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Rusthall Parish Council




Welcome to Rusthall Parish Councils new website

  We hope that you will find this website interesting and informative. 

Rusthall Parish Council is made up of nine Councillors and a part time clerk. They meet monthly, at The Rackliff Centre from 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month, (except August) as a Full Council.

Additionally members sit on the following committees:  Planning, Finance, Highways and Allotments. 

If you wish to contact the Parish Council please contact the Clerk, Su Denne, by email clerk@rusthallparishcouncil.org.uk   or phone 01892520161.

The office is open to the public Tuesday 10am to 1pm and Thursday 11am to 2pm. Other times by appointment only.



The Molyneux Almshouses at Rusthall Recruiting New Trustee

The Molyneux Almshouses is a small charity, established in 1922, which provides housing accommodation for people of limited means who were born in, or have been long term residents of, Tunbridge Wells.  Our vision, as a charity, is “to provide convenient, comfortable and secure accommodation to those in need, within a friendly and supportive setting and the local community”.  This is an exciting time for our Charity as we approach our centenary in 2022 and continue with an ongoing programme of development.

Nine Trustees make up the Trustee Board; two are Local Authority nominated with a further seven volunteer Trustees who serve for a term of 5 years. The Trustees are supported by a Clerk who looks after the administration of the Charity and a Maintenance Staff of two who care for the properties and grounds.

We are looking for a new Trustee to join our Board following the retirement of one of our Trustees.  The work of the Charity covers many spheres and avenues and we need a Trustee Board made up of people who, together, have experience, skills and backgrounds in:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Building Surveying
  • Housing and Estate Management
  • Welfare System
  • Charity Work
  • Fundraising

Good people skills and the ability to communicate and to have empathy, understanding and patience is an essential quality in the duties of a Trustee.

Our new Trustee should ideally be someone from the local area who is involved with the community, can commit to regular meetings and activities, and will bring experience to complement the existing Trustee Board.  Most importantly, they should be someone who is enthusiastic and keen to be involved.  If you think that might be YOU and you want to find out more, please contact Gill Prater, Chair of the Trustees at gill.prater@molyneux-almshouses.co.uk or send your CV or a résumé to Gill.

Closing date: 2nd August 2019


Annual Policing Survey

Last week, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner published his Annual Policing Survey. As in previous years, it asks for views on policing in Kent and for initial thoughts on whether people would be willing to pay a little more council tax next year to fund additional police resources.

The survey itself takes only a few minutes and is completely anonymous.

The link is www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/haveyoursay