Local News & Events

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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Matfield Village Fete

Matfield Village Fete will take place on Saturday 15th July from 12.30 - 4.30pm. It's going to be bigger and better than ever!

SE Rail Consultation

The Government is undertaking a public consultation on the future of SE rail services. Comments by 30 June.

Goudhurst U3A

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

Annual Parish Meeting Report

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

New Local Plan Consultation

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has started work on the preparation of a new Local Plan which will guide future development in our borough up to the year 2033. Local residents have the opportunity to have a say in the preparation of a new Local Plan.

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.

Matfield Fete Video

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

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.

Parish Council Chairman

A new Chairman of Brenchley Parish Council was elected 0n 7th March.

Faster Broadband

Work is still under way to improve broadband speeds in the parish. This report summarises the position.