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 Larder

Pembury friends: The Food Larder will be in huge demand over the summer holidays.

There are children in our village who rely on free school meals for their only square meal of the day.

During these long six weeks some families struggle greatly to find the extra money needed to feed their children and, together with managing a few treats in the holidays and buying new school uniform, this can be an enormous strain.

The larder is quite empty at the moment so, if you are able to, please consider donating a tin or two over the next few weeks. Popular foods include tinned meatballs, pasta, tinned meat, rice etc.

Donations can dropped off direct to Pembury Baptist Church during office hours.

Thank you.

See the Pembury Larder on the Pembury Baptist Church website for full details.

Pembury Fitness

Pembury Fitness is a friendly village business, which offers daytime and evening exercises classes for all ages and abilities in Pembury, including Pilates, Legs, Bums and Tums, Clubbercise and Zumba.

For more information about these fitness classes please contact Adele Clark on 07876 787869 or visit www.pemburyfitness.co.uk

 

AGREED MOVE FOR PEMBURY POST OFFICE, SUNDAY OPENING & LONGER HOURS

5 January 2018

 

  • Move to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH
  • Open seven days a week
  • Extra 15 hours a week
  • Modern open-plan retail environment
  • Banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • Wide range of Post Office services available

The Post Office has agreed to relocate Pembury Post Office to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH.

Post Office services will be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter of the store.

Opening hours will be Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm; Sunday: 9am – 12 noon. This will be an extra 15 hours of Post Office service a week including Sunday morning and earlier opening every day. This will make it more convenient for customers to visit.

Our partners and agents operate sub Post Office branches alongside their private retail business, and it is important that they make the very best use of their resources to ensure future sustainability of both their business and the Post Office service.

An opportunity has arisen for our postmaster, currently operating from 47 Hastings Road, Pembury, TN2 4PB, to incorporate Post Office services into their other local premises nearby with a convenience store also on site. Our partner firmly believes that the move will help safeguard the viability of their business, including the Post Office service.

During public consultation we received 17 individual responses from customers and a local representative. The main feedback commented about parking and availability of space in the proposed store to accommodate a Post Office.  However some customers welcomed the longer opening hours.

Parking is outside the direct control of Post Office Limited.  However, we have reviewed parking in the area. There are parking restrictions in the road, but these end approximately 100 metres away from the branch.  We are therefore satisfied that parking at the new branch will continue to meet the needs of customers using the Post Office.

Access to the branch will be level and via a wide door at the entrance. The new premises will be refurbished and fitted out to a high standard, ensuring there is adequate space for both retail and Post Office customers and that the Post Office counter area is easily accessible.

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20 Finsbury Street
LONDON, EC2Y 9AQ
Tel: 07436 038445 or 020 7012 3456 (24 hours),
Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk www.postoffice.co.uk
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PROPOSED MOVE FOR PEMBURY POST OFFICE

  • Move to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH
  • Open seven days a week
  • Extra 15 hours a week
  • Modern open-plan retail environment
  • Six week public consultation

The Post Office is proposing to relocate Pembury Post Office to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH.

Post Office services would be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter of the store.

Opening hours would be Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm; Sunday: 9am – 12 noon. This would be 15 extra hours of Post Office service a week including Sunday morning and earlier opening every day. This would make it more convenient for customers to visit.

Our partners and agents operate sub Post Office branches alongside their private retail business, and it is important that they make the very best use of their resources to ensure future sustainability of both their business and the Post Office service.

An opportunity has arisen for our postmaster, currently operating from 47 Hastings Road, Pembury, TN2 4PB, to incorporate Post Office services into their other local premises nearby with a convenience store also on site. Our partner firmly believes that the move will help safeguard the viability of their business, including the Post Office service.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a public consultation. During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on 5 December 2017. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 081948.

 

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