Village Spring Cleanup 17 March

Pluckley Village Spring Cleanup

The Spring clean up of Pluckley will be held on Saturday 17th March. The Pluckley Women’s Collective has kindly agreed to bake cakes and provide tea for the helpers. So, if you are happy to give an hour or so to tidy up our village, come to the pavilion on the recreation ground at 10 am. Hi-vis jackets and pickers will be supplied. Let’s see if we can exceed last year’s terrific turnout. Martin Newman.

The original date of 3rd March had to be changed due to the bad weather and snow.

January 2018 Minutes

Jan 2018 Minutes

Road Closure – The Pinnock


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) as amended by The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991 Kent County Council gives notice that The Pinnock, Pluckley will be closed to through traffic, on Monday 26th February 2018 for up to 5 Days. The road will be closed between the junctions of Mundy Bois Road and Bell Lane. The alternative route is via Bell Lane, Headcorn Road, Bedlam Lane, Forstal Road, Mundy Bois Road and vice versa. It is planned that the road will be closed between 07.30 hours and 16.30 hours. The closure is necessary to enable urgent carriageway repairs to be carried out by Kent County Council. This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site, and is valid for a period of no more than 5 days.

There are no other road closures planned currently. However, if you know something we don’t, please let us know via the contact form.

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.

Christmas and New Year Refuse and Recycling Collections




Week Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Recycling Mon 25 Dec Wed 27 Dec
Tue 26 Dec Thurs 28 Dec
Wed 27 Dec Fri 29 Dec
Thurs 28 Dec Sat 30 Dec
Fri 29 Dec Tues 2 Jan
Refuse Mon 1 Jan Wed 3 Jan
Tue 2 Jan Thurs 4 Jan
Wed 3 Jan Fri 5 Jan
Thurs 4 Jan Sat 6 Jan
Fri 5 Jan Mon 8 Jan
Recycling Mon 8 Jan Tue 9 Jan
Tue 9 Jan Wed 10 Jan
Wed 10 Jan Thurs 11 Jan
Thurs 11 Jan Fri 12 Jan
Fri 12 Jan Sat 13 Jan

Normal service will resume Monday 15th Jan.


Garden waste collections will be suspended for w/c 25/12/17 and

w/c 1/1/18


There will be no Monday Clinical waste collection on 25th December 2017.  Revised collection day for Monday 1st January 2018 will move to Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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.

Parish Councillor Vacancy






that due to the resignation of Tim O`Connor, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 1 November, 2017 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent , TN23 1PL by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 8 January, 2018.

Dated 12 October, 2017


Clerk to the Parish Council

Ms C Levett

9 Ashenden




TN27 8RT

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.


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.