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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 ...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 2019

    21st March 2019

    All are welcome to attend Eynsford Parish Council's Annual Meeting on 28th March 2019. This year we will be in a different venue - St Martin's Church, High Street, Eynsford. This is your annual opportunity to come along and find out what we have been doing over the past year, to speak to...

  • Water Issues - DA4

    5th March 2019

    There have been various reports of no water and low pressure in Eynsford and Farningham this morning. Thames Water's website says that they are now on site trying to fix the problem. In the meantime, if you are in need to fresh water, the Scout Hall has a large reserve. Come with your container...

  • You Could be a Parish Councillor!

    12th February 2019

    Parish Council Elections: Will You Stand? On 2nd May 2019 the local elections will take place in England. Parish council elections take place every four years where members of the community are elected to represent their locality. There are eight councillors on Eynsford Parish Council. If more...

  • Free Trees Offered in Eynsford

    5th February 2019

    Tree Planting in Eynsford Holly Ivaldi, Clerk & Ken Baker, Tree Warden Trees play an important part of our street scene and surrounding countryside in Eynsford and the Darent Valley, and as a parish council we are keen to preserve and continue this tradition. Did you know that there are a few...

  • SDC Local Plan Consultation

    24th January 2019

    In July 2018 Sevenoaks District Council started their consultation on their Local Plan, in particular, plans for future housing as required by the government. A large development at Pedham Place was put forward which would span Farningham and Eysnford parishes and would include 2500 houses plus...

  • Eynsford is Looking for a Hero!

    8th November 2018

    Who will you nominate for a Community Award? 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...

  • Eynsford Fireworks

    1st November 2018

    We are looking forward to this Saturday's firework display in Eynsford. It is organised every year by a small group of volunteers with help from local groups including the Scouts and Riverside Players. Details of timings and pricing can be found on the poster. Although there will be no...

  • Eynsford Remembers

    30th October 2018

    There will be a variety of events in Eynsford parish to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One and to mark Remembrance Sunday. On 31st October at 10am, members of the community will 'plant' knitted poppies at the front of the churchyard at St Martin's Church, Eynsford. All are...

  • Clerk and Councillor join forces to highlight Dementia

    4th October 2018

    Parish councillor Ferne Haxby and Deputy Clerk Naomi Morgan are putting on two shows at The Stag, Sevenoaks to raise awareness of dementia and to raise funds for the Eynsford & Farningham Dementia cafe. The Dementia Cafe meets monthly and provides activities and support for those living with...

  • Could you be our Volunteer Warden?

    18th September 2018

    Volunteer Support Wardens Are you passionate, enthusiastic and up for a new challenge? Do you like meeting new people, want to learn new skills and provide valuable support to local residents? Kent County Council are recruiting Volunteer Support Warden's in your area. The role will be challenging...

  • Road Closure for Remembrance Sunday

    18th September 2018

    The following road closure has been confirmed: 11th November 2018 The High Street (between Riverside and Bower Lane) and Bower Lane (between Pollyhaugh and High Street), Between 10.45 and 11.15am. ...

  • Join Eynsford & Farningham Speedwatch!

    6th September 2018

    Would you like to help to make our streets safer? Are you concerned that motorists drive over the speed limit in Eynsford or Farningham? We are setting up a joint group with Farningham Parish Council and are looking for volunteers to help out. The amount of time you will have to give is up to you...

  • Eynsford Fireworks

    30th August 2018

    We have already started to receive enquiries about this year's fireworks in Eynsford. The parish council does not organise the fireworks, but the organisers have sent us this poster which should contain all the information that you need. ...

  • Proposed development site at Pedham Place, Farningham

    9th August 2018

    Most residents will be aware of the proposal by Pedham Place, Farningham to incorporate a large area of their land into the forthcoming Sevenoaks Local Plan, with a suggestion that some 2,500 homes could be built there, to include a new school, surgery, business units etc. The proposal is...

  • Annual Parish Meeting Provides Lifesaving Experience!

    24th May 2018

    The parish council held its Annual Parish Meeting in Eynsford Village Hall on 11th May. This was our annual chance for parishioners to come and chat to councillors and to find out what their priorities are and how they can help with local issues. We were also delighted to welcome a number of...

  • Flood Prevention Workshop in Shoreham

    25th January 2018

    Eynsford householders are invited to attend this event in Shoreham on 7th February. If you are not sure if you house is vulnerable to flooding, please get in touch, however, it may be of interest to householders with riverside properties. Unfortunately neither the Parish Council nor The...

  • Kent Police are recruiting Community Policing Volunteers

    9th January 2018

    Community Policing Volunteers being recruited Kent Police is looking for volunteers to play a new role in community policing. Community Policing Volunteers are being recruited as part of a pilot scheme in the West Division which includes Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and...

  • Emergency Contacts over the Christmas Period

    19th December 2017

    Emergency Contacts over the Christmas Period Thank you to Citizens Advice Bureau for compiling this list of useful and emergency contacts for the Sevenoaks and Swanley district for during the Christmas period. Sevenoaks Swanley emergency numbers over Xmas 17.18.pdf ...

  • Merry Christmas and Office Closure

    19th December 2017

    Merry Christmas and Office Closure The parish office will be closed from 20th December until 2nd January. We will be open as usual from 3rd January. Festive Greetings from the parish council. ...

  • Brightening the Commute!

    5th December 2017

    Brightening the commute! Art work by residents artists unveiled at Eynsford station Seven paintings in the style of artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Kandsinsky have been unveiled at Eynsford station today. The artistic endeavour at the station has been four years in the making and...

  • Eynsford's Community Gathers for Remembrance Day

    14th November 2017

    Eynsford's Community Gathers for Remembrance Day  On 12th November Eynsford's community came together to remember those who had served and died in the world wars and other conflicts. A short Act of Remembrance including the sounding of the last post was followed by the laying of wreaths at...

  • Christmas Rubbish Collection Times

    7th November 2017

    Christmas rubbish and recycling collections 2017 Sevenoaks District Council will be working extra days over Christmas and New Year so you don't miss out on a rubbish and recycling collection. Most collections will take place one day later than usual except the Christmas day collection on...

  • A21 Planned Closure

    7th November 2017

    Please see the attached document for details of closures of the A21 near Sevenoaks. A21 closure.pdf ...

  • Residents Encouraged to Nominate for Community Award

    31st October 2017

    Who will you nominate for a Community Award? Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Council's Community Award scheme again. The KALC Community Award is designed to acknowledge and give recognition to those that have made a significant contribution...

  • Percy Pilcher Monument Open for Business!

    24th October 2017

    Access to Percy Pilcher Monument I am pleased to advise you that after almost three years there is now access for people to visit the Percy Pilcher Monument. The present owners of the property, which used to comprise the Austin Lodge Golf Course Clubhouse, have been extremely helpful and...

  • Approved Annual Audit 2016/2017

    2nd October 2017

    Approved Annual Audit 2016/2017 news article The annual Audit 2016/2017 has been approved and is available from Eynsford Parish Council Offices for viewing.  The Audit is also available via the website, under Finance and Budgets Sub section Annual Audit 2016/2017. ...

  • Volunteers needed for Befriending

    28th September 2017

    Keen to do something worthwhile in your community? Looking for voluntary opportunities that directly benefit local people? The SMILES project connects lonely and isolated older people with volunteers for weekly befriending sessions. The importance of maintaining connections to our community...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 2017

    29th June 2017

    Eynsford Parish Council held its Annual Parish Meeting on 26th May in the village hall. There was a good turn out from members of the public with many local agencies having stalls including: Kent Air Ambulance, The Alzheimer's Society, Rural Age Concern, Community Warden Service, Kent Police,...

  • Support Meeting for Dementia - 16th June 2017

    23rd May 2017

    Are you someone that is affected by Dementia? Are you caring for someone living with Dementia? Do you feel you need more information about the condition and about support that can help? On Friday 16th June, from 10.30 - 12.30, you can have the opportunity to ask questions, raise your...

  • Local Community Volunteer receives Award

    16th May 2017

    Pauline Penney has been voted by Eynsford parish councillors to receive the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Award for 2017. Councillors asked local residents to nominate individuals or groups that had made an important contribution to Eynsford's community, and Pauline was chosen...

  • May Day in Eynsford

    1st May 2017

    Eynsford is very lucky to be able to celebrate May Day every year - the traditional start of spring - with a visit from the Wadard Morris Men. Starting at dawn (5.32am) on 1st May, the morris men perform a variety of songs and dances at Riverside, Eynsford. Residents who have managed to get up...

  • Beautiful Cherry Blossom Brightens Village

    12th April 2017

    The centre of Eynsford is currently a mass of pink, with the beautiful cherry blossom and pink tulips around the war memorial. If you are passing through have a look! This are is looked after by the Eynsford in Bloom group who work throughout the year in our village. ...

  • Volunteer Warden wanted for Eynsford!

    23rd March 2017

    Eynsford & Farningham Parish Councils are seeking a Volunteer Warden to work in the two villages as part of the Kent County Council Community Warden service. Why volunteer? As a Volunteer Support Warden you will make a difference to residents and help to create resilient neighbourhoods. The role...

  • Residents Appreciate Rural Beauty

    10th January 2017

    A group of residents have come together to write a report about the Austin Lodge Valley, one of the more rural areas of our parish. The valley lies either side of Upper Austin Lodge Road from the railway station up to above the former golf course. The report can be found here . ...

  • Christmas Office Opening Hours

    15th December 2016

    The parish office will be closed for the Christmas period between 22nd December and 2nd January. ...

  • Community Awards - Nominate your Local Hero/s!

    17th November 2016

    The parish council is delighted to be taking part in the KALC Community Awards again.  Members of the public are invited to put forward a person or group who/which has made a significant contribution to our community in Eynsford. The parish council will select a candidate from those...

  • Stay Safe: Halloween & Bonfire Night

    25th October 2016

    Advice from Kent Police: Have fun but stay safe this Halloween Halloween can be a scary time for some. Why not let visitors know if you are happy for them to call at your home by downloading one of our 'Yes' or 'No' to trick or treating doors signs at www.kent.police.uk? (Also...

  • Rafferty's Wins Award!

    25th October 2016

    From Sam Banks: On Tuesday 18th October An Awards dinner was held in Lenham for the Kent Rural Retailers. I was over the moon to have my Store Rafferty's in Eynsford win the Best Local Food Retailer award. The judging was done by 'Secret Shoppers' I came on board Rafferty's in 2015 and gave...

  • Consultation - Parking Restrictions, High Street, Eynsford

    13th October 2016

    Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council are carrying out a consultation about proposed waiting restrictions at High Street, Eynsford. These are: a small extension of the double yellow lines at the Priory Lane junction in front of Bank Cottages; single yellow lines between the Mill Lane...

  • Vacancy - School Governor

    19th July 2016

    Wanted - Community Governor for Anthony Roper Primary School A vacancy will arise for a member of the community to serve as a governor of our local primary school from 1st September. Being a school governor is an increasingly demanding role; school governing bodies being responsible for: ...

  • Fly-Tipping - How to Report

    19th July 2016

    Fly-tipping Despite challenging financial times Sevenoaks District Council have recently appointed an Environmental Enforcement officer to investigate fly-tipping offences across the District. Many householders are not aware they have a duty of care to check that the contractor they employ...

  • New Village Hall Update

    19th July 2016

    Hall Development Update - July 2016 For several years the trustees have been working to secure the hall's future. The challenges have concerned the current location, the high cost of rebuilding there and fund raising. For the reasons outlined below moving to another location is now preferred. ...

  • Proposed Sites for Development

    7th July 2016

    In order to produce robust planning policy, Sevenoaks District Council is reviewing where new housing development could take place. They have asked landowners to propose any site they would like to be considered as part of the process. These sites have been identified by landowners, not by...

  • Parking Proposal - Birch Close

    30th June 2016

    Sevenoaks District Council are consulting on proposed parking restrictions at Birch Close, Eynsford. Please see the attached documents for further details and how to comment. The consultation closes on 29th July. July 2016 - Notice of INTENT TRO 2013 Amendment 19 - Birch Close SITE NOTICE.pdf ...

  • Planned Road Surfacing in Eynsford

    7th June 2016

    Information has been received from Kent Highways about planned road surfacing work on Upper Austin Lodge Road (9th July) and Bower Lane (11th July). The roads will be closed during the works. Full details can be found here: updated SOWN Treatment - Bower Lane Revised 11th July 2016.pdf Updated...

  • Annual Parish Meeting a Great Success!

    17th May 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council held its Annual Parish Meeting on 22nd April in Eynsford Village Hall.  The event was a great success with lots of people attending. Members of the public were able to browse stalls and speak to advisers from a variety of agencies including Citizen's Advice Bureau,...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 2016

    12th April 2016

    Eynsford's Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 22nd April 2016.  It is a pop-in event open to all residents of Eynsford. Come and meet councillors as well as representatives from other agencies that serve our village. Enter our photography/art competition. Light refreshments will be...

  • Free Family Fun Day

    8th March 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council is delighted to be hosting a free family fun day during the Easter Holidays, provided by Sevenoaks District Council. This will be held at Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Eynsford between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 31st March 2016. Families and those caring for children...

  • Flying the Flag for Commonwealth Day

    3rd March 2016

    Eynsford will be flying a flag for Commonwealth Day on Monday 14th March 2016. In partnership with St Martin's Church and Anthony Roper Primary School, the parish council is arranging for the Commonwealth flag to be raised as part of a short celebratory event at St Martin's Church in Eynsford. ...

  • New Thames Crossing Consultation

    28th January 2016

    Highways England is consulting on proposals for a new road crossing of the River Thames connecting Kent and Essex. A new crossing is needed to reduce congestion at the existing Dartford crossing and unlock economic growth, supporting the development of new homes and jobs in the region. There are...

  • Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Need your Views!

    28th January 2016

    The Darent Valley - have your say The Darent Valley is a beautiful part of the Kent countryside and the Kent Downs AONB has been allocated a grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and celebrate this special landscape. However, we need your help to make sure we get this...

  • Community Awards - Nominate your Local Hero/s!

    5th January 2016

    Eynsford Parish Council is pleased to be participating in the Kent Association for Local Councils Community Awards Scheme again.  Details of the scheme are set out below. If you would like to nominate an individual or a group, please use the form attached here  and return to the...

  • Christmas Office Opening Hours

    22nd December 2015

    Christmas Office Opening Hours Christmas and New Year 2015 The office will be closed during the Christmas period apart from Wednesday 30th December 2015. Normal office hours will resume on Monday 4th January. There will be no Parish Council Surgery on Boxing Day With best wishes for the...

  • Footpath SD194 Retained

    15th December 2015

    In 2015 the parish council was consulted by Network Rail on the possible diversion of footpath SD194 which leads from Lullingstone Lane up towards Eagle Heights, providing beautiful views over the valley. Network Rail stated safety reasons for the diversion of the path to avoid crossing the...

  • Twinning in Eynsford!

    29th October 2015

    On 7th November, Eynsford will complete the final part of its formal twinning with the village of Camphin en Pevele which is near Lille in France. At 12 noon the twinning charter will be signed by the 'mayor' and chair of the twinning committee from each village. Our 'mayor' aka Sarah Boyle,...

  • Affordable Housing Available

    6th October 2015

    English Rural Housing have a property available for rent at Knights Field, Eynsford.  The parish council supported the building of this new development which gives priority to those with a local connection as well as a housing need. Details of how to apply are on the attached poster. ...

  • Job Opportunity for a Cleaner

    24th September 2015

    The parish council is looking for a cleaner to clean the Harrow Meadow Changing Rooms on a weekly basis. For full details please contact the Clerk on 01322 865320 or info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk ...

  • Eynsford Gets Gold!

    15th September 2015

    Eynsford has received a Gold Award for its entry into the South and South East in Bloom competition. Eynsford in Bloom volunteers have spent around 4000 hours this year working in our village on floral displays, cultivation, maintenance, tidying, watering recycling, composting and more. They have...

  • Latest Bus Update

    10th September 2015

    Latest Bus Update from local resident and bus expert David Toser Since bus route 403 was withdrawn in April, Eynsford has had to rely on just four buses a day linking the village with Sevenoaks and Swanley. As from 2 September many of these services will run between 5 and 15 minutes earlier...

  • Community Award for Local Resident

    28th July 2015

    At our Annual Parish Meeting in March an award was presented by the High Sheriff of Kent Hugo Fenwick for Audrey Gee. Parish Council Chair Sarah Boyle accepted the award on her behalf.  Parish Council Chair Sarah Boyle accepting the award at the Annual Parish Meeting. Unfortunately Mrs...

  • New Councillors join the Council

    30th June 2015

    Two new councillors were co-opted onto Eynsford Parish Council at our meeting on 18th June. They are Alan Cooke and Ferne Haxby who both live in the village. We are looking forward to working with them. ...

  • Gatwick Runway Consultation

    14th May 2015

    Please follow this link for more information about the Gatwick runway consultation that took place during 2014. A decision has not yet been made, so this process is ongoing. http://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/New-runway/Second-runway-consultation/ ...

  • Casual Vacancies

    11th May 2015

    Following the election, the council now has two casual vacancies to fill. Being so close to the election, the council is able to fill these vacancies by co-option. We invite any interested people to put themselves forward for these vacancies. The deadline for nominations is 12th June 2015. This...

  • Rafferty's New Look

    1st May 2015

    Rafferty's Re-Opening Saturday 2nd May 12 noon Rafferty's is planning to relaunch tomorrow at noon following an exciting refit. There will be a tasting session including award winning Kent produce. All are welcome. New Director Sam Banks says:...

  • London Paramount Consultation

    28th April 2015

    A series of consultation events are planned for a proposed new entertainment complex on the Swanscombe Peninsula. This massive undertaking could have an impact on transport, the environment and tourism much closer to home. There may be some positive implications in terms of employment and economic...

  • Eynsford Parish Election Uncontested

    16th April 2015

    We have received notice from Sevenoaks District Council that the Election of Parish Councillors for the Parish of Eynsford will be uncontested. The following councillors will therefore be elected on Thursday 7th May 2015: Sarah Boyle Andrea Cornwell Theresa Durrant Geoffrey Kirby Malcolm...

  • Office Opening Times

    11th April 2015

    The parish office will be closed on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th April due to staff leave. ...

  • On the Buses

    2nd April 2015

    Thank you to David Toser for this useful article about changes to Eynsford's current bus services. What is the value of a bus service to the community? In Eynsford we have enjoyed a reasonably good bus service with buses to Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Swanley, Dartford...

  • Details Confirmed - Annual Parish Meeting

    17th March 2015

    Eynsford's Annual Parish Meeting is promising to be an interesting, informative and enjoyable event. As well as the council itself, we are expecting representatives from Citizen's Advice Bureau, Kent County Council, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Sevenoaks District Council, Environment...

  • Parish Council Elections 7th May 2015

    17th March 2015

    On 7th May 2015 you will be able to vote for parish councillors as well as district councillors and MPs in the general election. Eynsford Parish Council has 8 seats. If more than 8 candidates stand there will be an election. If 8 or less stand, they will be elected en bloc without the voting...

  • Proposed Diversion of Public Footpath SD194

    24th February 2015

    There has been a lot of interest in the proposed diversion of this footpath which crosses the railways line above Lullingstone Lane.  The parish council received a letter at the end of December from Kent County Council Rights of Way Officer consulting us on a proposal to divert the footpath...

  • Kent County Council search for Countryside Access Wardens

    27th January 2015

    Do you love to be outdoors and want to help your community? If your answer is yes then volunteering as a Countryside Access Warden may be ideal for you. Wardens carry out simple tasks on Public Rights of Way such as clearing overgrown vegetation and improving way-marking so people can use...

  • Annual Parish Meeting Date

    20th January 2015

    We are delighted to be holding our Annual Parish Council Meeting this year on Friday 27th March from 6pm - 9pm in Eynsford Village Hall. Perhaps you are curious about what is going on in the village? Do you want to have your say or just meet those that service the village? What ever your reason...

  • New Chair of the Parish Council

    19th January 2015

    We are delighted to announce that Sarah Boyle has been elected as the new Chair of the Parish Council. Sarah has served on the council for several years and in recent years has been Chair of the Recreation Committee. She has driven forward improvements to the football pitch and changing rooms, and...

  • Happy New Year

    6th January 2015

    Eynsford Parish Council wish you a happy and healthy 2015.  We look forward to some changes over the next year. Don't forget to keep in touch to let us know your thoughts and ideas for and about Eynsford. ...

  • Christmas Office Opening Hours

    23rd December 2014

    The office will be closed from 24th December 2014 and will re-open on 5th January 2015. The meeting originally scheduled for the 5th January has been cancelled. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year! ...

  • Community Warden Service Saved!

    16th December 2014

    Following the consultation, Kent County Council has issued the following press release: 9 December 2014 The number of community wardens in Kent is likely to remain at its present level, following an extensive public consultation on plans to reduce it. As part of its efforts to make huge financial...

  • Domestic Abuse Services from Sevenoaks District Council

    9th December 2014

    Domestic abuse services: one stop shop A free, drop-in session for men and women is now available at Sevenoaks Library every Tuesday between 10am and 12pm. Advisors are on hand to offer confidential support and advice to anyone who needs help with domestic abuse issues. There's no need...

  • New Recycling Service from Sevenoaks District Council

    4th December 2014

    Sevenoaks District Council will now accept more plastic items for recycling.  Now you can put plastic pots, tubs, trays, bottles and lids in your recyclings bags. However, black plastics tubs and containers, films e.g. peel-back lids and carrier bags cannot be accepted.  Full details...

  • Thermal Imaging Camera

    27th November 2014

    Thermal Imaging Camera Councillor Andrea Cornwell Sevenoaks District Council has offered Eynsford Parish Council the opportunity to borrow a thermal imaging camera for residents to use over the winter months. We have booked the camera from 1st to 14th December 2014 and from 2nd to 15th February...

  • NHS Consultation on Pharmacies

    27th November 2014

    The NHS in Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley is looking at how primary care teams work together more successfully in the future to provide better local care. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to provide feedback on your current experience of services and how they work together...

  • Community Safety News from Sevenoaks District Council

    20th November 2014

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  • Budget Time

    18th November 2014

    Last night councillors met to go through the proposed budget for 2015-16. This process involved going through forecast figures for the current financial year and budgeting amounts for 2015-16. Then comes the bit at the end where amounts have to be reduced back down to ensure the precept amount...

  • Act of Remembrance

    11th November 2014

    On Sunday 9th November many people attended the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial led by Rev Gary Owen.  Members of the uniformed groups (scouts, guides, brownies, cubs, beavers and rainbows), representatives from village organisations and groups, and members of the public observed a...

  • Eynsford Fireworks

    8th November 2014

    Eynsford Fireworks will take place tonight in a field behind Furlongs Farm, Riverside with the backdrop of Eynsford castle. This is usually an excellent display put on by a group of volunteers in the village. A parade led by the guy will leave Anthony Roper Primary School at 6.15pm and walk down...

  • New Website Launched!

    5th November 2014

    Welcome to Eynsford Parish Council's new website! We hope you enjoy exploring the site and finding out more about the parish council and our work.  We have spent many months working to develop the structure, design and content of this new site supported by Simon Corrigan from the web design...

  • Community Warden Consultation

    4th November 2014

    Kent County Council are carrying out a consultation on the Community Warden service as they are looking to cut their budget by about 50%. This would mainly be by reducing posts throughout Kent.  Kent County Council's Community Warden Service was established in 2002 to help make Kent's...

  • Kent Police article: Burglars mess with your head not just your home

    31st October 2014

    Kent Police is asking residents to take simple measures to protect themselves from becoming a victim of burglary. Overall the force has seen a positive decrease in this type of crime, but statistics show that the number of reports can increase during the autumn months. Most burglaries happen...

  • Twinning Group heads to France

    30th October 2014

    Eynsford's Twinning Committee is planning a coach trip to France on 7th December. This will involve a visit to the twin village of Camphin en Pevele and an afternoon at Lille's Christmas market. The Twinning Committee, made up of volunteers from the village, has been busy making links between...

  • Thermal Imaging Camera

    28th October 2014

    Residents of Eynsford will shortly have the opportunity to borrow a thermal imaging camera from the parish council to find out how energy efficient their home is. The camera is used to show where heat is being lost by the building and where insulation is effective. The camera, which is on loan...

  • New Art Trail in Eynsford

    6th October 2014

    A new mosaic was unveiled outside Anthony Roper Primary School as the first piece in a new public art trail instigated by Eynsford Village Society. The mosaic, which features different elements from the village was designed by artist Oliver Budd in collaboration with Mrs Murray from the school....

  • Resurfacing of the High Street

    9th September 2014

    Part of the High Street, between Mill Lane and the Baptist Church, is being resurfaced, ending tonight. The road had got into a very bad condition following heavy rains during the winter of 2013/14. This full resurfacing, and remarking of all lines should enable the road to survive in a better...

  • New Playground Equipment for Under 5s!

    3rd June 2014

    Work is due to begin on an extension to the Harrow Meadow playground tomorrow. Additional equipment will be installed to cater for pre-school children. A multi-play unit and a springer have been purchased by the parish council thanks to a grant from Cory Environmental Trust. Also, ground work,...

  • New lighting for Castlefield car park

    6th February 2014

    A new lighting system is being installed at Castlefield Car Park following users' concerns over safety and security. The new lights will have a longer reach, and they will stay on for longer. If you would like to rent a space in the car park, please see details here ...

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