Welcome to Whitfield Parish Council Website
This site has been developed to give the residents access to their Council.
We hope to regularly update these pages to communicate what the Council wishes to achieve throughout the year and what progress is being made on any current projects or issues which have been raised.
We will also post local news and information along with links to local clubs and organisations and events in the Parish.
Click this link to visit our page WPC Facebook Page
Parish Councillor Vacancies & Elections 2023
If you are interested in becoming a councillor, KALC are holding some free online sessions. Please see the below link for further details and how to sign up.
Training For Potential Cllrs Poster
We currently have several vacancies on the Parish Council which can normally be filled by the Co-option Process. This is a simple (and painless) method of filling vacancies between elections. However as elections are due on 4th May so we will not be co-opting any new councillors on until after this date. So we would encourage any interested residents to consider standing for election. There are 14 seats in the Whitfield Parish and we currently have 8 serving Councillors, so we really do need some new people onboard.
Notice of Election – Whitfield Parish Councillors
Nomination forms will be available from Dover District Council and nominations open 10am on 21st March with a deadline of 4pm on 4th April for nominations.
Please contact the Elections team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01304 872344 if you require a nomination pack containing the necessary documents to be sent to you for the forthcoming elections. Nomination Packs will not be available until Wednesday 15 March 2023.
Further information on standing as a candidate can be found on the Dover District Council website, following the below link:
Candidate information – Dover District Council
LINK >> Good Councillors Guide
For co-option all you need to do is send an introductory letter or email of application to the Parish Clerk, which should contain some personal and background information to demonstrate that you have a interest in local matters, along with reasons why you wish to become a councillor and what you think you would contribute to the Parish Council.
No specialist skills are required apart from an interest in Local issues, a desire to contribute to the community and a few spare hours a week.
We are not going to change the world, but we can make a difference to the important day to day issues that add to the community and quality of life in Whitfield
You are also very welcome to come along to a Parish Council Meeting, or to talk to some of our serving Councillors and get a feel for what is involved. We will be pleased to see you.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
Whitfield Parish Council continues with its’ precautionary arrangements for the duration of the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The Parish Council Meetings will be held subject to a Safety Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment currently requires wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing and adherence to personal hygiene and sanitising of surfaces and equipment recommendations.
Parish Council Staff continue to work, in accordance with all Government Guidelines, to ensure statutory obligations are met and to carry out regular Health and Safety checks and Maintenance of the Recreation Ground and associated buildings.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Community Support:
For Official information, help and advice, please use the links below:
Government Advice and Guidance
LINK >> www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Dover District Council Support and Advice
LINK >> www.dover.gov.uk/Coronavirus-COVID-19/