Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council


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


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.


Latest News


Parish Council Small Grants 2017
21st July 2017


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, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.


VACANCY 'Handyman'
11th July 2017


With the retirement of our Maintenance Officer, we are looking for someone who enjoys working mainly outdoors to carry out general duties around Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common. The work will include some painting, cleaning, hedge-cutting, looking after our noticeboards, and regular inspections of our parks and play areas. Some of the work will be strenuous.


The best person for this job will have experience of working on his or her own and will understand the importance of keeping our public spaces looking neat and tidy. This is preferably a full-time job, but we have the flexibility to consider part-time to suit the best candidate.


The salary range is £18,000 to £22,000 pa (full-time)


PLEASE contact us for more details, by email or phone.



Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor, Sayers Common Ward
4th July 2017


A casual vacancy exists in the Office of Councillor for the Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council (Sayers Common 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. The Proper Officer is: Tom Clark, Returning Officer, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Haywards Heath RH16 1SS. If no such notice is given, the Parish Council shall fill the vacancy by co-option. Stephen Hoyles, Parish Clerk

Forthcoming Events


Bridge to Farce
18th July 2017


The Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint presents A Cuckfield Dramatic Society Production, BRIDGE TO FARCE, Wed 2 - Sat 5 August 2017. This is an Adult Comedy by Richard Willis & Paul Ruse. For more information, please call 01444 848 156 or look at the website: .


Parish Councillor Surgery
12th August 2017


There will be a Parish Councillor Surgery on Saturday 12 August 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.