Welcome to Hawkhurst Parish Council’s website.

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COVID 19 has not gone away –

stay safe

have the vaccine as soon as you are offered it.

Parish Council meetings

We have started meeting in public again, at the KGV Sports Pavilion.

Capacity is limited due to COVID 19 restrictions, and we suggest that members of the public who wish to attend book a seat by contacting the Parish Clerk on 07907 022914 the day before the meeting at the latest.

All attendees must follow the meeting protocol below;

Take a Rapid Lateral Flow COVID 19 self-test – they are free

Proof of negative test at the door to enter meeting (you receive an email / text of the results)

  • Sanitize and wear own mask
  • You can remove mask to speak
  • Bring own equipment, refreshments etc
  • We will keep hall well ventilated – doors and windows open
  • To reduce length of meeting inside, keep the meeting focused – you can chit chat before or after the meeting outside.

Planning Committee meeting

Thursday 17th June 2021, 7:45pm at KGV sports pavilion

Please use zoom link

Meeting ID: 834 0249 5268

Passcode: 093694

Link to agenda

Parish Council meeting

Monday 21st June 2021, 7:45pm at KGV sports Pavilion

Please use zoom link

Meeting ID: 826 9513 4804

Passcode: 201998

Link to agenda

URGENT – HAWKHURST GOLF CLUB PLANNING APPLICATION

Cedardrive Ltd, the Hawkhurst Golf Club developers, have put in an appeal to the Planning Inspector to try and obtain planning approval for the Hawkhurst Golf Club development.

The Parish Council is working with residents groups to object.

It is vital that residents write to object raising issues such as;

Damage to ANOB

Unsustainability – not enough community infrastructure such as sewage system already overloaded or community facilities

Traffic and congestion problems

Please email ALISON.DYSON@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Or Write to:

Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN

You MUST quote the reference APP/M2270/W/21/3273022

The closing date is 18th June 2021.

Thank you for your support.

Hawkhurst Summer of Activities

  • Village Fete – 26th June 2021 on the Moor
  • Custom Car show – 24th / 25th July 2021

Further details from communityhawkhurst@outlook.com

  • Play day for young children 4th August 2021

www.hawkhurstcommunitycentre.co.uk/events

  • Makers@The Moor – 11th September 2021

Celebrating local talent, a wide variety of makers and crafers selling quality local goods – Further details from

www.hawkhurstcommunitycentre.co.uk/events

  • Hawkhurst Bonfire 27th November 2021 – (Moor and KGV)

Contact Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society visit Https://hgbs.org.uk

VACANCY FOR  TWO PARISH COUNCILLORS

No experience is necessary for this voluntary role but you should have an interest in improving the Parish and have a good knowledge of the area.

You would be closely involved in village life, would have to attend up to two evening meetings each month and you will be supported with training and IT.

You must be aged 18 years or over on the day of nomination and you must not be disqualified by any statute – you need to be:

  • an elector of the parish
  • or during the whole of the last 12 months have either occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish.
  • or your principle or only place of work is in the parish
  • or you live within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary.

If interested write / email, in no more than 150 words, why you would be a good Parish Councillor.

For more information contact the Parish Office 07907 022914 or email parish.clerk@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk or write to the Clerk to the Parish Council, Hawkhurst Parish Council, The Office at The Moor, Hawkhurst, TN18 4NT.

Closing date for applications is Monday 5th July 2021

Selection interviews will be held at the Parish Council meeting on 19th July 2021

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

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 office@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk or phone the office mobile 07907 022914

We value your feedback

Other Council information

For latest COVID 19 information

Council budget 2021/22

Council budget 2021/22 background information

Council Audit Reports 2019/20

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Spring 2021

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Christmas 2020

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Autumn 2020

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Summer 2020

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 Royal Oak Car Park

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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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