Everybody wants to know what’s going on in their neighbourhood, whether it’s the latest planning applications, changes to roads or alterations to public rights of way.

Now you could help shape the way people receive this vital information in the future.

We would like to hear your views on whether the way this information is currently circulated works for you, or whether there are ways it could be improved or updated.

We are setting up a special Kent Feedback Forum to discuss the issue, and we’d love you to take part. It’s quick and easy to have your say – we will email you occasional surveys about statutory public notices which will take only a few minutes to complete.

It’s easy to join – sign up TODAY* at: www.kentfeedbackforum.co.uk

TWBC logoworking inpartnership with: Kent County Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Swale Borough Council, Canterbury City Council, Kent Messenger & Local World.

*Over 18s and Kent residents only


Cranbrook gas mains replacement project update

For an update from S.G.N please click on the following link:


The Community Centre Project – Update

The planning application, which included a Business Plan, was submitted to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in the first half of January and we now await their decision.  The application is available for inspection at the Parish Office.

The planning application for the access to Wilkes Field from the Regal car park (more usually referred to as the Co-op car park) has also been submitted.  There are discussions on the access which involve the Co-op, TWBC, and the developer, and agreement is urgently being sought from all parties.

Fund raising will start once the planning application has been approved.

Below are some of the images that form part of the planning application:





You can access the entire application on the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website under reference 15/500318. The Business Plan which accompanied the planning application is available to view at the Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council Office, The Old Fire Station, Stone Street, Cranbrook.








Winter Strategy 2014 – 15

It is the individual responsibility of every parishioner to take due care and attention in adverse weather conditions.

The Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council have made no arrangements this winter for snow and ice clearance, salting or gritting of the Regal, Tanyard or Jockey Lane Car Parks.

Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council will not undertake clearance of pavements within the parish.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to clear the areas in front of their own property, although this will be entirely at their own risk.

There are salt and grit bins throughout the Cranbrook and Sissinghurst parish for use by parishioners.  Spreaders are available from the Parish Office at the corner of Stone Street, under the Vestry Hall. There is also one available from Ropemaker’s Barn, The Street, Sissinghurst.

Throughout the winter season all residents and visitors to Cranbrook and Sissinghurst must use the roads, car parks and pavements with due care and attention. It must be clearly understood that all users of the car parks do so at their own risk.

Update on Part-night Street Lighting from Kent County Council

Following widespread consultation, Kent County Council will begin to convert approximately 70,000 of its 120,000 street lights to part-night operation. Selected lights will switch off between the hours of midnight and 5.30am GMT.

This work, which starts in December 2013, will:

  •  save around £1 million per year
  • cut carbon emissions by 5,000 tonnes per year
  • reduce light pollution.

We are also switching off a further 2,500 lights, for a one-year trial, in places where they would not be provided today.

We will not be switching off any street lights in town centres, areas with CCTV, anti-social behaviour areas, at busy road junctions, roundabouts or sites with road safety concerns.

To find out which lights will be switched off in your area and when, use the ‘find my nearest’ search on our website: kent.gov.uk/streetlights