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For snippets about Weald in The Great War click on Weald in WW1

Now added – Arthur James Simmons – a sad tale but a different one.

Also, “On the Home Front”, Zeppelins and more sad tales

Do you have anything to add?  Let Sheila Hocking know


Weald Parish Council


A Meeting of Weald Parish Council will be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday,22nd November, 2017



1.                  To Accept Apologies for Absence 

  1. Declaration of Interest on items on the Agenda


  1. Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th October, 2017  


   4. Matters Arising

  • Update on Highways issues/Kent Police Speedwatch
  • Update on Methodist Church
  • Update on Community Shop
  • 435 bus service
  • Centenary Fields Trust/Peace Garden
  • Portfolio Holders Reports


  1. Correspondence

                    As advised by the clerk 


  1. Planning – Previously dealt with and Results received


  1. Public Question Time


  1. Any Other Business


  1. Cheques for Signature


Agenda subject to alteration


Village Design Statement and Parish Plan

Have your say in the Village Design Statement and Parish Plan.

Come and talk to one of the team at the Memorial Hall, Thursday 16th November between 10.30 -12.00 or Friday 17th November 19.30 – 21.00.

The team will also be at the Charity Lunch and Crafts at St George’s Church Hall on Saturday 18th November

Can’t make it and want to comment?  Call Roger Trapp on 01732 459545 or Rebecca Jones 07984 669583 or email your comments to weald.parish.plan@gmail.com


From Rosie Wood, Chairman of the Parish Council

It is with great pleasure the Parish Council are able to give the following “good-news up-dates” prior to our next Parish Meeting on October 25th 2017.
The Methodist Chapel
Having spent several months observing necessary protocol, we are delighted to announce that, at long last renovation work can commence at the beginning of next week on the Methodist Chapel. 
We are anxious that access to the Memorial Hall and Shop is not disrupted anymore than necessary when, for instance, digging trenches for the new water pipes.
The Parish Council will be working alongside the builders to ensure that minimum inconvenience is caused and adequate notice is given for such work.  However, we would be grateful if members of the public affected could make us aware of any particular times or events when trench digging should be avoided!
New Defibrillator 
The Parish Council have been lucky enough to have been offered a ‘nearly new’ defibrillator, free of charge from Sevenoaks First Responders, courtesy of Rosie Withenshaw.
We are exceedingly grateful to them for this gift and a meeting will be held shortly to decide on the best position for such equipment.
We are leaning towards the outside of the Chapel as this site will benefit from being manned on a daily basis once the shop moves to its new premises and is within easy reach for most.
The Bus Service
As recently posted on this site, we would like to thank Lucy Harris for her perseverance in getting the new GO-COACH service installed for our village.  Much of the credit goes to her and we are very grateful to have clung on this service.  Please use it or lose it!
We are truly delighted at the support our new Community shop has received and our thanks go to all those that make it such a success on a daily basis – it has indeed united the village of Weald!
We look forward to welcoming members of the public at our next meeting when we aim to share our latest months work within the Parish, and follow up individual portfolio reports from my fellow colleagues.
Rosie Wood






Christmas rubbish and recycling collections 2017


Sevenoaks District Council will be working extra days over Christmas and New Year so you don’t miss out on a rubbish and recycling collection.

Most collections will take place one day later than usual except the Christmas day collection on Monday 25 December, which will take place two days earlier on Saturday 23 December.

If you receive a garden waste collection, the changes will apply to this service too.

Please refer to the table below for details.

The Council has asked that you put your sacks and bins out at 7am on your revised collection day to help prevent attracting animals and the build-up of litter.

To view your refuse collection days online visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/collectiondays


Your normal day

Your revised collection day

Friday 22 December

No change, normal collection

Monday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Saturday 23 December

Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December

Monday 1 January

Tuesday 2 January

Tuesday 2 January

Wednesday 3 January

Wednesday 3 January

Thursday 4 January

Thursday 4 January

Friday 5 January

Friday 5 January

Saturday 6 January

Monday 8 January

Normal collection service resumes


Parish Council Audit Notice – click HERE

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