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Notice of Road Closure

 

 

Emergency Road Closure – Queen Street, Paddock Wood – 16 January 2019 (Tunbridge Wells)

 

It will be necessary to close Queen Street, Paddock Wood from 16 January 2019 for up to 6 Days.

 

The road will be closed Outside the Haven

 

The alternative route is via Pearson’s green – Willow lane.

 

This is to enable repair works to a Burst Main, to be carried out by South East Water.

 

 

 

Results of Parish Poll

Declaration of Result of Parish Poll

 

Paddock Wood Town Council Quarterly Update October 2018

There are vacant allotments.  If you are interested please contact the Town Council Office.

 

Paddock Wood is a small town with a population of 8,253 (according to the 2011 census) which lies between Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Unlike many of the surrounding villages Paddock Wood is comparatively new and owes its existence to the railway, which arrived in 1842.

By 1851 a sizeable village had grown and by 1900 Paddock Wood was the hub for a network of branch lines throughout the Weald.

It was the railway that brought the thousands of hop-pickers to the area from London for their annual hop-picking holiday. Although some travelled on to other areas, Paddock Wood was becoming the centre for the hop growing industry so many remained in the area.

Ideally located for London and the South Coast, Paddock Wood has become a busy commuter town. There is a diverse range of commerce and light industry, and it is the centre for the distribution of fruit and vegetables to and from Europe. It also continues to be a centre for hop growing.

As a small rural town Paddock Wood has much to offer including an interesting range of local shops, good schools and excellent sports facilities.