“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council

The civil Parish of St Mary in the Marsh comprises of the villages of St Mary in the Marsh, in the heart of Romney Marsh, and St Mary's Bay, to its east on the coast. St Mary's Bay has a vibrant community centering around its Village Hall, with a wide range of activities for all ages. There is a long sandy beach which stretches north to Dymchurch and south to Littlestone, attracting many thousands of visitors each year. The beach provides safe bathing for most people with its fine sandy beach that goes out about half a mile at low tide.

 Index Icon The Parish Council
 Index Icon Meetings
 Index Icon Dates & Minutes of Meetings
 Index icon Twinning Agreement
 Index Icon Parish Accounts

Index Icon General Data Protection Regulations
Index Icon Code of Conduct for Members
Index Icon Contacting the Parish Council
 Land and Buildings owned by the Parish Council
 St. Mary in the Marsh Neighbourhood Plan
Index Icon St Mary in the Marsh
Index Icon St Mary's Bay
St Mary's Bay Village Hall  


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The Parish Council

The Parish of St. Mary in the Marsh comprises of the villages of St Mary in the Marsh and St Mary's Bay and their adjacent rural areas. [see Parish Boundary Map]

The first Parish Meeting was held on 4 December 1895. On 20 April 1934, there was the first meeting of the St.Mary's and All Saints Parish Council. The first meeting of the St. Mary in the Marsh Parish Council was held on 6 May 1948.

Councillor's responsibility is to bring local issues to the attention of the council and help it make decisions on behalf of the local community.
For a complete list of Councillors elected since 1934, please click here.

The current (wef 2 May 2019) Parish Council is:

Cllr G Allison Chairman
Cllr P Millen
Cllr T Wilson
Cllr M Wilson
Cllr R Tillson
Cllr T Cooper
Cllr G Comber

Mrs G Smith Parish Clerk          contacting the council

Code of Conduct for Members

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, this parish council adopted the new Code of Conduct on 2 August 2012. You can read the code here. You can view individual council members Register of Interests here.


Parish Council Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday each month at 7pm in the Committee Room of the Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane in St Mary's Bay.

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of Parish Council meetings are available to read, download and/or print from this website in pdf icon.pdf file format. To be able to read, download and/or print pdf icon.pdf files you require a free pdf icon.pdf reader. If you do not have such a reader, you can download one for free, either from Foxit or Adobe.


Meetings 2019
Council Meeting 3 January 2019
Council Meeting 7 February 2019
Council Meeting 7 March 2019
Annual Parish Meeting 3 April 2019
Council Meeting 3 April 2019
Annual General Meeting 9 May 2019
Council Meeting 6 June 2019
Council Meeting 4 July 2019
Council Meeting 1 August 2019
Council Meeting 5 September 2019
Council Meeting 3 October 2019
Council Meeting 7 November 2019
Council Meeting 5 December 2019

Meetings 2017
Council Meeting 4 January 2018
Council Meeting 1 February 2018
Council Meeting 1 March 2018
Annual Parish Meeting 5 April 2018
Council Meeting 5 April 2018
Annual General Meeting 3 May 2018
Council Meeting 7 June 2018
Council Meeting 5 July 2018
Council Meeting 2 August 2018
Council Meeting 6 September 2018
Council Meeting 4 October 2018
Council Meeting 1 November 2018
Council Meeting 6 December 2018