St Mary Hoo is a small, pretty hamlet north of Rochester on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent lying between the Rivers Thames and Medway. It is mostly agricultural land with 238^ residents, 192 electors and 94 properties in 914.35^ Hectares. (^= data from 2011 Census.) St Mary Hoo has a Parish Council that meets alternate months and public is encouraged to attend public meetings.
Our Parish Council exists to represent its residents. We seek to enhance quality of life in the hamlet by preserving that which is historically important while developing that which could improve the services we receive. Medway Council is the unitary authority for our area. The monthly Village Voices covers events and other news for the St Mary Hoo area.
The North Kent Marshes
The North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage Board was formed in 2016 and is administered by Medway Council. It covers areas in and around the Hoo Peninsula, including Allhallows, St Mary's Hoo, Cooling, Cliffe as well as areas within Gravesend including Shorne Marshes, Filborough Marshes and Westcourt Marshes. Internal Drainage Boards (IDB's) are public bodies that manage water levels in some areas where it is considered there is a special need for drainage.