The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and represents the communities of Hurstpierpoint, Sayers Common, Goddards Green and the surrounding countryside. We have a population of nearly 7,000 who are fortunate to live in an area of great beauty, with the benefits of ready access to Brighton and the coast and the South Downs, and with the centre of London only a 50 minute train ride.
Hurstpierpoint is the largest village and is home to a very wide range of clubs, societies and sports activities. Significant local events such as the St Lawrence Fair in June each year, and the Hurstpierpoint arts festival in September, are extremely popular and draw many visitors into our community. The village enjoys an excellent range of quality shops in the High Street, as well as a cinema, theatre, tennis and bowls clubs, and many organisations for all ages.
The Parish Council office is next to the Library in Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, and we are open to the public each weekday from 9.00am to 1.30pm. Alternatively you can call us on 01273 833264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We try to help on all matters of local interest, and if we cannot give the answer then we try to guide you to the right organisation.
Thank you for your interest in our community.
The Parish Council has a vacancy for a new Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward. Would you like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of your local community? The topics discussed at the evening meetings and the projects that you could get involved with are both varied and interesting.
For more information and an application form, please contact the office on 01273 833264 or email on email@example.com .
Hurstpierpoint Food Bank collects non-perishable food, kindly donated by local people, and distributes it to people who are in financial crises and are hungry. Clients in need are normally given a Voucher for sufficient food for 3 days. A client can normally only receive 4 vouchers per year - help is to give someone breathing space in a crisis.
Vouchers are provided at a number of places including the Parish Council office, St Lawrence C of E Primary School, Hurstpierpoint Pre-School, Sussex Downs Children and Family Centre, and others. To receive your Food Bags, you can take the voucher to The Melting Pot Cafe at the Social Club, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, on Wednesdays from 9 am - 11.30 am.
To donate any non-perishable food items, there are a number of Dump Bins in Hurstpierpoint (Library, Village Centre building; Co-op when the shop is operating again on the High Street), and in Hassocks (Mama Ghanoushe Cafe on the High Street).
Hurstpierpoint Food Bank is a satellite of the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank. For more information, you can look at their website, www.burgesshillfoodbank.org.uk, or on Facebook - Hurstpierpoint Food Bank.
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, then he or she is eligible to start school in September 2017. You may apply online from 3 October 2016.
If you would like further advice or information, please call West Sussex County Council on 03330 142 903. Apply online at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. The deadline is Sunday 15 January 2017.