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 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 July 2016; therefore the deadline for us to receive your application form is Monday 11 July 2016.
Please contact the Parish Council office, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.
The Parish Council has one vacancy for a new Councillor in the Hurstpierpoint ward. The deadline to receive application forms has now passed and the Council hopes to appoint the new Councillor soon.
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.
Work has begun on the new and extended play area in South Avenue Recreation Ground. The play area will be closed so that the new facilities will be ready by the end of July.
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/ .
To mark the departure of their current Musical Director, Katie Thomas, BRIGHTON CONSORT will be presenting a concert entitled "FAREWELL FAVOURITES" on Sunday July 3rd in Holy Trinity Church (7.30 pm). The programme will consist of a selection of highlights from sixteen of the choir's past concerts, and will include:-
Monteverdi - Excerpts from the Mass for Four Voices
Schutz - Selig sind die Toten
Josquin - In flagellis
Byrd - Ave verum corpus
and works by Lassus, Guerrero, Lobo and Anerio - plus some contemporary pieces.
Tickets (£12; £10 concessions) are obtainable from www.brightonconsort.org.uk, or 01273 833746, or on the door.
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.