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The King & Queen, East Malling

East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council provide a range of local services including -

4 village halls, 3 allotment gardens and various open spaces, complementing the wider range provided by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Kent County Council.

East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council is an amalgamation of the two expanding villages, covering 1078 hectares with an estimated population in 2001 of 12,700 / 2018 of 14,506. Situated 8.5km (5.5 miles) from Maidstone.


The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government, being the closest to the residents, it is responsible for running village halls, some street lighting and open spaces within the parish of East Malling and Larkfield.
It should not be confused with a church council which is the Parochial Church Council.
The council consist consist of 17 councillors, 11 from Larkfield, 6 from ... continued >>>

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The Ukrainian flag flying over East Malling Church 

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David Thornewell, Parish Chairman, laying wreath on St Georges Day, 2022 at Kings Hill


Open Spaces not up for Development!

The latest documents issued by the borough council list amongst the sites being potentially put forward for development Gighill Green and Marlowe Green open spaces. 

These parish council owned sites were NOT put forward by the parish council and it was not consulted before they appeared.

Indeed the council in recent years registered them as official village greens specifically to protect them.

That register is held by KCC and the parish council has responded to Borough Planning officers making the position clear.

The two sites are not up for developers to grab.


Public Meeting 3pm Sunday 28th April 2024 at the Village Hall, New Road, East Malling

The East Malling Trust has submitted an outline application to build up to 1300 homes on land west of Hermitage Lane and east of Kiln Barn Road (TM/24/00372/PA) together with a second application (TM/24/00392/PA) to demolish part of the listed wall at New Road, East Malling to accommodate changes to the existing road through the Research. Come along to the meeting to see the plans, hear more about how the proposals affect East Malling, and how you can share your views with the Borough Council.

Larkfield Church Hall & the Granary

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council


This accessibility statement applies to East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council (known as “the Council”)
This website is run by East Malling & Larkfield Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to use this website. For example that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contract levels and fonts

  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader


We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.


How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • live video streams do not have captions

  • you may not be able to skip to the main content when using a screen reader

  • documents supplied by third parties that the Council has no control over


Accessibility of the Council website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plug ins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used and we cannot guarantee that the site will work fully on older versions of assistive technology

Feedback and contact information


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Council website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Council website:

Phone: 07712 445260


Postal address:  Church Farm, 198 New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent ME20 5ST

We try to respond to feedback within 7 business days

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Council Clerk via the contact form or phone –


Enforcement procedure-

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (websites and Mobile Applications) (No2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS), (


Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Council website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard (detailed below).

Non Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Council website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions.

  • Some older PDFs may not comply.

  • Some of our online forms might be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

Disproportionate burden


At the present time, we have not identified any specific issues that would be of disproportionate burden.
Navigation and accessing information

We believe most tools should work with this site, but this maybe dependant on the version you are using.

Content not within the Scope of the accessibility regulations


The following is exempt from the Accessibility regulations

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020

  • live audio and video

  • heritage collections such as scanned manuscripts

  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 – unless needed to use a service.

  • maps – information maybe available in address format

  • third party content under someone else’s control (such as Hall booking systems)

  • third party content under someone else’s control (such Annual Audit information)

  • content on intranets or extranets published before 23 September 2019

  • archived websites if not needed for services and they are not updated


Documents, including PDF’s, relating to the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) are provided by an external source and are outside the control of the Council. These documents are not covered by the regulations (Part 1 – Section 4(2)(e)).These items may contain interactive forms and scanned images and may not work with screen readers. We will continue to request that these documents are made accessible, even though they are from a third party.


Preparation of this accessibility statement


This statement was prepared on 12th August 2021. It was last reviewed on 12th August 2021. This website was last tested on 12th August 2021. The test was carried out by the Clerk to the Council on a self evaluation basis.

We test a number of pages within the site, and test those documents most likely to be used by visitors to the website such as Agendas and Minutes.

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