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The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 17th December 2018, at 7.45pm, in the Village Hall.

The council currently has two vacancies. If you are interested in joining and making a difference in your community, please contact one of the councillors or the clerk.

Parish councils are the first tier of local government and have certain duties and legal powers. They are democratically and financially accountable to the local community. They have a legal right to be informed about planning applications and other issues. Parish councils raise money through their precept, which is collected through the local council tax. They are not responsible for waste collection, parking or traffic, planning or education. To be a parish councillor you need to be over 21 and an elector, or live or work in the area or within three miles of it.

Oare Parish Council covers the village from The Castle Inn on the Street, Colegates Road to the southwest, Church Road up to the nature reserve in the north, and Uplees Road through Uplees to the Swale.

It is responsible for footway lighting, noticeboards, maintaining the playing field and equipment and also owns some land at the wharf, which is leased out. It also leases the allotments to Oare Garden Society.

Oare Parish Council comprises seven members who are elected every four years. The last election was in 2015 so the next will be in 2019. All members are unpaid volunteers who care about the village. There are currently two vacancies on the council; if you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the clerk or one of the current councillors.

The council meets on the third Monday of the month (although not every month), at 7.45pm in Oare Village Hall.

Meeting dates for the current municipal year are:

Monday 17th September 2018

Monday 19th November 2018

Monday 21st January 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

Monday 20th May 2019 – this will be the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

For more information please follow the ‘council’ link at the top of the page.

For information on the village please follow the ‘village’ link at the top of the page.