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Pembury Library - Half Term

Pembury library is holding a special activity for children during half term – could you put the details on the Pembury village website?

Thursday 30 October from 2.30 – 4.00pm.
The activity is based on the popular Hairy Maclary books and will include storytelling and crafts.
Tickets are free, but places limited, so booking is advised.
telephone 03000 41 31 31 or email pembury.library@kent.gov.uk


A21 Tonbridge to Pembury Dualling

The contract to build the scheme was awarded to Balfour Beatty on 9 July 2014.

Some site clearance and advance environmental mitigation work started in September 2014 with the main construction work starting in spring 2015. Construction will take approximately 2 years.

We are holding a public exhibition at The Mecure Hotel in Pembury and members of the project team will be available to explain the recent environmental mitigation work and answer questions about the scheme.

The exhibition will be held at The Mecure Tunbridge Wells Hotel in Pembury on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. It will be open to the public between 2pm and 8pm on Friday and between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.

An update on the scheme and works is also available in our Newsletter No.4 September 2014, now available on the Publications tab above.

A Public Inquiry for the scheme was held between 14 May and 9 July 2013 and the Secretary of State’s decision confirming that the scheme will go ahead was announced on 1 May 2014.

The decision letter and the Inspector’s report of the Public Inquiry are on the Department for Transport’s website at:



[Source: Highways Agency - 1 Oct 2014]

Future event at Tunbridge Wells Library

The event is a special visit by the writers of ‘The Dreamers’, a musical based on the life of David Reginald Salomons, on Wednesday 1 October at 6.30pm.
David Reginald Salomons was the only son of David Salomons of Broomhill, Southborough.  He was killed along with many other soldiers on the Hythe when it was sunk during World War I.
The writers James Beeny and Gina Georgio will talk about the production ahead of its premiere at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells  They will be joined by some of the cast who will play a selection of songs from the show.
Tickets for the evening are free, but booking is advisable.
Telephone 03000 41 31 31 or email tunbridgewellslibrary@kent.gov.uk


Mobile Barbers Comes to the Camden Arms

IMG_3098[1] The Camden Arms car park might not be a place you would expect to have a hot towel shave – but one entrepreneurial Tunbridge Wells barber has made it happen.

Darryl Lawson, of Parkwood Close has kitted out an Iveco 17-seater minibus in to a barbers on wheels.

Converting it mostly by himself, it features two salon chairs and is fully-equipped for everything he needs from cuts and beard trims to the luxury shaves.

The former ‘dial-a-ride’ bus has been repainted and branded with his ‘Barbers 2 U’ logo and is about to take to the road.

His schedule now includes Pembury on Tuesday of every week, full details of his schedule is on his website www.barbers2u.com

He can also offer private bookings and the bus has a wheelchair ramp for customers who may struggle with mobility.

Contact Darryl Lawson Tel: 07982907261