Bredhurst Parish Council has been in existence since 1975. It covers Bredhurst village, from the M2 bridge, along Kemsley Street as far as Paris Farm, along Dunn Street Road as far as Manor Farm and includes all properties in Hurstwood Road, Fir Tree Grove, Blind Lane, Forge Lane and Blacksmiths Court.
Bredhurst Parish Council is responsible for the village green, the playing field and playground, various seats, bins, signs and noticeboards, as well as keeping the village clean and tidy and maintaining some of the verges and hedges. It also leases and maintains Blacksmiths Barn and is consulted on local planning applications. The council raises the majority of its income through the precept – a tax that local electors pay as part of their council tax. Bredhurst currently has 321 electors.
It comprises seven members who are elected every four years. The last election was in 2016 and the next will therefore be in 2020. All parish councillors are unpaid volunteers.
Bredhurst Parish Council meets once a month (except for January and August) on the first Wednesday, at 6.30pm, in Blacksmiths Barn. All meetings are open to the public. For more details, contact the clerk. The council sends out regular information via a mailing list; if you would like to be included please contact the clerk.
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