Parish Council

Through the ages innumerable Acts of Parliament have endowed a wide variety of discretionary powers to parish councils.

In simple terms that means Playden Parish Council can 'decide' do something to improve the amenities; whereas the 'obligations' to do things that are paid for from rates and taxes, falls entirely to the town and county councils.

For that reason the parish council offers an 'open door' to anyone or any group in the community to voice their opinion, their concerns and their suggestions for improvements to the environment or facilities in the village and surrounding area.

If you are interested in the community and what could be done to improve life for residents, then you should consider becoming a Playden Parish Councillor. To find out more, please contact any of your councillors. Their contact details can be found on this website.

The parish council wants to hear your view on any local matter; so please attend the next council meeting.

Council meetings are usually held at 7.30pm at the W.I. Hall, Houghton Green Lane, Playden, on the first Thursday of each month. Please check this website or the Parish Council noticeboard at the church to confirm the next scheduled date.


To see planning applications in Playden, click here.

Rubbish and Recycling, click here.

Archived Agendas, Minutes and Annual Reports, click here.

Archived Annual Budget and End of Year Accounts, click here.

Local elections are taking place on May 2nd 2019. Further information can be found under Minutes and Agendas below.



Persons in charge of a dog (excluding the blind) have a duty to remove any faeces deposited by the dog. Failure to do so is an offence and could result in a fine.


 Obstruction of Rights of Way. 

Land owners are reminded that they have a responsibility to keep their hedges and trees pruned so as not to obstruct Public Rights of Way.

The Association of Carers supports unpaid carers to help them continue in their caring role by providing free, volunteer led services that reduce isolation and encourage independence. Respite care can be given on a weekly basis for up to 3 hours, computer help can be given at home and a confidential telephone service is available for carers to discuss their caring role. Fully trained volunteers are matched to the carer and the person being cared for.  The service is currently looking for volunteers, so if you know of anyone who could benefit from this service or who might like to be a volunteer, please contact the Association of Carers.
0300 3309498


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Exemption Certificate
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Agenda 2nd December 2021
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RDC Councillors report November 2019
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RDC Councillors report October 2019
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Draft Minutes 4th July 2019
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Notice of uncontested election
Notice of Elections on 2nd May 2019
Notice of Elections Rother DC
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RDC Councillors Report March 2019
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Draft Minutes 7th February 2019
RDC Councillors report February 2019
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Draft minutes 6th December 2018
Agenda 6th December 2018
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RDC Councillors report November 2018
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RDC Councillors report October 2018
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Draft Minutes 6th September 2018
Agenda 6 September 2018
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Agenda 5th July 2018
Draft minutes June 2018
RDC Councillors Report June 2018
Agenda 7 June 2018
Minutes Annual Parish Assembly May 2018
Minutes Annual Meeting May 2018
RDC Councillors Report May 2018
May Neighbourhood Watch Report
Results of housing survey
Agenda 3 May 2018
Agenda APA May 2018
Minutes April 2018
RDC councillor report April 2018
April Neighbourhood Watch report
RDC councillor report March 2018
Agenda 1st March 2018 cancelled due to bad weather
1st February 2018 draft minutes
RDC Councillor report February 2018
January 2018 Minutes
December 17 minutes
RDC Councillor Report December 17
November 17 minutes
October 17 minutes
RDC Councillor's Report October 2017
RDC Councillor's Report October 2017 addendum
September 17 minutes
RDC Councillor's Report September 2017
3 August 17 Minutes
RDC Councillor's Report August 2017
6 July 17 Minutes
DC councillors report July
Minutes 1 June 2017
Minutes 18 May 2017
Annual Parish Assembly 18 May 2017 Draft Minutes
April 2017 minutes
Agenda April 2017
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Minutes December 2016
Minutes November 2016
Minutes October 2016
Annual General Meeting May 2016 Minutes

Councillors Declarations of Interest

Paul Osborne
David Stone
Tony Lenihan
Alan Dickinson