April 2021 - Flipbook - Page 14
Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council
Full Council Meetings (including Planning) normally take
place on the first Monday of the month, with additional Planning Meetings
on the third Tuesday when necessary. All Meetings are usually held at
Matfield Pavilion at 7.30pm and residents are welcome to attend. Finance
Committee and Policy and Management Committee Meetings are held
periodically. Dates, Agendas and Minutes are publicised on noticeboards
or on the parish website at www.brenchleyandmatfield.co.uk/parish-council.
For information contact:
Chantal Brooks, Clerk to Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council
Matfield Pavilion, The Green, Matfield, Kent, TN12 7JU
Tel: 01892 723586
The Parish Council leases the Cinderhill Centenary Woods (signposted
at Five Wents, Matfield) from the Borough Council for the enjoyment of
the local community. Covering a total area of 12 hectares, Cinderhill is
maintained by the Kent High Weald Partnership and offers footpaths with
panoramic views of the Weald, circular walks, and bridleways. Information
can be found at: https://khwp.org.uk/your-greenspaces/cinderhill-woods.
The magnificent work carried out by our local businesses such as Hammonds,
Terrys, The Hopbine, The Halfway House, The Star, The Little Bull, The Poet, Moby
Dick Fish and Chips, Grays and the Post offices during the Covid - 19 crisis to keep
us fed and stocked up with takeaways, drinks and a variety of produce has been
a wonderful support for the community. These businesses have worked tirelessly
to help us. But they will need our continued custom as well. The crisis will have
brought about a massive change in our shopping habits with many of us looking
now to local businesses not just short term but long term as well to cater for our
needs. Every burger sold at McDonalds would represent a loss of income to one of
our local outlets.
It comes therefore as a shock to see that TWBC is considering an application
by McDonalds to build yet another fast food outlet at Kippings Cross. If given
the go ahead it would be a body blow to our local businesses who have helped us
so much through the Covid crisis. Hopefully they will continue to. TWBC should
be ashamed at even considering the application and should have rejected it
Another point, on a question of healthy eating, despite the sweet talk of
McDonalds who claim their lettuce burgers are providing a healthy option. TWBC
should be seen to be promoting healthy life-styles. The idea of a lettuce leaf
burger from a McDonalds is a contradiction in itself.
Simon and Stella Galwey
We are delighted to announce that we are open
and seeing patients face to face again. Our priority
is to see those patients who received telephone
advice during the practice closure and we are currently booking follow up
assessments. We would like to reassure you that we have extra measures
in place to keep all patients and staff safe. If you are experiencing
a dental emergency or issue please call the reception team on 01892
723529. Emergency appointments have been dedicated daily to ensure
we can see you.
We would like to thank you all for your patience during this time.