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Welcome to the Website of Withyham Parish Council

Welcome to Withyham Parish Council’s website. Withyham Parish has approximately 3000 residents and falls under the local government of Wealden District Council which, in turn, comes under East Sussex County Council. The Parish is divided into 3 electoral wards: Groombridge (New), St John’s and Withyham/Blackham. The latter is the largest area, though the least populated; the key densities of population being Groombridge and St John’s.

The Council is made up of thirteen Councillors who help administer the affairs of the Parish, with a part time clerk and assistant clerk. They meet every second Monday of the month as a full Council and additionally as members of various committees and sub-committees covering such matters as planning, finance and Rights of way. Members of the public are welcome at these meetings and the minutes are posted on the Parish Council website. We also display information on our noticeboards which are at St John's Church, Cooks Corner London Road, The Dorset Arms Withyham, the junction of Balls Green and Station Road, Blackham Village Hall, Teasley Mead Blackham and Groombridge Post Office.

The Parish Council is funded by a precept, the amount householders of the Parish pay as part of the Council Tax, in order to maintain facilities and to respond to the needs of the community. For information about the Parish Council's priorities for the five years 2016-2021, please see our parish plan 'Forward for 5', and read more about how it was developed here.

The Clerk of the Parish Council can be contacted on 01892 864557 or clerk@withyhamparishcouncil.org.uk.

Latest News

Groombridge Place application for change of Licence - WITHDRAWN

13 July 2017

We have been notified that Groombridge Place's application for a change to its current licence has been withdrawn as of 13 July 2017

Crowborough Cross Traffic Lights

07 July 2017

We have been advised by East Sussex Highways that an interim adjustments to the operation of the traffic signals at the Crowborough Cross has been carried out t

Groombridge Playground Renewal Meeting

19 June 2017

Interested in being a part of the redevelopment of our community playground? Please come along and join us for a chat about joining this exciting community proj

Joy Festiaval at Groombridge Place

16 June 2017

Groombridge Place have provided us with the following contact information for the Joy Festival should residents have any questions or concerns over the weekend:


17 May 2017

The Annual Statutory Meeting was held on 15th May 2017. It was resolved to elect Cllr Mrs Diana Kelly as Chairman of the Parish Council who issued the following

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