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


Cemetery - Topple Test
9th February 2017


The Parish Council is currently carrying out its Topple Test on all Memorials in the Cemetery.


Should any be deemed unsafe a notice will be attached to the memorial.


Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor
24th January 2017


A casual vacancy exists in the Office of Councillor for the Hurstpierpoint Ward, Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) TEN electors of the electoral area give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Proper Officer.


The Proper Officer is: Tom Clark, Returning Officer, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS.


If no such notice is given, the Parish Council shall fill the vacancy by co-option.


Hurstpierpoint Village Centre Room Bookings
23rd January 2017


Hurstpierpoint Village Centre Association are changing the way they manage room bookings at the Hurstpierpoint Village Centre.


From 30th January 2017 room bookings will be managed by the Parish Council office. Charlotte Kempson will be the bookings secretary and she will be supported by other members of staff.


You will also be able to manage booking requests using the online system. Please follow link for further details:-

Village Centre Booking Announcement


Parish Councillor Vacancy
18th January 2017


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 .



We will have an information session on Wed 8 February 2017, 7 - 8 pm, where you can talk to several Parish Councillors about their role and what the Council does. This will be held in the Village Centre building on Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.


There is an application form to fill in - the deadline for the office to receive your application form is noon on Monday 13 March 2017. If you are selected for interview, the interviews with the Council's Governance & Staff Panel will be held on the evening of Tues 21 March 2017. The Panel will then make recommendations to the Council at its meeting on the evening of Thurs 23 March 2017, following which the successful candidate will be immediately appointed.


Please note that this is a voluntary unpaid post. Candidates chosen would be co-opted onto the Council but they would have the same responsibilities and powers as elected members; they will be in post until May 2019.


Co-operative Food opening at Hurst Community Charity Shop
20th December 2016


The Co-operative Food shop launched its opening at the Hurst Community Charity Shop on Tuesday 20 December 2016. The opening hours are 8 am to 8 pm and there is a very good range of products.


Please note: This is a temporary move for the Co-op until their High Street store has been repaired from the recent fire. The Charity Shop is located at the Village Green off the Hurstpierpoint High Street (west side); the closest car park is Trinity Road Car Park.


Change to Trinity Road Carpark rules
5th December 2016


The short-term section of Trinity Road carpark has increased its parking time allowed from 2 hours to 3 hours; the hours of operation have also increased and are now: Monday - Saturday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm , excluding bank holidays. That means that showing your parking disc in the car, you can now park there for up to 3 hours, between 8 am - 6 pm. Discs are on sale for £1.00 at a number of locations in the village.

Forthcoming Events


Workshop for Prospective Councillors
8th February 2017


We will have an information session on Wed 8 February 2017, 7 - 8 pm, where you can talk to several Parish Councillors about their role and what the Council does. This will be held in the Village Centre building on Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.


The Modern Kitchen Garden
14th February 2017


Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society is having an illustrated talk by Barry Newman on The Modern Kitchen Garden on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 7:45 pm. Barry is the National Vegetable Society and Britain in Bloom judge. The talk will be in the Village Centre Club Suite on Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.


The Influence of Invasions on the English Language
24th February 2017


The Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society will be having their next meeting on Friday 24 February 2017. Peter Lovett will be speaking about 'The Influence of Invasions on the English Language'. The meeting will begin at 8 pm at the Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park. Admission: Free to members; Non-members welcome: entrance fee £3; £2 to members of other Historical Societies.