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Which Council?

Please see below a general list of frequently requested services and which Council is responsible:  

Hoo Parish Council  

  • Allotments (located off Everest Drive)
  • Hanging Baskets (located within the Village Green & Gardens)
  • Hoo Common (including carpark) (located off Elm Avenue, Chattenden)
  • Horse Trough (located within the Village Green & Gardens)
  • Kingshill Recreation Ground (including playpark) (located off Fourwents Road)
  • Pottery Road Recreation Ground (including playparks) (located off Pottery Road)
  • Vicarage Lane Burial Ground (located off Vicarage Lane)
  • Village Sign (located within the Village Green & Gardens)
  • Village/Belltower Clock (located on St Werburgh Church's belltower)
  • War Memorial (located within the St Werburgh churchyard)


1.  The Village Hall (including Jubilee Hall), which sits on Pottery Road Recreation Ground, is owned and managed by a charitable trust and is separate from the Parish Council.  The hall sits on a piece of land that the charitable trust leases (at a peppercorn) from the Parish Council.  

2.  The Village Green & Gardens itself is managed by Medway Council, with help from a group of local residents and volunteers.  However, there are items within the green and gardens that belong to and are maintained by the Parish Council such as the village sign, horse trough and hanging baskets.  

Contact Hoo Parish Council by phoning:  01634 868855.  Write to:  C/O Mrs Sherrie Babington, Parish Clerk, 4 Birkhall Close, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7QD.  Email:  hooparishcouncil@sherriebabington.co.uk

Medway Council

  • Abandoned vehicles (not on Parish Council land)
  • Commercial waste collection
  • Composting (kerbside collection)
  • Council tax
  • Dogs including strays and fouling (not on Parish Council land)
  • Education
  • Electoral registration
  • Environmental health (not on Parish Council land)
  • Flytipping (not on Parish Council land)
  • Fridge/freezer disposal
  • Graffiti (not on Parish Council land)
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Learning
  • Leisure centre
  • Licensing
  • Litter/cleaning (not on Parish Council land)
  • Litter/dog bins (not on Parish Council land)
  • Local tourism info
  • Markets
  • Noise pollution (not on Parish Council land)
  • Pest control
  • Planning permission
  • Recycling facilities
  • Roads
  • Social Care
  • Transport

Contact Medway Council by phoning:  01634 306000 (emergencies phone:  01634 304400).  Write to:  Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR.  Visit:  www.medway.gov.uk 

Report a problem on Hoo Parish Council or Medway Council land by visiting the Report A Problem page.

Hoo Parish Council
Parish Clerk:  Mrs Sherrie Babington
Address:  4 Birkhall Close, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7QD
Telephone:  01634 868855
Email:  hooparishcouncil@sherriebabington.co.uk

*Please contact Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and allow 5 working days to respond.

  • Hoo, Rochester, Kent