Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses. 

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

We are committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.


The average sold price for a property in Gravesend in the last 12 months is £357,566. We have several new build developments underway in the town, including The Charter. 

Across the borough and neighbouring Ebbsfleet Garden City, there are lots of exciting regeneration opportunities.  


The unemployment rate in Kent is 3.5%, below the GB rate of 3.9% (May 2022) . 


The borough has 31 primary schools and 14 secondary schools (as of January 2022). 

Green spaces

Gravesham has many open spaces, parks and play areas, together with country parks in the borough that are managed by Kent County Council. 

Find out about our parks and play areas.