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A very hearty welcome to the Thurnham Parish Website


MONDAY 6th May 2021 AT 10.30AM

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, all face to face public meetings have been cancelled. The Parish Council will now meet in virtual terms using Zoom.

Members of the public are invited to join the virtual meeting which will take place on Monday 6th May 2021 at 10.30am.

Information on how to join this meeting is available by contacting the Parish Clerk for the meeting ID, members of the public are able to join by video or telephone.

or by telephone on 01634 867173

The agenda for the meeting is available to download from the Parish Councils website.

Members of the public wishing to raise matters at the meeting must contact the Clerk and submit their enquiry/question by 4pm on the day before the meeting.

If joining the meeting, we must ask you to mute your device when entering the meeting and remain muted until you are asked to speak.




Thurnham Parish is located in a beautiful and secluded area of Kent and is just 3 miles north east of the County Town of Maidstone. The Parish covers an approximate area of 3194 acres, the majority of which lies within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the North Downs Special Landscape Area. The famous Pilgrims Way runs through our Parish and attracts many ramblers who often stop to explore the ruins of Thurnham Castle and Thurnham village that has much to offer visitors.

Thurnham Parish is surrounded by the Parishes of Detling, Stockbury, Hucking, Hollingbourne, Bearsted and Boxley. It has a population of 839 electorates and 474 residencies.

National Grid Coordinates: TQ 810 584


Quiet Lane scheme – we want your view.

Thurnham Lane and Water Lane along with the Pilgrims Way between those two roads are used by increasing numbers of walkers, cyclists horse riders and motor vehicles.

Councillors are looking at schemes to improve the safety and experience of this shared space for all users and would like to hear from members of the public with their views.

Please write or email and let us know what you think.

Write to the Parish Clerk - 4 Birkhall Close, Chatham, Kent, ME57QD



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