The purpose of Eynsford Parish Council is to consult, promote and enable improvements to the economic, social and environmental life of the community.
∑To help create a socially inclusive and caring community, which embraces all residents irrespective of age, gender, culture, income, race or religion, and will seek to develop mutual cooperation.
∑To raise the profile of the parish council so that it communicates effectively with all groups in the parish and contributes to and leads in uniting the parish.
∑To provide a democratic, representative voice for the parish and to give residents the opportunity to influence their future.
∑To manage the parish councilís assets and finances effectively and transparently to achieve best value.
∑To manage amenities cost effectively and to a high standard in order to meet the needs and wishes of the community.
∑To preserve the rural environment of the parish.
The council is regulated by its Standing Orders and can only operate within the powers granted to it through various legislative acts such as the Local Government Act 1972. Councillors are bound by a Code of Conduct to which they are expected to abide, and are also required to declare any pecuniary interests. Eynsford Parish Council is a member of the Kent Association of Local Councils which provides legal advice as well as training.
The Parish Council meets twice a month, usually the first Monday of the month for Committee Meetings and the third Thursday of the month for the Council Meeting. A list of meeting dates is on the calendar or available here.
Councillors hold a public surgery on the last Saturday of each month in the Parish Office between 9am and 11am. Members of the public can come along and ask questions or raise concerns with the councillors present.
The council is required to hold a Parish Meeting annually between 30 March and 30 June. This is normally held in May and members of the public are encouraged to attend.