Horsmonden Parish Council
Horsmonden Parish Council serves a small rural community with just over 850 households and approximately 2600 parishioners. The village centres around a few small shops, a village green, a primary school and a village hall; with housing spreading along four roads running away from the village centre. Much of the parish lies outside the village centre, down narrow lanes and on farmsteads.
The community is active, with many village clubs and organisations regularly interacting with the parish council about local issues.
The council consists of nine councillors and usually meets twice a month; for a full council meeting and a planning committee meeting. It undertook parish planning in 2010, seeking the views of the local community on a wide range of issues. The council now works alongside parishioners and other organisations to try and fulfil as many of the identified aims as possible within its lawful remit.