Welcome to the Petworth Town Council Website.
Please note that the new email address for the Town Council is: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Thank you to over 400 residents who attended our public consultation day at the Leconfield Hall on Friday 17th June. We are aware there was a lot to take in so please take your time to review everything on our website. Simply click here.
For family, friends and neighbours who might not have a computer or Internet access, please note that paper copies are available to read on Friday mornings at Petworth Town Council’s offices and at the public library. You can also complete our survey online by visiting http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PetworthNP
If you could not attend on 17th June, don’t worry, you have until midnight on Friday 8th July 2016 to take part.
Completed paper questionnaires should be posted through the letterbox of Petworth Town Council offices, The Old Bakery, Golden Square, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AP (near the entrance to the town centre car park).
Remember: NOTHING has been decided yet – your feedback is VITAL!
Petworth Town Council’s Petition to overturn the Chichester District Council Cabinet Decision refusing our Town skatepark application – Please sign this petition now and challenge this unwelcome decision.
To the Leader of Chichester District Council
We are deeply concerned about the Chichester District Council Cabinet Decision, dated 9th February 2016, that refused the proposed Petworth Town Council plan for a skatepark on the available land in the Sylvia Beaufoy car park.
We the undersigned recognise the need for and the benefits of a free public skatepark in Petworth and support the Petworth Town Council proposal to provide such a facility for the children and youth of the area.
We respectfully request the skatepark Decision be reviewed once again by Council Cabinet to ensure a comprehensive and transparent review of all of the information supplied by Petworth Town Council in support of the skatepark proposal is undertaken.
Please ask your family and friends to sign this important petition.
Note: Signatures on this Petition are welcome from people beyond Petworth and the surrounding villages.
Here is the link to the petition: http://tinyurl.com/SignPTCPetitionNow
Petworth’s Response to the Cockermouth Flood
Petworth has a strong connection with Cockermouth through the Egremont family (Cockermouth Castle) and Leconfield Estates’ land and properties based around Cockermouth. They have encountered a 3rd major flood over a 10 year period. Local residents and businesses once again face a huge clean-up and a desperate effort to return their lives to some semblance of normality.
Our thoughts are with the people of Cockermouth and it is suggested that our town expresses our solidarity and support.
We are in conversation with the Deputy Mayor and Town Clerk, Cockermouth Civic Fund, Cockermouth Churches Together and Cockermouth Chamber of Trade as to the best way to support the people of Cockermouth.
You can support the Petworth appeal for Cockermouth
- By making cheques payable to P&DCA (with “Cockermouth” clearly mark on the reverse side) and send to Petworth Appeal for Cockermouth, Petworth Town Council Office, The Old Bakery, Petworth GU28 0AP, or
- By making a BACS payment direct to the P&DCA account… Sort Code: 40 36 18 Account No: 31094238 “Your Ref”… Cockermouth
- By sending a message of support to the people of Cockermouth via Cockermouth Town Council, Churches Together, or Chamber of Trade (Email addresses are on the reverse of this leaflet)
- By personally, or as a local business or organisation, arranging a fund raising event… a coffee morning, a collection jar on the counter, a bric-a-brac stall, a raffle…
All proceeds will be sent direct to Cockermouth from the Petworth & District Community Association account
Further info: Fiona Kemp 01798 343099 or John Riddell 07973 983443
The Petworth appeal for Cockermouth is supported by:
Petworth Town Council
Petworth & District Community Association
Petworth Area Churches Together
Petworth Business Association
Mayor Julie Laidlaw, Cockermouth Town Council email@example.com
Cockermouth Churches Together
Cockermouth Chamber of Trade
Petworth lies in the South Downs National Park in rural West Sussex. The Town Council serves the closely built ancient township close to the National Trust’s property Petworth House, the modern town, and an extensive surrounding rural area.
The total population in Petworth Town Council area is just over 3000 people (The 2011 census recorded 3027).
Petworth people enjoy a very active community with several churches, a public library, several public meeting places, a youth club, and a lunch club for the elderly, and tennis, bowling, football and cricket clubs. There are regular films, a town band, amateur dramatics and the world class annual Petworth Festival which draws music lovers from far and near, and the Fete in the Park, both in the summer.
It is well known as a centre for the antiques trade, and is a thriving shopping and business community. Additionally there are regular farmers markets in the town centre, and monthly book sale supporting the Petworth Society. The Petworth Community Association is the hub for many of Petworth’s activities.
Petworth Town Council’s Clerk is Mrs Rebecca Knifton. Please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com should you have any questions regarding the Town Council or concerns about our area.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Photo Credits: Market Square : Copyright 2013 DanielCraigPhotographic. All other photos: Copyright 2014 John Pawsey