Welcome to Petworth Town Council Website
The Town Council office is open to the public every Tuesday from 9.30am – 1pm. Details of other ways to get in touch with the Clerk can be found on the Contact page of this website.
Please note that the Petworth Town Council office will not be open on the morning of Tuesday 3rd September. Instead, the office will be open from 1 – 5pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019. Opening times will revert back to Tuesday mornings, 9.30am – 1pm from the following week onwards.
Your Town Councillors are:
Simon Atkins, Robert Booth, David Burden, Alan Copus, Harsha Desai, Neville Fox, Juliete Fynes, Patricia Hewlett, Chris Kemp, Michael Peet, Jim Scallon, Liz Singleton, Carry Smith, Carole Sproson and Jennie Thorpe
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 unless otherwise stated. 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.
Civil Calendar for Committee and Town Council Meetings Meeting dates for May 2019 – April 2020 Meeting dates 2019-2020
Full Council – No meeting in December, Thursday 16th January at 7.30pm
Finance Committee – Tuesday 17th December at 7pm, Tuesday 14th January at 7pm
Planning Committee – Wednesday 11th December at 7pm, Wednesday 8th January at 7pm
Open Spaces Committee – Wednesday 4th December at 7pm, Tuesday 7th January at 7pm
EXTERNAL AUDITOR CERTIFICATE 2018/19
Notice of Public Rights of Unaudited Annual Accounts 2017/18. Notice of Public Rights
Annual Governance Statement and Accounts 2018/19 – Accounting Statement and Annual Governance Statement 2018-19
External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18 – External audit report and Certificate
South Downs National Park Authority adopts Petworth Neighbourhood Plan
Great news! The Petworth Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘adopted’ or ‘made’ by the South Downs National Park Authority. This means it is now an official legal document and all future planning applications must take account of the policies set out within it.
Petworth Town Council Statement regarding the Vision, please click on PTC-Vision statement
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.
Click here to learn about PTC.
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Photo Credits: Market Square : Copyright 2013 DanielCraigPhotographic. All other photos: Copyright 2014 John Pawsey