Notices

Tree Work Benenden Recreation Ground 23rd &24th February

Benenden Village Trust had made an application for tree work to be carried out on trees at Benenden Recreation Ground which were protected by Tree Preservation Orders.

The Tree Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, working with Advanced Tree Solutions, has looked at the trees and granted the following permission :

Within the Playground – to reduce the large oak and thin the smaller oak.

Census day 21 March 2021

CENSUS 2021

The census is coming on Sunday 21 March.

The census is for everyone and is a unique survey that happens every 10 years and gives a snapshot of all the people in England and Wales.

By filling in your census, you will help shape your community for the next 10 years, helping inform decisions about services, like healthcare, education and public transport.

Your census information is protected by law.  It is a crime for anyone to share your personal information.

FIGHTING DIGITAL POVERTY IN KENT - CAN YOU DONATE A LAPTOP OR TABLET?

FIGHTING DIGITAL POVERTY IN KENT

CAN YOU DONATE A LAPTOP OR TABLET?

Local schools and pupils are desperate for laptops and tablets so children can study at home.

The charity Top up to Teach urgently needs working, internet-compatible tablets or laptops (with charger) to donate to Kent schools.

They need to be under 7 years old with battery and cable. Those that can run Zoom and Microsoft Teams with a camera inbuilt are especially welcome.

If not already clean, the charity will professionally remove them of all data.

IDEN GREEN PLAYGROUND APPEAL

In March last year the Friends of Iden Green Playground, a group of village volunteers working in conjunction with Benenden Village Trust, took on the task of planning a new playground at Iden Green as the existing equipment had reached the end of its life.

The new playground design will include multi-functional wooden climbing frames, slides, swings and safe surfacing.

The fundraising campaign is well underway, and a number of generous donations received, but help is now needed to raise the remaining funds.

IDEN GREEN PLAYGROUND APPEAL

IDEN GREEN PLAYGROUND APPEAL

A campaign is under way to raise funds needed for new equipment for Iden Green Playground, which had to be closed last year because of the dilapidated and potentially dangerous state of the climbing frame and swings.  It is now a sad sight, standing empty in the middle of Iden Green Recreation Ground.

Census day 21 March 2021

Be a part of Census 2021

Census day is 21 March 2021

The Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and provides a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

It helps plan and fund public services, like transport, education and healthcare.

By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you’ll help make sure you and your community get the services you need.

Nearer the time, you’ll receive more information.

There’ll be plenty of help to take part for people who need it.

Benenden Village Trust - Benenden Playground

Benenden Village Trust - Benenden Playground

In line with Government advice Benenden Playground will remain open during the current period of lockdown.

Benenden Village Trust carried out a COVID-19 playground risk assessment and would like to remind users of the measures and guidance put in place to enable the effective management of the playground to minimise COVID-19 transmission risk.

Users may only use the playground if Government rules and BVT guidance are observed.

Pavement Parking

The Parish Council has received complaints about pavement parking in The Street.

 

Please be aware that pavement parking causes inconvenience and distress for pedestrians, particularly those with disabilities or infirmities, and those with small children in pushchairs and buggies. In addition, when drivers of goods and delivery vehicles see that pavement parking is already happening, they will follow suit and park their large vehicles on the pavement, causing even further inconvenience and disruption for pedestrians.