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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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 2018-19
Full Council Meeting – There is NO meeting in August
Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday 17th July at 7pm
Planing Committee Meeting – Thursday 15th August at 7pm
Open Spaces Committee Meeting – Wednesday 8th August at 7pm
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.
Chris Kemp, chairman of Petworth Town Council added: “This is vitally important for Petworth because we now have a huge say in the outcome of local planning applications over the next 15 years. It also means we get to work more closely with the South Downs National Park Authority who has supported us throughout the process and totally understands the environmental and wellbeing sensitivities of Petworth’s setting in a National Park.”
Look out for the full article in the Autumn issue of Petworth Pages – the magazine will be delivered to your home week beginning 20th August.
Notice of Public Rights of Unaudited Annual Accounts 2017/18. Notice of Public Rights
CO-OPTION NOTICE – Due to the resignation of a Councillor a casual vacancy exists. For full information go to Co-option notice Please contact the Clerk should you be interested in standing.
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