SPRING CLEAN SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 2021
If you would like to volunteer to help tidy the village we will be meeting in The Golden Lion Car Park at 9am.
To keep in line with government guidelines groups will be no bigger than 6 and where possible stay in your family groups.
Litter picking equipment will be provided.
EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 14TH JUNE 2021
Luddesdown Parish Council will be holding their next meeting on Monday 14th June 2021 at 7.30pm at Meopham Scout Hut. Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.
Luddesdown is an ancient parish named after the village in which the 13th century parish church of St Peter and St Paul was built. The village was referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ledesdune; from the Saxon for a ‘village in the hills’.
Today Luddesdown parish is in Gravesham borough in North Kent. The parish runs from Henley Street in the north to Commority Road in the south and roughly encompasses the valley running between those two roads. Great Buckland is a hamlet within Luddesdown parish. The whole parish lies within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, being extensively fields, chalk downland and woodland. It is a beautiful quiet oasis of green and home to 220 people (source: 2011 National Census) of whom 183 are registered electors (source: 2019 Electoral Register) and some 92 dwellings.
The popular Geograph project also has some photographs of our parish. For more information about the area, read the 1797 Edward Hasted "History and Topographical Survey of Kent" for Luddesdown parish.