Welcome to this Shorne Parish Council website which provides residents and those interested in our Parish’s activities with the most up to date information on local news and issues affecting our community. Please follow the "site map" link shown on this page for the latest news stories and to catch up with current developments.
The Parish of Shorne is located halfway between Gravesend and the City of Rochester. Its boundaries stretch from the River Thames to the A2 main road between London and Dover. Despite its location the Parish largely retains its largely rural character. The Parish Council is determined to protect this natural environment – our beautiful woods, fields and hills – against any threats of urban and commercial expansion. Parishioners are welcome to get in touch with the Parish Clerk or individual Councillors, through the contact details provided on this website, on any matters of concern or where advice or assistance is required.
Shorne’s green and pleasant land under threat if developers get their way
Shorne Parish Council has voted to oppose Gravesham Borough Council’s plans for a Review of Green Belt boundaries in the Borough because of the destruction which they believe this would create to the Green Belt in the area.
Big success for Community Clear Up Day in Shorne - a dozen bags of rubbish collected plus some heavy metal!
On 21 March 2015, the first day of spring, and in support of the first ever national Community Clear Up Day, nine hardy Shorne residents, including five Parish Councillors, braved the wind and rain to collect litter from the roads in Shorne.
12 bags of rubbish were collected altogether, as well as number of bulky items, including a lamp standard, which were found secreted in the hedgerows.
The exercise was led by Parish Councillor Bob Lane who pointed to the value of community efforts of this kind to keep our neighbourhood looking smart.
Kent County Council have rejected Shorne Parish Council's claim to a legal right of way over Shorne Mead crossing which was arbitrarily closed by Network Rail in November 2009.
Page last updated: Sunday 26 April 2015