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.
A casual vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward. 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 at Mid Sussex District Council. If at the end of 14 days, no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option. Please see the attached notice.
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.
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.
Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society will be presenting Dr Geoffrey Mead, who will speak on Sussex - East of Rye. This will take place on Friday 23 September 2016 and is a part of Hurst Festival 2016. Event begins at 7.45 pm (collection of subscriptions) for 8.00 pm start at the Guide Hall, Trinity Road car park. Admission is free to members (£13 pa membership fee), £3 for non-members, and £2 for members of other historical societies.