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Marden Road Flooding – Staplehurst Parish Council Statement 16th November 2020

In the past few days, residents in properties along the Marden Road have been badly affected by foul and surface water flooding.

It has had horrible consequences for residents of long-established and newly built properties.

Follow the link for the full story :  Staplehurst Parish Council Statement 16th November 2020

Lockdown Two - Community Assistance 

Staplehurst Parish Council Emergency Help Team  are offering assistance for vulnerable residents during Lockdown two.

For further information please follow the link: Lockdown Two Community Assistance 

Parish Council Updates

The Parish Office is closed until further notice and staff are working from home.

Parish Council Planning Committee and Full Council meetings will take place virtually: please see the next meetings section below.

Planning applications are still being submitted to Maidstone Borough Council (MBC). 

You can view details of planning applications for Staplehurst on the planning tracker page: planning tracker and on MBC’s website:  Maidstone Borough Council planning applications. If you comment to MBC about a planning application, please copy your comments to the Parish Council by using the contact details below.

All staff and Councillors are available via email; the links for email addresses can be found on the links below.

Link to view Staplehurst Parish Councillors

Link to view Staplehurst Parish Staff

Thank you for your patience during these trying times.  Please stay safe and follow the government’s guidance, available via the following link to the UK Gov website  : Government Corona Virus Guidance

Inclusion of any website link does not imply endorsement or approval by Staplehurst Parish Council of the linked website, its operator or its content, nor is Staplehurst Parish Council responsible for the content of any website or web page outside of the Staplehurst Parish Council website.

Next Meeting(s):  

Parish Council Planning Committee and Full Council meetings will be held virtually  

Monday 30th November 7.00 pm 2020 FULL COUNCIL

Tuesday 1st December 7.00 pm 2020 PLANNING COMMITTEE

To request access to watch and listen to the proceedings via Zoom, please e-mail [email protected] by 4.00pm on the day of the meeting.

Published agendas will be available three clear days prior to the meeting.

Link to: Planning and Full Council agendas

Staplehurst Parish Council is the first tier of local government and was first elected in 1894, with 15 places for Councillors. Since 1894, we have had 18 Chairmen and 9 Parish Clerks. We currently have 15 Councillors whose term of office runs until May 2023. 

The Parish Council represents the local community, delivers services to meet local needs and aspires to improve quality of life and community well-being. However, parish councils are limited in what they are able to do, which is set out within legislation. 

Staplehurst Parish Council meets every three weeks, usually in the South Hall of the Village Centre.  The next meeting date is shown at the top of this article.  Please see the Parish Council Meetings page of this website for subsequent dates.  A meeting evening starts with the Council's Planning Committee at 7.00pm, followed by the Full Council meeting.  Meetings are open to the public and press, except on very rare occasions when an item may be designated as confidential. 

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