Welcome to Hawkhurst Parish Council’s website.

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Please take care if you are using Heartenoak Recreation Ground!

Some work has started on Heartenoak Recreation Ground. It is by contractors of UKPN for Millwood Homes to provide power to the new development.

We have not given permission for the work.

We are asking them to leave the site and make good the work.”


National lockdown now applies in Hawkhurst

If you need support or can help by volunteering please visit

Hawkhurst Community Support Group

or phone 01580 453015

or email hawkhurstcommunity@gmail.com


National lockdown advice and guidance

The following Parish Council facilities are closed until further notice

  • Copt Hall
  • KGV sports pavilion – except for Post Office (9:30am – 1pm Monday and Thursday) plus Food 4 Families on a Tuesday and Friday
  • KGV football pitches for teams and bookings
  • Multi Use Games Area for teams and bookings

The following Parish Council facilities remain open for use

  • Heartenoak Recreation Ground
  • Heartenoak Playground
  • KGV playing fields – informal use
  • KGV playground
  • Public Toilet at KGV
  • Ockley and Hensil Allotments
  • Hawkhurst Cemetery

COVID-19 in the area – as of Monday 16th November 2020


Cases in last 7 days

Rolling Rate

Total cases

Rate per 100,000

Tunbridge Wells Borough





Hawkhurst, Benenden & Sandhurst



Cranbrook, Sissinghurst & Frittenden



Goudhurst, Horsmonden & Lamberhurst




Flimwell & Hurst Green



Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

Wash hands-keep washing your hands regularly

Make space – stay at least 2 metres apart –

or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions



Useful COVID-19 Government and NHS  links

Latest Government FAQ – What you can and can’t do

General NHS C 19 advice 

Latest advice on using community facilities


Reporting Crime and Anti – Social Behaviour.

If anyone has seen a crime or antisocial behaviour please report direct to the kent police. They often require a date / time / location / description and photos if you have any.


Parish Council to hold remote Council meeting

Monday 23rd November, 7:45pm

To discuss and consider the planning application;20/02788/FULL

Land To East Of Highgate Hill And South Of Copthall Avenue Hawkhurst Cranbrook Kent

The agenda and reports will be on – Council Agenda and Minutes 

The link to the planning application is https://twbcpa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QH48G5TYGND00

The zoom link to view the Council meeting is below


Topic: Hawkhurst Parish Council EGM

Time: Nov 23, 2020 7:45 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 875 7973 6678

Passcode: 299009


Council Internal audit for 20219/20 published

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Summer 2020

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Autumn 2020


Air Quality Matters

After years of Hawkhurst Parish Council lobbying Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on air pollution in Hawkhurst, they  have at last identified an issue with air quality in Hawkhurst.

They have set up a dedicated web page for Hawkhurst

This includes Frequently Asked Questions

Hawkhurst Parish Council will continue to push for answers and improvement in air quality, you will soon be consulted by TWBC on an air quality action plan to improve air quality in Hawkhurst. It is important that you take part and make your voice heard.


Hawkhurst Market

1st Saturday of every Month 9am – 12pm in Royal Oak Car Park


Accessibility Statement

An accessibility menu for the website can be opened by clicking on the little Green figure at the top left corner of every page. It is a user way accessibility widget.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and

developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of

conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Hawkhurst Parish Website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.

Note links from our website to other websites may or may not have accessibility statement.

Information on complaints or comments received by the Parish Council regarding accessibility can be sent to the Parish Clerk office@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk


Council COVID 19 operations

The Parish Office is closed – staff are working from home – picking up messages and emails



Hawkhurst Parish Council elections – Thursday 7th May 2020 – Deferred until May 2021


Check your waste collection dates 

Parish Council Donates PPE to local care homes

– stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives Hawkhurst Parish Council made a donation ...

Hawkhurst celebrates 75th Anniversary of VE Day

stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives – Hawkhurst residents are pulling together to ...

Hawkhurst Parish Council – our community beating the virus together

Hawkhurst residents are pulling together and creating a model for community support that is spreading ...

High Court to consider White House planning application

Commenting on the High Court’s decision to grant permission for a Judicial Review of the ...

Support our Local Business

stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives – Hawkhurst residents are pulling together and ...

Garden Waste and Civic Amenity Collections Suspended

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have reluctantly suspended, until further notice, garden waste collections and the ...

KGV Tennis Court update.

The upgrade of the Tennis Courts at King George V Playing Field started on Tuesday ...

Hawkhurst Cemetery Restoration project

MEDIA RELEASE Restoration Project for Hawkhurst Cemetery Hawkhurst Parish Council has agreed a major cemetery ...