Local News & Events

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.

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.

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.

1988 'Parish Plan'

The last time something similar to a Parish Plan was attempted in our villages was in 1988.

Development Constraints in Villages

The Council planning page has been updated to include maps of Brenchley and Matfield showing conservation areas, recreational and open spaces, the limits to built development and other designations which constrain development in the villages
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Police Contact Point in Matfield

Under a new initiative, Kent Police have set up rolling "police contact points" on a regular basis in rural areas throughout Kent - including Matfield.

Your Neighbourhood

The Borough Council website has a new application which gives a wealth of information about what is available in your neighbourhood.