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

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...

Temporary Closure Order - Blackstone Lane - 16 January 2023 for 3 weeks

Published: 13 Jan 23

NOTICE is hereby given that West Sussex County Council made an OrdX COUNTY COUNCIL (HENFIELD: BLACKSTONE LANE) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2023er under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to close Blackstone Lane between Brighton Road and Henfield Road. The Order is necessary to protect public safety whilst cablling works are undertaken. The Order came into effect on 16 January 2023 and will last for 18 months or until the proposed works are completed, whichever is earlier. It is anticipated the works will commence on or after 16 January 2023 and will take 3 weeks to complete. Any queries about the works to take place should be directed to BT telephone number 01403 865395. Any queries about the effect of the Order on vehicles using the highway should be directed to WSCC, telephone number 01243 642105. Read More...

West Sussex Highways - new online reporting tool to replace Love West Sussex

Published: 12 Jan 23

The new tool includes an enhanced map and improved functionality to enable regular, detailed updates to the customer. To report an issue on the highway click on the link below or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel Read More...