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Paddock Wood Town Council is aware that there are travellers on the Green Lane playing fields.  On behalf of Paddock Wood Town Council the Borough Council’s Community Safety Officer is working hard to secure an eviction later this week.   The Officer will be attending Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning and if the eviction is granted the encampment will have 24-hours to leave the site.

If you are planning to visit the Town Council Offices between now and 27th July please phone first to ensure the appropriate person is available.

Please complete our foul waste survey and return it to the Town Council Offices by 14th July 2018

TWBC have issued a temporary stop order  to Persimmon Homes on the land known as Mascalls Court Farm due to non-compliance with pre-construction planning conditions. 

Temporary Road Closure – Green Lane, Paddock Wood – from 23 July 2018 for up to 6 weeks – to be confirmed

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.