Consultations

Hawkhurst Parish Council is keen to engage residents in opportunities to participate in consultations which impact on local residents. We will use a mix of online, hard copy surveys and events to engage residents.

New Community Centre Consultation

20th January – 1st March 2020

We are keen to hear your views and help shape the proposed new Community Centre for Hawkhurst. We arranged a consultation programme that includes;

Public Exhibition and Presentations

King George V Hall, The Moor, Hawkhurst

Thursday 23rd January 2020 Drop in between: 2-4pm & 7-9pm

Saturday 25th January 2020 Drop in between: 10am to 12noon

Royal Britsh Legion, Hawkhurst

Tuesday 25th February 2020 – Drop in between 7pm and 9pm

Poster displays

Displays throughout consultation period at Hawkhurst Library, Copt Hall, KGV Sports Pavilion and Hawkhurst Parish Council Office and plus online.

Your opinions matter to us and we’d like to hear what you think about the proposed new Community Centre for Hawkhurst to help shape your new community facilities.

Useful information to consider before completing response form

Before completing the response form you may find it useful to consider the information below

Response forms

Please complete the response form by the closing date 1st March 2020 at the latest.

You can email it to: parish.clerk@hawkhurst-pc.gov.uk

Or drop it off at the Hawkhurst Library or Hawkhurst Parish Office or post it to

Parish Clerk, Office at the Moor, Hawkhurst, TN17 4XN.

What Happens Next

The comments, views, suggestions will be analysed and a “Feedback Report” will be published on the website and reported to Hawkhurst Parish Council.

The Feedback Report will be anonymous and summarise the comments.

It will illustrate which have been taken forward into the revised design and explain why others have not been included in the revised design.

Thank you for your comments.

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Hawkhurst Parish Council will also seek to use quick surveys to test the views of residents on “hot topics”.

In addition we listen to residents general comments, and where possible act.

You Said – We Did

You siad – What can you do to improve the general feel of the village

We did – Organised several Litter picks in 2019 and will do so again in 2020. Also hosted a community meeting to look into “Hawkhurst in Bloom” with the community. Watch this space.

You said – Can you sort out the drains

We did – Have lobbied MP, KCC, TWBC Southern Water to take this problem seriously and work together to sort out the drainage in Hawkhurst.

Note, KCC increased drain and gully cleaning to try and help in short term, some success but still some serious problems.

We realise there is far more to do and we will keep on working on your behalf to get the relevant organisations to do the work required.

You said – Can you report abandoned vehicles

We did – Forward vehicle details to Police and KCC who deal with these matters

You said – What are doing about the Rye Road Closure

We did – Took on board your comments and met with the contractors and KCC and argued the Hawkhurst residents and business’ case. Note we were not consulted on the proposed closure, the first we heard about it was when we all heard about it. We are awaiting final details.

You said – Can you paint the entrance signs to the village

We did – painted the entrance signs to the village

You said – Can you trim the verge on Slip Mill Lane / Cranbrook Rd to help the vision

We Did – trimmed the verge

You said – Clean up the village

We did – Organised a litter pick 12th, 13th, and 14th April 2019 – 100 bags of rubbish collected.

You said – Tidy up the village

We did – Appoint a full time caretaker who is painting bus shelters, bollards and trimming back hedges from footpaths

You said – improve reporting of potholes

We did – Upgraded the reporting on our website to support residents to report potholes but we can not report every pothole.

Here is the link if you are interested in taking part in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Consultations 

Here is the link if you are interested in taking part in Kent County Council consultations

Here is the link if you are interested in taking part in UK Government consultation