Parish Council Elections – 4th May 2023
The Parish Council Elections are due to take place on 4th May 2023.
Five reasons to join the Parish Council
First Level of democracy protecting, maintaining and caring for the parish for us and future generations
Have your say for the village, your opinion matters – represent other resident
- 5 Councillors & the Parish Clerk (employee)
- Meet on the 4th Monday of most months
- Additional meetings as required
Make financial decisions the Parish Council is funded by your County Tax collected by Chichester District Council – help make spending decisions
Look after the Parish’s property contribute in the decision process of maintaining the village assets; bus shelters, traditional finger post signs and the airman
Represent the Parish
- Comment on planning applications
- Inform the Neighbourhood Plan process
- Respond to important consultations
- Consult local residents on local matters
- Communicate decisions to the parish
Come along to a meeting and see what’s involved
For further information contact Louise Chater, Parish Clerk, on 01243 203040 or email
The Publication of Notice of Election has been published, if you would like to receive a nomination pack, please email me.
West Sussex Association of Local Councils have produced a video on being a councillor which you may find interesting.
The Parish Council covers the communities of Earnley, Almodington, Batchmere and Somerley. The Parish has just over 400 registered electors and is situated about six miles south of Chichester on the coast of Sussex.
The Parish Council exists to serve the community from which it is elected. Whilst the Council has limited powers, the Council is able to influence decisions that affect YOU. The Council is there to represent the Parish on matters such as planning, highways and drainage. The Parish Council welcomes the views of the Parishioners at any time and particularly at Parish Council Meetings.
View all council policies and important documents.
Browse all minutes and agendas for the Council meetings.
Planning Committee Minutes
Browse all minutes and agendas for the planning committee meetings.
Love Where you Live
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West Sussex County Council
Find information for residents, visitors and businesses on the West Sussex County Council website.
Chichester District Council
For all information such as council tax. parking, planning and reporting enforcement issues, rubbish and recycling, reporting fly tipping, housing and more.
Information on climate change