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Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne is a rural parish sited 4 miles to the south east of Canterbury. Easily accessible via train and bus into Canterbury, and direct rail link to London Victoria.

The parish is the home to the much loved Howletts Wild Animal Park but also well known for hops, sunflowers and Chalkpit Farm including Mama Feelgoods coffee shop. We also boast two fine churches and a medieval connection with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

In the middle of Bekesbourne we have a village hall with an excellent schedule of weekly activities, which is also available for hire. Click here for the village hall page, or look at the calendar to see whats on.

We also have a beautiful recreation ground, with a playground, sports fields and a pavilion – also available for hire. Click here for the recreation ground page, or look at the calendar to see whats on.

Our local magazine ‘On the Nail’ serves villages along the Nailbourne.



In line with government advice and thinking of safety of our community, Bekesbourne-With- Patrixbourne Parish Council have postponed the Annual Parish Meeting which was due to take place on 20th April, and any subsequent meetings until further notice. Meetings will be rescheduled when the situation allows.

In preparation, we are asking any local organisations to submit a short written report on their activities from the past year to the clerk at clerk.bwp@outlook.com by Friday 13th April 2020.

If any members of the community have any questions they can contact Nicola, Clerk to the council (01227904552) or use the submission box below:

Many thanks.


In view of concerns over COVID-19, the Parish Council and Neighborhood Watch have been coordinating to compile a support structure in our community. In each area there is an identified ‘link person’ to ensure all areas of our community and vulnerable people are supported. 

If you have concerns for a vulnerable person, or you yourself need support please contact: Jill Thomas (NWS coordinator) on 01227832573; Nicola Purcell (Clerk to the Parish Council) on 01227904552; or Andrea Nicholson (Chairman of Parish Council) on 01227830947, who will then put you in contact with the link person for your area.

If you would like to be a link person for your road or hamlet please get in touch!

For more information on COVID-19, including what to do if you are displaying symptoms,  please read the following Coronavirus information sheet.

Coronavirus-Easy-Read-Information-1-1.pdf (91 downloads)


Keep safe and please look after your neighbors.

BWP Parish Council


The news pages are updates with current and local information; such as: roads, schools, planning… etc.

You can subscribe to news updates, such that when any new news is added it will be emailed to you.  All you need to do is enter your email address in the box provided on the news page, you will then be added to the distribution list.

Click here to access the news page.


Another great way to find out whats going on is to check the calendar.  The calendar includes events at the Recreation Ground, in the Village Hall and and Parish Council meets etc.

Click here for the parish calendar.