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  • Fly-tipping at Langton Green Recreation Ground

    Fly-tipping at Langton Green Recreation Ground

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    This year, we have noted an increasing amount of fly-tipped rubbish at Langton Green Recreation Ground. As you might know, this is parish-co...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Nov 21
  • Gatwick Airport Northern Runway consultation - deadline 1st December

    Gatwick Airport Northern Runway consultation - deadline 1st December

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    A reminder that the Gatwick Airport Northern Runway public consultation finshes at the end of the day on Wednesday 1st December. Our Air Tr...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Nov 21
  • It's your parish - so don't be idle

    It's your parish - so don't be idle

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Did you know that every minute a car is left idling it creates enough pollution to fill 150 balloons? That is why we’re asking everyon...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Nov 21
  • Gatwick Airport Northern Runway consultation - deadline 1st December

    Gatwick Airport Northern Runway consultation - deadline 1st December

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    In response to questions from residents about the Gatwick Airport Northern Runway consultation, this is to confirm that our Air Traffic Wor...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Nov 21
  • 2021 Teddy Mayor Toy Appeal

    2021 Teddy Mayor Toy Appeal

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Please find more details about the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Christmas Toy Appeal here. You can donate gifts between now and 11th Dece...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Nov 21
  • Public consultation on car park charging - Ashdown Forest

    Public consultation on car park charging - Ashdown Forest

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    We have been asked to share this information about car park charging on Ashdown Forest: Public Consultation on Car Park Charging Please ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Nov 21
  • Violence Against Women and Girls - Kent Police Public Meeting Thursday 4th November

    Violence Against Women and Girls - Kent Police Public Meeting Thursday 4th November

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Kent Police have notified us that Assistant Chief Constable Peter Ayling will be coming to the Tunbridge Wells District to lead on a public ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Nov 21
  • Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Survey 2021

    Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Survey 2021

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    If you would like to have a say on crime and policing in your community, please complete this survey.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Oct 21
  • Temporary Road Closure - Barden Road, Speldhurst - 1st November 2021 for 3 days

    Temporary Road Closure - Barden Road, Speldhurst - 1st November 2021 for 3 days

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Kent Highways have advised that Barden Road, Speldhurst, will be closed outside Speldhurst Bank from 1st November for up to 3 days. The al...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 29 Oct 21
  • Gatwick Expansion Open Meeting

    Gatwick Expansion Open Meeting

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Please see details of a public meeting on 8th November at 8pm, which will be held by local focus group, Gatwick Obviously Not.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Oct 21
  • Police Community Support drop in session - Wednesday 20th October

    Police Community Support drop in session - Wednesday 20th October

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Apologies for the short notice, but PCSO Jay Burt has let us know that going forward, he will hold a monthly drop-in session starting tomorr...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Oct 21
  • KCC Public Protection Update

    KCC Public Protection Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Read the latest news from KCC's public protection team on doorstep criminals.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Sep 21
  • Temporary Road Closure - Bentham Hill, Speldhurst - 27th September 2021 for 14 days

    Temporary Road Closure - Bentham Hill, Speldhurst - 27th September 2021 for 14 days

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Apologies for the late notice: KCC have advised that Bentham Hill, Speldhurst will be closed outside Spring Cottage from today, Monday 27th ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Sep 21
  • Speedwatch Update - Old Groombridge

    Speedwatch Update - Old Groombridge

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    This month we bring you details of a recent early morning speedwatch session at the newly established site on the B2110 Groombridge Hill‑Vil...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Sep 21
  • Postcode Lottery Scam Alert

    Postcode Lottery Scam Alert

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    KCC's public protection team are warning Kent residents to be careful when receiving emails, letters or texts saying they've won the...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Sep 21
  • UPDATE: Electric Vehicle charge-point survey

    UPDATE: Electric Vehicle charge-point survey

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Thank you so much to everyone who has completed our survey and given their views on electric vehicle charge-points in the parish so far. If...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Sep 21
  • Road Closure: Poundsbridge - Penshurst Road

    Road Closure: Poundsbridge - Penshurst Road

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    BT Openreach will close the road in various places between Poundsbridge House (junction of Poundsbridge Hill and Coopers Lane) and Penshurst...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Sep 21
  • Volunteer opportunities - Groombridge post office

    Volunteer opportunities - Groombridge post office

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Withyham Parish Council has let us know about a variety of volunteering roles at Groombridge post office. Shop Assistant, marketing and Shif...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Aug 21
  • Telephone Scam Alert

    Telephone Scam Alert

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    KCC Public Protection have circulated details of the latest telephone scam in Kent. Read the full details here.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Aug 21
  • Speedwatch Update

    Speedwatch Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Going forward we plan to bring you monthly updates on our volunteer speedwatch sessions across the parish. This month we've shared detai...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Aug 21
  • KCC household waste centre - public questionnaire

    KCC household waste centre - public questionnaire

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Kent County Council has launched a consultation to establish public opinion on the continuation of a booking system to visit KCC Household W...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Aug 21
  • Take our Electric Vehicle (EV) charge-point survey

    Take our Electric Vehicle (EV) charge-point survey

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    Kent County Council are offering parish councils the opportunity to apply for EV charge-point funding of up to £4,000. To help us to d...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Aug 21
  • Temporary Road Closure - Upper Nellington Langton Green

    Temporary Road Closure - Upper Nellington Langton Green

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    We have been informed that there will be a temporary road closure outside Number One, Upper Nellington, Langton Green on the 30th August for...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Aug 21
  • KCC Bus Improvement Plan - Public consultation

    KCC Bus Improvement Plan - Public consultation

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    UPDATE 20TH AUGUST: Please note, the deadline for the first round of this survey is 29th July. If you do not have chance to complete it by t...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Aug 21
  • Temporary Road Closure - Bullingstone Lane

    Temporary Road Closure - Bullingstone Lane

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    We have been advised that there will be a temporary road closure on Bullingstone Lane on the 26th August 2021 for 1 day. The entire length o...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Aug 21
  • Temporary Road Closure - Bentham Hill 16th August

    Temporary Road Closure - Bentham Hill 16th August

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Katie Neve

    KCC have informed us that Bentham Hill and Stockland Green Road, Speldhurst, and Victoria Road, Southborough will close from 16th August for...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Aug 21
  • Urgent Road Closure

    Urgent Road Closure

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Kent Highways have advised us of an urgent road closure at Bullingstone Lane, Tunbridge Wells - 28th July 2021 It will be necessary to clos...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 21
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Electoral Review Consultation

    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Electoral Review Consultation

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    LGBCE Electoral Review of the Borough & Electoral System - Consultation The Electoral Review of the Borough is now underway and a decis...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 21
  • Reopening of libraries

    Reopening of libraries

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Kent County Council has informed us that all the following libraries in Tunbridge Wells district will be reopening from Monday 26th July Mo...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 21
  • Langton Road pavements - how to report overgrown hedgerows

    Langton Road pavements - how to report overgrown hedgerows

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    We have received several enquiries about the hedgerows along the Langton Road from the 20mph Speldhurst village gateway, heading past Went F...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Jul 21
  • Hedge cutting and overhanging foliage

    Hedge cutting and overhanging foliage

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    We came into a nice message on Monday morning: "If its your groundsman who has been out and about clearing footpaths, can you pa...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Jul 21
  • Langton/Speldhurst Road closure UPDATE

    Langton/Speldhurst Road closure UPDATE

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    An update on Scottish Gas Network's current road closures on the Langton/Speldhurst Road and adjoining lanes. This is a reminder that SG...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Jul 21
  • Road Closures from 19th July - gas network upgrades

    Road Closures from 19th July - gas network upgrades

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    By now you will likely have seen the yellow Road Closed signs along Langton Road and Burnt House Lane, advertising Scottish Gas Network'...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 21
  • Road Closures from 19th July - gas network upgrades

    Road Closures from 19th July - gas network upgrades

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Speldhurst Parish Council

    Scottish Gas Network (SGN) have emailed us about a series of road closures throughout July and August. Please read the information below and...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Jul 21
  • Urgent Road Closure Updates

    Urgent Road Closure Updates

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Speldhurst Parish Council

    We have been made aware of two road closures currently happening in the parish. It seems these were scheduled at the last minute, hence the ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Jul 21
  • Speldhurst Parish Council Summer Newsletter

    Speldhurst Parish Council Summer Newsletter

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Our summer newsletter is out now! Read it here or pick up a hard copy in Speldhurst Community Shop, Groombridge Farm Shop or Langton's B...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Jul 21
  • Rusthall Parish Council Job Vacancy

    Rusthall Parish Council Job Vacancy

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Speldhurst Parish Council

    Rusthall Parish Council has a vacancy for a Deputy Clerk. See more details here.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 28 Jun 21
  • Committee and Working Group Meetings Update

    Committee and Working Group Meetings Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    It was agreed at Full Council on 7th June to make our Amenities, Governance and Highways committees into working groups for a six month peri...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Jun 21
  • Highways Update

    Highways Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Speedwatch With a Parish Councillor recording vehicles driving 20mph over the speed limit at a recent Speedwatch session, we know only too ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Jun 21
  • Vacancy for a Parish Councillor at SPC

    Vacancy for a Parish Councillor at SPC

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Speldhurst Parish Council

    Are you interested in helping to improve and maintain quality of life in your community? If the answer is yes, you might like to hear more a...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Jun 21
  • Be a #litterhero - Great British Spring Clean 21

    Be a #litterhero - Great British Spring Clean 21

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, Speldhurst Parish Council have pledged fifteen hours of litter picking in A...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Jun 21
  • Road Closure Stockland Green Road - 9th June

    Road Closure Stockland Green Road - 9th June

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    We have received the following road closure information from Kent County Council Highways department: This is to let you know that, as par...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Jun 21
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point Survey

    Electric Vehicle Charging Point Survey

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) are asking residents to complete a short survey which will be used to help plan the future provision ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 May 21
  • Changes at Speldhurst Parish Council

    Changes at Speldhurst Parish Council

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    We have a rule that Chairmen can only serve a maximum five-year term. So, at our May Full Council Meeting Neil Barrington-Johnson stepped do...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 May 21
  • CANCELLED Community Policing themed Annual Parish Meeting - 24th May

    CANCELLED Community Policing themed Annual Parish Meeting - 24th May

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Unfortunately - and for a number of Covid and non-Covid related reasons - we have had to make a last minute to decision to cancel our Annual...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 May 21
  • Change of use planning application meeting with Martin Homes LTD - 27th April

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    The Planning Committee will meet Martin Homes LTD on 27th April regarding their change of use application for Burrswood Estate, Groombridge....

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Apr 21
  • Proposed Speed Limit Reduction - A264 and B2110

    Proposed Speed Limit Reduction - A264 and B2110

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Visit the SPC homepage to see full details of the the proposed speed limit reduction from 50mph to 40 mph on Ashurst Road and Groombridge hi...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 21 Apr 21
  • Pre-submission of TWBC Local Plan

    Pre-submission of TWBC Local Plan

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Chris May

    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) has published the pre-submission version of its local plan,and you can find more details below. Remem...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Apr 21
  • Message from Highways Committee - why it's important to tell us if you've been in a road traffic accident

    Message from Highways Committee - why it's important to tell us if you've been in a road traffic accident

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    If you or anyone you know is involved in a road traffic accident in Ashurst, Langton Green, Old Groombridge or Speldhurst, please Contact us...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 22 Mar 21
  • We are recruiting! Clerk to the Parish Council - deadline extended

    We are recruiting! Clerk to the Parish Council - deadline extended

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Applications for the position of Clerk to the Parish Council will now be accepted until 9th April. If you would like an informal chat about ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Mar 21