Local News & Events

Local Plan Update

An update on TWBC work on the new Local Plan and the results of the recent 'Call for Sites'.

Goudhurst U3A

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

Canvassers Required

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is looking for people to assist with the Annual Canvass to help in the preparation of a new electoral register.

Ongoing Parish Council Work

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

Matfield Fete Video

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

Parish Council Report - June

The Parish Council report for June has been published.

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.

Parish Plan Survey Results

A report on the results of the Parish Plan Survey has now been published in advance of the Public Meeting on 25 March.

St Luke's Newsletter

St Luke's Church in Matfield publishes a periodic newsletter which is designed to keep local residents in touch with what is happening at the church and in the community. The March 2017 issue has now been published.
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Borough Council Call for Sites

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the next twenty years, which will guide development througout the borough. The Council has recently published locations that have been submitted in response its recent Call for Sites, which encouraged individuals and organisations to put land forward for potential development.

Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings and agendas are published on this website. Local residents are welcome to attend any Council meeting.

Power Cut Number

A new national power cut phone line – 105 – has been launched to help people contact the electricity company in the event of a power cut.

Weekend Amenity Vehicle

The weekend amenity vehicle currently visits Brenchley and Matfield each Sunday to allow people to dispose of rubbish which is not taken by the normal refuse collection. There will be changes in this service from the beginning of August.

Reporting Potholes

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

PC Election Results

The results of the Brenchley Parish Council election have now been announced.