Welcome to Hawkhurst Parish Council’s website.


Hawkhurst Parish Council working arrangements

Hawkhurst Parish Council will continue to serve residents and the public alike by following National Guidance and the Parish office will return to normal opening hours.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 – 12noon

The Drop in sessions at KGV Sports Pavilion from Thursday 27th January 2022 and from Hawkhurst Library will start again from the 31st January 2022.

The best way to contact Hawkhurst Parish Council is to

phone 01580 752058 or 07907 022914

or email office@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk

we value your feedback

Stay safe

Hawkhurst Community and Sports Centre

Planning application number 21/03490/FULL

TWBC link to planning application

KALC Community Awards 2022

The aim of the Scheme is to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant contribution to their local community.

The closing date for nominations is the 14 February 2022.

The criteria is that the person must live in Hawkhurst and any resident of Hawkhurst can make a nomination. The Council will consider nominations and make an award at the Annual Parish Meeting in May 2022.

For more information and nomination form

Please submit a nomination to parish.clerk@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk

by the 14th February 2022.

Link to latest COVID 19 information

As a responsible Parish Council we are reminding residents, and visitors alike, that COVID 19 has not gone away.

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

Council meetings are being held in public at The Copt Hall.

All Councillors and public attending meetings should follow the meeting protocol below;

  • Wear a mask – you can remove the mask to speak
  • Sanitize 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

The public can attend the meeting via zoom if they wish – the link is detailed below

Hawkhurst Parish Council meetings

Planning Committee meeting 27th January 2022,

7:45pm Copt Hall


Zoom link

Meeting ID: 876 7545 3938

Passcode: 099580

EGM Council Meeting 27th January 2022

8:45pm Copt Hall or when Planning Committee finishes


Zoom link

Meeting ID: 883 0254 1146

Passcode: 209312


The Hawkhurst Golf Club Planning Public Inquiry’s last day was 6th October 2021.

We would like to thank all those who have worked so hard and contributed to the funding.

We will update you as soon as we know any more information.

Hawkhurst Parish Council Election May 2021.

The 11 residents who stood for election all became “elected” Parish Councillors in an uncontested election

Hawkhurst Parish Councillors from 10th May

Since then David Lloyd-Owen and Michael Anderson have been co-opted onto the Parish Council.

we value your feedback

Council information

Council budget 2021/22

Council budget 2021/22 background information

Council Audit Reports 2019/20

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.

Hawkhurst Market

1st Saturday of every Month 9am – 12pm in Hawkhurst Golf Club 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


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