Welcome to Petworth Town Council Website
The Town Council Office is open to the public Monday – Friday between 9:30 am – 2:00 pm; occasionally, I might be out at a meeting. Outside these hours please telephone to check if I am available. Melanie Kite, Clerk.
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VACANCY IN OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR – Due to the resignation of a Councillor a casual vacancy exists. For full information go to Vacancy in Office. Please contact the Clerk or Chairman of Council should you be interested in standing.
Petworth Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum scheduled for 7th June 2018 – for information on how to vote and to view the full set of Plan documents, go to our Neighbourhood Plan page.
Petworth Town Council Statement regarding the Vision, please click on PTC-Vision statement
COUNCIL and COMMITTEE MEETING DATES
Agendas and Minutes for all committee meetings can be found under ‘Town Council / Meetings and Minutes. Everybody is most welcome to attend any council meeting to listen as a member of the public. All meetings are held in the Town Council office. Should you have a question please forward it to the Clerk at least 48 hours before the meeting date. We look forward to seeing you.
Calendar for Committee and Town Council Meetings Meeting dates 2018 Meeting dates 2018
Annual Town Council Meeting – Thursday 17th May at 7:30pm
Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday 15th May at 7pm
Planing Committee Meeting – Thursday 9th May at 7pm
Open Spaces Committee Meeting – No meeting in May
Petworth lies in the South Downs National Park in rural West Sussex. The Town Council serves the closely built ancient township close to the National Trust’s property Petworth House, the modern town, and an extensive surrounding rural area.
The total population in Petworth Town Council area is just over 3000 people (The 2011 census recorded 3027).
Petworth people enjoy a very active community with several churches, a public library, several public meeting places, a youth club, and a lunch club for the elderly, and tennis, bowling, football and cricket clubs. There are regular films, a town band, amateur dramatics and the world class annual Petworth Festival which draws music lovers from far and near, and the Fete in the Park, both in the summer.
It is well known as a centre for the antiques trade, and is a thriving shopping and business community. Additionally there are regular farmers markets in the town centre, and monthly book sale supporting the Petworth Society. The Petworth Community Association is the hub for many of Petworth’s activities.
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Photo Credits: Market Square : Copyright 2013 DanielCraigPhotographic. All other photos: Copyright 2014 John Pawsey