MARDEN PARISH COUNCIL
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Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894 and in 2019 celebrated 125 years of representing the residents of Marden. Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 9 Clerks. MPC currently has 11 Councillors, 9 standing for election in 2021, and two being co-opted in June 2021. The next Parish Council elections are due in 2024.
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 year 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.
Maidstone Local Plan Review - Regulation 19
Marden Parish Councillors, over several meetings, finalised their response on Tuesday 7th December 2021. This was sent to MBC on Friday 10th December and the comments and accompanying papers can be viewed below.
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