Kent’s rural residents encouraged to have their say on crime

Kent’s rural residents encouraged to have their say on crime where they live

Residents of rural Kent are being encouraged to have their say on how prevalent crime is where they live, and how they rate the police's response to it.

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), of which Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott is a member, is gathering the views and experiences of people across the country. The NRCN is interested in knowing about any crimes that have been committed against you, including ones not reported to the police.

Church Fete 16th June

Benenden Village Church Fete

The annual Benenden Church Fete takes place on the beautiful Village Green on Saturday 16th June from 12-4pm. 

This traditional event is a fun day out for all the family. Stalls include clothes, Jewellery, Books, Plants, Cakes, Bric-a-Brac, Toys and Tools. The children can enjoy Pony Rides, a Treasure Hunt, Coconut Shy, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle and Assault Course while in the central arena a Super Hero fancy dress dog show and lots of dancing will take place.

Village Tidy - Thank You

A very big thank you to all those who helped with the village clean-up yesterday morning.
The biggest crowd of helpers we have had to date turned out, and all worked extremely hard to make our village look spik and span again.
Vast amounts of rubbish were collected, TWBC will let us know the final figure of black sacks filled in due course. I hope you all enjoyed your complimentary drink and cake at Benenden’s Community Shop. Thank you all, it was great to see so many of you.


What is a Parish Council and why become a Parish Councillor?


What is a Parish Council?

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of government closest to the community, with the district authority (Tunbridge Wells Borough Council) above it in the hierarchy.

As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they are a vital part of any community.


Hands of Hope Charity

Local Charity Calls For Volunteers To Help With Leaflet Distribution

Do you have a few hours to spare to help distribute leaflets in your parish for this great cause?

Hands of Hope, (the charity using growing and cooking healthy, nutritious food to tackle childhood obesity and loneliness) is asking the community to turn their preloved into reloved to help them raise funds by auction.

But to get the message out they need volunteers who could help with the distribution of leaflets to the community. Could this be you?