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]

Annual Parish Assembly

Pluckley’s Annual Parish Assembly was held last Tuesday (10th May) and was very well attended with around 60 villagers present. A number of local clubs and societies as well as our borough and county councillors provided residents with a brief summary of recent activities and forthcoming events. See the minutes for further details.

Pluckley Parish Assembly Minutes 10 05 16

Pluckley’s Community Chronicle


Pluckley’s last Parish Magazine was published in December 2015 and it looked for a time as if there would be no successor. The good news is that local resident, Kaye Sowden, has taken up the challenge and has now produced the first four editions of the Pluckley Community Chronicle. It looks great, carries all those useful telephone numbers you might need as well as some really interesting articles of local interest. A single copy  costs £1 and can be picked up in local shops. Alternatively if you would like a subscription for the rest of the year the cost is now £6. To subscribe please place a sheet with your address and contact details on in an envelope with payment in cash and leave it at Pluckley Butchers. The Chronicle has its own Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking here.

Dedicate a bench


We are looking to install some new benches on the recreation ground in time for summer so that residents and visitors to the village can relax and enjoy the entertainment whether a game of cricket, some tennis or simply watch the world go by on a sunny afternoon If you would be interested in dedicating a bench in someone’s memory or if you are a local company and would consider “sponsoring” a bench, please get in touch with anyone on the Parish Council.

Pluckley Heritage Centre wins Lottery Fund support

Pluckley Parochial Church Council (PCC) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Pluckley Heritage Centre project. The project aims to create a centre at the back of St Nicholas’ Church for visitors and villagers alike, which brings to life the history of the church and the people who have lived here through the centuries. Development funding of £18,300 has been awarded to help the PCC progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

NHW – Stats Jan + Feb

New data for your area has been published on

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Weald Central

Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months.  Please visit for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

January 2016 February 2016
All crime 16 18
Anti-social behaviour 2 2
Bicycle theft 0 0
Burglary 3 5
Criminal damage and arson 2 4
Drugs 0 0
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 4 2
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 0 0
Robbery 0 0
Shoplifting 0 0
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 0 3
Violence and sexual offences 5 2