St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council
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 R Tillson
Cllr P Millen Cllr T Cooper
Cllr T Wilson Cllr G Comber
Cllr M Wilson
Mrs G Smith Parish Clerk
Contacting the council
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.
Parish Council Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday each month at 7pm in the Committee Room of the St Mary's Bay Village Hall, in Jefferstone Lane.
Minutes of Parish Council meetings are available to read, download and/or print from this website in pdf file format.
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Council Meeting 7 January 2021 Agenda
Council Meeting 2 January 2020
Council Meeting 6 February 2020
Council Meeting 5 March 2020
Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting 18 March 2020
Annual Parish Meeting 2 April 2020 Postponed
Council Meeting 2 April 2020 Postponed
Annual General Meeting 7 May 2020 Postponed
Council Meeting 4 June 2020 cancelled #
Council Meeting 2 July 2020
Council Meeting 6 August 2020
Council Meeting 3 September 2020
Council Meeting 1 October 2020
Council Meeting 5 November 2020 cancelled #
Council Meeting 3 December 2020 cancelled #
# Council meeting cancelled due to Covid-19
The minutes of meetings in 2019 and earlier years are available from the Parish Council. Contacting the Parish Council
Smaller Authorities Transparency Code was introduced on 1 April 2015 and requires the on-line publication of certain information which the Government requests, to provide taxpayers with a clear picture of the authority’s activities and spending.
You can view the audited Parish Accounts for 2018/19, and Annual Governance Statement - 2019/2020 Sections 1 and 2; Section 3 – External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019/20.
Accessibility requirements for public sector bodies are considered by this council as a disproportionate burden on the grounds of organisational size, manpower and budget. Anyone with an accessibility inquiry should contact the Parish Clerk who will offer assistance where practicable.
The Parish Council owns:
- the land of the village hall site. The village hall is registered with the custodian of Trustees
- the land opposite St. Mary the Virgin Church, St. Mary in the Marsh.
- Glebe Land, play park and hut next to St. Mary the Virgin Church, St. Mary in the Marsh.
- Recreation Ground, Jefferstone Lane.
St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan, covering the period 2017 to 2028, to provide an opportunity for local people to help shape the approach to the future development of the Parish.
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced in the “Localism Act” 2012. They provide a measure to meet the Government’s aim to give local communities more say in the planning of the places in which they live and work.
This Plan has been prepared through an interactive process with local people and has included public consultation through the use of surveys and public meetings.
Read the St. Mary in the Marsh Neighbourhood Plan.
You can contact St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council as follows:
Cllr Graham Allison Chairman Mrs G Smith Parish Clerk
Clerk's Office Village Hall
St Mary's Bay
Kent TN29 OSW