Welcome to the WEB site of
Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council.
the most local level of government for the villages of Cliffe, Cliffe Woods and the Cooling Street hamlet
The February/March 2014 Edition of the Clarion is available online, before it was printed and delivered Free to all households Read it here
(Printed editions also include paid adverts to help offset the cost of printing contact the Parish Clerk for details
THE HOWARD DAVIES’ AIRPORT COMMISSION INTERIM REPORT WAS PUBLISHED 17th December
Click here for Summary
Parish Council Annual Return 2012/2013
Each year the Parish Council have to complete a Annual Return. This is officially audited - it has been accepted. It is available as a PDF on this WEB site -
Click Here to go to the Finance Page
If you enjoy active days out and like spending time relaxing in the countryside then Buckland Lake Reserve, Fishery and Dive Centre is the place to visit for you and your family.
Buckland Lake Reserve, Fishery and Dive Centre lies just outside the peaceful village of Cliffe, which is off the M2 at junction 1, thus making it an easily accessible venue from all over Kent.
Following the resignation of Margaret Emblin due to family commitments, there is a vacancy for a parish councillor for the Cliffe Woods Ward (to May 2015)
CLIFFE WOODS OUR VILLAGE, OUR FUTURE
Next Meeting is the Parish Council AGM followed by the May Parish Council Meeting
Thursday May 5th 2014, The Emmanuel Centre, Parkside, Cliffe Woods at 7:30pm
Minutes of the February Meeting (click here) March to Follow
Agenda for the March Meeting AGM and May to Follow
At the July 2012 Meeting, the Parish Council adopted a new code of conduct for councillors (modelled closely on the National Association of Local Government Councils model). Councillors also completed new Declaration of Personal Interest forms introduced by Government Regulations. The completed forms have been sent to Medway Council and are also stored on this web site (click here)
Councillors agree to abide by the National Code of Conduct in their role. Click here for the Parish Council’s Code of Conduct.
Following the installation of CCTV cameras on the outside of the Cliffe Memorial Hall by the Parish Council, a code of conduct has been agreed to cover its operation
Click Here for details
CLIFFE WOODS OUR VILLAGE, OUR FUTURE
Cliffe Village Hub
Following discussions with the local community a scheme for developing the Cliffe Memorial Hall is being progressed and a grant application, available to Cliffe only, has to been made - URGENT Help required to help put the application together.
Click Here for more information.
Hall improvements are also required in Cliffe Woods where the Community Centre only has one hall, we are looking for potential funding sources.
New Photo Gallery added opens up in new window
See Community Pages
see updated Buckland Fisheries pages
Each year the Parish Council have to file an Annual Return to the Audit Commission and then display the information and Audit Commission response on our noticeboards for at least two weeks. . See FINANCE. Annual Return and Audit 2012/2013 now available click here
Exciting times on the Parish Council, just some recent highlights
Youth - we are working with local youths to provide a youth club in Cliffe Woods (first Monday of each month in the Community Centre) and Cliffe (third Monday of each month in the Small Hall, Memorial Hall). It is hoped that this can be extended if we can get more adult support. We are also aiming to get a Youth Council in place (with direct consultation on how some of our budget is spent).
Footpath from Cliffe Woods Shops to Town Road - Funding was agreed from a Medway Councillor Ward Development Fund to carry out repairs and improvements to the footpath which is not part of the highway network. Following chasing the final work was done and the path is much improved.
Cllr. Ray Letheren has also been working with allotment holders to understand their issues and requirements. New agreements have been issued, with improved clarity on allotment holders responsibilities and procedures to be followed if they are not met. There has been an increase in the number of people wanting a plot and we are trying to fit in as many as possible. If you are interested in a plot, contact the Clerk. The pitch rents have been reviewed and the Parish Council has agreed a range of rents that better reflect the size of each of the pitches.
Councillors also agree to abide by the National Code of Conduct in their role. Click here for the Parish Council’s Code of Conduct.
The Parish area borders on the River Thames to the north and west, Higham and Wainscott to the south; Chattenden, Cooling and High Halstow to the east. It is part of the unitary authority of Medway in North Kent.
The Parish Council is elected every four years (the last was in 2011, the next in May 2015). Up to eight councillors are elected for Cliffe Village ward and eight from the Cliffe Woods ward. If there are vacancies and no nominations, the parish can co-opt additional councillors to make up the numbers.
The full Parish Council meets in public on most first Thursdays of the month, alternately in Cliffe Memorial Hall (Small Hall) and Cliffe Woods Emmanuel Centre - see meetings for details.
The Parish keep in contact with residents via the Cliffe Clarion, current and past editions are stored here.
Let us know what you would like to see on this site and we will see what can be done.
The Parish is paid for by a local precept which is added to the Council Tax. This amounts to £40,492 (2012/2013) which works out at as an average of about £25 per year, < 50p per week.
Mrs Alex Jack
Mrs Laura Farrelly
(Responsible Finance Officer)
Parish Council Address
17 Graveney Close