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Draft Local Plans

Following the meetings on the 20th & 21st May 2019, here are the draft local plans for Capel and Paddock Wood.

 

Road Closure

Temporary Road Closure – B2160 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood – from 18th June 2019 for up to 14 nights between 20.00hrs and 06.00hrs

The road will be closed outside Beltring Cottages.

The alternative route is via B2160 Maidstone Road, A228 Whetsted Road, B2017 Badsell Road.

The closure is to enable access to an underground BT structure.

 

 

Library Closure Notice

Closure Notice: Thursday 30th May
All our libraries will be closed until 11am on Thursday 30 May 2019 due to an essential staff briefing.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Litter Pick

Thank you to the many residents who turned out for the litter pick on Friday, lots of rubbish collected.  Let’s now try to keep Paddock Wood tidy!

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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.  Further information can be found at the TWBC website here.

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Latest Paddock Wood Town Council Newsletter

The latest Paddock Wood Town Council Newsletter for April be found here 

 

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.