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
The next Parish Meeting date is on Tuesday 27 April at 7pm via Zoom. See agenda
Annual Parish Return
David Roberts of The Old Rectory has kindly agreed to be chief Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Newtimber.
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 2020
The precept for 2020 is £225
Chairman of Parish Meeting for 2020/2021
Ms Henri Brocklehurst was elected chairman for this year. The clerk is Lucy Dalrymple assisted by Marilyn Roberts.