The Parish Council
St Mary's Bay
St Mary in the Marsh
St Mary in the Marsh The Parish Council
The Parish of St. Mary in the Marsh comprises of the villages of St Mary in the Marsh and St Mary's Bay and their adjacent rural areas. [see Parish Boundary Map]
The first Parish Meeting was held in 4 December 1895. On 20 April 1934, there was the first meeting of the St.Mary's and All Saints Parish Council. The first meeting of the St. Mary in the Marsh Parish Council was held on 6 May 1948.
Councillor's responsibility is to bring local issues to the attention of
the council and help it make decisions on behalf of the local
The current (August 2017) Parish Council is:
Cllr G Allison
Mrs G Smith Parish Clerk contacting the council
In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, this parish council adopted the new Code of Conduct on 2 August 2012. You can read the code here. You can view individual council members Register of Interests here.
Parish Council Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday each month at 7pm in the Committee Room of the Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane in St Mary's Bay.
Minutes of Parish Council meetinga are are available to read, download and/or print from this website in .pdf file format. To be able to read, download and/or print .pdf files you require a free .pdf reader. If you do not have such a reader, you can download one for free, either from Foxit or Adobe.
Smaller Authorities Transparency Code was introduced on 1 April 2015 and requires the on-line publication of certain information which the Government requests, to provide taxpayers with a clear picture of the authority’s activities and spending. You can view the Parish Accounts for 2016/17 here.
St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan, covering the period 2017 to 2028, to provide an opportunity for local people to help shape the approach to future development of the Parish.
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced in the “Localism Act” 2012. They provide a measure to meet the Government’s aim to give local communities more say in the planning of the places in which they live and work.
This Plan has been prepared through an interactive process with local people and has included public consultation through the use of surveys and public meetings.
Read the St. Mary in the Marsh Neighbourhood Plan.
You can contact St Mary in the Marsh Parish Council as follows: