FAQs

Yes.

The parish council meets monthly, with an Annual Meeting in May, but generally speaking, no meeting in August. 

Meetings take place in the windmill chamber unless otherwise stated and are open for parishoners to attend. All agendas and minutes are published on this web site, which will show dates of all scheduled meetings for the current year.

There are two main ways of serving on the Parish Council.

The first is to stand for election to the office of parish councillor. The parish council has twelve councillors and all posts fall vacant at scheduled elections, which take place on a fixed four-yearly cycle. The next scheduled election will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015.  It is also possible to stand for election when there is a "by-election" to fill a casual vacancy in the office of parish councillor. Most commonly, that can occur if/when a Councillor resigns their post.

The second main way of serving on the parish council is to be co-opted as a Councillor. If one or more vacancies exist, and an insufficient number of Councillors stand for election (or an insufficient number are elected) to fill all of the vacancies, the parish council has legal powers to co-opt members to fill the remaining vacancies.

If you would like more information, please follow this link:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales

The Parish Council is a "statutory consultee". That means that the local planning authority (Gravesham Borough Council) must consult the Parish Council on planning applications within the parish. The Borough Council is obliged to consider the comments made by the Parish Council, but it is not obliged to determine the application in accordance with those views.

The published agendas for Parish Council meetings will show any planning applications subject to formal consultation with the Parish Council.

The phone number for reporting problems is - 08458 247 800 or go to  www.kent.gov.uk/highways

Kent Highways Services looks after most of the roads in Kent except motorways and some major A roads which are the responsibility of the Highways Agency who can be contacted on 08457 50 40 30.