Marden Parish Council
MARDEN PARISH COUNCIL
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MARDEN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - Regulation 14 Consultation
The final draft of the Marden Neighbourhood Plan is out to consultation from 9th June to 5pm on 21st July 2018. The official launch took place at the Big Musical Picnic on Saturday 9th June and the document can be viewed on the MARDEN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN page of this website along with a comments form. Open public sessions will be held on Friday 13th July 6pm to 8pm in the Parish Office and on Saturday 14th July 9am to 12noon in the John Banks Hall.
For Information: General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. To view MPC's Privacy Notice and relevant policies please click on the "GDPR" tab at the top of this page. The Parish Council holds personal data such as names, emails and telephone numbers of residents and other individuals who have contacted the Parish Office and the Clerk will be contacting those in the very near future for consent to continue to store the data in a secure environment. In the meantime, if you wish to have your details deleted from the system please email Ali on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894. Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 10 Clerks. MPC currently has 11 Councillors, 10 standing for election in 2016 and one co-opted following the elections. The next Parish Council elections are due in 2020.
Marden Parish Council is part of Marden, Yalding, Nettlestead and Collier Street Ward within Maidstone Borough Council. Originally Collier Street was part of Marden Parish Council but split away approximately 20 years ago.
The Parish of Marden, which includes Chainhurst, consists of mainly mixed farming and has a population of just over 4000 and with future development of approximately 500 dwellings due in the next few years this will grow tremendously.
MPC owns two areas of open space, one being the main playing field with football pitch and two play areas and the other being a more tranquil area with a play trail and picnic benches. MPC also owns the parish cemetery which opened in 1932 following a compulsory purchase order from a local farm. A new section is due to open within the next two years and a further acre is still available for future interments.
Over the years the role of the Parish Council has evolved and now includes running the annual summer play scheme, Christmas activities, managing the public conveniences, play equipment along with every day roles of risk assessments, finance, planning etc.
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