Welcome to Chislet Parish Council

Welcome to Chislet, our beautiful village in East Kent, halfway between Canterbury and Margate. Centred on the Norman Church of St Mary the Virgin we boast the delightful Chislet Church of England Primary School and the warm and welcoming Gate Inn. The Parish Council hopes that this website helps with useful information for residents and visitors alike. If you have any questions or suggestions, get in touch!

In case you come across it, Nextdoor Chislet is not linked to or authorised by the Chislet Parish Council as a neighbourhood hub. Any local information posted there has not been verified by the Parish Clerk as correct.


Election of Chislet Parish Councillor

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There is a vacancy to join Chislet Parish Council and enough interest has been expressed in the role to trigger a by-election to fill it.

The election will take place on 24th February 2022.

If you would like to stand for the role, election nomination papers can be obtained from the Elections team at CCC:
electoral.services@canterbury.gov.uk or 01227 862007

Nominations can be submitted from 10am on 21st January 2022 to 4pm on 28th January 2022

The election process is managed by CCC elections team, so please contact them directly with any questions or queries relating to the nomination process or any other aspect of the election.

Please feel free to contact the Clerk, Geoff Eaton, if you wish to discuss general matters about the Parish Council or the role of a Parish Councillor: chisletparishcouncil@outlook.com

Get involved in local democracy!


Solar energy manufacturing site between Hoath and Chislet

Enso Energy has recently contacted Chislet Parish Council about its proposal to build a solar manufacturing site on 250 acres of arable farming fields between Hoath and Chislet. 

Canterbury City Council Planning has agreed that environmental screening for this proposal is unnecessary because it "would not be likely to have significant effects on the environment."

Hoath and Chislet Parish Councils have jointly represented that the plans risk "lasting damage ... on [the] environment, society and governance (ESG) of Hoath, Chislet and wider region of Canterbury." (click here for more information in our News section)

Click here to find CCC Planning's documentation about the proposal.

This is likely to be discussed at forthcoming parish council meetings. Community input is encouraged.

Footprint of proposed solar energy manufacturing site

Solar manufacturing site footprint



Parish Council Meetings: please check logistics before you attend

We strongly suggest members of the public contact us about upcoming meetings given uncertainties about planning events. We still aim to hold meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm and continue to meet at the Herseden Centre until further notice. See Upcoming Events for more information.
If you would like to join, please contact chisletparishcouncil@outlook.com. All are still welcome!


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