Newtimber is a small parish having 68 registered electors. As such, it does not have a Council, but a Meeting. The main difference between a Parish Council and a Parish Meeting is that all registered electors can take part in the running of the Parish's affairs, and so there are no elections for Councillors. About fourteen members attend our parish meetings on a regular basis. Meetings are held when there is something to discuss - for example a planning application, setting the annual precept, electing the chairman. The district council is Mid Sussex District Council and the County Council is West Sussex County Council. The Parish is in the Parliamentary Constituancy of Arundel and South Downs.
Next Parish Meeting
A Parish Meeting will be on Tuesday 7th May 2013 at 7pm at Newtimber Place. All residents welcome. See agenda here.
Newtimber News is the Parish Newsletter which is produced and distributed about four times a year to residents in the parish. It contains details of Parish Meetings and events, and church services and other news.
Any news or advertisements from local residents/businesses - please contact us for inclusion in the next issue.
Chris Humphrey of 1 Donkey Row Cottages has kindly agreed to be chief Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Newtimber.
To find out more about local policing, look at the Sussex Police Website
These are able to be viewed at Mid Sussex District Council's website
The Freedom of Information Act
The Parish Meeting has decided to adopt the model scheme for Parish Meetings to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. If you want to see/take copies of the minutes of any Parish Meeting; response to planning applications or any other non-commercially sensitive information, by arrangement with the Clerk. You can download the full text of the scheme here. To email the clerk, please complete the contact form.
Precept for 2013
The precept for 2013 will be £200, the same as 2012.
Chairman of Parish Meeting for 2011/2012
Ms Lucy Dalrymple was elected chairman for this year.