Staplehurst Parish Council
NEXT MEETING: PLANNING COMMITTEE - 06 NOVEMBER 2017, FOLLOWED BY FULL COUNCIL. MEETING AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
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Staplehurst Parish Council is the first tier of local government, with 15 Councillors, twelve elected in 2015 and three co-opted following the elections. The next Parish Council elections are due in 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 to what they are able to do, which is set out within legislation.
Staplehurst Parish Council meets on a regular basis, usually from 7pm on the first and third Monday of each month, which starts with the Council's Planning Committee, followed by the Full Council meeting. Our meetings are generally open to the public and press.
Nestling in the Weald of Kent (the south east County of England, commonly called 'The Garden of England'), Staplehurst lies within easy reach of London to the north west and Dover to the East. The area has become more populated and commercialised because of the Channel Tunnel and its link to London and beyond. The A229 through Staplehurst is the primary route connecting Maidstone in the north with the southern seaside town of Hastings. Maidstone is the County Town of Kent. Parts of the surrounding coutryside still include hop gardens & the oast houses that process the hops. You may wish to take a look at the street map, but don't forget to come back to follow the links to other local Kent town and village web sites. An ordnance survey map showing the boundaries of the parish can be seen on Maidstone Borough Council's website.