Dates of council meetings

All meetings commence at 19:45 unless stated otherwise on the published agenda and are open to the public

Parish Council meetings 2021/22

We are currently holding meetings at KGV, a mix of in person and via zoom.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions places are limited, we recommend that you join via zoom from the comfort of your home.

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.

Hawkhurst  Parish Council – Planning Committee

We want to make you aware of some changes in the way that Hawkhurst Parish Council (HPC) will consider planning applications.

Our role remains the same – we are consultees and provide comments to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) which is the planning decision-maker. However, following our AGM last week, the Parish Council decided to mandate the Parish’s  Planning Committee to consider applications and make recommendations on behalf of the Parish Council.

The HPC Planning Committee will meet every three weeks to align with the three-weekly planning cycle at TWBC. The key change for residents is that if you want to make comments on a planning application, you will need to attend the Planning Committee meeting rather than the Full Council meeting. If you wish to attend, please advise the Clerk prior to the meeting so he can log your intent. You will be given a three minute slot at the start of the meeting. We will publish the details of the applications to be discussed at each Planning Committee on social media and on the Parish Council website. By making this change, our intention is to provide a greater opportunity for public engagement in the planning decisions affecting Hawkhurst, and to ensure that our comments are submitted in time for TWBC planners, to properly consider our advice and comments