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Dymchurch Parish Council

Parish Council Freezes Precept for 2020/21

Election of Councillors to
Dymchurch Parish Council
Notice of Election

Dymchurch Coastal Community Team
Economic Plan

Dymchurch Parish Council Seal


The Parish Council

The Parish of Dymchurch comprises of the village of Dymchurch and its adjacent rural areas.
[see Parish Boundary Map]


Elections for the Parish Council were held on Thursday 2 May 2019 and the following were elected as parish councillors:

    Cllr Deana Coker (chair)
    Cllr Sandra Leverick
    Cllr Dougie Young
    Cllr Catherine Young
    Cllr Mark Wright
    Cllr Daniel Noonan
    Cllr John Carr
    Cllr John Williams

   Jeff Lawrence (Temporary) Parish Clerk
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contacting the council

F&HDC Cllrs Ian Meyers and Terry Mullard represent Dymchurch at Folkestone & Hythe District Council.
KCC Cllr Martin Whybrow represents Dymchurch at Kent County Council.

Parish Council Offices
Parish Council offices in Orgarswick Avenue


Code of Conduct for Members

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, this parish council adopted the new Code of Conduct on 6 August 2012. You can read the code here. You can view individual council members Register of Interests here.

Parish Council Meetings

The full Parish Council meets once a month on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in the Parish Council Offices in the council offices at 13 Orgarswick Avenue. There is a public session at the beginning of each meeting.

Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of Parish Council meetinga are are available to read, download and/or print from this website in pdf icon.pdf file format. To be able to read, download and/or print pdf icon.pdf files you require a free pdf icon.pdf reader. If you do not have such a reader, you can download one for free, either from Foxit or Adobe.

Council Meetings 2020
Council Meeting 6 January 2020
Council Meeting 3 February 2020
Council Meeting 2 March 2020
Council Meeting 6 April 2020
Annual Parish Council Meeting 4 May 2020
Council Meeting 1 June 2020
Council Meeting 6 July 2020
Planning & Finance 27 July 2020

Council Meeting 7 September 2020
Council Meeting 5 October 2020
Council Meeting 2 November 2020
Council Meeting 7 December 2020

Council Meetings 2019
Council Meeting 7 January 2019
Council Meeting 4 February 2019
Council Meeting 4 March 2019
Council Meeting 1 April 2019
Annual Council Meeting 13 May 2019
Annual Parish Meeting 23 May 2019*
Council Meeting 3 June 2019
Council Meeting 1 July 2019
Extraordinary Council Meeting 2pm 15 July

Council Meeting 31 July 2019 7pm
Council Meeting 9 September 2019
Council Meeting 7 October 2019
Council Meeting 29 October 2019
Council Meeting 4 November 2019
Council Meeting 2 December 2019

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Parish Accounts

Smaller Authorities Transparency Code was introduced on 1 April 2015 and requires the on-line publication of certain information which the Government requests, to provide taxpayers with a clear picture of the authority’s activities and spending.

Dymchurch Beach Advisory Group

There is a Beach Advisory Group comprising of councillors from the Parish Council, officers from the Environment Agency and Shepway District Council, together with other local club’s representatives. The group meet approximately every 8-10 weeks.

Working Parties

There are two working parties Assets and Amenities Working Party and Planning and Strategy Working Party.
There will be meetings of the Assets and Amenities Committee in 2020 on
20 January Agenda, 16 March, 18 May, 
20 July,
21 September and 16 November.

NB. Working Groups were disbanded in December 2017 and have been replaced by working parties. Working parties are not subject to the strict rules that apply to formal council meetings and do not need to be held in public. A working party cannot make a decision on behalf of the council, but can explore options and present these to the council fora decision.

Minutes of the former working groups:      Asset and Amenities          Planning and Strategy

Dymchurch Coastal Community Team Economic Plan

Dymchurch has been selected as one of the locations receiving support to develop a strategy to underpin future bids to the Coastal Community Fund (CCF) and other sources.

The Dymchurch Coastal Community Team (DCCT), with the support of Regeneris Consulting, has developed an economic plan and action plan to provide a framework for the activities and actions for DCCT in the short and medium term.

The specific outcomes of the strategy are:
     Improve the visitor offer of Dymchurch
     Improve the appearance and perceptions of Dymchurch
     Diversification of the local economy
     Enhance local skills and employment opportunities

Underpinning these objectives is a number of themes which are explored in this strategy. For each theme there is a range of short to medium term actions and projects which will help achieve the overall objectives of the strategy.

As well as the relevant projects, possible funding streams have been identified, along with potential partner organisations that can help deliver the relevant elements of the strategy. To support the primary research, a desktop study has also been carried out.

Read the full Dymchurch Economic Plan

Contacting The Parish Council

You can contact Dymchurch Parish Council as follows:

     Cllr Deana Coker Chair

Jeff Lawrence (Temporary) Parish Clerk

          Dymchurch Parish Council
          13 Orgarswick Avenue 
          Romney Marsh
          Kent TN29 ONX  
          The office is open 9.30am to 12.30pm on Monday and Tuesday mornings

          Telephone Icon 01303 872708
          Email icon dymchurchpc@outlook.com
          or use the contact form below

          NB Requests for information, where held electronically, will be free of charge. Other formats may be charged
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