Minutes and Reports

Right to Speak

A 15 minute session is set aside at the Town Council and Toll Bridge Fund meeting to enable members of the public to speak.

Written notice of the desire to exercise the right to speak and of the topic to be addressed must be given to the Town Clerk prior to 4pm five working days before the meeting. - see pdf download -
Protocol for Public Participation

Latest Agenda

The full agenda pack (including all supporting documents except those that are confidential) will be published here three clear working days prior to the meeting

Ordinary Meeting of Sandwich Town Council 29th June 2020

NB. This meeting will be held remotely using Zoom software.  To watch the meeting please obtain the meeting login details from the Town Clerk at t. 01304 617197 / e. townclerk@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk 


Previous Minutes

Agenda Deadlines

The deadline for submission of Town Council and Toll Bridge Fund agenda items is as follows:

"The mover must give written notice of the motion’s wording to the Council’s Proper Officer at least five clear days before the meeting at which the mover wishes it to be tabled."

Annual Town Meeting 

The Annual Town Meeting legally must take place between 1st March and 1st June each year and in Sandwich it usually takes place towards the end of March.

The Annual Town Meeting is not the Annual Meeting of the Town Council (at which Mayor Making takes place) and it is not a Council meeting, however, in a Town where there is a parish/town council the Mayor will convene the Annual Town Meeting and the town council should cover any associated costs.

The purpose of the Annual Town Meeting is to provide a democratic point of communication with which to discuss town matters.

Information relating to this meeting will be uploaded here. However in 2020 the meeting did not take place due to Covid 19.  The next meeting is planned for 17th March 2021 at 7pm and related documents will be uploaded nearer the time.


Sandwich Town Council is a statutory consultee for planning applications – there is a requirement set out in law for the planning authority (Dover District Council) to consult with the town council on planning matters, and the town council is under an obligation to respond.

Previously planning applications have been considered each month within the main Council meeting, however, in order to allow more time for better scrutiny of each application a dedicated Planning Committee of the Council has been set up. Full Press Release details

Market Days

The Sandwich Market is held every week on a
Thursday & Saturday 
8am til 1pm on the Guildhall forecourt.

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of the Guildhall for just £5 per person, Tours are available by appointment only and there is a minimum tour fee of £20.

Sandwich Archives

The Sandwich Archives are open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. You may visit the Archives by appointment only.

Visitor Information

The Visitor Information Centre offers lots of friendly local advice and plenty of leaflets to help you get the best out of Sandwich.

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Grant Applications

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Emergency Contacts

View the emergency plan telephone numbers for the Sandwich Area. 

Kent Resilience Forum

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