Marden Parish Council
A By-Election will be held on Thursday 27th June 2019 to fill the vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Sean Harvey. Please note that no polling cards will be issued so, if you are eligible to vote within Marden Parish, please go along to the John Banks Hall, Marden Memorial Hall and give your name and address - you will then be given your voting papers. There are three candidates standing: Chris Barker of Church Green, Marden; Jane Cowin of Barrel Arch Close, Marden and Sam Lain-Rose of Offens Drive, Staplehurst. For further information please visit https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/primary-services/council-and-democracy/primary-areas/voting-And-elections/tier-3-primary-areas/upcoming-elections for more information.
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Marden Parish Council was first elected in 1894 and this year celebrates 125 years of representing the residents of Marden. Since then it has had 12 Chairmen and 9 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 FAQs
Marden PC has produced two new FAQs and these can be found on the relevant pages:
Possible Future Development Proposals FAQs May 2019 - MBC Local Plan Review page
Marden Neighbourhood Plan FAQS May 2019 - Marden Neighbourhood Plan page