Wilmington Parish Council
The Parish Council, one of the largest in the Country, was founded in 1895 as a result of the Local Government Act and has nine Members representing the Wards of Birchwood, Wilmington Central and Orange Tree.
The Parish has a population nearing eight thousand and has eight schools, one shop and five Pubs within the village of Wilmington whilst in the Joydens Wood area of the Parish there is a Post Office, a garage and a parade of shops.
Wilmington stands 1.5 miles directly south of Dartford and only a few miles or so north of Swanley. The Parish, covering roughly three square miles, reaches from the southern edge of Dartford down in a south westerly direction via Leyton Cross and Joydens Wood to almost the A20 road from Sidcup through Swanley to Mid Kent. Wilmington Village is in the north eastern corner of the Parish.
Throughout its history the Parish Council has worked closely with the residents of the Parish and wherever possible takes a lead in organising events or ensuring that the views of those residents are heard.
Since 1895 the Parish Office has been housed at various locations around the Village but for a number of years its home has been in the Pavilion at Oakfield Park
In recent years the Parish Council has, with the help of a group of hard-working and enthusiastic residents, organised the Annual Village Fete on Wilmington Common, Carol Singing under the Village Christmas Trees, the regeneration of the Village Centre; underwriting an annual Pantomime staged at The Memorial Hall and much, much more.
In 2012 the Parish Council was involved in a project to build an extension to the Memorial Hall where the Wilmington Trail starts which, in addition to providing extra community space, also houses the Village Heritage Centre
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
Cllr Ann Allen 43, Leyton Cross Road, Wilmington DA2 7AW
Telephone: 01322 270325 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr John Beschizza (Chairman) 35, Woodlands Park, Joydens Wood, Bexley DA5 2EN
Telephone: 01322 557921 e-mail: email@example.com
Cllr Brian Garden 50, Woodlands Park Joydens Wood, Bexley DA5 2EL
Telephone: 01322 551738 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Derek Hunnisett 6 Rowlatt Close, Wilmington, Kent DA2 7BT
Telephone - 01322 288397 or 07711708635(M) e-mail : email@example.com
Cllr. Eddy Lampkin c/o The Pavilion Oakfield Park ,The Spires ,Wilmington Kent DA1 2TD Telephone - 01322 288407 or 07889 736598 (m) e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Marilyn Peters 54 Birchwood Drive, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7NF
Telephone - 07739 417415 e-mail: email@example.com
Cllr David Pickersgill 31 Whitehead Close, Wilmington DA2 7PR
Telephone - 07870 604981
Cllr. Rebecca Storey 62 Oakfield Park Road, Wilmington, Kent DA1 2ST
Telephone - 01322 222028
Councillor Jack Swift 93 Warren Road, Wilmington DA1 1PP
Telephone - 01322 288462
Councillors Ann Allen, Derek Hunnisett, Eddy Lampkin, Marilyn Peters, Rebecca Storey and Brian Garden are also Elected Members of Dartford Borough Council
Councillor Ann Allen is also an Elected Member of Kent County Council