Friday, 6 March 2015

Marden Parish Council


Mrs Alison Hooker clerk
Parish Office, Marden Memorial Hall
Goudhurst Road
TN12 9JX
Tel: 01622 832305
Erika Lock assistant parish clerk
Parish Office
Memorial Hall
TN12 9JX
Tel: 01622 832305
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Marden Village Sign Please note, as from 23rd March 2015 the Parish Office will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

A consultation is underway regarding the future of the library, registration and archive service.  Click here to view the document, visit or pop into Marden Library for further information.  Closing date for responses is 8th April 2015 and KCC are holding roadshows around the County for you to pop in and ask questions - click here to view the dates and locations.

PLAIN ROAD CLOSURE - click here to view the information from Kent Highways.

PARISH NEWSLETTER - The Spring edition of Marden Parish Council's newsletter is now available online - click here to download - .  If you live in Marden and do not receive one through your door please let Alison know in the Parish Office. 


Kent Resilience Forum - Document "What To Do In An Emergency" can be viewed and downloaded here


If you have any queries  regarding this development please contact the site Manager, Justin Brown, on 07884 738946 or email

For information regarding reporting flooding please click on: 
Telephone numbers / advice from Maidstone Borough Council


Marden Memorial Hall

The Trustees of Marden Memorial Hall have contacted the Parish Council to ask if Marden Parish Council could consider the possibility of obtaining a Public Works Loan (PWL).  A PWL is a loan for Parish councils from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the repayments for which would need to be gained from the parish Precept.  After reviewing the impact, the Parish Council proposed that the Precept be increased to £94,015 to cover the additional annual instalments for the PWL over the next 25 years - this equates to £63.00 per Band D property per year, compared to the current rate of £52.74.
Maintaining the Memorial Hall has previously been shown as a very high priority for residents (eg during the Marden Community Plan consultation in 2007 and during the ongoing Neighbourhood Plan work), but before the Parish Council can apply for the PWL we need to ask the residents of Marden to confirm whether they feel that an additional £10.26p per year per Band D property should be raised for the replacement of the hall roof - less than a pound per month per property in this band.  Please can you email or write to Alison Hooker, Parish Clerk, Marden Parish Council, Goudhurst Road, Marden TN12 9JX / with your comments, whether in favour or otherwise, before 6th March 2015.

Marden Draft Neighbourhood Plan - For those who attended the Open Day on 21st June - thank you for coming along to view the draft policies of this document and for commenting.  If you were unable to make the day and would like to read the documents and comment please click the following:  Draft Policies  and  Consultation Form.  If you would like to comment, make feedback etc please complete the form and return to Alison in the Parish Office.

Please click on the following  to see information about rural hydrant checks and markings.  For further information or to volunteer please email Erika.



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