The Sevenoaks Weald Parish Council 

Weald Parish Council forms the first tier of local government in this area. It receives a “precept”, an annual sum of money collected through council tax, to spend on parish matters. On behalf of the parish, the Parish Council owns, maintains and manages the Recreation Ground, the Allotments and the former Methodist Chapel, now the home of the Community Shop, and various pockets of land around the village. The Parish Council also holds a lease on the Village Green and the Memorial Hall Field. Many of the things that affect local people, such as education, transport and road safety, rubbish collection and housing, are dealt with by Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council. But the Parish Council works closely with the area’s representatives on Sevenoaks District Council - Councillors Julia Thornton and Roddy Hogarth - and on Kent County Council - Councillor Margot McArthur - to try to ensure that residents’ interests and concerns are heard. The Parish Council has recently formed a Traffic Action Group to look at road safety in the village and has pledged financial support for traffic/speed control measures recommended in response.

The Parish Council is also consulted on planning applications relating to property in the parish and information on such matters can be found via the planning tab on the Parish Council website .

More information on how parish councils work can be found here or at the National Association of Local Councils here

The Parish Council Code of Conduct is here

 

The Parish Council generally meets every month in the Memorial Hall. However, while coronavirus restrictions continue to apply meetings are taking place via Zoom. Joining instructions can be obtained from John, who publishes the agenda for the next meeting a few days in advance on the Parish website (www.sevenoakswealdpc.co.uk) and on the village page on Facebook, as well as on the Parish Council noticeboards around the village.