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Census 2021

If you haven’t completed your Census yet, its not too late! Help can be found on the Census website at, via the Census helpline on 0800 141 2021 or on the Census YouTube Channel.

Census poster


Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If you answered yes to any of these then why not join viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your parish council. This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.

Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Pearson, Denmead Parish Council, Cllr Dan Thomas, mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council and Jackie Weaver, chief officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils

Host: Matt Chorley, presenter for Times Radio and Saturday columnist for The Times

For more information and to book your free place, visit the NALC website.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Goudhurst Ward of Goudhurst Parish Council following the death of Mr Peter Wood.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days* from the date of this notice (i.e. not later than 15 March 2021), 10 electors for the Ward give written notice to the Returning Officer claiming such an election. Notice can be given by email to or in writing to: The Returning Officer, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please email Mrs Claire Reed, Clerk to Goudhurst Parish Council, at: for more information.

If an election is requested, under current legislation, a poll cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Claire Reed (Mrs), Clerk to Goudhurst Parish Council

23 February 2021

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.


If you leave the house for work or essential activities, it is important to book regular symptom-free covid tests.

Protect yourself, your family & friends with regularly testing every 2 weeks. Don’t be the reason you are unknowingly spreading the virus in the community.

Book your test online –

Winter Lanterns at home -We are still lighting up the town!

Due to the pandemic, the team at CREATE will not be able to run the Winter Lantern Parade in the same way as we normally would. This year we’re going to light up your homes instead, so help us to share some light during lockdown.

The CREATE team want to help you share your creative displays with our community in a covid-19 safe way, allowing people to view the winter lanterns as they take their daily exercise within their households or bubbles or via sharing their photos on social media.

Using the themes set out below, we want you to think creatively and use your front gardens, cars, houses, windows, even the garden gate(!) to create a fabulous light display within the 2021 theme of Heroes and Villains!

1-7 February                      Heroes

8-14 February                    Villains

15-21 February                 Origin Stories

22-28 February                 The Final Showdown

We will be supporting you with ideas, demos and examples via our online workshops to be held on Saturday 16 January – please book via

To find out more, please follow @winterlanterns_twells or @createtwells or on facebook

To make a donation to support CREATE in delivering this project and future creative activities for our community, please feel free to donate via or please email for further information.

A poster advertising the event with the dates.

Goudhurst Home

Welcome to the website of Goudhurst Parish Council which is dedicated to communicating details of all council activities with residents and better serving the communities of Curtisden Green, Goudhurst and Kilndown.

Fibre Broadband approved for Goudhurst

The Goudhurst Demand Led ‘Fibre to premises’ has finally been approved by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

This project will bring fibre broadband to more than 800 properties in Goudhurst and Curtisden Green with no installation cost.

There is no cost for homes or businesses as a government voucher is available which will cover the cost.

Once installed, you will be able to contract with any broadband supplier or change your contract with your existing supplier.

To make this a reality we do need a majority of homes homes and businesses in the Parish to commit their voucher to Openreach.

Are You eligible?

To see if you are eligible and to pledge your voucher to this scheme, please follow this link – and complete their questionnaire.

More information can be found about this and other schemes at…/goudhurst-fibre-fully…