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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

Road Closure

Published: 25 Jan 20

Closure of Clappers Lane Read More...

Take the Lead

Published: 22 Jan 20

Responsible dog ownership in the South Downs Read More...

Chanctonbury County Local Committee

Published: 22 Jan 20

Tuesday 19th November @ 7pm The Steyning Centre Read More...

Horsham District Local Plan Review

Published: 22 Jan 20

Consultation documents available to view Read More...

Cold Weather Alert

Published: 17 Jan 20

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 Cold Weather Alert - 19th January and 21st January Read More...

Horsham District Health Walks

Horsham District Health Walks

Published: 13 Jan 20

Horsham District Health Walks February 2019 Woodmancote Read More...

Horsham District Health Walks January 2020

Horsham District Health Walks January 2020

Published: 16 Dec 19

All welcome to guided, free, sociable walks led by trained volunteers Read More...

Volunteers for icy conditions

Published: 1 Dec 19

Could you help out our vulnerable residents? Read More...

Pesticide spraying of outfields at Blackstone playing fields

Published: 20 Nov 19

Closure of playing field due to pesticide spraying Read More...

Letter to residents

Published: 19 Nov 19

All residents should be receiving a letter regarding Mayfield Market Town Read More...

Horsham District Health Walks December 2019

Horsham District Health Walks December 2019

Published: 11 Nov 19

All welcome to guided, free, sociable walks led by trained volunteers Read More...

Blackstone Stoolball Club

Published: 24 Oct 19

Blackstone Stoolball Club are looking for more players Read More...

England cricket player at Blackstone!

Published: 17 Oct 19

England cricket player at Blackstone! Read More...

Amber thunderstorm warning issued

Published: 14 Oct 19

An area of thunderstorms and heavy rain may bring travel disruption between 16:00 - 21:00 Monday 14 Oct 2019 Read More...

Horsham District Health Walks November 2019

Horsham District Health Walks November 2019

Published: 14 Oct 19

All welcome to guided, free, sociable walks led by trained volunteers; no need to book, just turn-up at the start point. Read More...

Parish Hall Closure

Published: 4 Apr 19

Meetings will take place at Blackstone Pavilion until further notice Read More...