Welcome to Woodmancote Parish Council


Woodmancote Parish Council is located in West Sussex partly within the South Downs National Park, on the Mid Sussex border and neighbours the parishes of Henfield, Shermanbury and Albourne.

Woodmancote is a rural parish covering an area some 2090 acres but with only about 270 dwellings and a population in the region of 500. Blackstone is the geographical heart with the boundaries being the B2116 to the north, and south of the A281 in the south. It borders Henfield to the west and Albourne to the east.

St Peter’s Anglican church is situated on the A281 and is thought to date from the 13th Century, having been substantially rebuilt in 1868. In the churchyard there is a monument to two protestant martyrs, Thomas Harland and John Oswald, who were burnt at the stake in Lewes in 1556 in the Marian Persecutions.

The aim of this site is to provide our community with a shop window of events in the parish, easy access to the minutes of previous council meetings and useful information about the area. The Parish Council is the first point of contact in most matters affecting Woodmancote where issues and concerns are discussed and hopefully resolved to the greater good of the community. The council is here to serve you and try to make a difference, so if you have any ideas about the content of the website which may be beneficial, or have any worries or concerns about any matter relating to the parish, please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk – we are here to try to help!










Latest News

Annual Parish Meeting - Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 7.30pm

Annual Parish Meeting - Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 7.30pm

Published: 3 Mar 23

Woodmancote Parish Council invites all residents to our Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 4 April 2023 at the pavilion, Blackstone Playing Fields. The meeting will include a report from the Chairman, a talk from the Henfield History Group and unveiling of the Domesday and Heritage Trail plaques. Read More...

Sussex Cricket Residents Meeting

Published: 17 Feb 23

Sussex Cricket will be holding their first Residents Meeting of the year on the 27 March 2023 at 6.30pm at the pavilion, Blackstone Playing Fields, Woodmancote. All Woodmancote Residents are welcome to attend. Please contact jon.filby@sussexcricket.co.uk for further information. Read More...

SIDS (Speed Indicator Devices)

SIDS (Speed Indicator Devices)

Published: 26 Jan 23

Woodmancote Parish Council recently purchased 2 new SIDS and a replacement unit for the Parish and these are now in place and we very much hope they will have an impact in driving down speeds. Read More...