Whitfield Parish Council Website

This site contains information about Whitfield’s Parish Council and how it functions, including Minutes of meetings, important local information, news and forthcoming events, and articles of general interest about Whitfield and its history. We have added the Parish Archives, containing scanned images of all the Parish Council Minutes from 1894 to 2000 and electronic minutes from 2000 onwards.

Please let us know what you think of the site and pass on any suggestions or articles you would like included.


Saturday 15th July 2017    –     12 noon to 4pm
At the Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Drive, Whitfield

Fun for all the family…

Childrens Games and Races – Dance Display – Stalls and Activities Provided by Local Organisations – Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band – Bouncy Castle – Refreshments Available

For further information or to request a stall, please contact the Parish Clerk by phone on 01304 827416 or by email at whitfieldpc@btconnect.com


Recreation Ground Slides

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the slides on the Recreation Ground have had to be taken out of service.

The steps on metal slide in the toddlers play area were found to be severely rusted when it was being prepared for re-painting. The sharp edges of the rusted areas were a hazard and barriers were put in place to prevent further use. New Steps are being ordered.

A slide on the Captain Mannering slide was broken and taken out of service. Further inspection revealed a split in the second slide, which has since deteriorated and that slide has also had to be taken out of service. Replacement slides have been ordered, but there is a 6 week lead time for delivery and installation.

The Parish Council apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause: Please be assured that we are taking all possible steps to remedy the situation and to return all the play equipment to use as soon as possible.


New Planning Application for 100 houses on Singledge Lane DOV-17-00546




It was expected that the developer would submit another application, it is a common tactic to continue putting applications in for fewer dwellings with more conditions to mitigate the effects of the development to make it appear acceptable, until one is finally accepted.

The early development of the site is contrary to the requirements of the Whitfield SPD, the road is too narrow, the access onto the A2 is inadequate, there is no extra provision for improved utility infrastructure, there is no provision for improving social and community infrastructure.


Development of 28 Houses behind 14 Archer’s Court Road 

DDC’s Planning Committee have deferred the decision on this application until further information is made available to them.

[  More Information  ]


Archer’s Court Road Yellow Lines Application

The consultation regarding retention of the yellow lines and parking restrictions along Archers Court Road has been completed. All responses received by the Parish Council during the consultation period have been sent, with the application, to Kent County Council, who will formally decide the matter.

Consultation detail Links:  [  Letter to Residents  ]     [  Map  ]    [  Public Notice  ]


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The site is now Mobile and Tablet friendly and the new version was launched in December 2016.


Saturday 15th July – 12 noon to 4pm
At the Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Drive

Fun for all the family…

Parish Councilor Vacancies

We have vacancies for Parish Councillors

[ Application Procedure LINK ]

 Litter Picking Group:-

Sunday 18th June 2017
2.00 to 3.30 pm – Meet at the Recreation Ground

Next Parish Council Meeting:-

Tuesday 13th June 2017
7.30 pm – Recreation Ground Pavilion