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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.

***Stop Press*** – TWBC has agreed to extend the end date of the consultation period from 1 November to 5.00pm on 15 November 2019.  Responses can be made online at https://consult.tunbridgewells.gov.uk, by email to localplan@tunbridgewells.gov.uk (using the editable response form), or by post to Local Plan, Planning Policy, Planning Services, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS (using a printed response form).

A consultation event organised by Paddock Wood Town Council for residents to share their views with Town Councillors will be held on Saturday 19th October in the Day Centre in Commercial Road from 11am to 2pm.

Dates for all consultations across Tunbridge Wells can be found here.

 

Litter Pick

The Autumn Litter Pick will be held on Friday 18th October from 5-7pm.
Everyone is welcome!

Friday 18th October 2019 Litter Pick

 

 

Young Person of the Year

Do you know an inspirational young person aged 11-18 who lives in Paddock Wood?

The Youth Council are looking for nominations for the Young Person of the Year award, which is awarded at Paddock Wood Lights Up on Sunday November 24th.

If you know an amazing young person who you think deserves recognition for their achievements, please go online and let us know why they should win the award.

Nominate online at http://www.pwypoty.weebly.com

Nominations to be in by the 8th of November

 

Temporary Road Closure – Old Kent Road, Paddock Wood

21st October 2019 for 5 days

Old Kent Road will be closed at the junction with Church Road.

The alternative route is Old Kent Road, Commercial Road, Church Road.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while new gas supplies are undertaken by SGN.

For information regarding this closure please contact SGN, who will able to assist with scope of these works.

oldkentroad

 

Children’s Centre & Health Visitor Services

Please click here to see the Autumn 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.

 

Notice of Audit 2018-19

The Notice of Audit for the Accounts for 2018-19 can be found here.

 

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.

http://www.kent.gov.uk/busfeedback

 

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.

https://www.southernwater.co.uk/feedback

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.