Village Spring Cleanup 24 March

Pluckley Village Spring Cleanup

The Village Spring Cleanup was held on 17 March 2018 having been postponed twice due to the Beast from the East as well as further snow, biting winds as well as sub-zero temperatures.  However, when it did happen, we had a great turnout again. Click here for the gallery.

Parish Clerk Vacancy


Pluckley Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.

The Council has produced a Neighbourhood Plan and the Clerk will assist the Council in delivering its objectives for the community.

The position is part-time, 10 hours per week, including occasional evening meetings, and may involve working from home if preferred. The salary range will be between £11 and £15 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

Candidates will have a good standard of education, be able to write minutes of meetings, be able to handle the Council finances and be conversant with Microsoft Word and Excel. He/she will preferably hold the CiLCA or other relevant qualification, although training will be given and CPD encouraged.

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role. Closing date for applications is 31st December 2017, with interviews in January and appointment as soon as possible thereafter. A copy of the Job Description is available here and a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan is available here.

To apply, please send to the Chairman of the Parish Council at

Carols around the Christmas Tree

Join the members of the Parish Council, Pluckley residents along with staff and children from the Primary School for Christmas Carols, mulled wine and mince pies around the Christmas tree. This will take place in The Village Square (in front of The Black Horse) at 5pm on Friday 8th December. As usual, there will be carols, mulled wine and mince pies.

All residents of Pluckley are warmly invited.

Check the event page here.

30 MPH In Progress

New 30MPH Speed Limit – Proposed Works October 2017

Kent County Council, in consultation with Pluckley Parish Council, is intending to extend the 30mph speed limit on the following roads within Pluckley:

Forge Hill, Lambden Road, Smarden Road, Smarden Bell Road, Station Road, Thorne Estate.

These works will involve replacing 40mph speed limit signs and repeaters, installing new posts where required and revised lining works. These proposals also include a high friction surface and in order to carry out these works safely, it will be necessary to close the following roads from 9 October to 13 October.

Egerton Road
Charing Road
Swan Lane
The Street
Station Road
Smarden Road
Smarden Bell Road

Local diversions will be in place and access to residents maintained as far as is practicable. Prior to the 9th October, new signs and posts will be erected but with minimal disruption.

Defibrillator and CPR – 10 June

Please see event here

Pluckley Bash 19th Aug

Pluckley Bash! Celebrating the best of Pluckley

By Pluckley – For Pluckley

Saturday 19th August 12-6pm – Pluckley Recreation Ground – Free Entry

Full Details Here…Pluckley Bash – Saturday, August 19th, 2017

An afternoon for the community to gather in the heart of the village. Hog Roast, Cream Teas, Drinks Tent (including real Kentish Beer), Live Music, Dog Show, Fancy Dress Competition and lots more. All the village community groups have been invited to come along and introduce themselves. You’ll be able to try out family-friendly cricket, tennis, visit the bell tower or play a game of petanque. Want to support local businesses but don’t know what’s available? Our village trades and crafts people have a stand so come and meet them too.
Kicking off at 12pm to the sound of St Nicholas’ bells, it promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all ages. If you need transport to attend let us know and we’ll arrange for Wealden Wheels to come and collect you!
For more information visit here for full details (to book transport, enter the Dog Show or Fancy Dress Competition, reserve a space on the business stand or offer a hand in organising please)

email or call/ text 07971530491.

County Council Elections 4th May

The statement of Persons Nominated

for the election of a county councillor is here KCC Candidates.

The elections will take place on Thursday 4th may in the Pluckley Village Hall, Station Road, Pluckley.

The polling station will be open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Pluckley Rail Action Group

All the details are here

Save Pluckley Rail Services…
Please sign the petition.
Please complete the survey.
Please respond to the DfT consultation.

Neighbourhood Plan – Now Adopted

Neighbourhood Plan Now Adopted

Ashford Borough Council has now adopted the Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan 2016-31. It will now form part of the Borough’s Development Plan. A copy will be delivered by the Parish Council to every home in the parish in the coming weeks.


For further details on the Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan click here.

Parish Assembly – 9 May 7PM

Tuesday 9th May 7pm – Pluckley Village Hall

Want to know what’s going on in YOUR village?

Come along to the Annual Parish Assembly and:

  • Meet your Parish Councillors and Borough Councillor
  • Hear what’s happened in 2016, and what’s planned for 2017
  • Find out more about village organisations, clubs and societies

……And enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink