Covering the villages of Four Elms, Hever & Markbeech

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Four Elms Pond

Following the damage at the Four Elms pond caused by an accident, I am pleased to say that repairs are now underway and in the next few weeks the area will be restored once again. In the meantime, the bench is now available for use having been kindly repaired and installed by Causeway Joinery

Three free ways to dispose of your real Christmas tree

This year Kent County Council have changed the way you can recycle your real Christmas tree for free after this year’s festivities have ended.

Option 1 – Use our Garden Waste collection service (for permit holders only) If you hold a Garden Waste collection permit, simply place the tree in your green bin and we’ll pick it up on your usual collection days throughout January We can take trees with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5”) in diameter.
Option 2 – Take your tree to one of the collection points, at the dates and times listed below.  We can take trees with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5”) in diameter

  • Edenbridge – Leisure Centre Car Park.
    Thursdays 12 and 19 January 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Four Elms – Layby by St Paul’s Church,
    Thursdays 12 and 19 January 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Hever Recycling site, Hever Castle Car Park,
    Fridays 13 and 20 January 7am to 8am

Option 3 –Take your tree to one of Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Sites. They will take larger trees that are too big for us to collect. Visit or call 03000 41 73 73 to book a slot

Councillor Vacancy

Are you interested in being a Parish Councillor? Hever Parish Council has a vacancy for a Co-Opted Councillor to represent the interests of those living or working

in the Parish. An architectural/planning or a surveying background would be favoured, but applications are welcomed from all.

The Parish Council consists of a group of 10 voluntary Councillors who live or work locally and are supported by the employed Parish Clerk.

For an informal chat, or more information on how to apply, please contact Rachael Turner, Clerk and RFO at

or see Co-Option Ad Oct 22

Bulk Refuse Freighter – this Saturday 1st October

The Bulk Refuse Freighter will be in the Parish this Saturday 1st October 2022.  Details are as follows:

09:15-10:00 Four Elms Village Hall
10:15 – 11:00 Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park
11:15 – 12:00 Markbeech Village Hall

The Freighter cannot accept white goods, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, cookers, cast iron boilers or baths, long metal poles, building materials, manure, large parts of engines or vehicles or hazardous waste or compostable garden waste.

Hazardous waste now includes items like fluorescent tubes, televisions & computer monitors, batteries, oil tins and filters, paint and paint tins and chemical containers. These items cannot be accepted on the Saturday Freighter service and must be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Please do not leave any rubbish unattended. Please DO NOT arrive early or leave items on site, otherwise will be classed as fly-tipping and information passed to the police, thank you.

This is a service free to residents, funded by Hever Parish Council and provided by Sevenoaks District Council.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ

Hever Parish Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and on behalf of all residents of Four Elms, Hever and Markbeech we offer our heartfelt condolences to The Royal Family.

For over seventy years she dedicated her life to service for her country and the Commonwealth with a selfless devotion, providing stability at a time of enormous change and her dedication and legacy will live on.

May she Rest In Peace


We wish His Majesty, the King, a long and successful reign

God save the King


Angela Haydon

Chairman, Hever Parish Council

Meeting Cancelled on Tuesday 13th September -Next Parish Council Meeting and Conclusion of Audit

Please note, due to the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the meeting for Tuesday 13th September has been cancelled. A new date will be published in due course.

The next Hever Parish Council Meeting takes place on Tuesday 13th September in Hever Village Hall  at 7.00 pm for the Planning Meeting followed at 7.30 pm by the full Parish Council Meeting. The Agenda can be found here: All are welcome.

Notice of the conclusion of audit for the Annual Governance & Accountability Return has now been received and can be viewed here:



Free Family Fun Days will be coming to Four Elms on Monday 8th August from 10am to 2pm.

Family Fun Days 2022

Our Free Family Fun Days include everything from crafts and games to sports and face painting in a friendly, safe environment.

There’s no need to book, simply turn up and have fun. Please visit or our social media accounts before setting off as the programme may change at short notice, especially if there’s wet weather.

Enjoy the day together with your children – bring a picnic and stay for the whole day. Some locations will be providing refreshments. Remember, please bring suitable clothing for the activities and the weather, as well as sun cream and plenty of water.

Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Activities are aimed at children under the age of 12 and may not be suitable for very young children.

Many days include creative dance and yoga sessions delivered by ‘Cascade’. The 30-minute sessions are for adults with children aged two to five years old. There is a maximum of 20 people per session.

The days are funded by us and Reconnect, run by Play Place and supported by town and parish councils who are providing the venues.

Check out the attached for more information. A Family Fun Day will be held in Four Elms on Monday 8th August from 10am to 2pm. The PTA will be on hand selling refreshments too.

Family Fun Day Leaflet Summer 2022

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