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Little Marlow Parish Council



Welcome to the website of Little Marlow Parish Council. We do hope you find your visit helpful and that you call back regularly as the contents are often updated. If you have any comments or suggestions do please let us know using our Contact Form.

The civil parish of Little Marlow broadly comprises  1,350 .hectares of mainly farmland rising from the Thames-side meadows to the broad leaf woodland just south of  the M40 motorway. Most of the parish is within the Green Belt and forms part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

From the 2001 census we know that there are 579 dwellings housing 1331 people. Many of these dwellings are located in the south of the parish in the settlements of Abbotsbrook, Well End, Fern, Westhorpe  and the village of Little Marlow. The village also contains the 12th.century church of St John the Baptist and the adjoining Manor House. We are well served by several attractive public houses and a well stocked farm shop with adjoining butcher/fishmonger.

This financial year 2018/19 we are focusing on the refurbishment of the Pavilion.  We'd really like your say on how we propose to raise the finances to undertake these improvements.  Please see the link below to undertake our very short survey. Further details can be found on our Facilities/ The Pavilion page.


Quality Status

Little Marlow Parish Council was awarded Quality Status in September 2004, and was re-accredited in January 2009.

The Council has met all the requirements for Quality Status required by Government.

In 2014 the Quality status Accreditation was replaced by a new scheme under the National Association of Local Councils.  Little Marlow Council were delighted to be awarded Foundation Status in January 2015 and are actively working toward attaining the next level.

In February 2016 Little Marlow Council was delighted to be awarded Quality Status under the new scheme and was one of the first Parish Councils in Buckinghamshire to achieve this accreditation. 

Devolved Services

In January 2009, Little Marlow Parish Council took on Devolved Powers from Buckinghamshire County Council.  These are:

  • Granting permissions for temporary event signage, removal of unauthorised signs and fly-posting;
  • Issuing of hedge cutting notices;
  • Notification of dangerous vegetation under section 154 (1) Highways Act 1980;
  • Cleaning of road signs and minor traffic sign repairs;
  • Checking for obstructions on pavements and footpaths; and
  • Slip cutting & maintenance of roadside ditches.

In early 2015 Buckinghamshire County Council re-approached Parish Councils to ask if more Councils wished to undertake Devolved Services . Little Marlow has been providing these services for a number of years and resolved to continue under this new scheme.  In addition to the services which we already provided, the Council took responsibility for 30 mph urban grass cutting within the parish.  With additional responsibilities and a reduced budget, Little Marlow is working with volunteer groups and parishioners to ensure that all areas of the parish is well maintained and remain a lovely place to live.


Best Kept Village Competition 2015

Little Marlow was delighted to be awarded Runner-up in Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Best Kept Village Competition 2016

Little Marlow was very pleased to gain a Highly Commended Certificate.  Could 2017 be our year?

Best Kept Village Competition 2017

Great effort by the Little Marlow Parishioners.  Just missed out again!

Best Kept Village Competition 2018

Little Marlow received another Highly Commended Certificate.  Well done all residents!

Runners Up 2015 Runners Up 2015
Little Marlow Parish Council Awarded Quality Status Little Marlow Parish Council Awarded Quality Status
Highly Commended Highly Commended