Please note the Christmas & New Year Opening hours for the Town Council offices will be as follows:
MONDAY 24th December 2018 9AM – NOON
TUESDAY 25TH December 2018 CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 26th December 2018 CLOSED
THURSDAY 27th December 2018 9AM – NOON
FRIDAY 28th December 2018 9AM – NOON
MONDAY 31st December 2018 9AM – NOON
TUESDAY 1ST January 2019 CLOSED
Please be aware that there will be no bin collections on 25th, 26th December or 1st January. For more details please check the TWBC website.
There will be a Town Meeting on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 7pm at Paddock Wood Primary School to discuss the Paddock Wood Community Centre. A copy of the agenda can be seen on the Town noticeboards.
Please note: This meeting has been called by six electors and is NOT a Town Council meeting.
Paddock Wood Town Council Quarterly Update October 2018
There are vacant allotments. If you are interested please contact the Town Council Office.
Paddock Wood is a small town with a population of 8,253 (according to the 2011 census) which lies between Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Unlike many of the surrounding villages Paddock Wood is comparatively new and owes its existence to the railway, which arrived in 1842.
By 1851 a sizeable village had grown and by 1900 Paddock Wood was the hub for a network of branch lines throughout the Weald.
It was the railway that brought the thousands of hop-pickers to the area from London for their annual hop-picking holiday. Although some travelled on to other areas, Paddock Wood was becoming the centre for the hop growing industry so many remained in the area.
Ideally located for London and the South Coast, Paddock Wood has become a busy commuter town. There is a diverse range of commerce and light industry, and it is the centre for the distribution of fruit and vegetables to and from Europe. It also continues to be a centre for hop growing.
As a small rural town Paddock Wood has much to offer including an interesting range of local shops, good schools and excellent sports facilities.