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

18-09-2018 at 6:42 PM

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

14-09-2018 at 9:44 AM


BRUCE KENT - ex Chair CND Nuclear weapons – campaigning past and present for their elimination.
09-09-2018 at 3:47 PM

Newick Horticultural Society: Autumn events

All events are in Newick Village Hall
29-08-2018 at 10:49 AM

St Peter and St James Hospice: Indian Summer Evening.

Come and join us at Newick Tandoori for an Indian Summer Evening on Tues 2nd Oct, 7.00 for 7.30 .
18-08-2018 at 6:53 PM

Free Electric Blanket Testing 2018

Bring your electric blanket along for a free safety check this autumn
07-08-2018 at 7:03 PM

Local Solicitors Support Chidren's Charity

Solicitors from across the South-East have partnered with Chailey Heritage Foundation to support the charity’s annual Make A Will Fortnight campaign. Taking place from 10th to 21st September, members of the public can book an appointment any time during the two week period
30-07-2018 at 3:31 PM

Safer Summer Advice from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Summer in East Sussex brings visitors and locals alike into the fresh air, enjoying the countryside and the coast. We want people to have fun and stay safe.
24-07-2018 at 9:15 AM

Chailey Repair Café opens in August!

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Chailey Repair Café opens on Saturday 11th August at 1000hrs. At Chailey Parish Hall (on the A275 adjacent to The Five Bells pub near Chailey Green) everything will be about repairs. Starting from 1000hrs and ending at 1300hrs,
28-06-2018 at 10:45 AM

Results of Scarecrow Competition

Well done to the prize winners and to everyone who entered the competition - the success of your scarecrow can be judged by the smiles and comments of both adults and children alike as they went from one scarecrow to another.................. congratulations!
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
04-04-2018 at 9:09 AM


Following changes to the Library and Information Service the Mobile Library Service will close on Saturday 5 May 2018.
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.
17-11-2017 at 11:31 AM

New rules to tackle dog fouling and street drinking

New rules have come into force to tackle dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets and people who consume alcohol on the street in the Lewes district.
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