Newick Village

About the Parish Council

Parish councils represent one of the tiers of local government.

A parish council has numerous powers and rights. For example it can provide playing fields, make byelaws, deal with the acquisition of land and influence the district and county councils and government agencies on issues and concerns affecting local residents. Parish Councils also have the right to be notified of planning applications by the planning authorities and comment on them, and can spend annually sums decided by its Councillors in accordance with local government legislation.

The l997 Local Government and Rating Bill contained new powers for parish councils in relation to crime prevention and community transport, and the more recent localism and planning legislation changes have allowed them to produce Neighbourhood Plans and thus have a strong influence on the future development of their parishes.

Newick Parish Council is composed of up to l l members (Councillors) who are elected for a term of four years. Parish Councillors are elected on the basis of their ability to serve the community, and not on party political grounds. The full council meets 11 times a year, and together with attendance at the Planning, Environment, Playing Fields and Finance and General Purposes Committees, most Councillors attend two or three meetings each month. The council reports on its activities to the public at the Annual Parish Meeting held each year in April. Finance for the council is obtained largely from the Council Tax and in 20l5/20l6 this will yield £54,400.

The Council is represented on the Newick Village Hall Management Committee, the Sports Pavilion Management Committee., and Lewes District Association of Local Councils. A range of training courses is made available to Councillors by Sussex and Surrey Association of Local Councils (SSALC) and the Parish Clerk and Councillors can also keep up to date by attending the annual conferences and networking events organised by East Sussex County Council, Lewes District Council and SSALC.


Meeting dates for the current Financial Year

Latest Parish News

04-12-2019 at 5:19 PM

Sale of land by auction in Oldaker Road and vicinity

About 2 weeks ago we became aware that land on the estate which includes the green areas marked on the map are to be auctioned on the 5th December. Our Parish Clerk posted this information on Newick Talk and since then, as a Council we have been working hard to establish the implications of this sale.le of land by auction in Oldaker Road and vicinity
18-11-2019 at 10:07 AM


Due to the General Election being held on Thursday 12th December 2019, the Afternoon Club December meeting has been postponed until Thursday 9th January 2020
15-11-2019 at 9:27 AM

Update on Housing Development in Newick

Newick is a wonderful place to live. With the aid of our Neighbourhood Plan, your Council is doing its best to protect Newick from over development, whilst allowing the village to grow and flourish. We have recently learnt that the long-awaited decision from the Secretary of State on the Mitchelswood Farm proposal, is that the Inquiry will be re-opened.
14-10-2019 at 9:23 AM

Autumn Village Tidy

...Saturday 9 November from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Meet at the Community Centre.
30-09-2019 at 1:18 PM

Parish Council Update from Cllr Armitage

Newick Parish Council is back to its full complement of 11 councillors.
22-07-2019 at 10:09 AM

Parish Council update from Cllr. Deacon

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31-05-2019 at 9:19 AM

What’s been happening on Newick Parish Council ? informal monthly update from your local Councillors.
02-05-2019 at 9:33 AM

Would you like to be involved in the decision making process in Newick?

Do you have a few hours a month free to serve your community as a parish councillor? Positions are open to parishioners of Newick aged 18 or over.
12-04-2019 at 10:42 AM

Changes to bus services in Lewes District: April 2019 update

Changes to bus services in Lewes District: April 2019 update.
19-12-2018 at 3:19 PM

Chailey Repair Cafe

We have the helping hands!!
09-11-2018 at 9:33 AM

Newick Parish Council proposal to to dispose of land between Vernons Road and the The Rough, Newick

Local Government Act 1972 s 127 : Newick Parish Council proposes to dispose of freehold land between Vernons Road and The Rough, Newick.
18-09-2018 at 6:42 PM

Mitchelswood Farm Planning Appeal – Representations from Newick Parish Council to Secretary of State

15-06-2018 at 2:19 PM

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding: Consultation on what Newick wants

Newick Parish Council has received the first round of applications from local organisations containing ideas as to how our CIL money should be spent.
25-04-2018 at 6:41 PM

Letter from Newick PC to Thakeham Homes

Regarding Former Woods Fruit Farm
08-02-2018 at 3:04 PM

Proposed Development of Land between Vernons Road and The Rough, Newick

Newick’s Neighbourhood Plan was adopted by Lewes District Council in July 2015, after being approved by over 89% of those who voted in the referendum earlier that year. Policy HO5 of the Neighbourhood Plan provides for the construction of a pair of semi-detached bungalows or houses, each with no more than three bedrooms, on the land owned by Newick Parish Council between Vernons Road and The Rough.
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