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Become a Councillor

Lenham Parish Council Become a Councillor


  • Are you passionate about our community?
  • Do you want to help make a long-lasting change or retain something important?
  • Do you have innovative ideas you would like to see happen?
  • Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?

If this is you, then we need you.

We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect our community to put themselves forward for election or co-option.

Make a change and become a parish councillor.



Parish councillors make a massive difference to local people’s quality of life. We are passionate about our communities and seek to make a change to help improve residents’ lives.

Parish councils run numerous services, depending on the size of the council. Many you will see day-to-day, but some are less known. 

The responsibilities of Lenham Parish Council include looking after open spaces, such as the William Pitt field and Lenham Cemetery, maintaining playgrounds and other amenities, providing Maidstone Borough Council with a view on planning applications within the Parish and undertaking projects to benefit the Parish. Lenham Parish Council also has a Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted as part of the Maidstone Local Plan in July 2021. This Neighbourhood Plan is active until 2031. For more details of the Lenham Neighbourhood Plan please refer to the information tab "Lenham Neighbourhood Plan" on the website.

Although we are volunteers, councillors are elected to represent the local community, so you must either live or work in the parish council area. Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be able to make a change in our community to help improve residents’ lives. 

A councillor’s role can include developing strategies and plans for the area, helping with problems and ideas, representing the community, working with other local community groups, decision making and reviewing decisions and talking to the community about their needs and what the council is doing.

Parish councils can only be as helpful, connected and energetic as the people who come forward to run them, so we need councillors capable, enthusiastic and engaged to reflect our community. 

For further information, please click here .