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Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council

About Us

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.

At the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council on the 26th May, it was agreed to reverse the decision on the closure of the Buttway to vehicle parking.  Issues do remain and cooperation with local residents will be needed to reduce the impact on special events on the Buttway, the church and visitors to the area.

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

Our Annual Return 2015/2016 has now been audited internally and externally with no issues raised - go to the Finance Page to see the return and see the right to examine

Due the resignation of a councillor, there is a vacancy
in Cliffe Woods Ward.
Want to know about being a councillor and what the parish does.

The Parish are also advertising :

The part-time paid position of Clerk (Responsible Finance Officer), work from home, alongside Clerk (Proper Officer) 9 hours a week, some evening meetings
Also the part-time paid position of Youth Worker to work with the Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Youth Club - up to 9 hours a month

Contact the Clerk  (PO) for details

Lodge Hill/Chattenden, Outline Planning Application Consultation (Medway Council Decision of APPROVAL 4th September 2014) -
View the 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 mid-2017
(THIS IS OUTLINE AND THERE ARE STILL SOME MAJOR HURDLES BEFORE ANY DEVELOPMENT CAN START
- Especially Nightingale mitigation).

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, see 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 second 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 the latest Agendas are also available on this site.

The Parish keep in contact with residents via the Cliffe Clarion, current and past editions.
and regular items in the local edition of Village Voices.

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.