Road SignWhat is a Parish Council?
The parish council is the first tier of local government in England. More information about parish councils can be found at the Canterbury City Council website here.

Upper Hardres Parish Council (UHPC)
UHPC is made up of five councillors who are elected every 4 years. The current councillors are:

– Councillor Steve Rayner – Chairman
– Councillor Angela Waldron – Vice Chair
– Councillor Janice Rosen
– Councillor Nick Waldron
– Councillor Paul Gordon

2018 Parish Council meetings
All meetings to be held at Bossingham Village Hall at 7.30pm, unless stated otherwise:
9 January; 13 March; 8 May (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (AGM) at 7pm, followed by Ordinary Meeting at 7.30pm); 22 May (Annual Parish Meeting); 10 July; 11 September; 13 November.

2017 Parish Council meetings
For meeting Minutes and Agendas, please click on the ‘Minutes’ tab in the menu

Parish Clerk 
Clare Hamilton
Tel: 01303 257321 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm only, please)
The clerk’s part-time role is to be a professional, objective, impartial manager, administrator, researcher and advice giver to the Parish Council. 

The parish council receives and advises on planning applications within the parish, contributes toward the maintenance of the village hall, advises on rights of way and the general environment of the parish.

The parish council is funded by small Precept, an amount paid as part of the council tax. For the 2017/18 financial year the precept and grant for UHPC totals £4,400.

The parish council also receives an annual grant from the Canterbury City Council Concurrent Function Funding scheme. This is set up to reimburse expenses incurred by parish councils for the delivery of services which are provided by the city council in urban areas, eg. grounds maintenance. annual playing field inspections.

Council Meetings
The council meets 6 times per year in Bossingham Village Hall at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise. It also holds an Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (AGM). Minutes and Agendas of council meetings can be viewed on parish noticeboards and by clicking on the ‘Minutes/Agendas’ tab on this site. If you need any further information on UHPC please contact the Parish Clerk.

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities
From June 2015, Upper Hardres Parish Council is required to comply with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, i.e. those with a turnover of less that £25K.The documents necessary to ensure compliance can be found on the ‘Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities’ page in the main menu.

Employers Liability Certificate 2017/18

Upper Hardres Parish Council - Employers Liability Certificate 2017

Conclusion of Audit 2016/17

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Section 1 – Annual governance statement 2016/17

Section 2 – Accounting statements 2016/17

Section 3 – External auditor report and certificate