Welcome to St Margaret’s At Cliffe Parish Council
St Margaret’s at Cliffe is a small village, located near to Dover in the east of Kent.
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THE PLATINIUM JUBILEE
St Margaret’s Parish Council, with the help of the National Trust, invited local residents and those with a connection to our village to be part of our local Jubilee Celebrations on the evening of Thurs 2nd & all day Sat 4th June – and they came in force!
The South Foreland valley lighthouse was lit, as part of the Jubilee beacons, and its beam swept over the channel and our village from 9.45 Thursday until dawn the following morning.
On the Saturday the village came together for a day of celebration. 36 stalls participated, mainly local organisations. Bootcamp, Games and a dog show was held in the arena. On the stage DAPA, the Players, our local primary school, nursery and toddlers, a children’s disco, Whispering Cherry and Ratzkins entertained us until 10pm.
Did you win the raffle? –click here to find out
Who got the village awards? – find out here
and which dog won what award? – find out here
More information about the Jubilee celebrations are here
If you took some photos of the event, and you are happy to share, please upload them here.
A YouTube video of the Jubilee stage has been uploaded https://youtu.be/RnPTPWtXLPQ With the proper sound now. Its 10 hours long – be warned – choose your chapter.
Ignore the beginning whilst we were fighting with the Mic please. At 14 minutes the Queen keeps her composure despite the wind problem. It gets better with DAPA who are at 30mins & 1hr 30, (although when the children are performing on the ground in front of the stage we cant see them) Players 2 hrs 07, School 2.40, Nursery 3.00, Disco 3.40 (no sound), Awards 5.53, Whispering Cherry 6.10, Raffle 7.30 and Ratzkins 8-10.
We are novices – but we tried and learnt and the village got together and celebrated.
SAVE GLEBE FIELD –
A Planning application to build 14 homes on Glebe Field has been submitted. The Parish Council strongly object and are working with the Save Glebe Field Community Group to return this field to community use. Village participation will be key to our success. Please click here for more information and how to have your say
Many villagers feel very strongly that they are being deprived of their bequeathed asset, they remember the village fetes, the scout activities, the dog shows and the bands that played here, they are concerned about the future viability of the village hall and do not understand how an environmental charity can cut down trees to build predominantly large properties that our community does not need. (Not identified in 2011 housing survey or current Dover Plan)
Monthly meetings Our monthly meetings have resumed in the Channel rooms in the Village Hall on the second Monday of each month – 6:45 for public questions. Public are welcome – either in person or virtually – remote access via GOOGLE MEETs details click here
Broadband We were setting up a community group to try and get FTTP (faster broadband > 100MBps) in the village) – click here for details and how to register. Unfortunately at a less than 1% uptake, we are unable to progress unless there is a significant increase in interest. We would welcome a champion from the village to drive it forward and canvass more interest, with our support of course.
Walks We have added 8 village walks – click here and expand or download a safe day out. Have you tried all our circular routes? We need to keep beating the bounds and hopefully soon we can arrange a village footpath walk event again (with scones and coffee) If you think we are missing a path, let us know, we have a few years yet to update the definitive map – but it is a long process.
For information on how the village is coping and helping each other during Covid-19 and for copies of all the village newsletters please Click here
The Parish Council has 2 vacancies. If you are interested in joining us please click here for more information.
VE-Day Celebrations – St Margaret’s celebrate in Lock-down – May 8th 2020 – To view the booklet, view the pictures and view reports Click here
The village is made up of four areas, the old village St Margaret’s at Cliffe, grouped around a 12th century village church, the residential area of Nelson Park, St Margaret’s Bay and Westcliffe. Click Here for Google Map.