Town Council Services

The Dover Town Council works to provide many services to the people of Dover and these include:


Dover Town Council AllotmentsWe own the following allotment sites, and manage all but the Astley Avenue allotment site.

  • Maxton
  • Pilot’s Meadow
  • Pretoria Green Lane
  • Prospect Place
  • Astley Avenue

Visit our Allotment Page to find out more about allotments, guidelines, and how to apply.

Proof of Life

proof-of-lifeWe offer proof of life services for the purposes of pensions and annuities.


Dover Town Council acts as a planning consultee for planning applications made within the town wards. The planning authority is Dover District Council.


Dover Town Council is consulted on licensing applications within the town wards. The licensing authority is Dover District Council.

Street Lighting

Although Dover Town Council has invested a significant amount of money to upgrade the street lighting through the Town Centre, they are in fact owned by Kent County Council. For any questions regarding street lights or furniture throughout the town, contact the KCC.

Fairtrade Dover

fairtradeDover Town Council was granted Fairtrade Town status for Dover on the 20th February 2009. The Dover Fairtrade Network Group works to keep the status as we move forward. Promoting Fairtrade to the public in this way shows a commitment by the town to a fairer and more sustainable way of life for third world producers and their communities. Read our Fairtrade Pledge.


Dover Town Council are responsible for the Dover War memorial and pockets of land on the corner of Queen Street & York Street. We also contribute towards tidying up of the planters through the Town. For all other areas, please direct questions to Dover District Council.

East Cliff Toilets

east-cliff-toiletsEast Cliff Toilets are situated on Marine Parade and were refurbished and reopened in 2023. They are only open seasonaly along with the cafe that is run by Rebels Coffee.

Other Public Toilets

Other Public Toilets are owned and run by Dover District Council.

Open Access Chalk Land

Dover Town Council are the very proud owners of a wide section of open chalk land that is open to the public all year round and is well used by ramblers, Dog walkers and naturists, and is also home to the Konik Ponies. The land is managed by White Cliffs Countryside Partnership who quite frequently runs workshops for all.


“Chalk grassland is one of richest habitats in Europe for wildlife and has been described as Europe’s equivalent of tropical rain forest.  Dover and Shepway contain … about 1% of the chalk grassland in the world.”  – Visit White Cliffs Countryside for more information.

Dover Greeters

dover-greetersIn 2012 Dover Town Council started a greeting services based on volunteers to meet, greet and advise tourists visiting the town during the summer months to answer any questions and generally give a welcoming feel to the Town.

These services are still ongoing and the Dover Greeters are now a flourishing independent group.  If you wish to join or find out more please contact Mrs Denise Smith who coordinates the volunteers on 01304 206458.