Your Parish Council

Chiddingstone Parish Council meets at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month, apart from August.  Residents of the parish are always very welcome to attend these meetings and will have the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns they may have which ensures that the work of the Council remains effective and relevant to the residents of the Chiddingstone parish.

The aims and objectives of the Council are to represent the interests of local residents with outside bodies such as District and County Councils, particularly in such areas as planning, highways and local services and any other matters that concern residents. In addition, the Council is there to assist and encourage local organisations to develop for the benefit of the community.

The Parish Council consists of nine members, and their contact details can be found under the Contact Us page.   We are very lucky to have a great team of members, with a variety of experience and interests, but all of whom are passionate to ensure that the parish of Chiddingstone is protected but yet developed in a sustainable way to meet the needs of the future.

Parish Councils are statutory bodies and are the first tier of local government in England. Our aim is to improve the community wellbeing and to provide better services at a local level where we can. If you are interested in knowing more about what it takes to be a local councillor, again please contact the Clerk.

Guidance for councillors can be found here.

The Good Councillors Guide can be found here.

Pointers to Good Practice can be found here.