Due to the governments Covid-19 regulations, the Parish Council is now shut until further notice, as are the village halls. Obviously the position is being constantly reviewed.
Any queries, during normal office hours call; Val Severn, Parish Clerk on 07712 445260. 25th March’20

East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council

East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council is an amalgamation of the two expanding villages, covering 1078 hectares with an estimated population in 2001 of 12,700 / 2018 of 14,506. Situated 8.5km (5.5 miles) from Maidstone in Kent South East England, previously in the heart of the hop fields and fruit growing region that is now an expanding residential area, disected by the busy european road link M20.

What the council is is responsible for:
The parish council provide a range of local services including
4 village halls, 3 allotment gardens and various open spaces, complementing the wider range provided by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Kent County Council.

East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council, Clerk of the council Mrs Valerie Severn, Church Farm, 198 New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent ME20 5ST

Phone: 01732 844546 Email: office@emandlpc.co.uk

East Malling

ACCOUNTS 2019-20

East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council’s  Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019-20, containing the Annual Government Statement and the Accounting Statement (summarised) were approved by the Parish Council. This document is a statutory document which explains the processess and procedures in place to enable the council to carry out its functions effectively.

AGAR – Annual Governance & Acountability Return, for the year ended 31 March 2020  file includes: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
 * The Notice of the conclusion of the Audit 
* External Auditor Report
* Annual Governance and Statement 
* Accounting Statement

Income and Expenditure Account 2019-20

2018-19 Annual Governance and Accountability Statement

Precept 2021 Parish Councils Comparisons of Precepts 2021/22

The function of the parish council

The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government, being the closest to the residents, it is responsible for running village halls, some street lighting and open spaces within the parish of East Malling and Larkfield.
It should not be confused with a church council which is the Parochial Church Council.
The council consist of 17 councillors, 11 from Larkfield, 6 from East Malling, elected by the residents, who serve a four year term on a voluntary basis. It gives the ordinary residents the opportunity to have a say in local issues.

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES OF TIERS OF GOVERNMENT

UK Government / Central Government
Tracey Crouch Conservative party
Tom Tugendhat Conservative party
House of Commons

Kent County Council
Mrs Trudy Dean Liberal Democrat
01732 843119 

The Council also:

* Comments to the Borough Council on planning applications
* Makes representations on matters affecting the parish to the Borough and County Councils
* Provides very local facilities such as public seats, maintains the local church yards and some street lights mainly in East Malling

The Council was formed in 1896 as East Malling Parish Council. Its name was changed in 1962 to the present East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council.

Borough council

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
East Malling Ward
 Cllr. Roger Roud
 Cllr. M. Tatton
Larkfield South Ward
 Cllr. Tim Bishop
 Cllr. Anita S Oakley
Larkfield North Ward
 Cllr. Mrs Trudy Dean
 Cllr. David Thornewell

meetings of the council

See page minutes of meetings

Minutes of meetings

The following minutes are currently available on line in PDF format (a free reader is available from Adobe) Please note that meetings are sometimes cancelled. For further information please contact the Council Office.

April 2019

Annual Parish Meeting PDF
Full Council
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

May 2019

Full Council

Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

June 2019

Full Council
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

July 2019

Full Council
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

August 2019

Full Council
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

September 2019

Full Council
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

October 2019

Full Council PDF
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

November 2019

Full Council PDF
Amenities Committee PDF
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee PDF
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee PDF

December 2019

Full Council PDF
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee PDF

January 2020

Full Council PDF
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee PDF

February 2020

Full Council PDF
Amenities Committee
Allotment & Open Spaces Committee PDF
Planning and Development Committee
Finances & General Purpose Committee

July 2020
Full Council F. C. Minutes – 8th July 2020

September 2020
Full Council F.C. Minutes – 2nd September 2020

October 2020
Full Council F.C. Minutes – 7th October 2020

November 2020
FullCouncil  F.C Minutes – F.C. Minutes-04.11.20

December 2020
Full Council F.C. Minutes F.C. Minutes-09.12.20

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 2020
In view of the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday, 10th May 2020, the Annual Parish Meeting will not be taking place on Monday, 18th May 2020.

Please see the Minutes of the April 2019 Meeting above, and the Chairman’s Report to the 2020 Meeting in attached pdf file.

January 2021
Full Council F.C. Minutes – F.C. Minutes-06.01.21

Income and Expenditure Account 2019/2020 – click- Accounts_2019-20