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Pembury Parish Council Elections 2019

Following the recent nominations for Local Council elections in May 2019, we have been informed that 11 of the 13 seats have been filled.  As there are less candidates than seats, the Parish Councillors will automatically be elected.  The new council will run from 7 May 2019.

Pembury Parish Council owns and manages various areas around the village including:

  • Pembury Burial Ground
  • Pembury Allotments
  • Old Church – burial ground
  • Lower Green Recreation Ground
  • Woodside Recreation Ground
  • The Village Green
  • The Old Coach Road

The Parish Council is also a statutory consultee for all planning applications in the parish.

We also run various events such as the Fireworks, Picnic on the Green and Remembrance Day for the benefit of Pembury residents.

Old War Memorial Plaques presented to Pembury Primary School

L to R Cllr David Coleman (Chairman of the Parish Council), Richard Snow (local historian), Jennifer Mayhew (Headteacher), Cllr Katy Brooks, Cllr Susan Sharp

The Parish Council were pleased to attend a recent assembly at the Primary School to unveil the old War Memorial plaques which have been fixed to the outside of the old school building.  The plaques are still visible to everyone from the footpath by the side of the school down to Lower Green Cemetery.  The metal plaques on the War Memorial were replaced with new stone ones with corrected spellings in November 2018 as part of the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Parish Council Elections 2 May 2019

Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?  Making a difference to your village?  As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work!  You will supported in your role and training is available.

Please give the Parish Office a call on 01892-823193 to find out about what we do and how you can help if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor at the next election on 2 May 2019.  Nomination forms are now available from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council office.  The deadline to submit completed forms to the Town Hall is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. 

Further details can be found on our website on the Local Council Elections page.

Pembury Parish Council owns and manages various areas around the village including:

  • Pembury Burial Ground
  • Pembury Allotments
  • Old Church – burial ground
  • Lower Green Recreation Ground
  • Woodside Recreation Ground
  • The Village Green
  • The Old Coach Road

The Parish Council is also a statutory consultee for all planning applications in the parish.

We also run various events such as the Fireworks, Picnic on the Green and Remembrance Day for the benefit of Pembury residents.

KCC introduced new Bus Feedback portal

KCC have introduced their new bus feedback reporting tool following comments made during last summer’s Big Conversation with residents.  The Feedback Portal includes information about how to make a formal complaint or compliment about bus services and who to contact in the event that bus users experience problems.

It also includes a feedback form for residents to let us know about their experiences of using buses and the quality of service provided.

Please use click here for the link to the portal.

 

New Councillor Co-opted

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that Heather Eastoe-Kirby has been co-opted on to the Parish Council.  She sits on the Amenities Working Group which is responsible for the management of both Lower Green and Woodside Recreation Grounds, playgrounds and sports pitches, events an floral displays.

Further details can be found here.

Consultation on Libraries, Registration and Archives 2019-22

Have your say!

KCC are consulting on changes to Library services that will affect all libraries in the county including Pembury Library. They are proposing to reduce the opening hours from 40 hrs to 23 hrs per week. Click here to see the full details and how to respond.

KCC are running 20 drop in events across the county and staff will be on hand to talk about the proposals.  The nearest events to Pembury are:

  • Tunbridge Wells Library, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells – Saturday 19 January 2019 9:30 to 12:30
  • Tonbridge Library, 1 Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge – Friday 18 January 2019 9:30 to 12:30

The consultation closes on midnight on 29 January 2019.