Local Needs House to rent

English Rural Housing Association is the landlord for the social rented housing at Vyvyan Cottages. The homes are part of an affordable housing development designed to meet the needs of local people.

A 2 bedroom house has become available for rent for £117.10 per week inclusive of a service charge.

Village Hall Caretaker and Cleaner Vacancies

CARETAKER (part-time)

Benenden Village Trust is seeking a responsible, friendly person able to work flexible hours to support our Village Hall Administrator.

The Caretaker will be responsible for ensuring the Village Hall is presented in a clean and fully operational condition and for covering the opening and closing of the Hall for non-regular hires. Flexibility is needed to meet variable needs in fairly short shifts, including weekends as necessary. Maximum weekly requirement up to 7 hours in total.

CLEANER (part-time)

KCC Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

Kent County Council’s ‘Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Consultation’.

This consultation will help deliver the Kent Waste Disposal Strategy and seeks views on the proposal to implement a charging policy for non-household waste materials including soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard, deposited at Kent HWRCs.

The consultation runs from 6 September to 1 November 2018.

TWBC Annual Canvass

The annual canvass will begin on Monday 23 July 2018 and each home within the borough will receive a form to check and respond to. This form is called a Household Enquiry Form (HEF).

The form is sent by the Elections team to fulfil the legal responsibility it has to maintain the electoral register. The register is maintained by conducting an annual review. This review ensures the register is as up-to-date as possible by asking residents to review the household information we hold. Residents can then either confirm the information is correct or inform of any changes.

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,