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Welcome to Whitfield Parish Council Website

This site has been developed to give the residents access to their Council.

>> LINK to November Newsletter

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.

Parish Councillor Vacancies

We have 7 vacancies on the Parish Council which can be filled by the Co-option Process.

This is a simple (and painless) method of filling vacancies between elections.

>>  LINK to Co-option process

>> LINK to Good Councillors Guide

In practice all you need to do is send an introductory letter of application to the Parish Clerk.

The letter should contain some personal and background information to demonstrate that you have a interest in local matters, are able and willing to represent the Council and the community, have the time and commitment to attend meetings as necessary, 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 has resumed face to face meetings, which will be held if a Safety Risk Assessment shows that it is safe to do so. 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

If you or anyone you know is struggling or needs support, KCC and DDC are co-ordinating Community Support:

Kent Together (KCC)  03000 41 92 92 (24/7)

kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/coronavirus/kent-together

Community Hub (DDC)   01304 821199 (9am-5pm, Mon to Fri)

Email:     Covid19@dover.gov.uk

https://www.dover.gov.uk/Community/Coronavirus-help-for-the-community.aspx

Useful Contacts and information can be found on:

Dover Area Updated Services List – Updated: 06/01/2021