National Lockdown January 2021

England is now in National Lockdown. Details of restrictions to follow.

The Dover District Council Community Hub is still available, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Any updates will be notified here. Advice for anyone identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable is listed on this page on the Dover District Council website.

Kent Together HelplineKent Together (run by Kent County Council) have a 24 hour helpline
Telephone: 03000 41 92 92

Or visit their webpage by clicking this link.

Also the Together4Dover Helpline, for Dover residents without friends or family to help, is an automated service. Leave a message with your name, number and a short description of your request for help and one of the volunteers will get back to you (normally within 48 hours).Telephone: 01304 892519 


The audit of accounts for River Parish Council for the year ended 31at March 2020 has been completed and the accounts have been published. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local elector of the area of River Parish Council on application to the Parish Clerk. Click to read the full notice and view accounting statements.


Due to several recent incidents of vandalism in the Recreation Ground toilets, costing several hundreds of pounds of damage, River Parish Council will be closing the toilets at 2.30pm each day until further notice. The situation is being closely monitored and incidents have been reported to the police. Any alteration to the opening times will be published on the Parish Council website and on notices at the entry gates.


The Council meets monthly (except in August and December) on the second Tuesday of the month, in River Methodist Church, Lewisham Road, River. The meetings are open for members of the public to attend. Public question time provides the opportunity to raise local issues.

Following government advice, there will be no physical meetings of the Parish Council during this time. River Parish Council will be holding remote meetings (through video conferencing) in accordance with the Local Authorities (Corona virus) Flexibility of Meetings Regulations 2020. Agendas and details will be published on this website and on our social media.

For regular updates, visit the blog page (or subscribe to receive notifications by email), You can also Like our facebook page or follow our Twitter feed. Email the Parish Council direct with any queries or come along to one of our meetings.

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