Bereko Soup Lunch
Paddock Wood Youth Council
The next meeting will be held at the Skate Park on February 10th at 16.45 to consider options for this area. If any young people who use the skate park would like to join us, please come along and tell us your ideas.
TWBC Local Plan
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) are developing their Local Plan for the period to 2036. They have said that they need to provide for an additional 13,000 homes in the borough during this period.
The response from Paddock Wood Town Council to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council regarding the Local Plan can be found here.
The response from Paddock Wood Town Council regarding the Sustanability Appraisal (Local Plan) can be found here.
Southern Water Adjournment Debate
Greg Clark proposed an adjournment debate on Monday (28th October) regarding Southern Water. Paddock Wood and the struggles the Town Council have had with Southern Water is given as his specific example. The full Hansard report can be found here.
You can see his speech by following this link.
Children’s Centre & Health Visitor Services
Please click here to see the Winter Timetable for children’s sessions at the Wesley Centre Paddock Wood. This also shows the clinics at Woodlands Health Centre.
Alternatively, click here to see the sessions for all the Children’s Centres across Tunbridge Wells.
Draft Local Plans
Following the meetings on the 20th & 21st May 2019, here are the draft local plans for Capel and Paddock Wood.
Changes to Recycling & Garden Waste Collection by TWBC
From 30th September, TWBC will be changing the recycling and garden waste collection in our area. They will be introducing new glass, food waste and small electrical item collections , as well as an opt-in garden waste service.
Please check to see if your collection day is changing here.
Details of what can be recycled and put into each bin can be found here.
The Civic Amenity Vehicle timetable can be found here, it is located on Commercial Road between 8am and 11am and can take large unwanted items and household waste. They will NO LONGER ACCEPT GARDEN WASTE.
Latest Paddock Wood Town Council Newsletter
The latest Paddock Wood Town Council Newsletter for October can be found here. Paper copies can be found at the library, train station or in the Council Offices.
Developer Liaison Meetings
A new page has been added to our website under Paddock Wood Town Council to include information from meetings held with the new developments in Paddock Wood.
Please follow this link to see the page. Developer Liaison Meetings
Neighbourhood Plan Draft Policies
Please follow this links to see the draft policies
KCC Bus Feedback
Kent County Council have asked us to share this information with residents. As there have been recent changes to the bus services in this area we would encourage residents to use this to pass on their comments.
During last summer’s Big Conversation with residents, many people told us that they didn’t know who to give feedback to about bus services.
To make this clearer, we have launched a Bus Feedback Portal. It 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.
We will use the feedback that we get a greater understanding of what types of problems bus users experience and to spot trends about the areas or on which services they arise. We will use this information to inform the conversations that we have with bus operators through our Quality Bus Partnerships or more generally and help improve things for bus users.
KCC is encouraging people to use the form to let us know about their experience of using buses and the quality of service provided. A link to the portal is provided below.
Southern Water Reporting
Please use the link below to report any issues with Southern Water, including foul drainage leaks, over flows, toilets backing up, bad odours etc.
Minutes of meeting with Southern Water
There are vacant allotments. If you are interested please contact the Town Council Office.
Paddock Wood is a small town with a population of 8,253 (according to the 2011 census) which lies between Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Unlike many of the surrounding villages Paddock Wood is comparatively new and owes its existence to the railway, which arrived in 1842.
By 1851 a sizeable village had grown and by 1900 Paddock Wood was the hub for a network of branch lines throughout the Weald.
It was the railway that brought the thousands of hop-pickers to the area from London for their annual hop-picking holiday. Although some travelled on to other areas, Paddock Wood was becoming the centre for the hop growing industry so many remained in the area.
Ideally located for London and the South Coast, Paddock Wood has become a busy commuter town. There is a diverse range of commerce and light industry, and it is the centre for the distribution of fruit and vegetables to and from Europe. It also continues to be a centre for hop growing.
As a small rural town Paddock Wood has much to offer including an interesting range of local shops, good schools and excellent sports facilities.