Local News & Events

Military Veterans' Day

The Royal British Legion will be holding an information and advice day for military veterans, in Lamberhurst, on 16 March.
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Matfield Post Office Consultation

The Post Office is seeking residents' views on the new PO service operating from Matfield Village Hall. The consultation closes on 13 March.
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Ongoing Parish Council Work

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

Parish Council Vacancy

Following the resignation of Mrs Nicola Marriott, Brenchley Parish Council has a vacancy for a new councillor.

Booking Stalls at Matfield Fete

If you would like a stall at Matfield Summer Fete on Saturday 7th July, bookings are now available.

Reporting Potholes

Kent County Council can repair potholes quite quickly if they are identified and reported by members of the public.

Neighbourhood Plan Meetings

The first public meetings on the development of the Neighbourhood Plan are being held in Brenchley on 21 February and in Matfield on 22 February. All welcome. Email BandMNP@gmail.com to reserve your place.
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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. There will be a public exhibition of the proposals on Monday 5 February.

Goudhurst U3A

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

Matfield Post Office Re-opens

The post office in Matfield is re-opening on a part-time basis in Matfield Village Hall.

Bird Flu

Guidance on the risks of bird flu if you keep chickens, ducks, geese, etc.

Water Run-off at Kippings Cross

Kent County Council are trying to solve the problem of water running down the carriageway on the Maidstone Road just before the Kippings Cross roundabout.

Local Plan Update

A further update on TWBC work on the new Local Plan.

Jack Verrall Gates

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

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.

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 & 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.