As a reminder to those villagers who were here at the time and to let those of you who have come to the village since 2000, this is how the Green came to be created and maintained.
A group of villagers came together in 1996 to plan how Kilndown would celebrate the Millennium. They identified that the redundant school playing field could be developed as a Green that could be used by all with play equipment for the children along with seating and quiet areas. They successfully applied for a grant from Millennium Commission ( a project supported by the National Lottery). The aim of the project was to introduce 250new areas of open space for the year 2000 to the benefit and enjoyment of the local community. The primary stipulation was that the space was to be designed, created and maintained by the community. Kent County Council subsequently passed the land to the Parish Council who in turn handed it to the Kilndown Millennium Green Trust for day to day management. With fundraising of £12,000and volunteers doing the groundwork the Green was formally opened by the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells on 17th June 2000. The trustees jointly manage both the Green and the Hall Trusts.
We need your help.
Help us, the Trustees, to keep it clean, tidy, pruned, weeded and inviting to use for us in the village and for all those hiring the Hall.
Option 1: We meet every 2 months on a Saturday morning to do any jobs that are needed on that day. Its fun and within all capabilities AND you get a drink and a piece of cake! We post dates in the magazine, notice boards and on social media with plenty of warning so try and join us
THE NEXT GARDENING ON THE GREEN WILL BE SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER WHEN THE PRINCIPAL JOB WILL BE CLEARING THE AUTIMN LEAVES.
Option 2: You might find it difficult to commit to a specific time but may be happy to help at a time to suit you. If so you can help by adopting a task such as keeping the paved area weeded, hedges trimmed or a particular shrub / tree clipped. If so contact Sue Jackson (email suej.Jackson@btinternet.com or Tel: 01892 890090) to discuss.
Please help as its hard work for a few but a lot easier for many. Lets make sure we can preserve the Green in top condition and leave a legacy fur future villagers.