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Welcome to Speldhurst Parish Council, serving the villages of Ashurst, Langton Green, Old Groombridge and Speldhurst. To find out more about what we do to help improve and maintain quality of life in our parish, visit our Parish Council page


To find out the dates of forthcoming meetings and view meeting agendas, visit our Meetings and Agendas page. To view the minutes of previous meetings, visit our Meeting Minutes.


Our parish consultation about Speldhurst Chapel Project closed on 30th August. We used the responses to inform our vote on whether to proceed with applying for a Public Works Loan at a meeting on 4th September. Find out more about the consultation results here. 

An update on the road closure at Speldhurst Road, Langton Green. 

Use to stay up to date with local road closures in the parish. 

Community Speedwatch - in response to a letter from a local resident 

We recently received a letter from a local resident expressing concern that Speedwatch volunteers in Langton Green were hiding themselves from view during an early morning Speedwatch session on the A264 just before the Hare Pub. In brief, this resident said they had researched Speedwatch regulations, and the volunteers were not standing in a clear line of site and shouldn't be standing on the grass. We would have liked to respond directly to this letter but were unable to do so as it was anonymous. 

As a parish council we are obliged to be transparent in all matters, and frequently appeal for Speedwatch volunteers across our media channels, and discuss Speedwatch data at public meetings. Furthermore, residents tell us speeding is one of their biggest concerns, so a visible Speedwatch presence is one of the most important tools we have in deterring drivers from speeding. We work closely with Kent Police, and our community Speedwatch volunteers to ensure that Speedwatch sessions are carried out correctly.

Our Langton Green Coordinator, who has given their time to Speedwatch for several years now, has added their response to ours - please see the attached PDF below.