Village Tidy - Thank You

A very big thank you to all those who helped with the village clean-up yesterday morning.
The biggest crowd of helpers we have had to date turned out, and all worked extremely hard to make our village look spik and span again.
Vast amounts of rubbish were collected, TWBC will let us know the final figure of black sacks filled in due course. I hope you all enjoyed your complimentary drink and cake at Benenden’s Community Shop. Thank you all, it was great to see so many of you.


What is a Parish Council and why become a Parish Councillor?


What is a Parish Council?

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of government closest to the community, with the district authority (Tunbridge Wells Borough Council) above it in the hierarchy.

As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they are a vital part of any community.



Waste and Recycling Message from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


Waste and recycling collection update 5pm on Wednesday 28 February


As you will be aware the weather is conspiring against our waste and recycling collections so we have made a decision that no further collections will take place this week.


We are very sorry but we have taken the decision on the basis that it is impossible to complete rounds because of access and safety issues.


When will my bin be collected?


Hands of Hope Charity

Local Charity Calls For Volunteers To Help With Leaflet Distribution

Do you have a few hours to spare to help distribute leaflets in your parish for this great cause?

Hands of Hope, (the charity using growing and cooking healthy, nutritious food to tackle childhood obesity and loneliness) is asking the community to turn their preloved into reloved to help them raise funds by auction.

But to get the message out they need volunteers who could help with the distribution of leaflets to the community. Could this be you?

Road Closure, Cranbrook Road

Road Closure Notice from KCC

B2086 Cranbrook Road,

From Babbs Lane to Benenden School South Lodge, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells


When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take

This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be working to reinstate the road studs following surfacing at the B2086 Cranbrook Road, Cranbrook between the junction with Babbs Lane and the South Lodge of Benenden School.

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 9th December

Benenden Neighbourhood Plan
Village Meeting

Traffic Management, Infrastructure,

Business & Local Economy

Speeding, HGVs
Mobile phone access
Doctors, dentists, public transport
Jobs and local businesses

In feedback from our last session many said they wanted to get involved but could not spare 3 hours in one afternoon.  So this session will be just 90 minutes.  Prompt start at 2.00pm, finish at 3.30pm.