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Welcome to Petworth


The Town Council office is open to the public on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30-5pm.  The Town Clerk can be reached from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday using the details on the Contact page of this website.

Your Town Councillors are:

Simon Atkins, David Burden, Alan Copus, Harsha Desai, Neville Fox, Juliet Fynes, Patricia Hewlett, Chris Kemp, Michael Peet, Jim Scallon, Liz Singleton, Carole Sproson, Jennie Thorpe, James Law & Suzanne Frossard.


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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.