Welcome to the Petworth Town Council Website.
Neighbourhood Plan Update!
Thank you to all of you who came to our public consultation event on Friday 31st March at the Leconfield Hall. If you weren’t around or didn’t have time to come, don’t worry. Please click here to be directed to our dedicated Neighbourhood Plan page. Here you can download the display panels together with a copy of the Draft Plan. You can also find important details relating to the consultation period, the times when our offices are open to the public to view the various materials presented at the Leconfield Hall on 31st March 2017 and the opportunity to pick up a questionnaire.
Petworth Skate Park
Petworth Town Council is aware that there is some concern regarding the construction of a skate park in Petworth. They will be holding a public meeting to outline the proposed plans and answer any questions/concerns you may have. The date of this meeting is yet to be confirmed, but as soon as it has been decided, we will post the details on the homepage of the website.
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.
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Photo Credits: Market Square : Copyright 2013 DanielCraigPhotographic. All other photos: Copyright 2014 John Pawsey