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

Horsham District Older Peoples Forum - MP Question Time Friday 5 November 10.30am to 1pm

Published: 16 Sep 21

The HDOPF ‘MP Question Time’ event is a genuine opportunity for the local older community from across the Horsham District, to meet a local MP, put their questions, raise issues and listen to an MP’s answers and views. 'Getting it straight from the horse’s mouth' rather than from the news or social media. Read More...

The Great Big Green Week

Published: 12 Aug 21

This event will take place 18 – 26 September 2021, and will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. For further information and to see how you can get involved go to: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/about/ Read More...

Woodmancote Community Speedwatch Update

Published: 5 Aug 21

Woodmancote Community Speedwatch Group has secured equipment and should be up and running within the next few months. Volunteers are still welcome so please contact the Clerk for further information if you are interested in getting involved. Read More...