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  • Eynsford Tree of the Year 2021

    7th September 2021

    We finally have the news you have all been waiting for... the decision on Eynsford's Tree of the Year! Thanks to our Tree Wardens, we have two winning trees for the price of one. The People's Choice winner is: the Silver Birch (Betula Utilis Jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’) outside...

  • Change to Meeting Times

    3rd August 2021

    The council has agreed that, starting from September 2021, that parish council and committee meetings will start at 7.30pm instead of 8pm. ...

  • Council meet Police regarding Anti-Social Behaviour

    22nd June 2021

    A representative from Kent Police was invited to a recent parish council meeting to discuss recent instances of anti-social behaviour in the popular Riverside area and how best to tackle them. The meeting was attended by a representative of Kent Police and a number of local residents and parish...

  • Filming in Eynsford 20 & 21 June

    17th June 2021

    Filming will be taking place in Eynsford shortly for a new version of The Larkins.  On Monday 21st June Riverside Green will be closed to members of the public for filming purposes. Associated road closures have also been arranged for Riverside.  Approximate timings for filming...

  • Wildlife Friendly Planting

    15th June 2021

    Members of our community have been planting hanging baskets and other containers with flowers that will attract bees and other pollinating insects. Members of our Green Team put together instructions on how to do this and what kinds of flowers to use. Here are some photos of some of the newly...

  • Eynsford Housing Needs Survey

    22nd April 2021

    Eynsford Housing Needs Survey January 2021 Sevenoaks District Council as part of a 5 year programme is looking at local housing needs. In November 2020 they approached Rural Kent Action with Communities to undertake a survey within Eynsford to establish whether there was a need for affordable...

  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    12th April 2021

    "Following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, we know that many of you will be wanting to pay tribute to him and offer condolences to Her Majesty The Queen at this sad time. Our priority remains to keep everyone safe and, due to the current public health guidelines and lockdown restrictions...

  • Your New Village Hall: Have Your Say!

    6th April 2021

    Eynsford residents are invited to give their views on plans for a new village hall in Eynsford. After over 10 years of work, we have planning permission for the relocation of the football pitch and the building of a new village hall at Harrow Meadow to provide an exciting new community...

  • Delivery Person Needed

    23rd March 2021

    We are looking for someone to deliver our quarterly newsletter to all households in Eynsford parish. This is a paid role with a set fee to deliver the newsletters by hand four times a year to around 850 households.  We are looking ideally for someone local, aged 18+, who will be able to...

  • New Hedge Planted behind Parish Office

    16th March 2021

    We have recently arranged for a new hedge to be planted along the access road behind the parish office. Last year we had to remove two trees in this area for safety reasons and decided to see if we could improve this small area.  We put in a bid for new hedging through North West Kent...

  • Community Award for Christine!

    11th March 2021

    We are delighted that the 2021 Community Award has been won by Christine Witton. Many of you will have seen Christine on her daily walk around the village, sometimes with her dog Bella, collecting litter. Christine says: 'Daily I collect along the High Street, Farmingham High Street , Sparepenny...

  • How to get Help during Lockdown

    5th January 2021

    As we find ourselves once again in lockdown, many people in our community will be isolating, or will have difficulty in accessing shops etc. Many of our volunteers are still available to help. If you have details of your local volunteer from 2020, please feel free to give them a call.  If...

  • Community Award for 2021 - Call for Nominations!

    5th January 2021

    Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Award scheme again. The KALC Community Award is to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant contribution to their local community. Residents are invited to...

  • How Green is your Christmas Shopping?

    10th December 2020

    A member of our Green Team has written a very useful article about how to shop with an eco and ethical emphasis. There are lots of ideas of how you can make your Christmas a little greener. https://www.eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk/post-how_... ...

  • How Can Eynsford be Greener?

    17th November 2020

    HOW CAN EYNSFORD BE GREENER? The Eynsford Green Team, ("EGT") has been set up to help Eynsford Parish Council look at how we can improve our village environment and encourage and support the community, (businesses, village groups and individuals) to be more environmentally friendly and to...

  • Local Housing Needs Survey

    12th November 2020

    Eynsford Housing Needs Survey Eynsford Parish Council is working with Sevenoaks District Council to assess whether there might be a need for "local needs" housing in the parish so that residents who cannot afford to buy or rent locally, are not forced to move away. It also helps those who...

  • Parish Office Closed during Lockdown 2

    10th November 2020

    The Parish Office will remain closed to members of the public during the second lockdown. You can still contact us via email on info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk ...

  • Eynsford Fireworks

    15th October 2020

    The fireworks have been postponed again because of Tier 3 conditions. A new date will be announced soon. Due to the lockdown, the fireworks are being postponed until 5th December at 7pm. Eynsford Fireworks will take place at 7pm on 7th November. This will be a display for the people of Eynsford,...

  • Planning Consent for New Village Hall!

    7th July 2020

    The Trustees of Eynsford Village Hall and Eynsford Parish Council are pleased to report that planning consent has now been granted for a new Village Hall on Harrow Meadow, together with the re-alignment of the football pitch to create, literally, a level playing field. This has been the...

  • Use of Recreation Areas

    25th June 2020

    Use of Recreation Areas in Eynsford Eynsford Parish Council owns and maintains Riverside Green, Common Meadow and Harrow Meadow for the enjoyment of our community. Byelaws are displayed in each of these areas setting out which activities are and are not permitted. Permission is required for...

  • Anti-social Behaviour in Eynsford

    9th June 2020

    On Friday Chair of the Parish Council Phil Ward took part in a video call with various people to discuss the recent issues of anti-social behaviour and the tragic incident at Lullingstone. On the call were Laura Trott MP, representatives of Kent Police, Kelly Webb (Sevenoaks District Council),...

  • Resurfacing Car Park Access Road

    4th June 2020

    8 - 12 June 2020 Resurfacing Works Please note that resurfacing work will be carried out on the roadway between Priory Lane and Castlefield car park and that it may be closed at times. We apologise for any inconvenience. Car park and Allotment tenants may use the Scout Hall car park when...

  • Policing in Eynsford

    29th May 2020

    Eynsford Parish Council is fully aware of the dreadful incident that occured at Lullingstone on Thursday 28th May, and the other on-going local policing issues. All councillors live in Eynsford so are as affected by events as all our residents, and have the same desire for answers and appropriate...

  • Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

    26th May 2020

    Your Council Needs You! We are looking for a new parish councillor for Eynsford. It could be you! We are a friendly, but busy council and meet two times a month on the first Monday and third Thursday of the month. The council consists of 8 councillors supported by two part-time Clerks. If you are...

  • Riverside

    21st May 2020

    RIVERSIDE The parish council is aware that Riverside and other areas in Eynsford attracted lots of visitors yesterday, and this has, understandably, made residents anxious in the current pandemic situation. The parish council has been in touch with the police and with Sevenoaks District Council...

  • Garden Waste Sacks now available

    14th May 2020

    GARDEN SACKS ARE NOW IN STOCK AT THE PARISH OFFICE! If you have already reserved some, yours will be labelled and set aside. We have a limited amount of free sacks. Once they are gone we will have to charge as per other outlets. Normal charges are: £15 for 25. However, due to the high demand,...

  • Household Waste sites re-open this week

    12th May 2020

    Kent's Household Waste & Recycling Centres to reopen From next Friday (May 15), Kent County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open to the public for essential use.  On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county's 18 HWRCs which...

  • Latest Parish Council Newsletter Published Online!

    28th April 2020

    Spring News from your parish council is now available online - here Find out what your parish council has been up to. The newsletter will not be delivered to your house. Some copies will be available to pick up from our local shops. ...

  • Sevenoaks District Council's 'InShape' published online

    28th April 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council's 'InShape' magazine has been published online only this time and will not be printed. You can access the newsletter here. In Shape - April 2020 - colour version In Shape - April 2020 - black and white printer optimised version ...

  • Garden Waste Sacks now available

    23rd April 2020

    UPDATE: We are currently awaiting a new delivery of sacks! GARDEN WASTE SACKS Good News! We now have a supply of garden waste sacks available for our residents. These are now available free of charge (during the current crisis) from our parish office and will be limited to 5 per household with...

  • Casual Vacancy April 2020

    21st April 2020

    We are sad to announce that Cllr Theresa Durrant has stepped down from the council due to work commitments. Theresa has been an important part of the council for many years, and for the past year has been Chair of the council. This means that we now have a vacancy for a new councillors. This...

  • Easter Bank Holiday

    9th April 2020

    Do not go out this bank holiday weekend Sevenoaks District residents are being urged to follow Government guidelines this Easter bank holiday weekend and stay at home. Residents should only leave their homes for essential groceries, medicine and to exercise once a day. Visiting popular open...

  • Changes to Eynsford's bus service from 14th April

    9th April 2020

    Route 2 will become 'On-Demand' from 14 April In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Sevenoaks bus services 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, operated by Go-Coach, will temporarily be replaced by an on-demand service from next week. The three-month trial period is taking place because of falling passenger...

  • Parish Council Meetings Suspended

    26th March 2020

    All parish council meetings will be suspended until relevant guidance is received from the government setting out that virtual/online meetings can be legally held.  In the meantime, urgent decisions will be delegated to the Clerk where possible. ...

  • Children's Playground Closed

    24th March 2020

    Following government guidance, we will be closing the children's playground at Harrow Meadow today.  Other areas will remain open for exercise, but please avoid congregating and keep at least 2m apart from those not in your household. Thank you for your co-operation. ...

  • Office Closed to the Public

    20th March 2020

    The Parish Office will be closed to members of the public as of today. This is to protect our staff. We will be happy to speak to you on the phone during office hours, or email us on info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk. If you require photocopying service, please contact us to discuss. Thank you...

  • Coronavirus / Covid-19

    17th March 2020

    The parish council will be meeting on Thursday to discuss what we can do to support our community during this worrying time. Further information will be provided after then. Meanwhile, we are attaching a document  providing lots of useful links from Public Health England. You should...

  • Recycle your Crisp Packets!

    20th February 2020

    The parish council's Green Working Group has set up a crisp packet collection scheme so that you can recycle your crisp packets. We are working with two local Teracycle collectors as an intermediary collection point. Any proceeds from the recycling will go to two charities: Kent Air...

  • Top Tips for Setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Group

    9th January 2020

    Ten Tips for running a successful Neighbourhood Watch Scheme 1. Get to know your Neighbours If you want to make your neighbourhood safer, start by introducing yourself to the people in your street and getting to know them. Find out who is at home during the day, who has children and who spends...

  • Plans are in for the New Village Hall!

    12th December 2019

    **VILLAGE HALL UPDATE** The hall Trustees and the Parish Council are pleased to confirm that a planning application has now been submitted for the construction of a new hall on Harrow Meadow and three new homes on the existing site. This has been the culmination of a lot of work, partly...

  • Noticeboard Policy

    3rd December 2019

    Noticeboard Policy  After questions from members of the public, the council decided to create policy to give guidance on use of the noticeboards in the village which you can find below and attached here. PARISH COUNCIL OF EYNSFORD Policy Regarding the Use of Parish...

  • Community Award for 2020 - Call for Nominations!

    21st November 2019

    Community Award for 2020 - Call for Nominations! Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Award scheme again. The KALC Community Award is to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant...

  • Casual Vacancy

    17th September 2019

    Applications are invited for the vacancy of Councillor We have a vacancy for a parish councillor in Eynsford. We are a friendly, but busy council and meet two times a month on the first Monday and third Thursday of the month. The council consists of 8 councillors supported by two part-time Clerks....

  • Goodbye, and new Vacancy

    27th August 2019

    Councillors were sorry to say goodbye to Cllr Andrea Cornwell who has stood down after many years on the council as she has moved from the village. Cllr Cornwell has been involved in pushing various projects forward including the School Run Safety Campaign, the creation of a new footpath and in...

  • Holiday Opening Times

    25th July 2019

    During the school holidays the days and times of opening of the parish office may vary. Usual opening times are Monday & Wednesday 8.30 - 2.30, Tuesday & Thursday 9.00 - 3.00. At the Parish Office you can pick up bin bags, do photocopying and get advice about local issues. The address is Parish...

  • Road Closure - Sparepenny Lane

    4th June 2019

    Urgent Road Closure - Sparepenny Lane, Eynsford - 5 June 2019 (Sevenoaks) It will be necessary to close Sparepenny Lane, Eynsford from 5 June 2019 for up to 3 Days. The road will be closed between the junctions of Riverside and London Road. The alternative route is via Riverside, High...

  • New Chairperson for Eynsford Parish Council

    23rd May 2019

    At the council's AGM on 16th May, Cllr Theresa Durrant was elected as the new chairperson for Eynsford Parish Council. Theresa replaces Cllr Sarah Boyle who stepped down from the role after four years. Cllr Durrant thanked Mrs Boyle for all of her work as chairperson and in representing the...

  • Half Term Office Hours

    23rd May 2019

    During May half term week the office will be open on Wednesday 29th May only. ...

  • Committee meeting cancelled

    30th April 2019

    The committee meeting scheduled for 7th May has been cancelled due to lack of business. ...

  • Office Opening during Easter

    9th April 2019

    During the Easter Holiday the Parish Office will be open on the following days: Tuesday 9th April Thursday 11th April Wednesday 17th April Thursday 18th April ...

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