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.
We now have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward of our Parish.
A notice is being published today saying that a by-election to fill the vacancy will be held IF, within 14 days ten electors of the electoral area give notice in writing, to the Mid Sussex District Council Proper Officer, that they would like a by-election to be held.
For more information, please click on this link to see the Notice.
The Parish Council is looking for up to 5 residents of Hurstpierpoint to join this newly-formed Board. This is a voluntary role, meeting 2 or 3 times a year. You would not need any particular expertise, just an interest in the local community and helping to guide the management and facilities of the new parkland.
The housing developments under consideration are Kingsland Laines development, Sayers Common and Pakyns Garden Cottage, Hurstpierpoint.
Kingsland Laines development, Sayers Common: The Secretary of State (DCLG) has upheld the previous decision (challenged under judicial review) to refuse planning permission for 120 houses and a care-home at this site. The reasons for refusal are because the proposals are contrary to the Council's PARISH 2031 Neighbourhood Plan.
Pakyns Garden Cottage, Hurstpierpoint: Permission for 12 houses has been refused on appeal. The reasons for refusal include the role of the Local Gap policy in the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council opposed both these developments and submitted evidence to defend the local community's Neighbourhood Plan.
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Mail Hall, Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.
The St Lawrence Fair will be on Saturday 2 July 2016 at the South Avenue Recreation Ground. See their website for more information: http://www.stlawrencefair.org.uk/ .
Hurst Festival will be held from 17 September until 1 October 2016. The Festival extends over a fortnight, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village and leading international performers who have a connection with Hurstpierpoint.
For more information, go to their website on www.hurstfestival.org.