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

15-01-2018 at 11:49 AM

Newick Afternoon Club February Meeting

Doctor Rajan will give one of his periodic talks on a Health Issue of importance today
21-12-2017 at 12:36 PM

Temporary road closure: C321 Newick Hill, Newick

From the junction of the U5680 Cricketfield for approximately 50 metres in a Northerly direction.
07-12-2017 at 1:22 PM

Reedens Meadows now Open to the Public

See link below
30-11-2017 at 2:46 PM

Consultation on Lewes District Local Plan Part 2

Lewes District Council is preparing the ‘Lewes District Local Plan Part 2’ which, when adopted, will allocate specific sites for development and provide detailed development management policies. This document is needed to support and help deliver the strategic objectives and spatial strategy of the Lewes District Local Plan Part 1: Joint Core Strategy, adopted in 2016.
26-04-2017 at 3:16 PM

Mobile Library Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: East Sussex County Council is currently consulting on its draft Strategy East Sussex Libraries – The Way Forward. The draft Strategy sets out a proposal to withdraw the Mobile Library Service as part of wider proposals to provide a modern, sustainable library service for the future. Following the current public consultation, the County Council’s Cabinet is expected to consider an amended Strategy in March 2018. If any revisions to the Mobile Library schedule are necessary following this, we will issue an amended schedule.
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.
06-11-2017 at 11:02 AM

Appeal Court Hearing Postponement

Recent announcement of postponement of the hearing.
03-11-2017 at 9:41 AM

Are you Winter ready?

Be prepared in case you have a gas or electric emergency
19-10-2017 at 9:27 AM

The way you recycle is changing

Lewes District Council is making it easier for all residents to recycle by introducing a single wheelie bin for the paper, cans, plastics, cardboard and glass that people currently sort into two plastic boxes and two bags.
10-10-2017 at 9:00 AM


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. The vehicle is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests.
11-08-2017 at 10:08 AM

Concerns over other possible development sites

Further to the circular delivered to all residents regarding the recent court case, the Parish Council is aware of concerns over other possible developments.
08-08-2017 at 3:29 PM

An Update on Development Issues in Newick, August 2017

At the start of 2017, Newick was in some turmoil over the Secretary of State’s (SoS) decision to allow outline planning permission for 50 dwellings to be built at Mitchelswood Farm for planning consultants David Lock Associates (DLA) and the owners of the land. This plot was not chosen by the residents of Newick for the Neighbourhood Plan (NP), in fact it was found to be the least suitable site.
30-06-2017 at 11:49 AM

Newick Hill Development – Affordable Housing

The Parish Council has been asked to make residents aware that there will shortly be twelve intermediate affordable homes available under a shared equity scheme.
20-03-2017 at 3:02 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...’
31-01-2017 at 6:15 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.
24-10-2016 at 9:56 AM

As a responsible dog owner?

Would you like to help keep your area SAFE?
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