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 Parish Council Co-opted Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council.

To be able to stand for Co-option, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

a) be on the electoral register for the Parish;

b) have owned or rented land in the Parish for twelve months;

c) have worked in the Parish for twelve months; or

d) have lived in the Parish or within three miles/4.8 kilometres of the Parish boundary for twelve months.

In addition you should be a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and have attained the age of 18.

Latest News

Re-opening of East Sussex Libraries

Browse and borrow books safely at your local library

All East Sussex libraries have reopened and residents can once again borrow, return and reserve items. Computers are available to pre-book, and study space and Job Pods for online job interviews are available at selected libraries.

Customers can reserve up to 10 items, with existing and new library loans extended until 30 June.

The libraries are Covid-secure with new layouts to encourage social distancing, limited visitor numbers, and increased cleaning. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return and for the time being newspapers will only be available online. Library events have not yet resumed but will be returning over the coming months. More »

For library locations and opening hours, and for more information on library services including the eLibrary and 'select and collect', please visit the website or call 0345 60 80 196.

For further information: East Sussex libraries reopen after lockdown | The Newsroom » Less

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 12:16 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

East-Sussex-COVID-19-vaccination Update

Data and general updates from East Sussex County Council regarding the vaccine roll out

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 13:37 by Clare Harrison

  • 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

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

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.

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.