Welcome to the Petworth Town Council Website
Virgin Mary Spring
Petworth Town Council are aware of the public concern regarding the walkway that had been constructed in front of the Virgin Mary Spring. They wish to clarify that this was not built on the instructions of the Town Council. After a meeting with the West Sussex Highways Department, it was decided that the walkway was inappropriate and it has now been removed. The council will be monitoring the area around the spring to ensure that it remains safe for those who wish to walk there and they will report back to West Sussex County Council on any issues of concern.
The council hope that this will clarify the situation for those residents who raised their concerns about what they felt was the inappropriateness of the walkway. Should you have any further questions regarding this issue, please contact West Sussex County Council.
Neighbourhood Plan Update!
Thank you to everyone who completed a questionnaire or online survey following our third and final public consultation phase of the Petworth Neighbourhood Plan.
Please click here to be directed to our dedicated Neighbourhood Plan page where you can see the results.
Petworth Skate Park
Petworth Town Council is aware that there is some concern regarding the construction of a skate park in Petworth. They will be holding a public meeting to outline the proposed plans and answer any questions/concerns you may have. The date of this meeting is yet to be confirmed, but as soon as it has been decided, we will post the details on the homepage of the website.
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