Parish council

The Parish Council consists of nine councillors and is assisted by the Clerk. Our job is to represent the interests of the village and its residents to both the local council (Ashford Borough Council) and the county council. We’re also responsible for looking after and maintaining public facilities such as the recreation ground, sports pavilion and tennis courts.

All meetings of Pluckley Parish Council are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come along. The full council meeting currently takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the village hall. An agenda is displayed in the village a minimum of three working days before each meeting. On the agenda is a ‘public session’ – this usually lasts 10 minutes and allows any residents to address the meeting. The minutes of each meeting are also available for the public to look at.

As well as attending monthly council meetings, councillors regularly attend meetings of Ashford Borough Council’s Parish Forum, Weald Police Forum, Kent Association of Local Councils.

The Parish Council is currently working on a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood planning enables local communities to shape development and growth in their area. Once this has been approved by Ashford Borough Council it will form part of the statutory development plan for the area and will be used to determine planning applications.

Click here for the current list of councillors and their contact details.

The Localism Act 2011 and the Code of Conduct requires all Parish Councillors to register and disclose any ‘Disclosable Pecuniary Interests’ with the Council’s Monitoring Officer. Click here to view individual Councillors’ registered Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as listed on the Ashford Borough Council website.