Parish Clerk
 Mr Chris Fribbins
Mrs Laura Farrelly

Clerk Email

Parish Phone
(01634) 566166

Parish Council Address
42 Quickrells Avenue

Sue McDermid

Lynne Bush

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StHelen's Cliffe
Cliffe Woods Community Centre
Cliffe Memorial Hall

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 parish have agreed to create a Neighourhood Plan for the Parish Council area - Click Here for details


Developers have submitted suggested sites in Cliffe and Cliffe Woods - but these have all been rejected at this stage.
These are included in large Medway Local Plan background documents - these have been extracted see the NHP page (Click here).

Our Annual Return 2015/2016 has been audited internally with no issues raised - go to the Finance Page to see the return.
The public can exercise their right to examine the return and supporting financial records
on appointment with Laura Farrelly (Clerk RFO) from 6th June to 15th July.

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



There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council at
7:30pm, May 26th, Small Hall, Memorial Hall, Church Street, Cliffe
To discuss the issues with parking at the Buttway, Cliffe

Next Monthly Meeting is the June Parish Council Meeting
7:30pm June 9th, Small Hall, Memorial Hall, Church Street, Cliffe

Minutes of the May Meeting (and Annual Meeting) (click here) (Extraordinary May meeting to follow)
Agendas for the Extraordinary Meeting (click here) (June meeting to follow)

Parish Council meetings are moving to the second Thursday of every month from May 2016.

Doctor’s Surgery web site links added to Links page (click here)


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 2017. A final decision is not likely until md-2017

The July 2015 (Annual Report Edition) of the Clarion is now 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)
We are now using Village Voices for more regular information.

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


SEE LINKS page for details on how to book the Cliffe Memorial Hall or Cliffe Woods Community Centre

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, except August and Bank Holidays) in the Community Centre) and
 Cliffe (on the Second Thursday of each month except August) 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.

Thamesside Terminal 
- the ten year battle : 
click here for the Planning Inspectors Report

Under the Freedom of Information Act we have also added our Publication Scheme as required by the act. It contains details about the Parish, how it operates and how to request information

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 2015, the next in May 2019). 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.

A number of committees take on some of the work between meetings - see Committees.Parish Council Minutes and Agendas are also available on this site.

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 £46,017 (2015/2016 & 2016/2017 ) which works out at as an average of about £25 per year, < 50p per week.