Staplehurst Parish Council
TUESDAY 23rd April 2019: 19.00 PLANNING COMMITTEE followed by FULL COUNCIL (usually at 19.30 - please check agenda for confirmed time). Published agendas will be available HERE.
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 14 Councillors, nine elected in 2015 and five co-opted since the elections. The next Parish Council elections are due to be held in May 2019.
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.