We have created a new grant fund to help community groups or not for profit organisations in Pembury for their one-off projects. We have £1,000 to share to get local projects off the ground!
Please complete an application form and return to the Parish Council.
You must be a community group or not for profit organisation.
Your project will be of benefit to the parish of Pembury or its residents.
Please see our Grants Awarding Policy for full details.
The deadline has been extended and all applications should be received by Friday 9 October 2020.
Post: The Parish Office, Lower Green Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury, Kent TN2 4DZ
We currently have vacancies for 2 new parish councillors. Do you have some time to spare? Do you want to get involved in the future of the Pembury?
To be eligible to join the parish council you must:
The Good Councillors Guide has lots of information about what it means to be a Parish Councillor.
Each Parish Council is very different and reflects the community which it serves. Pembury Parish Council has responsibility for:
We employ a Clerk and Deputy Clerk to manage the day to day administrative work of the Council and have a team of Grounds Maintenance staff maintaining our open spaces and sports facilities.
If you want to find out more and speak to either a member of staff or another councillor, why not get in touch and we will call you to answer your questions and chat about the role. In the first instance please email the Clerk, Helen Munro, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Office
Lower Green Recreation Ground
Lower Green Road
Kent TN2 4DZ
You will be invited to have an informal chat with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Council. Normally this is done face to face but during the current restrictions, this can be arranged virtually.
A formal interview will then be arranged with the rest of the Council at a Council meeting. Our Council meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Meetings are on the first Monday of each month starting at 7:15pm.
Did you paint any rocks during lockdown? Do you still have them?
The Parish Council are considering a project to bring the stones together to create a memorial in the centre of the village. If you are happy for them to be used in this project, please keep your stones and get in touch to let us know how many you have so we can see what we can create with them!
Please email us on email@example.com or call on 01892-823193.
TWBC confirmed it has revised its timetable for its Local Plan. This follows a substantial response to the public consultation on a Draft Local Plan last autumn, with over 8,000 individual comments. TWBC confirmed that the revised programme provides the necessary additional time to properly consider the contributions that a wide range of organisations and local people have taken the time and trouble to make before moving forward.
Therefore, TWBC has published an updated timetable for the next consultation stage of the Local Plan, which is now due to take place next March/April.
Full details are contained in the Council’s ‘Local Development Scheme, June 2020’, which is published online at www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/LDS.
The opportunity to make representations on the revised, final draft (‘Pre-Submission’) version of the Local Plan will be widely publicised in due course, while everyone who made comments at the Draft stage will be directly notified.
Following the recent government announcement, Pembury Parish Council will re-open the tennis courts in Lower Green Recreation Ground for personal use only with effect from Wednesday 13 May 2020.
Users of the tennis courts are asked to comply with current guidance on using the courts. Full details of the guidance can be found on the Lawn Tennis Association website.
Please do not use the tennis courts if you have symptoms of Coronavirus or anyone you live with has symptoms.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible).
With immediate effect, the playground, tennis courts, MUGA and outdoor gym are CLOSED to combat the spread of coronavirus. Please do not use these facilities.
Staff can be contacted by phone on 01892-823193 or by email to:
It may be necessary to cancel some, if not all, of our council meetings. We will share information of any cancellations through our website and Facebook and Instagram pages.
Following the recent restrictions introduced on 23 March 2020, our playground, tennis court, MUGA and outdoor gym are now CLOSED.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Following requests from residents last year, we are extending the fencing around the playground in Lower Green Rec to create a dog free picnic area.
During the fencing works on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 March the playground will be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience cause.
We also plan to install a picnic bench and a tree for shade shortly.
Repair work is being carried out to graves at Pembury Burial Ground, Lower Green Cemetery and Old Church which have been identified as potentially dangerous during recent memorial inspections. This work is due to start in early March.