Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council


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


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.


Latest News


2nd January 2018


UK Power Networks has issued a letter advising of action in the event of electricity power loss. CLICK HERE


Kingsland Laines, Sayers Common - housing decision
11th December 2017


The Secretary of State had allowed permission for 120 houses at Kingsland Laines, Sayers Common. This follows a lengthy process in which the Parish Council argued against the application, saying that this number was more than required by our Neighbourhood Plan. Planning permission had previously been granted for 40 houses on the same site, so this latest decision permits a further 80.


New flower baskets and flower beds
7th December 2017


We are planning to install some flower baskets on posts along the High Street in Hurstpierpoint, and some flower beds at Fairfield Crescent, Iden Hurst and College Lane. This part of the Council's work to improve the appearance of our villages and we hope to have them in place next Spring. Click here for some sketch details.


Albourne Road Allotments
4th December 2017


The Albourne Road allotments has a short waiting list at the moment. Therefore, it is a good time to put your name on our waiting list. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Council office on 01273 833264 or email: .


Parish Council Small Grants 2017
4th December 2017


The Parish Council operates a grant aid system providing small sums (up to £500) to local non-profit groups that meet the needs of the Parish's residents. Grant applications are considered at the Community Affairs Committee meetings of the Council, 6 times per year. The next Community Affairs Committee meeting will be on 25 January 2018; therefore the deadline for receipt of grant applications is Monday 15 January 2018.


Please contact the Parish Council office on 01273 833264, email us on, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.


Hurst Meadows open
1st December 2017


The first part of the new Hurst Meadows parkland is now open to the public.

The 9 acres north of Highfield Drive in Hurstpierpoint, can be approached from either St Georges Lane/Latchetts Lane, or from the St Georges footpath, near College Lane. The area is a mixture of open meadow, hedgerows and woodland and is available to everyone for their quiet enjoyment.

We are expecting that the second stage, some 40 acres of meadow at Little Park will be available in the early Spring 2018.

Forthcoming Events


Talk: Newhaven Fort - then and now
26th January 2018


The next meeting of the Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society will be on Friday 26 January 2018. Their speaker will be Ian Everest talking about 'Newhaven Fort - then and now'. 8:00 pm at the Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park. Admission is free to members (£13 pa membership fee); Non-members are welcome: entrance fee £3; £2 to members of other Historical Societies.


Councillor Clinic
24th February 2018


A Councillor Clinic will take place on Saturday 24 February 2018 at 11 am - 12 noon at the New Inn on the High Street of Hurstpierpoint. Present will be the District and County Councillors covering Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common to hear your views and talking through your issues.