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Parish Clerk Vacancy

The Parish Council is recruiting a new Parish Clerk.  Full information about the vacancy is available in the news item on this website.  To read the item, click the link here.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is one vacancy for a new Parish Councillor.  Further information about the vacancy is available in the news item on this website.  To read the item, click the link here.

Community Hub Food Support  - Staplehurst Emergency Help Team

After months of working with our community, to assist so many individuals who have been affected by the pandemic, we are now in a position to shut down the service. We want to assure all our residents that this facility will be ready to open up again at short notice if required.

The emergency help team have been able to assist hundreds of people during the pandemic and the community hub has provided support to hundreds more. Our eternal gratitude goes out to all the businesses and residents who have provided assistance in so many different ways.

If and when it is possible, we look forward to arranging a suitable way to show our appreciation to all the amazing, benefactors, volunteers and administration team who have made this possible.

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 28th September 7.00 pm 2020 FULL COUNCIL

Tuesday 29th September 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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