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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.

Lower Thames Crossing Design Refinement Consultation

The consultation on design refinements to the Lower Thames Crossing is now open, until 23.59 on 12 August 2020.  For further information, please press the box below.


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 consutation closed at midday on Monday 29th June 2020. 

Forge Lane Parking Restrictions Consultation

Shorne Parish Council’s local consultation on the proposal for yellow lines in Forge Lane at the corners with Crown Lane, Cob Drive, and Malthouse Lane, closed on Friday 24th April 2020.  Respondents were overwhelmingly in favour of the proposals, and we have requested Kent County Council to proceed with the necessary Traffic Regulation Order.  Details of the scheme including a map can be found on our website at

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.