Pluckley Tennis Club AGM

After the inaugural meeting of Pluckley Tennis Club in July the next event will be the AGM this Saturday 11th September at 11am. Click here for further details of the AGM which will take place at Pluckley Pavilion. If you are unable to attend but think you might be  interested in playing tennis, either for fun or on a more competitive basis, please get in touch with Gavin Russell on 01233 820426 or by email to [email protected] A Facebook group for the new club has also been created. Click here to send a request to join the group.


Pluckley now has a defibrillator….


Pluckley’s new defibrillator is now installed in a yellow box on the side wall of the village store – thanks to Sena. It is fully automated, and designed to be used by the public without any training. We hope that it won’t need to be used, but it’s reassuring to know that it’s there.

Finance and Governance 2015-2016

The Accounting & Governance Statements for the Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2016 are now available on this site on the Parish Council “Other Publications” page under ‘Finance and Governance‘.

Please click here to view. If you wish to inspect the full accounts you may do so by application to the Parish Clerk.


Mobile Phone Reception Survey – now closed

mobile phone reception

What’s your mobile reception like?

The Parish Council has been aware for some time that mobile phone reception in and around our village is patchy. We have written to the 4 main network providers, but they have only replied in fairly general terms. In order to raise more specific concerns with the operators, we invited residents to complete a short survey based upon their experience as mobile phone users.

Thank you to all those of you who took the time to complete the survey which closed at the end of July. Results and conclusions will be communicated shortly and will be used by the Parish Council with the objective of improving mobile reception in Pluckley.

Potholes – Additional Funding 2016


Council Tax Support – 2017/18

Ashford Borough Council are changing our Council Tax Support Scheme.  A consultation is running from 6 June to 29 August 2016. If you wish to take part please see Council Tax Support.

Pluckley Village Hall Quiz Night – Thank you…

quizThank you to everyone for making our Quiz Night such a success! We made a profit of £650 for the Village Hall! We would like to say a particularly big thank you to all our sponsors; The Rare Breeds Centre, The Rose and Crown, Glass and Glaze, Pluckley Butchers, Pluckley Post Office, Pluckley Farm Shop, Madrona Nursery, Nicci McBride, Pivington Pots, The Granary Spa. And thank you also to all those who came to take part, to Jill for helping to prepare the suppers, to Chris for being Paul Ticehurst’s brother for the evening, to Jenny for helping to set up and to all the wonderful people who stayed to help clear up after the event.


Pluckley Community Chronicle – issue 2


Issue 2 is now available and includes articles on “Pluckley and the Kindertransports”, “Geocaching” and “Thomas Hardy, Lady Dering and Pluckley”. Residents can subscribe for £10 a year and have the magazine delivered to their front door.

Subscription fees can be left with Gary at Pluckley Butchers. Ideas for future articles and village news are welcomed and next month’s deadline is 21st June.

Please submit ideas and questions via email to Kaye Sowden at [email protected] Further information is available on Facebook at Pluckley Community Chronicle.

Pre-school Closing – Take the survey

In association with Pluckley School, we are researching the demand for a pre-school/nursery in Pluckley for children aged 2-4.

The current pre-school is scheduled to close from July this year.

Click here to read more and take the survey.

Pluckley’s Pond Warden


Pluckley’s Pond Warden, Ros Rowan, spoke at the Annual Parish Assembly last week and advised that she has been  carrying out her annual night-time monitoring of newts in Pluckley’s ponds. If any residents would like Ros to carry out a garden pond survey in order to establish the extent of any population of newts, please contact her on 01233 840253 or by email at [email protected]