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High Weald Academy Closure

Following the announcement of the closure of the High Weald Academy, Cranbrook, and the strength of feeling expressed by parents at our recent community meeting, the Parish Council has prepared a letter which has been sent today to Simon Beamish, CEO of Leigh Academies Trust.  This is an open letter and has also been copied to a wider audience, details at the end of the letter.

The Parish Council fully supports the provision of a non-selective secondary school in the Cranbrook area.

To see the letter in full please click on the link.

Staplehurst Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings will be held on different days with Full Council meeting on one Monday and Planning Committee meeting on the following Monday. There will be no formal meeting on the third Monday.

The meetings will be held in the South Hall, Village Centre and commence at 7.30pm.  

Full Council Meetings on Monday :  18th October, 8th November, 29th November, 13th December     

Planning Committee Meetings on Monday : 25th October, 15th November, 6th December, 20th December 

Members of the public are welcome to attend.  If you wish to attend a meeting you can review the agenda and papers published here .

Windows and doors will be kept open throughout the meeting to assist ventilation.  Hand sanitiser will be available on entrance to the hall.

Unless exempt for medical reasons, you will be requested to wear a mask at all times, even when seated.  You may remove your mask only when speaking.  Please therefore bring a mask with you.

You’ll be asked to either sign in or scan the QR code for track and trace purposes.  If you are signing in, your personal details will be kept on file for 21 days after which they will be destroyed.

Should you prefer to submit a question or enquiry to the Council, rather than attend in person, please submit this to the via email to the Clerk  by 5.00pm on the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

All staff and Councillors are available via email; the links for email addresses can be found on the links below.

Link to view Staplehurst Parish Councillors

Link to view Staplehurst Parish Staff

Thank you for your patience during these trying times.  Please stay safe and follow the government’s guidance, available via the following link to the UK Gov website  : Government Corona Virus Guidance

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