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

  • Herstmonceux Castle

  • Herstmonceux Observatory - Science Centre

  • Chapel Row triangle - photo credit Steve Slade

  • Herstmonceux Village Hall

  • 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

  • Fields

    Fields

  • 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.

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.

Latest News

Casual Vacancy on Herstmonceux Parish Council

A Casual Vacancy has arisen on Herstmonceux Parish Council, following the resignation of a councillor.

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:35 by Clare Harrison

Woolpack Inn - Redevelopment of Site Planning Application

Woolpack Inn - Redevelopment of Site Planning Application

An application for the development of the Woolpack Inn site has been published. The planning application will be discussed at Herstmonceux Full Council Meeting on the Evening of Monday 17th February, 2020, 7.30pm Herstmonceux Village Hall.

All documents are available for viewing at the Village Information Centre or on the Wealden District Council Planning Portal:

Application No. WD/2019/2239/F

Application Type: Full More »

Expiry date for comments: 27 February 2020

Location: THE WOOLPACK INN, WEST END, HERSTMONCEUX, BN27 4LJ Description: PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE WOOLPACK INN (PART CONVERSION/ PART DEMOLITION AND NEW BUILD) INTO 9 DWELLINGS TOGETHER WITH A FLEXIBLE A1, A2, A3 OR A4 USE ON THE GROUND FLOOR. » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:50 by Clare Harrison

Upcoming Community Event - Annual Parish Meeting!

Herstmonceux Parish Council invite all parishioners to the Annual Parish Meeting

A great opportunity to ask questions and receive updates about what has been going on!

Monday 16th March, 2020, 8.00pm, Herstmonceux Village Hall

The meeting will include:

Chairman's Report

Financial Report

Neighbourhood Plan Progression Report

Open Forum on Parish Matters

There will also be opportunities, before and after the meeting, to find out about community groups and initiatives that are happening in your Parish More »

Refreshments will be served » Less

Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:44 by Clare Harrison