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.

Kent PCSO to meet Chislet parishioners

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Our Police Community Support Officer, PCSO Brandon Rains, is holding a ‘surgery’ in The Chislet Centre, St Mary the Virgin Church, Chislet, on Saturday 28 May, 2 - 4pm. This is an opportunity for Brandon to introduce himself to residents (and Parish Councillors) and explain his role in the community.

It also gives residents the opportunity to highlight their concerns and the main issues we are dealing with in Chislet parish.

As this is the first event of its kind in Chislet, we do hope as many residents as possible will come along to meet Brandon and make this an enjoyable and productive event for the benefit of our community. 

Everyone welcome.

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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