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
Hawkhurst Parish Council meetings
Hawkhurst Parish Council meeting Monday 20th September 2021
Meeting ID: 875 0279 5691
URGENT – HAWKHURST GOLF CLUB PLANNING APPLICATION APPEAL
If you are interested in watching the Planning Inquiry contact Alison Dyson
email@example.com or by phone on 0303 444 5304.
You will need “Teams” on your device
Cllr Clare Escombe. “Hawkhurst Parish Council – Golf Club Inquiry. The Public Inquiry for the Golf Club planning appeal is rapidly approaching. It will start on Monday 6th September. At present, this is scheduled for seven days, although it seems likely that additional dates will be required. The Inquiry will run on the 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th September. If, as expected, additional dates are needed, this is unlikely to be until October. The Inquiry will be a virtual event held using Microsoft Teams. In order to attend the Inquiry, you will need to register with Alison Dyson, the Case Officer, who can be contacted either by email You can register to attend just as an observer, so don’t be put off thinking that you would have to speak. The number of people attending will be one way in which the Inspector can see how important this decision is to Hawkhurst. The Inquiry has been organised into topics as follows: 1. Character and appearance – this relates to the impact on the AONB 2. Connectivity and accessibility 3. Highways safety and traffic congestion 4. Biodiversity 5. Planning balance 6. Viability – this relates to the provision of affordable housing and the “relief” road 7. Housing land supply (if required) 8. Air quality (if required). As a Rule 6 party, HPC and CPHV will be participating in topics 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8. Mike Hibbert of TTHC Ltd will be presenting the Highways evidence on our behalf. I will be the witness for the other topics. All of the Proofs of Evidence are available on the planning portal for anyone that would like to see more detail. The outcome of this Public Inquiry will be hugely significant for the future of Hawkhurst, and I am incredibly grateful for all of the support that we have received as we have prepared for it. Whether you have donated money, written to the Inspector, answered my questions, all of your help and support is very much appreciated. Thank you. For anyone who would like to help further, there are still a few days to register to attend the Inquiry or to make donations via the GoFundMe page – https://uk.gofundme.com/f/campaign-to-protect-hawkhurst-village. Clearly, we cannot control the outcome of the Inquiry, but I think we can say that together we have done our absolute best to protect our village. Thank you, Clare Escombe Chairman, Hawkhurst Parish Council”
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
- 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
Since then David Lloyd-Owen and Michael Anderson have been co-opted onto the Parish Council.
Hawkhurst Parish Council current working arrangements
The office is open, but visits by appointment only.
Monday – Friday 10am – 12noon
Best to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office 01580 752058 or the office
mobile 07907 022914
We value your feedback
Other Council information
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 Hawkhurst Golf Club Car Park
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