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Hoo Parish Council

Parish Councillors

Information correct at 12/06/2019

  • Cllr. Ann Savage
  • Cllr. Christine Winstanley
  • Cllr. Dorothy Counsell
  • Cllr. Jean Fray
  • Cllr. John Tildesley (Chair)
  • Cllr. Linda Perfect
  • Cllr. Melanie Rees
  • Cllr. Michael Pearce
  • Cllr. Michael Williams (Vice Chair)
  • Cllr. Noreen Chambers
  • Cllr. Pamela Pratt
  • Cllr. Ron Sands
  • Cllr. Elaine Cutting
  • Cllr. Roy Freshwater
  • Cllr. Teresa Gissing

*Cllr. stands for Councillor.

The full Parish Council meeting is held on the first Thursday of the month, apart from August where there is a summer recess.  Meetings are held at the Jubilee Hall, Pottery Road, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9BS and start at 19.30pm (and normally last a few hours).  Residents are invited and are encouraged to attend meetings and there is a 'Public Question Time' item on the agenda for questions to be asked and discussed.  Please ensure that questions are related to the responsibilities of the Parish Council, to see our responsibilities click the Our Responsibilities tab at the top of this page.  Although, residents can ask the Parish Council to contact local organisations (such as Medway Council or the Police) to receive updates or raise concerns about matters on behalf of residents.  If attending meetings by car, please park responsibly.  Unless otherwise publicly stated, this meeting is open to the public, however, there may be occasions during these meetings when certain confidential matters have to be discussed and the press and any public present are requested to leave.  

Below is a list of committees that can discuss and put forward recommendations to the monthly full council meeting.

Planning Committee (5):

Please note:  the Parish Council is not the local planning authority and is not responsible for decision making on planning applications.  Although, the Parish Council is a statutory consultee (we are informed of all planning applications within the parish) whereby we are asked for our comments and feedback on each planning application.  The Parish Council's Planning Committee can discuss and put forward recommendations to the monthly full council meeting on what the Parish Council's position on each planning application should be.

  • Cllr. Ron Sands (Chair)
  • Cllr. Melanie Rees
  • Cllr. Jean Fray
  • Cllr. Roy Freshwater
  • Cllr. Michael Williams

Environment Committee (9):

  • Cllr. Christine Winstanley
  • Cllr. Jean Fray
  • Cllr. John Tildesley (Chair)
  • Cllr. Linda Perfect
  • Cllr. Melanie Rees
  • Cllr. Michael Pearce
  • Cllr. Norren Chambers
  • Cllr. Pamela Pratt
  • Cllr. Roy Freshwater

Finance & General Purposes Committee (9):

  • Cllr. Ann Savage
  • Cllr. Dorothy Counsell
  • Cllr. Elaine Cutting
  • Cllr. John Tildesley (Chair)
  • Cllr. Michael Pearce (Reserve)
  • Cllr. Michael Williams
  • Cllr. Pamela Pratt
  • Cllr. Ron Sands
  • Cllr. Teresa Gissing 

New Hoo Community Centre Committee (7):

  • Cllr. Ann Savage
  • Cllr. Elaine Cutting
  • Cllr. Jean Fray
  • Cllr. John Tildesley
  • Cllr. Michael Williams
  • Cllr. Noreen Chambers
  • Cllr. Teresa Gissing

Representatives for Outside Bodies:

  • Medway Council's Rural Liason Committee - Cllr. John Tildesley and Cllr. Christine Winstanley
  • Public Footpaths & Public Rights of Way - Cllr. Melanie Rees, Cllr. John Tildesley and Cllr. Christine Winstanley
  • Hoo Village Hall Management Committee -  Cllr. Pamela Pratt
  • Police Liaison - Cllr. Elaine Cutting and Cllr. Teresa Gissing
  • Tree Wardens - Cllr. Michael Pearce and Cllr. Melanie Rees
  • Public Transport - Cllr. Dorothy Counsell and Cllr. Melanie Rees
  • Kent Association of Local Councils -  Cllr. Melanie Rees, Cllr. John Tildesley, Cllr. Pamela Pratt and Cllr. Noreen Chambers
  • Hoo Neighbourhood Plan - Cllr. Roy Freshwater, Cllr. Elaine Cutting, Cllr. Ann Savage and Cllr. Jean Fray

Appointments:

  • Internal Auditor - Martin Thomas & Co
  • Banker - Co-operative Bank
  • External Auditor - PKF Little John
  • Insurer - Zurich

Contact a Parish Councillor or the Parish Council itself via the Clerk of the Council (Parish Clerk), using the contact details below.  

Hoo Parish Council
Clerk of the Council:  Mrs Sherrie Babington
Address:  4 Birkhall Close, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7QD
Telephone:  01634 868855
Email:  hooparishcouncil@sherriebabington.co.uk

*Please contact Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and allow 5 working days to respond.

  • Hoo, Rochester, Kent