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Pembury Annual Fireworks Display – Friday 3rd November 2017

fw1The annual Pembury Fireworks display takes place on Friday 3rd November with the count down at 19:30, get there early and wrap up warm. Gates open 18:30.

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 to provide disabled access to the Pembury Scout and Guide hut.

A21 to open fully - 21 September 2017

Mark the date on your calendar…. The A21 will be open for use on Thursday 21 September.  Highways England have said:

We plan to open the road on the 21 September without any traffic management and at the national speed limit. We will continue to landscape the surrounding area. We may need to temporarily close lanes in the future so our vehicles can safely access the area and carry out this work.

What next?

We will continue with:

  • construction of the Blackhurst Lane footbridge
  • work on the non-motorised user route across the project

You can keep up to date on the project on the Highways England Website

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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,
email: clerk@pemburypc.kentparishes.gov.uk.

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: www.pbss.demon.co.uk/pvn 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.