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 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.
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.
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: email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.