Parish Council



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.

Parish Precept Reduced for 2024/25

We are pleased to be able to give some good news during these times of increasing prices.  Shorne Parish Council has decided to reduce the parish precept by 3.77% for 2024/25. 

We have been able to achieve this due to a number of reasons, such as carrying out capital works for less than we have budgeted, success in obtaining grant funding towards capital projects including the children’s play area and the AED in Shorne West, and we have also paid off the Public Works Board Loan taken out in 2011 to help pay for the footpath extension in Forge Lane.

This, coupled with a small increase in the tax base in Shorne, will mean that the precept charge per property will fall by almost 5%. 

We appreciate that the parish precept is only a small part of the overall Council Tax burden, but we are pleased to be able to provide a modest relief to our parishioners.

About Shorne Parish Council

Shorne Parish is one of six rural parishes in the Borough of Gravesham.  It is situated about 3 miles to the east of Gravesend, covering an area of almost 5 square miles, stretching from the River Thames in the north to the A2 Watling Street in the south.  As well as Shorne village, it includes Shorne Ridgeway, Shorne Ifield, Lower Shorne, Thong, and Shorne West.

Shorne Parish contains approximately 1,060 residential properties, made up of around 690 in Shorne Village Ward, which includes Shorne Ridgeway, Shorne Ifield, Lower Shorne, and Thong, and around 370 in Shorne West Ward.  The population given in 2011 was 2,487 but is likely to be higher than this figure.

Shorne Parish Council consists of 9 elected councillors, 6 representing Shorne Village Ward and 3 representing Shorne West Ward.