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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.

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 2018/2019 has now been audited internally and externally - go to the Finance Page to see the return and see the right to examine.
Want to know about being a councillor and what the parish does.

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. The planning application was withdrawn and a smaller alternative is being developed as part of the Local Plan.

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 2019, the next in May 2023). 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 (ad-hoc), 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 raised £55,048 (2019/2020)  which works out as about £26 per year, < 50p per week (some council tax bands have a lower charge, above Band D have a higher charge)