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.

Grant Funding for Improving the High Weald Landscape

Do you have an idea for a local environmental project?

Sussex Lund grants support small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Project ideas from community groups, schools and parish councils are encouraged and match-funding is not always necessary. Anyone can submit a project, including private landowners and businesses.  The Sussex Lund grant programme re-opens for new applications from 1 January 2019 until 7 April 2019.

Previous funded projects include schemes that:

  • Improved wildlife habitatsg. creating ponds, removing non-native species (e.g. rhododendron and leylandii), hedge and tree-planting and restoring, and creating more wildlife-friendly greenspace and verges.
  • Improved scenic beautyg. planting street trees, removing or screening eyesores and replacing ‘hard’, man-made boundaries with soft, natural boundaries.
  • Improved accessg. creating new access points to green spaces and replacing stiles with gates for better access.

The grants programme was created by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership with Lund Trust.

Potential applicants must contact the High Weald AONB team for advice to develop their project on:
01424 723014 or email sussexlund@highweald.org.
For more information, see: highweald.org/look-after/sussex-lund

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.