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

Woodmancote Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Published: 9 Apr 21

An online book of condolence has been opened on Buckingham Palace’s website: www.royal.uk Residents who do not have online access can send a message of condolence to the Chairman’s Office, Room 102, West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ. Because of the current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions, people are urged to please avoid gathering in public places: for example, rather than laying flowers in a public area, they may wish to display a floral tribute at home. Read More...

West Sussex Libraries reopen for browsing - 12 April 2021

Published: 8 Apr 21

All 36 West Sussex Libraries will reopen to the public for limited browsing and pre bookable IT sessions from the 12 April Read More...

Highways works A281 Brighton Road - 19 April 2021

Published: 8 Apr 21

Works are due to commence on improved pedestrian facilities on the south side of the Brighton Road which will include a new footway paving, kerbing and verge clearance. Read More...