Welcome to the 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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Petworth Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum scheduled for 7th June 2018 – for more information and to view our press release, go to our Neighbourhood Plan page.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Friday 27th April at 6:30pm in the Leconfield Hall. All residents are warmly invited and most welcome to come and hear what the council has been doing for the community in the past year and to ask questions.
There will be the opportunity to see displays from our local sports clubs, societies and groups and to sign up to a new activity should you so wish.
The Councillors look forward to seeing you. Agenda – Annual Town 2018.04.23
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
Full Council Meeting – Thursday 19th April at 7:30pm
Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday 17th April at 7pm
Planing Committee Meeting – Thursday 5th April at 7pm
Open Spaces Committee Meeting – Wednesday 25th April at 7pm
Petworth Town Council’s Lorry Crackdown!
Petworth Town Council is currently collaborating with the West Sussex County Council Highways Department to improve the lorry situation in Petworth. They have recently undertaken a professional lorry survey and also sent a questionnaire to all the businesses in Petworth to ascertain their need for these large vehicles that cause problems in the town. Hopefully with the evidence that is being gathered, WSCC will be able to help with diverting these lorries away from the streets of Petworth.
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