Skip to main content Withyham Parish Council Withyham Parish Council Logo Withyham Parish Council Offices at the old Groombridge Station Withyham Parish Council,
The Old Station, Station Road,
TN3 9RD Groombridge,
East Sussex, 01892864557

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For the Community

Welcome to Withyham Parish Council

Withyham Parish is a beautiful parish within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It has approximately 3,000 residents and falls under the local government of Wealden District Council [external link, opens a new window] which, in turn, comes under East Sussex County Council [external link, opens a new window].

There is detailed information about Withyham Parish Council’s financial accounts available including the Notice of Conclusion of audit and AGAR.

The Parish is bordered by Kent and its principle village of Groombridge is split by the River Grom. This results in Old Groombridge being in Kent and New Groombridge being in East Sussex, and therefore in our parish. There are three other villages in the parish with their own identities and requirements – Blackham, Withyham and St John’s. In addition there are a number of diverse settlements including Lye Green, Friars Gate and Balls Green.

For electoral purposes the Parish is divided into two wards: Groombridge (covering New Groombridge and Withyham/Blackham) and Marden’s Hill.

The day to day business of the Council is managed by a Clerk with the support of an Assistant Clerk and Community Engagement Coordinator. They can be contacted during business hours at the parish office.

The Parish Council is made up of thirteen Councillors who are elected every four years and who meet every second Monday of the month as a full Council. They are also required to be members of various committees and sub-committees covering such matters as Planning, Finance, Air Traffic, Road Safety and Rights of Way. Further information about your local councillors can be found on our Who’s Who page. All councillors give their time voluntarily.

Members of the public are welcome at these meetings and the agendas and minutes are posted on the 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, Groombridge Post Office and the Parish 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. Further information can be found on our Financial Information and Transparency pages.

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The Wild Verge Project

This is a partnership project between Wild Groombridge [external link, opens a new window] and Withyham Parish Council, taking place on the verge by the Parish Council Offices at The Old Station, Groombridge.

Find out more about the project on the Wild Verge Project page.

Come along and get involved – every second Saturday of the month 10am!

See the What’s on diary for more information.


Notice of Rights and Agar June 2024

Withyham Parish Council’s 2023/24 Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements (Sections 1&2) and The Exercise of Public Rights dates and summary notes are now available.

Civility & Respect Pledge

Withyham Parish Council is signed up to the National Association of Local Council’s Civility and Respect Pledge.

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For more information see NALC’s Civility and Respect Project [external link, opens a new window].


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