Local News & Events

Booking Stalls at Matfield Fete

If you would like a stall at Matfield Summer Fete on Saturday 7th July, bookings are now available.

Matfield Post Office Re-opens

The post office in Matfield is re-opening on a part-time basis in Matfield Village Hall.

Goudhurst U3A

Click on the link below for forthcoming events at Goudhurst U3A.

Parish Council Report - December

The Parish Council report for December has been published.

Bird Flu

Guidance on the risks of bird flu if you keep chickens, ducks, geese, etc.

Water Run-off at Kippings Cross

Kent County Council are trying to solve the problem of water running down the carriageway on the Maidstone Road just before the Kippings Cross roundabout.

Local Plan Update

A further update on TWBC work on the new Local Plan.

Ongoing Parish Council Work

Brenchley Parish Council has updated its list of ongoing work in the Parish. This includes a detailed report on work to remove the water weeds in Matfield pond.

Jack Verrall Gates

New gates have now been installed at the entrance to the Jack Verrall Memorial Garden in Brenchley.

Parish Council Strategic Statement

Brenchley Parish Council has published a Strategic Statement on its goals and priorities

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Brenchley Parish Council has decided to take the initial steps in undertaking a Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be holding a public meeting in the new year.

New Garden Village

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has clarified its current position with regard to the possibility of a new 'garden village' being built in the Borough (eg around the Kippings Cross area).

Local Plan & Development

Alan McDermott, Borough Councillor for Brenchley and Horsmonden, has posted a message about potential housing development as the Borough's new Local Plan is developed.

Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre

As part of its draft Planning Framework, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has set out its wider vision for the town centre, taking the decision to look at the whole rather than bringing forward piecemeal development.

Matfield Fete Video

Watch the video of Saturday's Matfield Fete - made by David Doré, an independent film producer from Tunbridge Wells.

PC Development Strategy

Brenchley Parish Council has approved a policy statement on planning and development within the Parish. This was produced to coincide with the preparation of a new Local Plan by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, which will guide planning and development in the borough up to 2033.

Rural Business Grants

Grants are now available which aim to support the local rural economy. Farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply.
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Annual Parish Meeting Report

A report has been published on the Annual Parish Meeting held on 17 May.

New Parish Council Clerk

Following the resignatin of Martin Powell, Brenchley Parish Council has now appointed a new Parish Clerk.

Closure of Matfield Store

The InnStore at Matfield closed at the end of March.