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Hawkhurst Parish Council current working arrangements
The office is closed but staff are working from home checking the phone messages weekly.
Best to email email@example.com or phone the office mobile 07907 022914
Parish Council Elections – 6th May 2021
Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you!
We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community in Hawkhurst to put themselves forward for the Parish election, 6th May 2021
You will find everything you need to know, below. It explains what local councils and councillors do, how you can become a councillor, the details of the role and what to expect. Please see www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/local-elections
If you want to stand as a Parish Councillor strongly recommend that you book a place on the Parish Candidates and Agents briefing , Wednesday 10th March, 6.30pm-8pm provided by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
Please call the Parish Clerk on 07907 022914 if you want to chat about being a Parish Councillor.
National Lockdown applies in Hawkhurst – Stay at Home
Follow national guidance – we urge all residents and businesses to follow national guidance. We know it is challenging, but the more we follow the restrictions now, the earlier we can ease back to a more normal lifestyle.
Thank you – Thank you to all the NHS staff, Social Care workers and volunteers doing an amazing job in our area in such difficult circumstances.
Vaccine Roll out – Please be patient and do not contact the GP surgeries. As the vaccine programme is rolled out the vaccination hub, in this case The Ridge Primary Care Network, will contact you.
They phone patients to make an appointment, if for some reason the call is missed, they write to you and you can book on the NHS website or use a free phone number.
The good news is that they are making good progress and are contacting the second cohort (75+) for their appointments.
Testing – Symptom-free testing sites are open across Kent. Booking is easy, the test is quick and you could have your result within the hour. Get the reassurance that you’re not the super.
In our area, it will be carried out at
Vestry Hall, Cranbrook TN17 3HA from 20 January. You can book an appointment using
https://www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/coronavirus/book-a-testBook a symptom-free COVID-19 test”
The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells is also available. You can book an appointment using https://kcc.healthit.org.uk/covbook/home – the Assembly Hall will be open daily from 9am to 7pm.
We will update the website as we know more.
If you need support or can help by volunteering please visit
or phone 01580 453015
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following Parish Council facilities are closed until further notice
- Copt Hall – closed
- KGV sports pavilion – closed – except for Post Office 10:00am – 12:50 on a Monday However, due to staffing issues the Post office can not guarantee the Thursday Post office will open 10am – 12:50.
- Plus Food 4 Families on a Tuesday and Friday.
- The following Parish Council facilities remain open for use
- Heartenoak Recreation Ground – informal use only, you can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household
- Heartenoak Playground
- KGV playing fields – informal use only, you can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household
- KGV Multi Use Games Area – informal use only, you can leave your home to exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household
- KGV playground
- Public Toilet at KGV
- Ockley and Hensil Allotments
- Hawkhurst Cemetery
COVID-19 in the area – as of Monday 1st March 2021
Note England as a whole has decreased to 57,933 cases in last 7 days with a rate per 100,000 people of 102.9, down on last weeks figures.
Cases in last 7 days
Rate per 100,000 people
compared to previous week
Tunbridge Wells Borough
Hawkhurst, Benenden & Sandhurst
Cranbrook, Sissinghurst & Frittenden
Goudhurst, Horsmonden & Lamberhurst
Robertsbridge, Hurst Green and Flimwell
Stay at home
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
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE
Useful COVID-19 Government and NHS links
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 Committee meeting
Monday 8th March 2021, 7:45pm to consider planning applications
This is the Zoom link for the meeting
The agenda is on – Committee Agenda and Minutes
Other Council information
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
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 email@example.com
Hawkhurst Parish Council elections – Thursday 7th May 2020 – Deferred until 6th May 2021