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.
Carriage Resurfacing works will start soon on Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, between the High Street and Willow Way. Work is expected to take place the week commencing Monday 14 August for about one week; the working hours will be from 7 am - 6 pm. This will be a Road Closure but will allow access for residents. For any concerns, please email West Sussex County Council on www.westsusex.gov.uk/roadpavementenquiry or phone 01243 642 105 (weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm).
The Parish Council is looking for 2 people to become Councillors - one for Hurstpierpoint and one for Sayers Common. Do you have an interest in your local environment, amenities, planning & housing issues, community events, anti-social behaviour and policing, and want to make a difference? Then please apply to become a Parish Councillor. * Parish and Town Councils are often seen as that part of government closest to the people. *
For more information and/or an application form: Tel. 01273 833264; 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 21 September 2017; therefore the deadline for receipt of any grant application forms and accompanying information is Monday 11 September 2017.
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.
There will be a Parish Councillor Surgery on Saturday 9 September from 10:00 am - 12 noon, at the Conference Room in the Village Centre building on Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. Would you like to have a chat with a Parish Councillor about any issue or idea that you have? The Parish Council will be holding monthly Surgeries in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common where 2 Councillors will be available.
All Parish Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and everyone is very welcome to attend. This initiative is being trialed for a year, for those people who might find it easier to chat in this informal manner.