Welcome to the Warehorne Parish Council page

Warehorne Road Planning Application

Warehorne and Orlestone Parish Councils are currently working on a response to the recent planning application submitted by Crabtree & Crabtree (Hamstreet) Ltd.

Any further updates on this will be posted here and also the Warehorne our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/warehorne

Kent Alert - High Pressure Selling

We have received reports of a company using high pressure techniques to sell burglar alarms. Details can be found here: High Pressure Selling Notice


A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. Further details can be found here:Vacancy Notice

Temporary Closure – Warehorne Level Crossing

A closure of Warehorne Level Crossing, Warehorne is planned for this Saturday 18th November 2017. More details can be found here: Warehorne Level Crossing Notice

KCC Highways and Transportation Winter Service Plan 2017-2018

KCC’s official Winter Service period starts on 27th October 2017 and runs through until 27th April 2018.

Details of the KCC Winter Service can be found here: Winter Letter to Parishes 2017-2018

Princes Trust

Are you 16-25 years old & live in or around Ashford? The Princes Trust Team Programme starts on the 25th September 2017. Click here to find out more information.

Local Plan

Ashford Borough Council is currently consulting on a number of ‘Main Changes’ to the draft Local Plan for the borough, which sets out the land that needs to be provided in the borough to accommodate new homes and jobs up to 2030. The changes include new and amended housing site allocations. You can find out more information on our Consulation Leaflet

Highways and Transportation Tracker Survey Report

You can find the Kent County Council Highways and Transportation Tracker Survery Report here Tracker Survery Report

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday 24th April at 6pm. You can download the agenda for the annual parish meeting here

Parish Boundary Changes

Issues regarding the boundary between Warehorne P.C. and Orlestone P.C. have been rumbling on for many years.
After the last election Ashford Borough Council decided to do something about it.

Confusion lies in Bank Side where half of the houses form part of Orlestone whilst the remaining half are in Warehorne. Houses situated behind the old Chocolate Box also form part of Warehorne despite being centrally located in Hamstreet.

At a meeting held at the council offices the following was agreed:
  • All properties in Bank Side will form part of Orlestone P.C.
  • All properties behind the old Chocolate Box will form part of Orlestone P.C.
  • All properties on either side of the main road entering Hamstreet from Warehorne will remain unchanged.
  • Properties making up 1 – 5 Prospect Place will form part of Warehorne P.C.

Warehorne will have 21 fewer properties overall. The changes are due to be implemented in 2019.

Dangerous crossing at Church and School Lane Junction

David Graham Associates has been commissioned by the Parish Council to conduct a traffic assessment at the Junction of the B2067 and Church Lane. This will result in a recommendation report to improve safety at the junction. Click here to view the completed report.

For many years the Parish has been concerned by the speed of traffic, the poor visibility, and most importantly the immense dangers this causes for school children trying to get to and from school who have to cross here to catch their buses. We have had a number of near misses just in recent weeks.

The consequences of an accident do not bear thinking about, but resources are just not available from Kent County Council (KCC) at this time, who inevitably have requests for work from all over the County. Our junction is low priority as no fatalities have occurred.

As a community and Council we are not prepared to wait for harm to come to our children before action is taken and have therefore, with the fantastic help of our Borough Councillors, investigated how to take initial steps for assessing the best means of mitigating the dangers ourselves. Along with a detailed and thorough Risk Assessment produced by a resident, this professional report can then be taken to KCC to help raise the profile of our cause. We will regularly update residents as to the outcomes at Parish Meetings

Highway Maintenance and Potholes

Click here to report potholes and other Highway issues you come across directy on the KCC website.
October 2017:   October 2017 Agenda Agenda    October 2017 Minutes Minutes   
September 2017:   September  2017 Agenda Agenda       September 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
July 2017:   July 2017 Agenda Agenda    July 2017 Minutes Minutes    July 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
June 2017:   June 2017 Agenda Agenda    June 2017 Minutes Minutes    June 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
May 2017:   May 2017 Agenda Agenda    May 2017 Chairmans Report Minutes    May 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
April 2017:   April 2017 Agenda Annual Meeting Agenda    April 2017 Chairmans Report Chairmans Report    April 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
March 2017:   March 2017 Agenda Agenda    March 2017 Minutes Minutes    March 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
February 2017:   February 2017 Agenda Agenda    January 2017 Minutes Minutes    February 2017 Financial Report Financial Report    February 2017 Planning Meeting Planning Meeting Minutes
January 2017:   January 2017 Agenda Agenda    January 2017 Minutes Minutes    January 2017 Financial Report Financial Report
December 2016:   December 2016 Agenda Agenda    December 2016 Minutes Minutes    December 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
November 2016:   November 2016 Agenda Agenda    November 2016 Minutes Minutes    November 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
October 2016:   October 2016 Agenda Agenda    October 2016 Minutes Minutes    October 2016 Financial Report Financial Report
September 2016:   September 2016 Agenda Agenda    September 2016 Minutes Minutes    September 2016 Financial Report Financial Report

Budget setting and the Precept for 2016/17

The Parish Council haveset the Budget for 2016/17 in January. Please find details for the budget in the working papers here.

In order to cover rising costs of maintaining the Green the Precept has had to be raised by £250 in total, which we estimate should result in a rise of approximately £1.70 per household per annum.

Financial documents for 2015-16

The Annual Return has been agreed in principal but final papers will be signed off on 13th June due to an amendment.

The draft end of year financial statement is available to view here. When the final Return is signed off by the external auditors copies of the return will be posted.

The public have a right to view financial documents used for the preparation of the Annual Return, (most details are listed in the financial statement link provided above) but if you require to see anything else these are available between 14th June and 25th July, the dates set for the exercise of public rights.

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Cllr Maggie Keenan

Finance and Planning Working Parties

Cllr Philippa Jones

Vice Chair
Public Rights of Way Lead and Planning Working Party

Cllr Richard Henderson

Finance (lead) and Planning Working Parties

Cllr Lee Small


Cllr Jonathan Saunders

Highways Lead and Planning Working Party

Annette Beach

Parish Clerk
Responsible Financial Officer
email: warehornepc@gmail.com
phone: 0790 565 8117