What is Loose Parish Council?
A Parish Council is the ‘grass roots’ level of local government, and as such, plays a vital role as a connection between the local community and government authorities. It is non-political and non-sectarian.
The Councillors are a team of individual volunteers who live or work, in and around the Loose area. They give their time freely to maintain and improve the environment, services and facilities for the residents of the local community.
Loose Parish Council holds monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month (except August (no meeting) & December (second Monday)) at the Loose Parish Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Walnut Tree Lane, ME15 9RG. Residents can view the next agenda on the LPC website www.loosepc.kentparishes.gov.uk and on parish council notice boards and are welcome to attend any meetings.
There are also various committees, which perform specific functions throughout the Parish and meet every few months. The Planning Committee can sometimes meet every fortnight, depending upon planning applications. All meetings, except for HR, are open to the public.
The current committees of Loose Parish Council are:-
- Planning (PLAN)
- Pavilion & Community Hub (PCH)
- Environment (Env)
- Finance & Administration (F&A)
- Human Resources Board (HR) meeting held in private, because of the confidential nature of the items under discussion
- There is also an Events working group which comprises various local residents and groups, who organise events such as the annual village fete.
- A Website Working Group was set up in January 2020, to review the current website and put together a new one. This is normally held in private, as it is an admin matter.
If you are interested in learning more about the parish council, or would like to get involved with some of its activities, please contact the Clerk, Kim Owen on 07855 000156.