Marden Parish Council
MISSING PERSON: Appeal for missing man Christopher Fisher:
Christopher Fisher, 31, disappeared at around 6pm on the 9th August and was last seen near Dering Woods, between Pluckley and Headcorn. Inspector Carl Howsen, who is leading the missing person investigation, said "Christopher is autistic and was distressed when he went missing. If you see him, please call us and do not approach him as it will scare him and cause him more distress. He was wearing dark trousers and had his black and white spaniel dog with him. We are concerned for his welfare and keen to reunite him with his family as quickly as possible." If you see Christopher please call Police on 101 quoting reference 09-1026.
MARDEN PARISH COUNCIL
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Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894. Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 10 Clerks. MPC currently has 11 Councillors, 10 standing for election in 2016 and one co-opted following the elections. The next Parish Council elections are due in 2020.
Marden Parish Council is part of Marden, Yalding, Nettlestead and Collier Street Ward within Maidstone Borough Council. Originally Collier Street was part of Marden Parish Council but split away approximately 20 years ago.
The Parish of Marden, which includes Chainhurst, consists of mainly mixed farming and has a population of just over 4000 and with future development of approximately 500 dwellings due in the next few years this will grow tremendously.
MPC owns two areas of open space, one being the main playing field with football pitch and two play areas and the other being a more tranquil area with a play trail and picnic benches. MPC also owns the parish cemetery which opened in 1932 following a compulsory purchase order from a local farm. A new section is due to open within the next two years and a further acre is still available for future interments.
Over the years the role of the Parish Council has evolved and now includes running the annual summer play scheme, Christmas activities, managing the public conveniences, play equipment along with every day roles of risk assessments, finance, planning etc.
- Marden Parish Council