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

24-05-2017 at 5:43 PM

Spring bank holiday bin collections

Lewes District Council sent this bulletin at 24-05-2017 08:15 AM BST
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM


Beasts, Birds, Bugs, Butterflies.Managing an ancient woodland for wildlife.TALK BY NICK LEAR
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM


NEWICK LEVELLER AND GOOSEBERRY COMPETITON 2017 Change of Day:Saturday, 8th July 2017 Change of time: 10.00am Venue: Community Centre
15-05-2017 at 1:23 PM

Newick Food Fair

This will take place on June 17th on Newick Green from 11 am to 3pm
22-05-2017 at 12:31 PM

Newick Green – Seasonal Flags

Newick Parish Council apologises that the seasonal flags which normally fly on The Green from May to September will be a little late this year.
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

Mobile Library Schedule

From July to December 2017
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

Newick Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis players wanted for Competition and social play
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

Newick Hill Development – Play Area

Newick Parish Council, together with great support from Jim Sheppard, our District and County Councillor, has secured the Under 5’s Play Area that was under threat from developers on the Newick Hill site. You can view the plans here...’
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

Update on Mitchelswood Farm Planning Application

At a meeting of Newick Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Committee held on Tuesday 14th March, Baroness Julia Cumberlege read out a letter received from the Treasury Solicitor in connection with her application to quash the Secretary of State’s decision, made in November 2016, to grant permission for a development of up to 50 dwellings on land at Mitchelswood Farm, Newick.
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

Changes to library opening hours

Changes to library opening hours From Monday 28 November opening hours at East Sussex Libraries are changing. Following a public consultation earlier this year, the changes will see a reduction in opening hours mainly at less busy times.
15-05-2017 at 1:21 PM

A free service comes to Newick

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex.
25-04-2017 at 7:00 PM


Chailey School was inspected by Ofsted on the 10th January 2017. In their brief report, Ofsted commented on the good quality of education in the school, the progress pupils make and their exemplary behaviour.
25-04-2017 at 7:00 PM

Compass Travel to continue operating Service 31

‘East Sussex County Council has announced that, following a competitive bidding process and intensive negotiations, Compass Travel will continue as the operator of service 31.
23-03-2017 at 10:04 AM

As a responsible dog owner?

Would you like to help keep your area SAFE?
Newick Parish Council © 2016