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Rusthall Parish Council




Welcome to Rusthall Parish Councils new website

  We hope that you will find this website interesting and informative. 

Rusthall Parish Council is made up of nine Councillors and a part time clerk. They meet monthly, at The Rackliff Centre from 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month, (except August) as a Full Council.

Additionally members sit on the following committees:  Planning, Finance, Highways and Allotments. 

If you wish to contact the Parish Council please contact the Clerk, Su Denne, by email clerk@rusthallparishcouncil.org.uk   or phone 01892520161.

The office is open to the public Tuesday 10am to 1pm and Thursday 11am to 2pm. Other times by appointment only.




New Waste Collection

  • The comprehensive information leaflet is due to be delivered to residents next week. The leaflet contains full details of the new service, including what goes in each bin as well as a tailored collection day calendar.

The new waste website that consolidates the information in the leaflet is also now live and can be accessed  https://beta.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/new-waste-service?utm_source=forwardslashnew&utm_campaign=new_waste_serv

Bin stickers
Information stickers detailing what goes in each bin for the new service are being distributed from next week. Stickers will be placed on the brown (recycling) bin, green (household refuse) bin and black (garden waste) bin.

Last brown bin garden waste collections
The last garden waste collections in the brown bins will take place the weeks commencing 16 or 23 September, depending on residents’ collection schedules. Residents are being advised that once their final brown bin garden waste collection has been made, the brown bin should be used for recycling (glass, plastics and tins).

Bins and hessian sacks deliveries
Black garden waste bins continue to be delivered to residents who have subscribed to the new service. Hessian sacks will be delivered to those properties who have requested them instead of a black bin over the next couple of weeks.

Food waste caddy deliveries are also continuing. The black and orange food waste bins are being delivered with the grey kitchen caddy, an information leaflet and a roll of compostable liners contained inside.



  • The Draft Local Plan has now been released into the public domain for approval by TWBC.  The full draft plan for the borough can be found here.

Rusthall has been allocated 15 houses in the Plan

TWBC has confirmed that there will be a six-week consultation on the Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18) –  from Friday 20 September to Friday 01 November 2019.

A consultation on a Pre-Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19) – from Friday 07 August to Friday 02 October 2020.

Submission of the plan – December 2020.

Exhibition for the Draft Local Plan Regulation 18 will be at the Royal Victoria Place,  Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 26th September 12pm-7pm and Saturday 28th September 10am-3pm

What is proposed for elsewhere in the Borough:

In June 2019, the press released the information that some 4,000 new homes were planned around Paddock Wood and a new “Garden Village” of 2,600 homes planned at Tudely.  Details of the proposal can be found in the draft local plan.  In summary, the total dwellings proposed for each parish is as follows:

Tunbridge Wells – 1,222 to 1,320 new dwellings
Paddock Wood – 4,000 new dwellings around the town but many located in Capel parish
Capel – 2,500 to 2,800 new dwellings in the Tudely Garden Village
Benenden – 119 to 129 new dwellings
Bidborough – 0 new dwellings
Brenchley – 0 new dwellings
Cranbrook – 718-803 new dwellings
Frittenden – 25-30 new dwellings
Goudhurst – 21-26 new dwellings
Hawkhurst – 643-693 new dwellings
Horsmonden – 225-305 new dwellings
Lamberhurst – 50-60 new dwellings
Matfield – 91-150 new dwellings
Pembury – 294-304 new dwellings
Rusthall – 15 new dwellings
Sandhurst – 20-27 new dwellings
Sissinghurst – 100-115 new dwellings
Speldhurst – 15-20 new dwellings


Further information https://beta.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/local-plan



  • National Highways & Transport Network - Public Satisfaction Surveys

These surveys are publicly available online, and may be accessed via the website using this link:


The greater the take-up of the surveys, the more useful they will be in helping us to understand the priorities and concerns of people who live or work in Kent, so please feel welcome to complete any of the surveys which interest you. 


  • Annual Policing Survey

Last week, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner published his Annual Policing Survey. As in previous years, it asks for views on policing in Kent and for initial thoughts on whether people would be willing to pay a little more council tax next year to fund additional police resources.

The survey itself takes only a few minutes and is completely anonymous.

The link is www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/haveyoursay

  • Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy Consultation

The Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy (ELES) is a sub strategy of the Kent Environment Strategy. Its purpose is to identify an evidence-based approach to deliver clean growth. This includes strategies and actions to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate poor air quality, reduce fuel poverty and deliver an affordable, clean and secure energy supply.