Debden Parish Council

Welcome to Debden Parish Council

The next meeting of the parish council will be the held on Wednesday, 29th November 2023 at 8.00pm, Debden Village Hall. If you have a question for the parish council, please submit by email or call, by 9pm on Monday 27th November, to the parish clerk: Tel: 07915 885908.

Please note that this is a meeting of the Parish Council at which important items of business are conducted. The public are welcome to attend to observe the proceedings. There is a public participation session on the agenda where we invite members of the public to raise questions on items which appear on the agenda. The Council is not obliged to answer questions but will endeavour to do so, where possible.  

All meetings are recorded.

Please arrive at the meeting 15 mins before the meeting is due to commence.

There will be no meeting in December 2023.


Christmas 2023 – Big Switch On

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Coronation of King Charles III May 6th-8th 2023

We welcome you to join us for the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7th May. Please bring your own pic-nic, refreshments and warm clothes. Teas and coffee and Coronation cake will be available in the hall.  The event will take place in the hall if weather unsuitable for outdoors. Please note the hall is limited to 120 people. See you there! This event is Free.

Coronation Poster

Notice of Elections

District Ward of Debden & Wimbish and Debden Parish Council Candidates

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SoPN_District Debden


Notice of Elections

District and Parish Councillors

Parish NoE – FINAL


Notice regarding the decisions made on the Public Interest Report – Jan 25th 2023

Draft Notice Regarding the Decisions Made on the Public Interest Report – 25th Jan 2023Download

PIR summary


EX0058 Debden Parish Council – PIR in respect of Wrongful Claim for Exemption in 2020/21

This Public Interest Report (PIR) has been issued by the External Auditor, PKF Littlejohn.
Debden PC signed a Certificate of Exemption from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit ( Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 for the year ended 31st March 2021 confirming that  ‘the higher of gross income or gross expenditure did not exceed £25k’.
After publication of the DPC Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2021 an accounting error was spotted whereby VAT Paid had been incorrectly recorded.  When the error was corrected, the result was that the gross annual expenditure exceeded £25k.  The PIR has therefore been raised in respect of wrongful claim for exemption in 2020/21.
Please note that the matter will be included for discussion and confirmation of any action to be taken to avoid repetition at the PC meeting to be held on Wednesday 25th January at 8pm in Debden Village Hall. You may download the PIR but if you require a hard copy please contact the clerk:

Elections 2023

The way you vote is changing


Hybrid Planning and Development are organising a Public Consultation on Dec 6th, Debden Village Hall 3-7pm.


Planning – Land South of Deynes Road under review Sept 2022



Parish Clerk – Andrew Hogbin. E: Tel: 07915 885908

Parish Council Registered address: 1 Broctons Barn, Rook End Lane, Debden, Essex CB11 3LR

Stephanie Watson – Chair  (Events, Pavilion, Neighbourhood Watch)  E:  Tel: 01799 540721

April Gardner – Vice Chair
(Playground, Publicity)  E:  Tel: 01799 542288

Clive Bunting
(Open spaces and Allotments)  E: Tel: 01799 542239

Charlotte Diggins
(Debden Parish Pump Magazine, Debden School and Publicity)  E: Tel: 01799 541270

Brian Lindsell – 
(Footpaths, Transport, Rights of Way, Wimbish Station/Carver Barracks)  E: Tel: 01799 542569

Alan Willis

Jane Collins                                                                                                                            E:

You can view contact details and register of interests, for members of Debden Parish Council here on the UDC website0Fridayon next7