Welcome to Hawkhurst Parish Council’s website.


COVID 19 has not gone away –

stay safe

have the vaccine as soon as you are offered it.

Cases are rising again in the area.

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. 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.

Thank You

Planning Committee meeting 29th July 2021

Copt Hall – 7:45pm


Zoom link

Meeting ID: 853 1677 4922
Passcode: 196756

Community and Sports Centre Committee meeting 2nd August 2021

Copt Hall – 7:45pm


Zoom link

Meeting ID: 819 4685 1999
Passcode: 750564

Hawkhurst Library – reopening from 27th July 2021


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

Thank you.

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 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

Council budget 2021/22

Council budget 2021/22 background information

Council Audit Reports 2019/20

(we are waiting for the 2020/21 Audit Report)

Hawkhurst Parish Newsletter Summer 2021

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


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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KGV Tennis Court update.

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Hawkhurst Cemetery Restoration project

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