HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Chairman and Councillors of River Parish Council, on behalf of the people of River, wish to express our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen.
If you wish to leave a message of condolence click this link to visit the official E-book of condolence linked to the Royal Family.

Unfortunately, there is no physical book of condolence due to Covid restrictions. If anyone is unable to access the digital version, then written messages can be sent to:
Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Civic Office, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone ME14 1XQ.
Messages will then be uploaded on their behalf.

From Monday 29th March, England went into Step 2 of the roadmap out of corona virus restrictions, here is a list of the current national regulations.

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 


If you have a few hours to spare each week, and are interested in doing somethng to help your local community, why not become a Community Safety Volunteer or Volunteer Support Warden.

These are volunteer positions supported by training from Kent County Council. You would be working with the Parish Council on issues of local concern.

Click this link to find out more about the roles.


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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