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Information about Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums


Kent County Council, in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and the six Parish Councils in the rural area, have set up three Neighbourhood Forums for the Borough – Gravesham Rural, Gravesham East and Northfleet & Gravesend West.


The Neighbourhood Forums are open to all to attend for you to have your say on local services and issues that matter to you. Local councillors and officers from the County, Borough and Parish Councils are all involved in the meetings and want to hear your concerns.


Forum meetings are held quarterly (approximately every 3 months). They are informal meetings with workshop-style discussions and question and answer sessions on selected issues.


  • Gravesham East Forum wards are – Riverside, Central, Whitehill, Singlewell, Riverview, Westcourt and Chalk


The wards are – Istead Rise, Meopham North, Meopham South & Vigo, Shorne, Cobham & Luddesdown and Higham 

The parish councils that make up this area are Cobham, Higham, Luddesdown, Meopham, Shorne and Vigo





Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums Grant Scheme

The 2016/17 Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums Grant Scheme (made up of revenue funding from Kent County Members and Gravesham Borough Council) is now open for applications.


The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday, 3rd October 2016. Please note that late applications will not be considered. Funding will be allocated during November 2016.


An information sheet is available here.


To request an application pack, or if you have any queries about this Scheme, please contact Abi Jessop, Community Liaison Officer (Dartford and Gravesham), using the contact details below.


Kent County Members and Gravesham Borough Councillors make other grant funding available.  For more information about:


KCC Combined Member Grants – contact Abi Jessop at


Kent County Council’s Community Grants and Funding web pages:


Gravesham Borough Council grants – contact Jackie Denton at





Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums Joint Meeting

on the Lower Thames Crossing


Highways England has been consulting on proposals for a new crossing east of London.


The Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums held a joint public debate, at St John’s School in Gravesend on 02 March 2016, about the routes proposed for the Lower Thames Crossing and what they mean for Gravesend and surrounding areas. 


The audience heard directly from Martin Potts, Consultation Manager at Highways England, and from Dr Hilary Newport, Director of CPRE Kent. Members of the audience were able to ask questions and share their views during the meeting.


The meeting was webcast and the recording is now available at


Questions submitted in advance by email or during the meeting via Twitter, together with responses from Highways England, Kent County Council and Gravesham Borough Council, have been collated and are available here. 


Please Note:


The joint Forums meeting and the questions raised in person, or via email or Twitter, did not form part of Highways England’s official consultation.  To

ensure that views were taken into account by Highways England, the formal consultation questionnaire needed to be completed. 


More information is available from Highways England, including the option to sign up for future updates:


Highways England’s consultation closed on 24 March 2016.




Local County Members

Select your KCC Local County Member from the list below to find their contact details.


Colin Caller (Gravesham East)
Sue Howes (Northfleet & Gravesend West)
Bryan Sweetland (Gravesham Rural)

Narinderjit Thandi (Northfleet & Gravesend West)



See also

Gravesham Borough Council



Gravesham Neighbourhood Forums contact – Abi Jessop

The Forums have a dedicated Community Liaison Officer. You can contact Abi at:


Abi Jessop, Community Liaison Officer

Tel:                        03000 416312                          

Mobile:                 07834 841189                          


Address:              Kent County Council, Room G54, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XQ