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 email@example.com
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 Parish Council now has a vacancy for a new Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward. This will be a co-opted post but the Councillor will have the same responsibilities and powers as elected members and will be in post until May 2019. This is a voluntary unpaid post and you would be expected to attend 2 or 3 evening meetings each month.
You will need to fill in an application form and return it to us by noon on Monday 14 November 2016. For more information, please contact the office on 01273 833264 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Would you like to become a Winter Volunteer for the Parish Council? During times of snow, you would be asked to help with gritting and snow/ice clearance in local areas. You must be aged 16 or over, and be fit and healthy to undertake the work. Please contact the Parish Council office on 01273 833264 or email email@example.com for more details.
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 17 November 2016 - therefore the deadline for receipt of your application and supporting documents is Monday 7 November 2016.
Please contact the Parish Council office, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.
The Co-operative Food shop has placed a pop-up shop on the Village Green as a temporary solution to help residents during the next few months. It is not known when the Co-operative shop on the High Street will be ready for business but it might take a few months for the shop to be repaired and working again. The Parish Council are very pleased to have been involved and to have made this site available.
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, then he or she is eligible to start school in September 2017. You may apply online from 3 October 2016.
If you would like further advice or information, please call West Sussex County Council on 03330 142 903. Apply online at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. The deadline is Sunday 15 January 2017.
The Parish Council is currently running a project to replace public seating around the Parish. We are looking for willing donators to help pay the cost; the average cost of a bench is about £700 but any donation above £250 would be very welcome. The seat can be memorial, which would include a bronze memorial plaque. Two seats will be replaced shortly, both at South Avenue Recreation Ground. Please contact Charlotte at the Parish Council office for more information.
The Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society is presenting a talk at its next meeting: The History of Buckingham Palace, by Patricia Wright. 28 October 2016, 7.30 pm at The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint. Admission is free to members.
Non-members are welcome - entrance fee £3, or £2 to members of other Historical Societies.
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