West Chiltington Parish Council

The Parish Council has thirteen elected Councillors, chaired by Councillor Bob Gustar and is supported by the Clerk to the Parish Council and the Assistant Clerk.

The Parish Council meets at the Parish Office, Church Street, West Chiltington, RH20 2JW, usually on the second Tuesday of the month, commencing at 7.30pm (whilst ‘virtual’ meetings are being held the start time will be 6.00pm).   Unless indicated otherwise members of the public are welcome to attend all the Parish Council meetings.  People wishing to speak on a particular Agenda item may do so, but are asked to observe a normal time-limit of three minutes for their contribution. The Agenda for the meetings is published in advance on this website and on the Council’s notice boards, sited in Haglands Lane, opposite NISA Local; in Church Street on the wall of the Parish Office; and in West Chiltington Lane on Broadford Bridge crossroads.  The dates of meetings for the current year can be found on our calendar.

The Parish office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please call before visiting as the Clerk is often out and about meeting with contractors and we wouldn’t want you to have a wasted journey.

Sub-Committee Structure

The Council delegates some matters to four sub-committees, with the following remits:

Planning Committee

Responsible for the consideration of local planning applications and other planning issues relating to the Parish.

Terms of Reference PLANNING COMMITTEE

Open Spaces Committee

Responsible for all Parish Council open spaces including the recreation ground, allotments, Haglands car park, other open spaces, together with footpath maintenance and tree planting.

Terms of Reference OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE

Finance Committee

Responsible for the undertaking of all Parish financial matters and other miscellaneous matters.  The efficient and effective administration of the Parish Council’s affairs with specific attention to resource allocation and financial well-being.

Terms of Reference FINANCE COMMITTEE

Staffing Committee

Responsible for all Parish Council personnel, grievance and disciplinary matters.  The efficient and effective administration of the Parish Council’s affairs with specific attention to human resources.

Terms of Reference STAFFING COMMITTEE

Appeals Committee

Terms of Reference APPEALS COMMITTEE

Communications Group

Terms of Reference COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

5 Year Business Plan Working Group

Terms of Reference 5 YEAR BUSINESS PLAN WORKING GROUP

AECOM Report Working Group

Terms of Refernce AECOM Report Working Group

Powers of Parish Councils

Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community, please find further information here – Parish Council Powers & Duties