Role of the Parish Council

WHO WE ARE

Kingsnorth Parish Council comprises of nine Parish Councillors representing a population of around 11,000 residents.

WHAT WE DO

Represent the interests of all residents of Kingsnorth

Provide local amenities

Produce plans for the long-term development of the Parish

Review and comment on planning applications

Budget annually for the council tax precept needed to deliver services to the Parish

 

Kingsnorth Parish Council acts as a link between its’ Parishioners, Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other bodies to which it communicates matters of concern. It is consulted on planning applications in the Parish, on the Local Plan and on other matters of Local Government policy.

The Parish Council owns and maintains the playing fields, sports pavilion and play area situated between Park Farm and Kingsnorth Village. It can give support to help organisations with projects that benefit the local community and its members represent the Parish Council on other local organisations. Councillors also attend liaison meetings with the Borough Council, the Police and the Kent Association of Local Councils. Parish Council elections are held every four years, the next is in May 2019.