Planting memories at the War Memorial

New Parish Councillor brings team back up to nine

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We are delighted to welcome Stephen Wagstaff to the Aldington & Bonnington Parish Council.  Stephen has lived in Postling Green at the end of Roman Road for 8 years.

It being mid term for the current electoral period, Stephen was co-opted onto the Council by the remaining 8 councillors. Co-option is a process whereby councillors select a person to join the parish council.

Residents elect 9 Parish Councillors every four years; 7 from the Parish of Aldington and 2 from the Parish of Bonnington. The Parish Council elects its Chairman each year at the Annual Parish Council Meeting which is held in May.

The Council reports to residents at the Annual Parish Meeting held in April.

Parish Councillors are holders of public office but are not paid for their services, they commit to three main responsibilities; decision-making, monitoring and getting involved locally.

The next elections are scheduled to take place in May 2023.

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Your community needs you!

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Aldington and Bonnington Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a member of the public to become a Parish Councillor for Aldington.

If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this is the position for you!

Do you have an interest in your local environment, local transport, local government finances, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, anti-social behaviour and policing, and want to make a difference then please apply!

  • You must be aged 18 years and over, eligible to vote and have lived or worked in the parish of Aldington for 12 months or more, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.

Please apply in writing to:

Peter Setterfield PSLCC, Clerk to Aldington & Bonnington Parish Council
The Mission Hall
Forge Hill
TN25 7DT

Closing date for applications: 7th September 2020

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Notice of Vacancy






that due to the resignation of Christopher Fowler, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council within the above ward.

If by 11 June, 2020 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at or, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL, by TEN electors within the above ward of the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy must be filled by co-option.

If an election is called it will take place, on 6th May 2021, in accordance with Regulation 6(1) of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Dated 21 May, 2020

Clerk to the Parish Council

Mr P Setterfield

The Mission Hall

Forge Hill



Kent TN25 7DT

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.