Christmas Lights in Pembury

Many of you I’m sure will have seen the news about why the normal Christmas lights are not on the lamp posts this year.

Work is continuing to find a solution to this issue with meetings planned this coming week involving the Parish Council, Kent County Council(KCC) and our local County Councillor (Paul Barrington-King) They are all working hard to find a solution to the issue.

Other suggestions have been put forward as to how to bring the Christmas spirit to the village this year. People are being asked to consider putting lights in their gardens or on the front of their houses, making sure that it is safe to do so, of course.

In addition to the discussions about to take place with KCC, Cllr Louise Mills (Chair, Communications & Events Working Group of Pembury Parish Council) has set up a crowdfunding appeal to raise money to install a Christmas Tree on the village green.

Please visit the page and consider giving a donation.

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