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

Census 2021

Published: 22 Jan 21

The 2021 census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport. It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society. Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand our community’s needs and plan and fund public services. Ahead of Census Day (Sunday 21 March), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will send you a letter in the post with an access code and instructions. Read More...

Winter Hardship Support: Families & Over 50s

Published: 15 Jan 21

Information in relation to support available relating to data allowance for families home schooling, IT equipment, winter fuel support and hot meals for over 50's. Read More...

Rampion 2 Wind Farm Consultation

Published: 15 Jan 21

Visit the 'virtual village hall' exhibition and make any comments by 11 February 2021. Read More...