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What the Town Council Does

The Town Council is responsible for the Recreation Grounds in Tenterden and St. Michaels, including the football pitches and play areas. The Town Council also has a consultation role for a variety of matters related to Highways and planning issues, and meets on a fortnightly basis to consider its recommendations regarding planning applications in Tenterden. These applications are then discussed by Ashford Borough Council, which makes the final decision.

The Town Council is also responsible for the Town’s Public Buildings such as ‘The Pebbles’ (which used to contain the Library and is now the home of the retail store ‘White Stuff’), the Pavilion on Tenterden Recreation Ground, the public toilets in Tenterden and St. Michaels, as well as the Town Hall itself.

In the Town Hall is the Mayor’s Parlour, which is licensed for the conduct of wedding, civil partnership, renewal of vows and baby naming ceremonies, and can accommodate up to forty-four guests. The Town Hall is also home to the Assembly Room, which can accommodate up to 150 people at a function and is also licensed for ceremonies (up to 140 guests). Both of these venues are available for hire. Please click here for more information about holding a ceremony at the Town Hall, and click here to find out about hiring a Town Council facility.

We have produced a leaflet showing which Authority you should contact for Tenterden, e.g. street lights, public conveniences etc. and this can be downloaded here.