Ongoing Parish Council Work


Ongoing PC Works
March 2018

Dear Residents,

In order to provide up to date information on the various projects the Parish Council is working on, I shall be sending round this brief report monthly, in the two weeks between PC meetings. Further updates can be obtained via the Parish Council Minutes available on the website.

Whilst not all projects will have new information each time (depending on whether progress has been made) I hope this will serve to give you a better idea of how tasks are progressing.

Kind regards,

Chantal Brooks
Brenchley Parish Council
01892 723586

Noticeboards in Matfield
A new Noticeboard has been received and will be erected outside Hammonds next week, if anyone has any community notices for the board please pop in to see Craig at Hammonds and he will put them in for you. Alternatively please contact me. The old noticeboard will be removed.

Postbox in Matfield
The existing postbox remains in use for the time being. Royal Mail have a deadline of the end of May to erect a new box outside Hammonds.

Matfield Pond
The Environment Agency have confirmed that this work can go ahead, this depends on the weather but it should be completed by the end of April, please note that the Avenue will be closed for a couple of days at that time.

Parking at Matfield Green
The Clerk has met with the Planning Officer to ensure that plans for the new extended parking area meet with their approval. An application for grant funding has also been lodged with TWBC and it is hoped that the work will be done by this summer.

Removal of green post outside Pavilion
The old metal post which used to display the Byelaws will be removed, when the Planning Officer has approved this. New Byelaws are being considered by the PC and these will be displayed on the noticed board outside Hammonds.

Tree Survey
A survey of all trees on Council land will be carried out on 27th March, this will provide information on the status of mature trees and advise of any remedial work required to ensure their long term health.

The new year starts in April and there are now 7 plots free, please get in touch with the Clerk if you would like to take one on.

Matfield Pavilion
The doors on the Pavilion has suffered from the bad weather and are being refurbished. Two roof tiles will also be repaired.

Annual Parish Meeting
Please also note the date of the APM is Wednesday 30th May, 7.30pm at Matfield Village Hall.