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Spring Village Update

Unfortunately, due to current lockdown restrictions, the Spring Village Update and newsletters will not be hand delivered by our volunteers this time as the Council feels this is not an essential journey.

During this week hard copies will be distributed to essential shops and businesses that are open throughout the village, willing to take them. 

Keep your eye on our website and social media over the next few days for details of where you can get a copy.

It is also available here: Spring 2021 Edition  

Or you can request it to be sent to you by email from any of our Councillors, or the Parish Office, email addresses are on our website.

The newsletter from The Friends of Staplehurst Health Centre and Stay Safe Staplehurst  are also available  via the links: 

Newsletter Friends of Staplehurst Health Centre                    Newsletter Stay Safe Staplehurst

Happy reading!

Community Assistance 

Staplehurst Parish Council Emergency Help Team continue to assist vulnerable residents.

The community hub will continue to be open one day a week; days and times will vary please contact Cllr. Paddy Riordan or Mandy Riordan (details below) for further information.

However if anyone find themselves struggling for any reason during the present restrictions, please contact Cllr. Paddy Riordan or Mandy Riordan on Facebook or by message.

If you do not use Facebook Cllr. Paddy Riordan can also be contacted via Email: Cllr. Paddy Riordan 

The Hub will remain open as long as needed.

Staplehurst Parish Council - Emergency Help Team operate throughout the year and whilst Councillors have taken over during the COVID-19 Crisis, it is important to remember that the existing team have done incredible work in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

Stay safe and well!

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 22nd February 2021 7.00 pm 2020 FULL COUNCIL

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 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. The next meeting dates are shown at the top of this article.  Please see the Parish Council Meetings page of this website for subsequent dates.  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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