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


  • 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

Formal Opening of Herstmonceux Public WCs

Formal Opening of Herstmonceux Public WCs

The re-opened public toilet facility will be formally opened by Cllr Pam Doodes (Chair of Wealden District Council and District Councillor for Herstmonceux and Pevensey Levels) on Monday 21st October 2019 at 2.00pm.

All are welcome to come along.

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:47 by Clare Harrison

Sewer Improvement Works, Herstmonceux

Southern Water will be making some improvements to the sewer network in Chapel Row, Gardner Street and Victoria Road, Herstmonceux.

The work is due to start on November 4th 2019 with a site compound being established at the junction of Victoria Road and Joes Lane. Working hours will be from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Expect additional vehicle movement and activity in the area.

Victoria Road closure can be expected from 11th November 2019. A diversion route will be clearly signposted, access to properties in Victoria Road will of course be maintained. More »

A residents Drop-In Session will be held by Southern Water on 24th October 2019 at Herstmonceux Village Hall, 5.00pm - 7.00pm, do come along and ask any questions you may have of the project team. » Less

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:36 by Clare Harrison

Flooding and blocked drains

Not surprisingly we have some surface water issues around the parish. Following a parishioner report of water on the road at Collins Honda and a blocked drain at the slip road opposite Lime Roughs, both have been reported on line to East Sussex Highways. East Sussex Highways are already aware of the flooding tendency at the Collins Honda dip in the road and investigations are place as to why this is and to find a solution. More »

You can advise our Highway Steward of blocked drains / floods / pot holes that may have been caused by the recent heavy rain here at East Sussex Highways Website report a problem page
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Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:25 by Clare Harrison