Estates Agenda – 12th September 2022 CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL MOURNING

Agendas Uploaded on September 6, 2022


The Podmore Building, St Andrews Road, Paddock Wood

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HT

Telephone:  01892 837373


NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE ESTATES COMMITTEE to be held on Monday 12th September 2022 at 7.45pm in the Day Centre, Commercial Road.








                        To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 27th July 2022.



                        (Items not covered elsewhere on the agenda)

a)ES17 – An application has been made to KCC for their free trees. Applicant will be contacted during September and advised if their applications have been successful.

b) ES18 – Following agreement at the Full Council meeting held on the 15th August the electric van was ordered at a cost of £511.88/month  However, the lease purchase company have now advised that they will not fund the Town Council as it is not a registered company.  The Broker has advised that PNB Paribas will lease to councils (the previous van was leased through them) but he will need to find an alternative supplier of the van.

c) ES19 – The Jubilee bench for Putlands has been ordered and delivery is awaited.

d) ES19 -Remembrance Bench – the “Lest We Forget” bench will cost  £1379.  At the July meeting members specified a budget of £1000 for the bench.

e) ES22 – A temporary Estates Worker was engaged, and he worked for the Council for two weeks.


ES27              ESTATES BUDGET

                        To review the Estates budget figures.


ES28              CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

                        The Town Council has renewed the lease on the Christmas Lights for the next three years, at a cost of £5800 per year.  Paddock Wood Lights up have requested permission to attach a maestrio saver (communication box fitted to each decoration) @ £150 each.  This will allow the half the lights to be switched on at the same time.

Members are asked to approve the request.

The Christmas Trees will be installed week commencing 21st November  2022 in time for the Lights Up event on the 27th November.


ES29              CRICKET

The plans for the cricket wicket are being finalised by the contractors and it is hoped that work will start later in the month.


Ball strike netting will need to be purchased and installed by the Council  when the wicket is ready in the shown locations.


ES30              TENNIS

                        The LTA Parks Team have contacted the Town Council offering support for when the two new tennis courts become available. A preliminary online meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 14th September.  A report will be made to members at the October meeting.


ES31              FAIR VISIT, ST ANDREWS

                        The council has been approached by Jolie Smith who runs a local funfair.

They would like to hold a fair on St Andrews Field during the October Half Term. (24th – 28th October)

They would need the site from the Monday morning to set up and open Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening.

Members are asked to consider this request and to consider what fee should be charged.


ES32              COMPOST HEAP

                        To consider a suitable location for a compost heap at the Cemetery.  This would solely before the composting of green waste generated from the tributes laid on graves and would not be suitable for composting of waste generated by the Estates Staff.



                        To receive a report from the Estates Manager


ES34              DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will take place on Monday 10th October 2022.







Clerk to the Council

6th September 2022





Paddock Wood Town Council