PEMBURY PARISH COUNCIL - Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer


Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

Pembury Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to take over from the current Clerk who is retiring.

This post involves the line management of office and Parish Council grounds staff, along with all duties and responsibilities normally associated with the roles.

The position is for 32 hours per week which will include evening meetings as required, and will be paid according to NJC Pay Scale Point 35 (£30,785 pro rata).

Applicants should have suitable relevant qualifications and possess strong administrative, financial and communication skills both written and oral, along with minute taking. The ability to liaise with external groups and bodies, in particular other Government Departments, is desirable. Previous management experience including project management and tendering would be useful.

The applicant should also be fully conversant with Microsoft Office packages with at least intermediate level in Word and Excel. The council is looking to enhance its social media presence so experience in social and digital media would be desirable.

For further details and an application form please contact:
Clerk to the Council, Council Office, Lower Green Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury, Kent. TN2 4DZ. Telephone: 01892  823193,

Closing date for applications Friday 31st March

Pembury Village News Website born Autumn 1998

The website turned 18 years old in recent months. I can’t remember the exact date it went on line. But through the magic of the interwebs I have a screen shot of it from late 1999. I am fairly sure it came on line in November 1998 or there abouts.

How it has changed in the last 18 years! Back then it was a just a small sub-site off Alison’s PBSS business site at: the current address didn’t happen until a couple of years later.

But here is what it looked like in the early days:

Some of the content on the current site originates from that first site or something similar! When it first started I was using Notepad in Windows to create and edit the pages. The HTML language didn’t fully support tables back then. And most people used the Netscape browser to view the pages.

In 1999 searching for Pembury on Alta Vista only produced a small number of results… nothing like doing the same thing today!

Thank you all for your continued help and support.

Pembury Fireworks - Friday 4 November 2016

fw1The annual Pembury Fireworks display takes place this evening with the count down at 19:30, get there early and wrap up warm.

Lower Green Road recreation ground. Please note no parking in the venue, please walk or park in sensible locations.

Free entry but a collection is taking place at the end of the event.

Tonbridge Road Closure

Thank you for contacting the A21 Tonbridge to Pembury Inbox regarding the closure of Tonbridge Road.

As you are aware we will be closing the existing Tonbridge Road on the approach to the Longfield Road roundabout, including the roundabout itself. Road users will be able to travel along the new slip roads and the new roundabout, both of which are currently being constructed and are located to the west of the existing carriageway – please refer to the attached sketch for the planned layout.

We have been working with Kent Police, Kent County Council and Pembury Hospital and we have agreed with Kent County Council for them to re-programme the traffic lights that are located at the A228 / Tonbridge Road crossroads in order to steady the throughput of traffic onto the A228.

We will be publicising this closure through forthcoming scheme updates and display boards at Pembury Hospital.

Currently road signs indicate closure between 20th August and Spring 2017


Further delays on the finishing of the road works reported by the BBC:

Pembury Yoga Classes – From January 14th 2016

I’m excited to launch open yoga classes for all levels in Pembury this month.

Yoga is about 8000 years old and has developed a wonderful system to enable us to better deal with everyday life. Regular practice builds strength and encourages softening and flexibility. It incorporates both physical movement, breathing and relaxation exercises to give us a fantastic sense of wellbeing. Yoga allows to start wherever we are, as a beginner, as someone with experience – and even has plenty to teach those who have been practising for years.

I have created a lovely, calm, cosy space at Pembury Recreation Ground Pavilion. The location is quiet and away from the road allowing great relaxation and there is lots of room to spread out. Classes are set to calm music allowing you to enjoy some time out from your schedule. Plus there is lots of free parking available!

I was raised in Pembury and lived in London for the past 15 years, before spending last year in Ibiza. I’ve been practising yoga for seven years and have been teaching for the past year. I currently also teach at Pure Gym in Tunbridge Wells. I was trained by a lovely lady called Bridget Woods Kramer, who is in her sixties, and am confident in teaching mixed abilities including those recovering from injury or who are pregnant.

My classes focus not just on physical movement, but also on breathing and using mindfulness techniques to fully create a sense of calm and inner strength. Students leave feeling relaxed and with a greater sense of self and inner strength – you will certainly sleep well!

All equipment is provided including mats. Please bring some water to drink and a warm jumper or scarf to use during relaxation at the end.

The cost is £12 per class and 5 class passes are available for £50. At this time I can only take cash.

Classes are from 7pm – 8.15pm every Thursday

If you are interested, you are welcome to drop in or please contact me on 07796 697 574 or Further information can be found at or


“I went to Lucy’s classes in the beautiful setting of Ibiza last summer. I really enjoyed her calm understated style and easy personality” – Susan

“Amazing instructor… Made me feel so comfortable outside my usual comfort zone… Highly recommend” – Dave