.

PC Development Strategy

Brenchley Parish Council has approved a policy statement on planning and development within the Parish. This was produced to coincide with the preparation of a new Local Plan by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, which will guide planning and development in the borough up to 2033.

Rural Business Grants

Grants are now available which aim to support the local rural economy. Farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply.
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Annual Parish Meeting Report

A report has been published on the Annual Parish Meeting held on 17 May.

New Parish Council Clerk

Following the resignatin of Martin Powell, Brenchley Parish Council has now appointed a new Parish Clerk.

Closure of Matfield Store

The InnStore at Matfield closed at the end of March.

Planning Applications

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will no longer be notifying neighbours about planning applications.