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 bylaws, 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 1997 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 11 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 2021/22 this will yield £68,196.

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.

 

Latest Parish News

27-09-2022 at 12:38 PM

For information Appellant statement LW/21/0700

For those unable to download from the LDC website in relation to this appeal.
09-09-2022 at 8:31 AM

Open Morning Cancelled

The Open Morning planned for the 10th September has been cancelled following the death of the Queen.
02-09-2022 at 9:51 AM

OVESCO joining Parish Council Open Morning

OVESCO will be offering free energy saving advice at the Parish Council Open Morning on Saturday 10th September 10am - Midday at The Sports Pavilion.
31-08-2022 at 12:32 PM

Applications invited for capital projects

Newick Parish Council holds some capital funds which can only legally be spent on certain projects. These projects must result in assets which would be included on the village’s asset register and the insurance schedule. Last night Newick Parish Council declared the application window for such projects to be open. It is anticipated that the Council will receive an application from the Sports Pavilion Redevelopment Trust. However, applications from other projects that meet the criteria are welcomed. Any applications will be considered at the Parish Council meeting on the 27th September. For an application form or to discuss the eligibility criteria please email the Clerk at newickpc@newick.net Don’t forget for any projects that fall outside of the above, may be eligible to apply for a Parish Council grant. Applications for grants are open during the whole year and further details available from the Clerk.
31-08-2022 at 12:31 PM

Bench renovation contract available

Newick Parish Council (NPC) have several benches in the open spaces of the village. These benches are all need of some TLC. Some need a sanding and coat of varnish, others need more significant repairs. NPC are looking for quotes from individuals or a local company who would be able to undertake this work. Any interested parties should contact the Clerk to the Council for further information by 16th September 2022 by emailing newickpc@newick.net
23-08-2022 at 8:37 AM

Open Morning 10th September 2022

Newick Parish Council will be holding an Open Morning at Newick Sports Pavilion on Saturday 10th September to discuss the future of the facilities on the Playing Fields
18-07-2022 at 10:15 AM

Safety notice

Please be extra careful in this heat when using the facilities in Newick's open spaces - some items in the play area, the fencing around the play area, the youth shelter, the basketball area, the skate ramp and and parts of benches in the village are made of metal. These will get extremely hot when in direct sunlight.
04-05-2022 at 8:37 AM

Ukraine & Community Hub donations suspended

Donations for Poland have been paused whilst the Ukraine & Community Support Hub sort out some logistical issues. Rest assured, every item that you generously donated so far is on its way. In the meantime, support for new Ukrainian residents is unchanged and the Hub will be open as usual every Friday morning 10-Midday at Newick Community Centre.
01-04-2022 at 9:40 AM

Ukraine Community Hub donations list updated 1st April 2022

The latest donations list has been updated and will be regularly updated to meet the needs of refugees both in Poland and in Newick.
30-03-2022 at 10:41 AM

Ukraine Community Support Hub

Every Friday 10am - midday at Newick Community Centre
16-03-2022 at 1:57 PM

Annual Meeting of the Parish 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 in Newick Village Hall.
16-03-2022 at 9:13 AM

Homes for Ukraine

Homes for Ukraine The UK is one of the most generous nations in the world and the British public are now being asked to go one step further and open their homes to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. We have a long history of helping others in their hour of need and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme offers a lifeline to those forced to flee their homes. How this works This bespoke scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home. It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland. Sponsors should provide accommodation for as long as they are able, but we have a minimum expectation of 6 months. Someone is eligible for the scheme if they are a Ukrainian national or the immediate family member of a Ukrainian national, and were resident in Ukraine prior to 1 January 2022.
25-02-2022 at 11:36 AM

Village Spring Clean 2022

There will be a Newick Spring Clean on Saturday 2nd April 2022 organised by Councillor Thew.
25-02-2022 at 9:28 AM

Focus 10k for Chailey Heritage Foundation

The Focus 10K is Chailey Heritage Foundation’s most important fundraising event of the year, and this year it is back at an exciting and exclusive new venue near Newick, East Sussex.
17-11-2021 at 9:27 AM

Chailey & Newick Virtual Art Exhibition

Chailey & Newick Painting Group will be holding a virtual exhibition supporting St Peter and St James Hospice
08-11-2021 at 11:07 AM

NEASSA Remembrance Trail

Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th November 2021 NEASSA have installed 20 posters around the village each featuring the name of a Newick lad who lost their life in the First World War. The posters also include a QR code that you can scan with your mobile phone or tablet to find out the story behind the name.
08-11-2021 at 11:04 AM

Chailey Repair Cafe 2022

The Chailey Repair cafe has announced their dates for 2022
11-10-2021 at 8:53 AM

Newick Bonfire 2021

A scaled back Newick Bonfire Night will be held on 30th October 2021. The Bonfire Society ask those from outside the village not to attend the event.
27-09-2021 at 10:40 AM

Proposed development A272/Oxbottom Lane

A Developer has recently sent the following message to Newick Parish Council (NPC) regarding a proposal to develop land on the corner of the A272 and Oxbottom Lane.
06-09-2021 at 9:13 AM

Review of facilities on the Playing Fields

This public consultation event was held at The Sports Pavilion from 9.30 to 12 noon, and then from 2pm to 4.30pm on the village green as part of the Horticultural Society Show.
02-09-2021 at 11:13 AM

Lewes Local Plan consultation response

Lewes District Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will cover that part of the district outside of the South Downs National Park. They published an ‘Issues & Options’ document for consultation as the first stage in the Local Plan preparation process.
25-08-2021 at 10:50 AM

Skate Park Consultation Open Morning

Open morning Saturday 4th September 2021 9.30am - 12 noon at the Sports Pavilion
23-08-2021 at 11:04 AM

August PC Meeting postponed to 14th September 2021

The meeting scheduled for the evening of 31st August 2021 has been rescheduled to the evening of 14th September 2021. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk at newickpc@newick.net.
22-07-2021 at 9:32 AM

Parish Council Meetings resume

Following the lifting of restrictions on 19th July, Newick Parish Council are delighted to resume face to face meetings from 27th July 2021. Agendas will be published on newick.net as normal.
16-07-2021 at 9:16 AM

Skate Park Consultation Survey 2021

Newick Parish Council (NPC) is reviewing all the facilities at the Playing Fields, looking at the Skate Park which is nearly 20 years old and needs replacing.
16-07-2021 at 9:07 AM

Chailey Repair Cafe 2021

Chailey Repair Cafe are delighted to announce that we have reopened at our new base in St Peter’s Church Chailey, on the A275 at Chailey Green and will be there on the second Saturday of each month as usual between 1000hrs and 1300hrs This first face to face Repair Café on Saturday 12th June was a huge success – we got through nearly 50 repairs and were very glad to see that you’d not forgotten about us!! Regretfully, until all the Government restrictions are lifted, we are still unable to offer a café facility when we open again on July 10th. We are now very hopeful that normal service – with our legendary cakes! - will resume when we reopen fully on 14th August – watch this space! Don’t forget that we repair portable domestic items only and we try to do that while you wait and watch what we do, so you’ll be able to fix it yourself next time!! Please don’t leave items for repair at the Church when we are not there!! Come and see us when we are open, or contact us at chaileyrc@gmail.com and we’ll see what we can do to help. See you very soon!! Bryan McAlley and the Chailey Repair Café team Click on the More... button which includes a link to the 2021 dates
26-05-2021 at 8:44 AM

Newick Spring Clean 2021

With your help, come summer, we can all enjoy a cleaner, greener, litter-free village. Keep Britain Tidy is running a Great British Spring Clean from 28th May – 13th June and we encourage residents to get involved. Newick Parish Council has recently invested in equipment which can be borrowed (to be returned by the 14th June) please email melithew@yahoo.com or phone 07876 078441 to arrange. Newick Parish Councils’ handyman does a wonderful job on the playing fields and central village so it’s the roads on the village periphery (e.g. Cornwalls Bank, Oxbottom Lane), the A272 extending to the bridge and some of the footpaths that need some TLC.
05-05-2021 at 11:01 AM

Parish Council Meetings suspended from 7th May 2021

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council it was agreed to suspend face to face meetings from 7th May 2021.
23-04-2021 at 11:26 AM

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There currently is a Parish Councillor vacancy which will be filled by co-option
01-04-2021 at 12:20 PM

Q&A with Leigh Palmer, Head of Planning, Lewes District Council

Residents were invited to submit questions to the Head of Planning in advance of the Parish Council meeting on 30th March 2021.
29-03-2021 at 12:00 PM

Parish Council Vacancy

Newick Parish Council currently has 10 out of 11 Councillor positions filled.
22-03-2021 at 11:40 AM

Mitchelswood Inquiry Dismissal

As we have been in lockdown some Parishioners may not have heard that the Mitchelswood Inquiry was dismissed in February 2021 and therefore the planning application has been refused.
19-03-2021 at 10:56 AM

55 Allington Road Appeal Dismissed

LW/19/0985 Outline planning permission for the demolition of existing building and construction of 9no. self-build/custom-build bungalows with all matters reserved except access
10-03-2021 at 11:52 AM

Land Availability Assessment

Newick Parish Council would like to share some information about the recent Land Availability Assessment exercise undertaken by Lewes District Council.
16-02-2021 at 4:14 PM

Census day 2021 is coming

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021 in England and Wales.
11-02-2021 at 10:09 AM

East Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination programme

The NHS in Sussex continues to make good progress with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
08-02-2021 at 1:06 PM

Walking in Sussex

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?
29-01-2021 at 10:46 AM

The Parish Council's comment on Lewes District Council’s Draft Interim Policy Statement

The Parish Council's comment on Lewes District Council’s Draft Interim Policy Statement for Housing Delivery December 2020
17-08-2020 at 2:35 PM

PLANNING UPDATE FROM NEWICK PARISH COUNCIL (Woods Fruit Farm)

Since our last planning update on 9th June, there have been some further developments. We informed you that a planning application for the demolition of Oakside and the erection of 69 homes at Woods Fruit Farm had been submitted to Lewes District Council (LDC). Thank you to the many residents who wrote to LDC with their concerns - and we are now pleased to report that this application was refused by the LDC planning committee on 12th August
30-06-2020 at 8:48 AM

New Book about Newick Published.

A Childhood in the Village of Newick, Sussex, around the 1940s by Newick ‘senior citizen’ Christine Ripley (nee Carter)
07-06-2020 at 3:34 PM

NEWICK AFTERNOON CLUB: important notice

We regret that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our meetings are suspended until further notice. Please stay safe.
18-03-2020 at 9:56 AM

Newick Community Response during the Covid-19 Pandemic

We find ourselves in an unprecedented position and the effects of the Coronavirus are changing on a daily basis. Newick Parish Council are currently working closely with the village pastoral care team and St Mary’s Church, Newick.
06-02-2020 at 1:07 PM

Chailey Repair Cafe 2020: Information and dates

Bring your clothing/textiles, electrical appliances, computers, IT devices, bicycles, furniture & Household objects!!!
01-02-2020 at 9:44 AM

PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE from Cllr Hodge

Happy February from Newick Parish Council and welcome to a short update about issues that we hope will be of interest to Villagers.
18-12-2019 at 10:19 AM

NEWICK PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

The Parish Council is now at a full compliment of 11 Councillors and we are lucky to have people with a variety of different backgrounds and experience who can bring fresh ideas to the work the Council does in the village.