Shipbourne Parish Council has 7 councillors; each elected to serve for a 4-year term. The councillors are unpaid and work within a strict Code of Conduct to maintain the quality of life in the parish of Shipbourne. The council forms the first tier of local government and has a duty and powers to administrate various aspects of village life. Amongst other responsibilities it is informed of and comments on planning issues through Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council; it maintains the Churchyard and possesses the freeholds of the Village Hall and Dunks Green Common.
The parish council usually meets on the second Monday of each month (except in August when there is no meeting) in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Actual meeting dates are carried in the Minutes and in the Newsletter. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings to seek advice or discuss village issues.
The Clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer. The parish council receives its funding from Tonbridge & Malling BC through grant and a separate Precept element of the Council Tax. In addition, the parish council is able to raise additional funding for special projects.
The members of the parish council are shown below along with the Clerk to whom all matters concerning the council should be addressed.
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Shipbourne Parish Clerk
Shipbourne Parish Council Members
Libby Cohen (Chair)
|Nick Tyler (Vice Chair)||01732 811079||View|
|James Sheldrick||01732 810721||View|
|Keith Wallington||07590 651498||View|
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TMBC Borough Councillors
|The elected councillors for our ward of Borough Green and Long Mill are:|
|Cllr Mr S Perryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cllr Mr T Shaw||01732 email@example.com|
|Cllr Mr M Taylor||01732 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Kent County Councillor
|Our Kent County Councillor for the Malling West Ward is:|
|Valerie Dagger||01732 email@example.com|
Member of Parliament
|Our MP for the constituency of Tonbridge and Malling is:|
|Tom Tugendhat MBE MP||0207 219 4727
|House of Commons,
London SW1A 0AA