Friday, 27 May 2016

Chestfield Parish Council

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Welcome to Chestfield Parish Council web site

Annual Meeting for Electors - the annual meeting for the residents of Chestfield was held on 21 March 2016 - this had the Chairman's report and short reports from local organisations. Read the Minutes here. We also had guest speakers from Kent Air Ambulance.

Housing Needs Survey for the village - all households were sent this Housing Needs Questionnaire that was mentioned in the last edition of the Chestfield magazine.  This questionnaire has been requested by the Parish Council and prepared by Tessa O’Sullivan, from Action with Communities in Rural Kent.  The deadline has now passed and Tessa is writing a report of the findings. 

Kent County Council’s Consultation regarding a review of KCC Funded Bus Services - 97% of bus journeys are run commercially by external operators such as Stagecoach with no funding from KCC. Due to reducing budgets, KCC needs to reduce spending on subsidised bus services in the region of £500k. There proposed route/journey changes/cancellations are out to consultation until 15 May 2016. Details of this consultation can be found at where the online consultation questionnaire can be completed. The consultation document and questionnaire is also available in Easy Read and Word formats on the website or on request by e-mail, or phone 03000 421553.  Following the consultation, the results will be presented to KCC Members in July and a decision will be made on the range of measures to implement. Subsequently the results of the consultation and decision will be published. It is expected that resulting changes to bus services will be introduced in August 2016

development proposal for land at the back of Maydowns Road 

In 2014, Eton College submitted an application for a mixed use development on land at Bodkin Farm including 290 houses. Read the parish council response here and the logistics map here . At the development management meeting held on 11 November 2014 Canterbury City Council voted 10-0 to refuse the application. However, Eton College lodged an Appeal with the Inspectorate. To view their Appeal case click here and the covering letter . Read the parish council's further response to the Appeal here and the further letter to the Inspector here. The Appeal was heard during August 2015  in The Guildhall, Canterbury. Read the parish council clerk's writeup of the first week here, the Clerk's speech to the Inspector here and the Chairman's speech to the Inspector here  . The Inspector determined the Appeal and her decision is to dismiss it. Her paperwork can be read here

Please use the Links below to take you through the site to several micro sites. Additionally the left hand menu has separate site pages - Hover your mouse on the site page heading and then select the one of interest to you from the drop down menu.

This website has been created by the parish council and is being continually updated with local news and articles of interest. Any comments about the website or suggestions for possible inclusion should be directed to the Parish Clerk. Should anything or any organisation have been omitted from the new website we apologise in advance, should you come across any errors or links that do not work properly please let the Parish Clerk know by email.  We will endeavour to put things right without too much delay.

Councillors contacts Latest Agenda  Circular walk


Planning applications (not currently active)
Cllrs responsibilities


Chairman's reports

PROW (Public rights of way) Neighbourhood Watch Trees in conservation areas

What is a parish council?

What does a parish councillor do?

Meeting dates  For a welcome pack for new residents please contact the Clerk Speedwatch 

Conservation area map


Parish Magazine

Advertising in the parish magazine

Defibrillator for community use Kent's PCSOs powers Grant awards from the parish council


Notices - if you would like to insert a notice about a Chestfield based organisation please contact the Parish Clerk at 

If you have any comments, complaints or compliments about the parish council we have a form for your feedback here

Ash die back - information on this disease affecting Ash trees

Chestfield Recreation Ground.. Go along for a visit and try the new outdoor fitness equipment...more..                             

Chestfield Parish Council - View the Parish Plan  

View Status of actions from Parish Plan here....

Other web sites you may like to visit..

      Canterbury city council - click here

      Kent county council  - click here  

     The A to Z of Local Directgov services Click here

     Chestfield History web site - visit

Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. They are used to confirm a council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. Chestfield Parish Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

For The Register of Parish Councillor's Declared Interests follow this link:



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