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We want to hear your views about Pembury!

Please tell us your views

The ongoing Covid-19 restrictions means that we are unable to hold any events or exhibitions at the moment, but we still want to hear what you have to say about Pembury as a place to live.

Please complete our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PemburyNP It won’t take very long but will provide our volunteers in the different Neighbourhood Plan Working Groups with lots of helpful information.

It’s also an opportunity to share your details with us so that we can keep you updated on how the Neighbourhood Plan is going or follow up with you if you’d like to get a bit more involved.

Community Grants 2020

We are delighted to announce that Pembury Bowls Club and Pembury Football Club have been successful in their applications for Community Funding from Pembury Parish Council! Each club has been awarded £500 for their projects which will help improve their facilities.

Pembury Bowls Club are located in their pavilion in Lower Green Recreation Ground. They have nearly 50 members and offer the opportunity to play bowls and meet socially. They will use the grant money for their project to renew equipment to maintain their bowling green along with over £600 raised themselves. Treasurer, Brian Aylard thanked the Parish Council for their generous support which would help them finish the project. For more details about the club please visit their website pemburybowlsclub.com.

Pembury Football Club are based at Woodside Playing Fields and play each weekend during the football season. They currently have around 80 members. Their project will provide benches and a portable dugout. Chairman, Andy Rice-Tucker said “Pembury Football Club is both delighted and grateful to receive a Community Grant from Pembury Parish Council to support its efforts to improve the aesthetic of their pitch at Woodside. Also, the club is to receive partial funding from the estate of a former player and long-standing villager, Peter Hillier. The benches will serve as a permanent memorial, enable spectators to sit whilst watching and footpath walkers to suitably rest at other times should they wish. The club are hopeful that the work will be completed during lockdown and welcome visitors to the ground hopefully shortly.”

Councillor Vacancy

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Parish Councillor Vacancy

Could you provide a voice for people living in Pembury?

If so, why not think about joining the Parish Council as we currently have a vacancy.  We are an active council looking for enthusiastic people to join us!

What we do

We own and manage various facilities in the village such as Lower Green Recreation Ground, Woodside Playing Fields, the Village Green, the Old Coach Road, Pembury Burial Grounds and Lower Green Cemetery.

We also hold several community events such as Fireworks, Picnic on the Green, the annual litter pick in conjunction with Rapid Relief Team, Remembrance Sunday in partnership with the churches, a Scarecrow competition and the new Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree.  Unfortunately, in 2020 all of these events were cancelled but we hope to bring them all back for you in 2021!  We also publish the quarterly newsletter, the Pembury Village News, delivered to all homes in the village.

We are consulted on all planning applications in the Parish.

Our current projects include:

  • Setting up a youth council
  • Working in partnership with the Pembury Community Gardening Group  to improve various “grot spots” in the village
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Developing the Christmas light display in the centre of the village
  • Improving the floral displays at the Burial Grounds
  • Improving the condition of vacant plots at the allotments

What does a Parish Councillor do?

A councillor’s primary role is to represent their parish and the people who live in it.  As part of a local council you will work with Council staff to:

  • run local services such as our open spaces and recreation facilities
  • influence the long term development policy and comment on planning applications in the parish
  • improve the quality of life and the environment in our local area
  • identify issues which are important to residents
  • improve the lives of residents by providing local community projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes, community groups and agencies.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be a British, Irish or EU citizen
  • be over 18 years old
  • live in the parish of Pembury or within 3 miles of it
  • have your principle place of work in the parish of Pembury

How to Apply

Please read our policy on the Co-option process and complete the application form below and return it to the Council by email to clerk@pemburyparishcouncil.gov.uk or by post to the Parish Office.

Co-option Policy

Application form

Second Lockdown

Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday 31 October 2020,  England will be entering their second lockdown with effect from Thursday 5 November.  We are still waiting for guidance on various matters.  However, we can confirm the following:

  • Grounds staff will continue to work in the Parish as normal undertaking various tasks including litter picking, inspections and maintenance
  • Playgrounds will remain open
  • Fireworks Display for 2020 has been cancelled
  • Remembrance Day is very different to normal and only a limited number of invited guests will lay wreaths at the War Memorial,  Members of the public are encouraged to remember at home
  • Burials can continue but attendance at funerals is currently limited
  • Allotments remain open for all tenants.  The gates will be unlocked to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 via the padlock

Full guidance on current lockdown restrictions can be found on .gov.uk.