Knit a Poppy Project


2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 and Pembury is planning its own event to commemorate this, on Sunday 11 November 2018.  If you can knit or crochet, we would love you to help us decorate our village!

The poppies can be any size and follow any pattern.  There are lots of patterns available on the internet including the Royal British Legion website. There is also a simple pattern on the Royal British Legion website.

The completed poppies can be dropped in the collecting boxes at:

  • Nanna’s Cafe opposite the Village Green
  • Community Coffee Shop, Recreation Ground (Monday mornings 9:30am to 12pm)
  • Or contact Val Coombes tel: 822105

Thank you!

Gas Main Replacement – Pembury High Street – August to November 2018

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) will be upgrading the gas main in Pembury from the A228 to Camden Avenue.  The works will be split into 2 phases:

Phase 1: Amended Dates 2 to 31 August
The High Street will be closed to eastbound traffic from the A228 to Woodsgate Way and there will be no right turn into the High Street from Tunbridge Wells on the northbound  A228.  Westbound traffic will not be affected.  Diversions will be in place.

Phase 2: 31 August to 30 November 
There will be multi-way traffic lights from Woodsgate Way to Camden Avenue while replacement works are undertaken.

For further details please check

Temporary road Closure – 23 July 2018

A228 / Pembury High Street – Temporary Road closure

KCC have informed us of a temporary road closure from the A228 into the High Street due to take place from 23 July for up to 3 weeks.

Temporary Prohibition of Eastbound Traffic, No Left & Right Turns – A228 Pembury Road/Pembury Northern By-Pass & High Street, Pembury – from 23 July 2018 for up to 3 weeks due to gas mains replacement works,

The closure will be:
A228 Pembury Road – No right turn into High Street

A228 Pembury Northern By-Pass – No left turn into High Street

High Street – Prohibit eastbound traffic between A228 Northern By-Pass and Woodsgate Way

The alternative route is via A228 Pembury Road, A21 Pembury By-Pass, Henwood Green Road and Hastings Road.