Speldhurst Parish Council is unusual in that it represents four villages – Ashurst, Langton Green, Old Groombridge and Speldhurst. They are all located a few miles from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, with a combined population of around 5000 inhabitants.
The Council is made up of thirteen Councillors who give up their time to help administer, with a part time clerk and assistant clerk, the affairs of the Parish. They meet monthly as a full Council and additionally as members of various committees, sub-committees and working groups covering such matters as planning, finance and amenities. Members of the public are welcome at these meetings and for those who cannot attend, the minutes are posted on the Parish Council website.
The Parish Council is funded by a precept, the amount householders of the Parish pay as part of the Council Tax, in order to maintain facilities and to do whatever they can to preserve and improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors alike.