COVID 19 has not gone away –
have the vaccine as soon as you are offered it.
Cases are rising again in the area.
As a responsible Parish Council we are reminding residents, and visitors alike, that COVID 19 has not gone away. In fact cases are rising in the area.
We suggest you follow the principles below;
Hands – sanitize your hands
Face – Respect others and wear a mask indoors / shops etc
Space – Protect yourselves, loved ones and others by maintaining a metre plus distance from people you do not share a property with
Parish Council meetings
We have started Council meetings in public at The Copt Hall.
All Councillors and public attending meetings should follow the meeting protocol
- Wear a mask – you can remove the mask to speak
- Santize your hands
- Bring own equipment, refreshments etc
- We will keep the hall well ventilated
- We would appreciate it if anyone attending the meeting took a lateral flow test on the day of the meeting.
Planning Committee meeting 29th July 2021
Copt Hall – 7:45pm
Meeting ID: 853 1677 4922
Community and Sports Centre Committee meeting 2nd August 2021
Copt Hall – 7:45pm
Meeting ID: 819 4685 1999
Hawkhurst Library – reopening from 27th July 2021
URGENT – HAWKHURST GOLF CLUB PLANNING APPLICATION
In its efforts to protect the Hawkhurst Golf Cub site, the Parish Council applied for a Community Right to Bid. Thanks to the support of residents, this bid was approved by TWBC and the site is now registered as an Asset of Community Value. This means that if a decision is made to sell the site, the Parish Council and Hawkhurst residents have six months to raise the funds to bid for it.
We objected to the original and revised planning applications. We objected to the proposal to allocate the site in TWBC’s Local Plan. This has been removed from the latest version of the Local Plan. And now, the Parish Council has joined with residents’ group Campaign to Protect Hawkhurst Village to obtain Rule 6 status at the public inquiry for the planning appeal to develop Hawkhurst Golf Club. This means that we can highlight the concerns of the village throughout the six-day inquiry rather than just getting one brief opportunity to share our concerns.
This is an unprecedented step for the Parish Council, but we felt that, as representatives of the residents of Hawkhurst, we had to pursue every avenue open to us to fight this planning appeal. This is our last chance to prevent this planning application – if the Planning Inspector allows the appeal, there are no other routes let for us to fight it.
If you would like to help, please visit the Campaign to Protect Hawkhurst Village’s GoFundMe page – https://uk.gofundme.com/f/campaign-to-protect-hawkhurst-village –
Hawkhurst Summer of Activities
- Play day for young children 4th August 2021
- Makers@The Moor – 11th September 2021
Celebrating local talent, a wide variety of makers and crafers selling quality local goods – Further details from
- Hawkhurst Bonfire 27th November 2021 – (Moor and KGV)
Contact Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society visit Https://hgbs.org.uk
Hawkhurst Parish Council Election May 2021.
The 11 residents who stood for election all became “elected” Parish Councillors in an uncontested election
Hawkhurst Parish Council current working arrangements
The office is currently closed but staff are working from home checking the phone messages weekly.
Best to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office mobile 07907 022914
We value your feedback
Other Council information
(we are waiting for the 2020/21 Audit Report)
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.
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.
1st Saturday of every Month 9am – 12pm in Royal Oak Car Park
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