Kent has over 300 parish and town councils who provide a variety of services to their local community.
Parish Councillors represent all residents within their parish, and will need listen to, and understand, the views and needs of different groups within the community.
They have a responsibility to know what's going on in their community, especially about the diverse and mixed views. They are an elected representative, not a volunteer or employee, who serve a four-year term, unless they're co-opted or elected in a bye-election. It's their responsibility to apply the law and follow the Code of Member Conduct.
They are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue, including:
- bus shelters
- burial grounds and crematoriums
- car parks
- community centres
- community transport
- road and pavement improvements (such as speed restrictions)
- street lights
- street cleaning
- traffic calming.
Contact your local parish council
- Ashford parish councils
- Canterbury parish councils
- Dartford parish councils
- Dover parish councils
- Folkestone and Hythe parish councils
- Gravesham parish councils
- Maidstone parish councils
- Sevenoaks parish councils
- Swale parish councils
- Thanet parish councils
- Tonbridge and Malling parish councils
- Tunbridge Wells parish councils