Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

Amenities Committee Agenda July

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

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To:  Cllrs Stephen Wickham (Chairman), David Boniface, Mrs Angela Broom, Alan Foster, 

Phil Kirkby, Chris Ditton

Cllr Antony Harris (ex officio).   

I summon you to attend a Meeting of the Amenities Committee to be held at The Jessel Room in Goudhurst Parish Hall on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7.30 pm when the business detailed on the Agenda will be considered.

Members of the Public and the Press are welcome to attend this meeting.  At the Chairman’s discretion members of the public may be invited to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes each relating to items on the Agenda.  Please state your name and address prior to speaking.  Please switch off mobile phones.

Anthony Farnfield     ………………………………………………………………..

Clerk 18 July 2018

The South Oast at Smugley Farm, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2QU

01580 212552                    

Quorum for Amenities Committee:  3 Members


  1. Apologies for non attendance
  1. Declarations of  interest
  1. Questions  and Statements from the Public.
  1. The Glebe Fields

The Chairman will report on:

a. the Lease of the Glebe Fields from the Diocese of Canterbury. 

b. a letter dated 15 July 2018 (attached) from the Friends of Goudhurst Village Green (formerly Goudhurst Village Green Committee).

c. To recommend to Council the quotation from Capel Groundcare for grounds maintenance at the Top Glebe (Village Green) up to March 2019.

d. Request from the Scouts for Camping on the Glebe Field on 12 October 2018.

5. The Goudhurst History Board

The Committee will consider the position, style, copyright and the language content of the present History Board so as to bring forward a recommendation to Council on its future.

  1. Chequer Field.

The Chairman will give a progress report on the delayed transfer of the Title to the Parish Council

  1. Play Area in Back Lane

The Chairman to give an update on developments and future plans.

  1. Goudhurst in Bloom

Cllr Mrs Angela Broom to report on progress following the judging.  To note that the Prize Giving will be held on Thursday, 30 August at the Star & Eagle.  6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.

To agree who will present the prizes this year.

  1. Kilndown Fishing Club 

The Chairman will report on the current situation regarding the control and management of the Club.  To note that Council has accepted the offer from Cllr Chris Ditton red to take on that role.  To note that the Clerk is to seek bids from grounds maintenance contractors for the upkeep of the Quarry Pond area.

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