Barham is a picturesque village sitting in an area known as the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located in the Elham Valley to the West of the A2 London to Dover Road, approximately seven miles South-East of Canterbury and ten miles North of Folkestone.

Welcome to the Barham Parish Council Website, for news and information on local events. Please let us have your views. 


The next full council meeting of Barham Parish Council is on Thursday 7 December in the village hall from 7.30pm. All members of the public are welcome. Read the latest meeting Agenda (will have an available link when published)

For a list of achievements of Barham Parish Council in the last two years click here

Village Survey – Action Plans : We undertook a survey with all households during 2016 and this has been written up into a Full document which you can view  on our Parish Plan page on this website – or read An Executive Summary document here ….. The comments residents gave us are now forming emerging Action Plans – we initially split these into two Plans – one for Children and Young People and a Village Action Plan. We will focus our work for the next five years to try and achieve these aims and residents’ aspirations. At November 2017 our Action Plans have been updated and reviewed and now read as follows: Main Action Plan ; Children and Young People Action ; and Achieved/Abandoned for now list


Elham Valley Walking Festival 2017 – read the brochure !

Barham Village Flood Plan – read the document here

Barham Parish map – showing all the Public Rights of way here

New Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Barham – Barham is lucky to have volunteer resident, Jane Graham, to deal with reports and alerts from Kent Police. These reports will be about thefts, scams, rogue traders, trading standard alerts etc. and encourage you to be aware and vigilant to the latest information and tricks that fraudsters try to adopt. Do please sign up for email alerts! Jane will send details of relevant reports for the village directly to any resident signing up for this service – these will be sent by blind copy email to those people in her neighbourhood watch email group. Send Jane both your postal address and email address (please include both postal and email addresses as Jane will collate her records by road).  Jane will also copy important notes and put them in the village hall, shop and noticeboards – so keep an eye out there. Contact Jane Graham on 01227 830 884, email or pick up a form from the shop.


LOCAL and NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS – Have your say! here


Hosting local organisations on this website – Barham Parish Council would be happy to host web pages of this website to local community organisations, subject to them giving a donation to the social fund, and being responsible for keeping their own information up to date. Contact the Clerk to learn more.

Broome Park hosts a quiz night every Tuesday at 8.30pm and a history tour of the house and grounds of Broome Park every Thursday at 1.30pm


Financial information:

Accounts and Annual Return For Year ended 31 March 2017: Annual Return (section 2 Accounts) ; Annual Return (section 1 Annual Governance Statement ) and Section 4 Internal Audit Report ; and The Notice of Conclusion of Audit 

Accounts and Annual Return For Year ended 31 March 2016: End of year accounts for 2015-2016 ; Annual Return (section 2 Accounts) ; Annual Return (section 1 Annual Governance Statement ) and Section 4 Internal Audit Report ; Bank reconciliation for year ended 31 March 2016 Explanation of variances for year ended 31 March 2016 NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS 


Cut up your cardboard – Canterbury City Council’s refuse trucks are struggling to effectively crush large pieces of cardboard and boxes. This takes up a lot of space and reduces the amount of waste the truck can hold – resulting in the crew either making two trips to the recycling site, or putting it in landfill. Canterbury City Council is asking you to make sure that individual pieces of cardboard are no larger than 60cm2 – about the length of your arm. These can then be bundled flat for collection. For more details about this, visit If  your cardboard is business waste, visit for details on how to dispose of it properly.

 Please report any streetlights faults to the Clerk – where possible please give the street light number with the location of the light to ensure the fault is correctly reported – call the Clerk on 01304 365972 or email


Please see link for the Kent Police New Non-Emergency Number Kent Police Non-EmergencyNumber.pdf

What to do in an Emergency – Kent County Council’s Resilience team have produced a booklet – read the contents here

Visit St. John the Baptist, Barham Church Website

Visit Barham Downs History Society Website for the history and genealogy of the Village

Visit Barham Website for information on the Kent Village of Barham

Barham School site – visit

Visit Barham Horticultural Society –

Comments, Complaints and Compliments

Tell us what you think! Barham Parish Council is committed to providing a quality service to the residents of the parish, and to anyone who deals with the Parish Council. The parish council believes the views and experiences of local residents and businesses are important to us in building and supporting our community. This Comments, Complaints and Compliments scheme is an important part of our process of community involvement. Barham Parish Council is committed to listening to you and learning how we can do things better. We welcome all your suggestions and comments and would also like to know if we have done things well. Tell us with this template.

Precept budget for 2015-2016 Barham Parish Council has sets its budget for 2015-2016 – view a copy of it here Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. They are used to confirm a council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings.

Barham Parish Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

For The Register of Parish Councillor’s Declared Interests follow this link: