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 Council meetings during Covid-19

Herstmonceux Parish Council meetings may take place in person or via a video link, as according to updated Government guidance.

Please see the Agendas for information as to the venue or for a link if the meeting is to be held on line.

Agendas will be available on line and in the notice boards. The Agendas will be found on line in the usual place, Council Meetings pages of this website.

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 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

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

Planning application WD/2020/2325/FR

This application will be discussed at our Full Council meeting on the 18th under Agenda Item 11.

Application No. WD/2020/2325/FR

Application Type: Full - Retrospective

Expiry date for comments: 28 January 2021

Case Officer: Mr A Battams Tel: 01892 602487

Location: OAK CROFT, UNDER ROAD, MAGHAM DOWN, HERSTMONCEUX, BN27 1QE

Description: PART RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR THE RETENSION OF LUNGE RING AND AN ADDITION OF RUBBER CHIPPING SURFACE

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:02 by Clare Harrison

Cuckmere Bus Service - Tier 4 Updates

CUCKMERE BUSES

Although we are nearly back to pre-covid levels of service, the outlook currently is uncertain. There will be further travel restrictions now that we have moved into Tier 4, where people must not leave their homes without reasonable excuse.

In preparing for this event we are planning to continue operating but with reduced service levels. All will depend upon the availability of our volunteer divers and the decisions taken by commercial operators. More »

We are keeping our website up-to-date (cuckmerebuses.org.uk) and have placed notices on our buses. We will continue to keep you updated. » Less

Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:57 by Clare Harrison

Construction Works at the Rec

The construction works for the upgrading of the carpark and the laying of the new footpath are completed.

Unfortunately, rain has stopped play and the children's play park construction works are unable to be completed until the ground dries out enough to resume work.

We are just as frustrated as you are about this but this is out of anybody's hands. A good frosty New Year will help, fingers crossed!

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:37 by Clare Harrison