Herstmonceux Parish Council

Serving the people of Herstmonceux Parish

Clerk: Clare Harrison
The Parish Office, 4 The Old
Forge, Gardner Street
Herstmonceux, East Sussex
BN27 4LG

Tel: 01323 833312

  • Fields

    Fields

  • Herstmonceux Village Hall

  • Herstmonceux Castle

  • Herstmonceux Observatory - Science Centre

  • Chapel Row triangle - photo credit Steve Slade

  • Herstmonceux Village Hall - WW1 Centenery Commemoration

  • Herstmonceux Village Entrance, Hailsham Road - photo credit Steve Slade

  • Herstmonceux Castle - Photo credit Steve Slade

  • Photo credit Steve Slade

  • Cattle at dusk

  • Dig for Victory exhibit 2018

  • All Saints Herstmonceux
  • Cowbeech Village - conservation area

  • Herstmonceux Village Sign - Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee

Herstmonceux Parish

The Parish of Herstmonceux is located in the south-eastern area of Wealden District within East Sussex. It is situated around the main A271 road which runs between Ninfield and Bexhill in the east and some 4 miles east of Hailsham in the west. Predominantly rural in nature, the parish contains the settlements of Herstmonceux, Cowbeech and Windmill Hill. There are a wide range of services and facilities which serve the local community.

The Parish enjoys a strong farming community; a world-famous castle and Bader International Study Centre; a self-funded, self-sustaining, modern Village Hall; a Village Information Centre; an award winning Integrative Health Surgery and vibrant community spirit with many voluntary organisations that reach out to all members of the Parish, including the most vulnerable.

Herstmonceux Parish Council provides your local services. The Parish Council has a strong relationship with its community partners and continues to seek ways to improve Council's accessibility for residents to participate in decision making.

We strive to make Herstmonceux a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit, AGAR s1, 2 & 3

  • Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2021 (PDF, 79 Kb)

    Publication of this notice and AGAR S1,2 &3 for Herstmonceux Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2021 (Accounts and Audits Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

  • 2020 - 21 AGAR Audited - S 1&2 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

    Publication of this AGAR S1 &2 for Herstmonceux Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2021 (Accounts and Audits Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

  • 2020 - 21 AGAR Audited - S3 (PDF, 157 Kb)

    Publication of this notice and AGAR 3 for Herstmonceux Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2021 (Accounts and Audits Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

Latest News

The Horseshoe Inn, Windmill Hill WD/2019/2565/F & WD/2019/2566/F

Planning Officer's report and approval notice with detail of the planning permissions given for the Horseshoe site, including detail of the new public house

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:59 by Clare Harrison

West End, Herstmonceux - Drainage & Carriageway Repairs Monday 12th July 2021 for 8 weeks

West End, Herstmonceux - Drainage & Carriageway Repairs

Monday 12th July 2021 for 8 weeks. Full details can be found on the East Sussex portal:

West End, Herstmonceux - Drainage & Carriageway Repairs (eastsussexhighways.com)

Posted: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:23 by Clare Harrison

Family Support Fund for Herstmonceux Parish Families

Family Support Fund - to support our local families who have been financially compromised by COVID, lockdown and furlough

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 19:39 by Clare Harrison

The link for agenda and all papers for Wealden District Council Planning Committee South can be found here.

Getting us through COVID-19
Local Community Volunteer Newsletters

  • LCAV Newsletter 6 May 2021 (PDF, 3.2 Mb)

    The sixth edition newsletter from the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through restricted and isolation periods of Covid-19 and beyond

  • LCAV Newsletter Publication 5 December 2020 (PDF, 1.4 Mb)

    The fifth edition newsletter from the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through restricted and isolation periods of Covid-19

  • LCAV Newsletter Publication 4 July 2020 (PDF, 785 Kb)

    The fourth edition newsletter from the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through the isolation period of Covid-19

  • LCAV Newsletter Publication 3 May Bank Hol 2020 (PDF, 943 Kb)

    The third edition newsletter from the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through the isolation period of Covid-19

  • LCAV Newsletter Publication 2 MayDay 2020 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

    The second edition newsletter from the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through the isolation period of Covid-19

  • LCAV Newsletter Publication 1 Easter 2020 (PDF, 254 Kb)

    The very first edition of the Local Community Action Volunteering scheme in Herstmonceux Parish. Set up to support vulnerable and extremely vulnerable, and anyone else needing a helping hand, through the isolation period of Covid-19

  • Preparing for an emergency

    Some information about how you can be better prepared for emergencies.

Herstmonceux Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Herstmonceux Parish are very proud of their Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out the business plan aims and objectives for improvements to community services and facilities and sustainable development for the period of 2017 - 2027.

Background information, policy detail and all documents of the Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.

Tender Invitation for 3 year Contracts

Please click on this link for our Contracts Page where you will find further information and tender specifications