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Welcome to Shorne Parish Council. 

This website provides residents and those interested in our Parish’s activities with the most up to date information on local news and issues affecting our community.

Parishioners are welcome to get in touch with the Parish Clerk or individual Councillors, through the contact details provided on this website, on any matters of concern or where advice or assistance is required.

Children’s Play Area at Shorne Common

The Parish Council is in the process of applying for grants towards the cost of renewing and upgrading the children’s play equipment in Shorne Common. The existing equipment was obtained second-hand around 25 years ago and is no longer compliant, and is approaching time for replacement.

We would like to replace the existing equipment with rustic, timber-clad equipment that would complement the surroundings, and stimulate more interest to a wider range of children. Amongst the items being considered are an additional swing for slightly older children, a more inviting slide tower, and perhaps a short adventure trail.

But we need your support for our grant applications. If you would like to see new, more stimulating play equipment appealing to children from toddlers up to around 7 years old, please email your support to us at as soon as possible. You can also let us know of any other items of play equipment you would like us to consider.

Further details can be found in our ‘News’ section at

Proposed Double Yellow Lines in Forge Lane, Shorne

KCC is carrying out a statutory Consultation on the proposed double yellow lines on the corners of Forge Lane to Cob Drive, Crown Lane and Malthouse Lane, to improve safety for road users and pedestrians.  The consultation runs from Friday 11th December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021.  This is the final stage in the process.

Representations supporting or objecting to the proposed Order can be made via KCC’s website from 11th December at or alternatively you can write to The TRO Co-ordinator, Schemes Planning & Delivery Team, Highways, Transportation & Waste, Kent County Council, Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, TN24 8AD by 12 noon on Monday 4 January 2021.

Further details can be found in our News item at

Thank you very much in advance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

Shorne Parish Council has cancelled all scheduled Parish Council and Committee meetings until further notice, and will conduct its business remotely.  We are holding combined Council and Committee meetings monthly by video conferencing facilities.  With the exception of routine payments or emergency expenditure, notification of any proposals to incur significant or exceptional expenditure will be published on our agendas four clear days in advance in order to provide an opportunity for comments to be taken into account when making the decisions.

During this period of uncertainty, residents are strongly advised to follow the precautions published at and government advice published at

If you are able to, please support those more vulnerable residents who may be housebound or unable to collect their prescriptions or get to the shops.

Consultation for 30mph Speed Limit in Pear Tree Lane

Kent County Council is at last proposing to extend the 30mph speed limit for the full length of Pear Tree Lane, to its junction with Gravesend Road.

Shorne Parish Council has been pressing for this for a number of years, as we do not consider that the national speed limit (up to 60mph) is appropriate for this stretch of road.  It is narrow, with blind bends and numerous concealed entrances to residential properties, and the carriageway is shared by vehicles and pedestrians.

KCC carried out a consultation prior to making the Traffic Regulation Order permanent, at  The consultation closed at midday on Monday 29th June 2020.

Mobile Phone Mast Proposal for Shorne Common

The proposal is currently on hold whilst the infrastructure provider investigates a possible alternative location.  Information regarding the original proposal at Shorne Common can be found on our dedicated page under ‘Parish Council’ in the menu at the top of the page, or by clicking on the link below.

Please note that this is not a planning application at this stage.  If they wish to proceed, they will still need to obtain planning approval from Gravesham Borough Council, who will have to carry out a formal consultation.