Playground Closed


Benenden Village Trust regrets that ROSPA inspection has declared that the equipment is “at the end of its useful working life and should be removed”.

Beth Astridge and the Play Benenden team have been working with Playspaces / Outdoorsy Living on plans for a new enhanced scheme for which some funds have already been earmarked. The Trust is immediately investigating possibilities for some temporary replacement of play equipment to tide us all over until the new scheme can be implemented.

Gibbon and Buckland Grant Applications



A Registered Charity

Grants are available to young persons to support them in further education or in getting started in working life. Trustees will also give consideration to applications for grants for GAP year projects of educational worth.

Applicants must (on 1 Oct) be, and have been for not less than three years, resident in the Parish of Benenden, and aged between 16 and 25.

Application forms are available from the Village Shop or from the Clerk to the Charity,

Road Closure - Nineveh Lane

Urgent Road Closure - Nineveh Lane, Benenden - 16 July 2018


It will be necessary to close Nineveh Lane, Benenden from 16 July 2018.


It is likely the road will be closed for up to 3 Days.


The alternative route is via Babbs Lane, Cranbrook Road, Benenden Road, Swattenden Lane, Hartley Road, Hawkhurst Road, Water Lane, Attwaters Lane.


This is to enable Carriageway patching to be carried out by Kent County Council.


TWBC Love Where We Live Awards


The 2018 campaign is now up and running and there are seven categories open for nomination again this year, plus the Love Where We Live Award itself which will be chosen from the category winners and announced at the awards ceremony in October. Over the last two years TWBC has received more than 400 nominations and hopes to continue this success this year.


2018 Canvass Vacancies

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is currently looking for enthusiastic people to assist with the Annual Canvass. Every year the Council is responsible for producing a new electoral register for publication on 1 December.

Canvassers help to do this by carrying out house-to-house visits starting in September to collect elector information on household enquiry forms. It may take several visits at different times and on different days to make contact with the residents.