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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

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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



After extensive discussions with KCC, the Parish Council is pleased to advise that additional journeys have now been added to the 435 bus timetable through Weald. We hope that this will allow more residents to support the bus service to ensure its long term survival. If we can increase passenger numbers and prove that there is a real demand for the service we will continue to press for further improvements. Of particular note there are now two early morning commuter services direct to Sevenoaks railway station, at 0657 and 0747, as well as three returning services in the evening leaving the station at 1610, 1726 and 1826. If residents would consider swapping their cars for the bus even on an occasional basis this would ensure that the service continues in the future for all.


Wickhurst Road Closure 23 October
For notice, click here
Parish Council Audit Notice – click HERE
The New Shop!
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Weald News 10 October 20174 October 2017