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Eastling Parish Council

Eastling Parish Council

Past and Present

Following the Local Government Act 1894, Eastling Parish Council first met on Thursday, 27 December 1894 in the Old School Room in Newnham Lane, Eastling.

At this Meeting, five local residents - William Clark, Thomas Butler, Thomas James Doughty, Frederic Thomas Pincott and Frederick Shilling - took up their roles as Eastling's first Parish Councillors. Their first decision was to invite the Rev T. Musgrave Burton to become Chairman.

The present Parish Council meets every two months - usually on a Wednesday at 6.30pm in Eastling Village Hall. All Meetings of the Parish Council are open to the public. It also holds an Annual Parish Meeting, usually in April, at which the Council reports on its activities and plans. Local organisations and residents are also invited to raise matters of concern or general interest.

Elections for the Parish Council are held every four years, normally coinciding with elections for Swale Borough Council's East Downs Ward (of which Eastling is part).

Contacting the Parish Council

Elected Members

Cllr Jimmy West

Dr Julia Bailey
Cllr Nigel Bickerdike
Cllr John Payne

Cllr Mrs Helen Higgs

Officers and Representatives

Parish Clerk:
Mrs Jill Seaman
1 Little Kennaways, Stalisfield Road, nr Faversham, Kent ME13 0AB
01795 890519

Honorary Treasurer:
Cllr John Payne

Tree Warden:
Mr Colin Bell

Eastling Village Hall Trust representative:
Cllr Mrs Helen Higgs

Eastling Primary School Governing Body - Minor Authorities representative:
Cllr Jimmy West

Parish/Village Warden: Mr Allan Willson  07794 010 394

District Audit, Midland House, Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AA; website: http://www.district-audit.gov.uk/

Scheduled Council Meetings

Eastling Parish Council normally meets in Eastling Village Hall on the second Wednesday of alternate months. All meetings are open to the press and public. Agenda for meetings are normally posted on the parish noticeboard some days before the meeting.