Clerk: Liz Melville, 3 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8QP.
Tel: 01795 536437.
The parish council has a limited number of duties but they all impact directly on the community. Our remit includes:
Allotments: Ospringe Parish Council maintains allotments at Water Lane, Ospringe. To go on our waiting list, please contact the Allotments Officer *** on ****.
Burial grounds and closed churchyards: There is one churchyard in the parish of Ospringe at the Church of St Peter & St Paul. This is now closed and is maintained by Swale Borough Council.
Events: To publicise an event in the parish on this website, email the Webmaster using the link on the left of this page.
Village hall: Champion Hall on Eastling Road, Painter’s Forstal, is used to hold parish council meetings and is also made available for general community use by the Methodist Church. The larger hall can accommodate up to 100 people, with the smaller chapel holding up to 20. It can be booked in advance for suitable events by contacting Bobbie Richards on 01795 532756.
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities: Ospringe Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the playground and play equipment at Painter’s Forstal and also for the upkeep of the forstal itself.
Potholes: The parish council reports local highway issues to the relevant county council officer. To alert us to a problem, email chairman Andrew Keel using the link on the left of this page.
Planning: The parish council is notified of all relevant planning applications within its boundaries and invited to make observations by the district council before a decision is made to grant or refuse.
Ospringe in Bloom: We organise an annual competition for homes, businesses and allotment holders each summer to encourage colourful flower displays throughout the parish.
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting: Ospringe Parish Council is responsible for maintaining footway lighting throughout the parish. The council has in the past part-funded repairs of the church clock. We recently renovated the parish war memorial and also organise annual litter picks.
In addition, the parish council’s remit can also include drainage of ditches and ponds, entertainment and the arts, maintaining footpaths and bridleway rights of way, traffic calming, signs, and providing water facilities for public use.
The council can also aacquire land, take legal proceedings in the interests of the community and has the power to take part in any public enquiry. The council can also spend a limited amount of money on anything it dems of benefit to the community that is not covered by its other specific responsibilities.