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
Elections for Rochester and Strood Parliamentary seat, Strood Rural Ward of Medway Council (Unitary) will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015. - Click Here for details
There will be no election in the parish council as there were insufficient nominations to trigger one - details of successful nominations - Click Here
The parish have agreed to create a Neighourhood Plan for the Parish Council area - Click Here for details
PUBLIC MEETING REPORT Local resident Jerry Doyle (with support from others) arranged a meeting on Tuesday 4/11 to discuss concernsregarding recent incidents around the village. Minutes of that meeting will be pubished on this site.
Several positive suggestions were made and the Parish Council will be supporting these initiatives where possible and seeing what would also be applicable to Cliffe.
Lodge Hill/Chattenden, Outline Planning Application Consultation (Medway Council Decision of APPROVAL 4th September 2014) -
Click Here for Parish Council objections and The Medway Council Planning Report. On the 12th February the minister ‘called-in’ the application
now a public inquiry will be held. It is likely that this will not be until the end of 2015/beginning of 2016. A final decision is not likely until the
end of 2016
THIS IS OUTLINE AND THERE ARE STILL SOME MAJOR HURDLES BEFORE DEVELOPMENT CAN START - Especially Nightingale mitigation.
The July 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)
Airport Commission - Airport Consultations 2013/2014
View a copy of the Parish Council’s response Click Here
THE HOWARD DAVIES’ AIRPORT COMMISSION have now rejected the Estuary Airport Option
Parish Council Annual Return 2013/2014
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
Three residents were co-opted to fill the three vacancies in Cliffe Woods on the December 2014 - Fred Harper, Phillip Stanley & Jerry Doyle (to May 2015)
Doctor’s Surgery web site links added to Links page (click here)
CLIFFE & CLIFFE WOODS PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Next Meeting is the Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday April 9th 2015, Cliffe Woods Community Centre, Parkside, Cliffe Woods
Minutes of theFebruary Meeting (click here) (March to follow)
Agenda for the March Meeting (click here) (APM April 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 covering the recreation ground, youth shelter, play area, allotments and small hall car park
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
New Photo Gallery added opens up in new window
See Community Pages
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 and Third Monday of each month in the Community Centre) and Cliffe (on the Second Thursday of each week) 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).
Cllrs. Ray Letheren and Peter Clements have 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 £40,185 (2014/2015) which works out at as an average of about £25 per year, < 50p per week.
The Annual Parish Meeting took place on Thursday 9th April 2015 in the Cliffe Woods Community Centre, Cliffe Woods at 7:30pm. The Powerpoint slides (in PDF format) are here for information.
Mrs Alex Jack
Mrs Laura Farrelly
(Responsible Finance Officer)
Parish Council Address
17 Graveney Close