Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council

Serving Stone-in-Oxney and Ebony, Kent

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Official website of Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council

Welcome to Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council. Our meetings are normally held every third Tuesday of every other month, usually at 7.30pm, in the Memorial Hall. Parishioners may attend as observers if they are not councillors. It’s your village: help us improve it together.

Our next meeting: Tuesday 19th July 2022.

 

 

What is a parish council?

We are the first tier of local government, and members are democratically elected. There are seven members on the parish council, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman, and we are assisted by the Clerk. Details of your local Stone-cum-Ebony councillors can be found in the ‘your councillors’ section.

To become a parish councillor, you must be –

  • A British citizen, or citizen of the commonwealth or EU.
  • At least 18 years old on the day you are nominated as a candidate.
  • A registered local government elector within the parish.
  • A resident in the parish, or within 3 miles of the parish, or working full time in the parish for at least 12 months prior to the nomination.

We have a wide range of powers, representing the interests of local people and ensuring local services meet residents needs. These range from managing community buildings and spaces, planning applications, street lighting, gullies, children’s play areas, signs, notice boards and clubs to name a few.

Some background

Most English parishes have origins dating back 500 years, to a time when England was divided into areas knows as ‘manors’ owned by Lords. Over time, the Lord of the Manor’s rights were taken over by the church, and the obligations were managed by each church’s parochial area also known as ‘parishes’.

Over the course of several hundred years, the church’s control declined, until 1894 when Parliament passed the Local Government Act. This created local authorities, with responsibility for the administration of each Parish’s services and civil functions. These are now known as parish councils.

What’s on in the village

DAYWHAT'S ON & WHERETIME
MONDAY
Tap dancing, Cricket Pavilion.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindful Movement and yoga
Both in Memorial Hall.
9.30 – 10.30am
4.45 – 5.45pm
6.00 – 7.00pm
TUESDAY
(2nd)
(3rd every other month)
Every Tuesday
WI.
Parish Council Meetings.
Art Group.
All in the Memorial Hall.
7.30 – 9.30pm
From 7.30pm
1.00 - 4.00pm
WEDNESDAY
(1st)
Every Wednesday
(every other Wednesday)
Bingo.
Mindful Movement & Yoga. (TBA when booking)
Mobile Library, all Memorial Hall.
From 7.30
10.00 – 11.15am
10.30 - 11.00 am
FRIDAY
Short Mat Bowls, Memorial Hall.7.00 - 9.00pm

See under the Activities and Projects tab for more information.