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Sources of Advice and Help for the Cost of Living Crisis

If you’re concerned about managing your household bills over the coming winter, there are lots of bodies able to provide information and practical help.

Newchurch Parish Council has a role in signposting residents towards the following helpful information sources, which should be up-to-date and accurate.

The Chancellor’s Financial Statement in mid-November 2022 has had an effect on how payments for fuel bills will be distributed – but if you want to check on the amounts available to your household, a good starting point would be:


The County-wide scheme of payments, where the money comes from Central Government for local distribution, is available here:


Your District Council (Folkestone & Hythe – formerly called Shepway) runs local premises known as ‘hubs’ for advice and ‘warm space’ activities – well worth checking out:


And if it’s just tips on keeping warm but also keeping bills down, there are a lot of charitable bodies prepared to give sound advice, like:


BUT BEWARE! Under the guise of the ‘Government Help for Energy Bills’ there are some scams operating on the Internet or through phone calls. The fraudsters will go to great lengths to get your bank account details, so go first to alerts such as Kent County Council’s Trading Standards page to scope out the pitfalls of responding to the latest ones.

Please click on any of the documents below to view them.  If you would like to see copies of documents that are not listed below please contact The Clerk on 07749 958 274 (weekdays 10am - 4pm voice calls, ot text anytime).

Details of monthly expenditure can be found in the Minutes.

Financial Regulations 2021

Standing Orders 2020

Chairman’s Report 2019

Club Reports from 2019

Accounts 2019-2020

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) Year Ending 31 March 2021

Notice of Public Rights 2021

Newchurch Parish Council Code of Conduct

ContactPCbutton.jpgAsset Register (Autumn 2021)

Privacy Policy

Playing Field Policy - Jubilee Field

Community Emergency Plan version 2 Feb 2022

Newchurch Parish Council Exemption Certificate FY21-22

Newchurch Parish Council Internal Audit report FY21-22

Newchurch Parish Council Annual Governance Statement FY21-22 (AGAR Section 1)

Newchurch Parish Council Accounting Statements FY21-22 (AGAR Section 2)

Newchurch Parish Council Notice of Rights of Public Inspection of the Accounts

Click to view minutes of previous meetings:

Parish Council 2023 Meetings 

Newchurch Parish Council is currently (Winter 2023) abiding by advice from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) regarding the return to 'in-person and in-public' meetings under the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

It is arranging meetings under its risk assessments for such gatherings. Members of the public are welcome to attend on a first-come, first-seated basis, because hygiene precautions at the venue may place a limit on the numbers who can be physically present at the meeting. 

Please do not attend if you think that to do so will lead to the spread of infectious diseases. COVID-19 and influenza are of current concern, but other health risks are also possible. It's always a good idea to deploy handkerchieves for coughs, snuffles and sneezes when out in public.

Monday 6th February 2023 Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, at 7.30pm at the Community Room, Village Hall, Newchurch TN29 0DP.

Agenda - to follow, but it will include an item on the May Celebrations of the Coronation.

Supporting papers will be available at the meeting

Dates throughout the local government year: (usually the first Monday of the month except July, August and January) 6th March and further dates to be notified (all subject to change - please consult this page for updates).

On 4th May 2023 there will be an election for Newchurch Parish Councillors, if enough candidates come forward. These are periodic 4-yearly elections, and are administered by Folkestone & Hythe District Council. If you'd like to be a Parish Councillor, please speak to the Clerk or one of the current Parish Councillors.

If you have any concerns or queries please contact the Clerk to Newchurch Parish Council using the Contact Form on this website.(Updated 14th January 2023 M Sharpe)

Complaints Procedure

If you have any complaints or concerns regarding Newchurch Parish Council, please contact The Clerk or any of your Councillors.

For more detailed guidance on public rights and the special powers of auditors, copies of the publication Local Authority Accounts please click here

If you have any questions about the current regime on ‘Standards’ applicable to Parish Councils please email Clerk Michael Sharpe by clicking here

Archived Minutes

2nd November 2020

5th October 2020

7th September 2020

20th July 2020

1st June 2020

2nd March 2020

3rd February 2020

13th January 2020

2nd December 2019

4th November 2019

7th October 2019

2nd September 2019

20th July 2019

 3rd June 2019

13th May 2019

13th May 2019 Annual Parish Meeting

Playground Committee 6th August 2018

Parish Council Minutes from an earlier date may be inspected by local government electors of the Parish, by arrangement with the Clerk, under the Local Government Act 1972 section 228 and Schedule 12 paragraph 41.


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