What we do
A Parish Council or local council is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a name in this case ‘Hever Parish Council’. We have a Chairman and Councillors representing three sub areas Hever, Four Elms and Mark Beech. Hever Parish Council is funded almost entirely from the precept or charges to the householders within the parish boundary. The precept is collected by the District Council on behalf of the Parish as part of the Council Tax. The Council meets bi-monthly (except for August and December) and all meetings are open to the public.
The aim or mission of the Parish Council is:
‘To develop and sustain a sense of community within the parish of Hever, Mark Beech and Four Elmsl by addressing environmental, economic and social issues and delivering quality services to our Parishioners’.
As the first level of local democracy the Parish is responsible to Parishioners for a variety of services including street lighting (where the county council has not provided a service) provision of bus shelters, the management of public open spaces, working in partnership with the County on public rights of way etc and most importantly as a contact point for district, county and many other public services.