Welcome to East Peckham Parish Council Website

Come and join as a resident member of a committee!

The following committees need your help as a resident to make a difference to the community:

* Local Developments – discuss TMBC’s Local Plan, the potential of a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish and work with developers to ensure the village gets the amenities and homes that it needs

* Events – join us in organising the Christmas Light Switch On, Fetes, Family Activities and more! Bring your ideas to the table and run events that everyone can enjoy!

* Youth & Community Engagement – Are you 11-25? Or maybe older! What is it that you want to do in your spare time? What could the Parish Council be organising and funding for you, your friends, your family and your neighbours? An opportunity to share your ideas and your feedback and make your voice heard! A great opportunity for someone interested in or studying local politics or someone who is just passionate about their local area!

* Climate Change & Community Resilience – Are you a flood warden, or do you want to be, and you want to see more protection for where you live? Maybe you are concerned about the climate crisis and the current cost of living crisis and want to do all you can to support yourself and others in improving these situations.

* Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is launching an email newsletter to help keep residents and partner organisations up to date with important news from around the borough. The newsletter will cover things like:

* Local Plan updates and consultations

* Information about leisure, parks and open spaces

* Community events

* Finance and policy changes, including council tax

Residents wishing to register to receive the newsletter should visit https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/council/newsletter

you can also get real time updates to your phone on issues with bin collections and other important news by signing up for our app and clicking yes to notifications.

Further details on the app here: https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/council/download-app

Get in touch with Jackie in the office on:

01622 871309

and join a Council Committee as a Resident to contribute your ideas, feedback and suggestions.

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Citizens Advice Bureau
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/get-help-with-the-cost-of-living/ or call on – 0808 223 1133 for free advice.
Energy Saving Trust

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/ or call on – 0800 444 202

Help for households: https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/

Energy saving advice: https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/help-with-your-bills/energy-saving-advice/

Offers advice on how to save money on your energy bills and energy efficiency.

Help to manage your energy account: British Gas Energy Trust - Independent advice and support - British Gas

Support with energy arrears or debt
Find out whether your energy provider can offer you some help:


Help to Heat (Energy Grants)
Benefits and Pensions Contact Numbers

Child Benefit – 0300 200 3100

Universal Credits – 0800 328 5644 - this includes hardship payments, budgeting advice, how to apply, disability and carers advice, council tax reduction etc.

State Pension Claims – 0800 731 7898 


This includes advice, forecasts, changes to any personal information, notify them of a death etc.

Energy Company Obligation


Self Employed Income Support Scheme – 0800 024 1222

Apply for Job Seekers Allowance – 0800 055 6688

Diane Wakeling – Community Warden diane.wakeling@kent.gov.uk

Let’s all look after our community in the coming months. Check in on the elderly and the vulnerable.

Anyone needing advice or help please contact the Parish council office on – 01622 871602 Monday – Friday 9am – 2.30pm and we will do all we can to support you.

Other Useful Contact Numbers
AGE UK – 0800 678 1602


This service offers advice for:
  • Cold Weather payments and if you are eligible
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Income support advice
  • Blue Badge
  • Carers allowance
  • Free bus pass/prescriptions
Age UK also offers advice if you are worried about a relative, friend or neighbour who is vulnerable, alone and in need or you need help yourself. 

KCC: Home essentials in a crisis - Kent County Council

The Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (MHCBS) service can provide protection to those suffering a mental health crisis who are struggling with debt. 

Turn 2 Us - 0800 678 1603
Broadband social tariffs and advice for free internet access at libraries.


Money Saving Expert 
Advice and information from Martin Lewis



Kent Housing Group

This is a welfare service provided by KCC. They may help you with food, clothing, furniture.


Kent Food Bank Helpline – 03000 419292

Latest News/Noticeboard

Flood Warden Training Dates

Published: 14 Nov 22

Wednesday 14 December 2022 and Tuesday 17 January 2023 Read More...

Latest information on coronavirus

Published: 2 Nov 22

Visit the gov.uk website to see the new guidelines Read More...


Published: 31 Oct 22

Kent Police and My Community Voice have produced posters to put up on your door or window to let people know if you are welcoming trick or treaters. Please make use of the posters and share with friends and neighbours. Read More...

Local Plan

Published: 24 Oct 22

Parish Council Feedback

Flood Warden Training

Published: 20 Oct 22

Free Virtual Training this Autumn

Temporary Road Closure

Published: 19 Oct 22

Chidley Cross Road, East Peckham

Kent Highways Forward Work Programme (Years 1 & 2)

Published: 19 Oct 22

In summer 2021 we published our Highways Asset Management Plan (HAMP), which included, as Appendix C, a five-year Forward Works Programme for the years 2021/22 to 2025/26. This reflected the need to move away from annual programmes and to consider asset management activity a multi-year one. Read More...

National Highways & Transport Network

Published: 19 Oct 22

Public Satisfaction Surveys

Urgent Road Closure

Published: 19 Oct 22

Torbay Road, East Peckham - 2nd November 2022 (Tonbridge & Malling) Read More...

Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Partnership

Published: 22 Sep 22

Newsletter and invitation to Neighbourhood Engagement meeting

Repair Cafe Tonbridge

Published: 20 Sep 22

What to do with a broken household item?

Private Members' Ballot

Published: 12 Sep 22

Local Electricity Bill

EPPC Needs your help!

Published: 30 Aug 22

Come and join as a resident member of a committee! Read More...

Kent's Bee Plan

Published: 16 Aug 22

July 2022 Newsletter

What do you want to see in the village?

Published: 8 Aug 22

Not everything is within the control of the Parish Council... Read More...

Heat Health Alert!

Published: 8 Aug 22

The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Alert from Tuesday 9th August to Friday 12th August. Read More...


Published: 5 Aug 22

KCC’s Budget Consultation is now open and closes on the 5th September 2022. Read More...

Sign up to the My Community Voice Alerts

Published: 2 Aug 22

to receive updates about fraud, theft, police surgeries, how to report incidents and more Read More...

Water supply update

Published: 20 Jul 22

Paddock Wood, Wateringbury and Yalding areas

Community Safety Partnership

Published: 5 Jul 22

Summer Newsletter

PCSO Newsletter

Published: 27 Jun 22

May - June 2022

Temporary Road Closure

Published: 16 May 22

Blackmans Lane, Hadlow & Hartlake Road, Golden Green - 30th May 2022 (Tonbridge and Malling District) Read More...

How to Access Medical Help This Easter

Published: 11 Apr 22

The NHS in Kent and Medway is busy and we need your help to let patients know the best place to go for treatment. Read More...

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Published: 5 Apr 22

Due to the resignation of a councillor, we now have a vacancy Read More...

Footpath Redirection

Published: 29 Mar 22

Highways Act 1980 – Section 119 The Kent County Council (Public Footpaths MR530 (part), MR534 (part) and MR534A (part), East Peckham) Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 2020 Post code – TN12 5JG Read More...

Garden Waste Collections

Published: 14 Mar 22

Operational Update

Tonbridge & Malling Active Travel Strategy - Cycle Routes Consultation

Published: 8 Mar 22

You've been invited to participate in the Tonbridge & Malling Active Travel Strategy - Cycle Routes Consultation consultation by the consultation manager, TMBC (Miss Ellouisa McGuckin) Read More...

Green Homes Grant Scheme

Published: 8 Mar 22

With energy prices soaring there’s never been a better time to find out about funding for energy saving improvements to help keep your home warm while saving you money on your energy bills and helping reduce carbon emissions. Read More...

The Latest Issue of the Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Partnership newsletter.

Published: 7 Mar 22

In this edition you can find out about work to tackle illegal dumping, how we’re reducing anti-social behaviour in Tonbridge and Snodland and some spring crime prevention tips. Read More...


Published: 7 Mar 22

February 2022 Issue

Bus Service Reductions

Published: 24 Feb 22

Residents are being asked to share their views on a proposed reduction of Kent County Council’s (KCC) Supported Bus Services. Read More...

ALERT! Doorstep Criminals Target Kent Residents

Published: 22 Feb 22

Rogue traders active in Kent


Published: 15 Feb 22

The KALC Community Awards is to acknowledge and give recognition to a resident/group of East Peckham who has/have made a significant contribution to this community over a period of years. If you know of someone who has given this sort of service and merits an Award then please do nominate them. The person must live or work within the Parish Council boundary. Read More...

The Parish Council response to the Brook Farm development application

Published: 11 Feb 22

can be found with the planning agendas and minutes from 7th February 2022 Read More...

Rugby Taggers

Published: 31 Jan 22

We are non contact tag rugby for boys and girls aged 2.5 upwards. Read More...

KCC Waste Management Update

Published: 25 Jan 22

This briefing provides an update on work by KCC’s Waste Management service and partners. Do feel free to share the information it contains. Read More...

Message from TMBC

Published: 25 Jan 22

regarding garden waste

Garden Waste Update

Published: 13 Jan 22

for collections

Allotment Update January 2022

Published: 12 Jan 22

Over the past 6 months, EPPC have been actively pursuing solutions to the allotment issue. At a rather vocal parish council meeting held on 21st June 2021, the following extracts were recorded in those minutes. Read More...

Dog Fouling

Published: 12 Jan 22

Unfortunately dog fouling has been reported as a problem lately Read More...

Jubilee Hall Recycling

Published: 12 Jan 22

With the climate crisis announced by the Parish Council many months ago Read More...