Chiddingly Parish Council


Mission Statement


The Council will work to ensure the provision of high quality services in our community through the application of good governance, accountability and transparency to improve the quality of life of its residents.



  • The Parish Council will provide the opportunity for consultation on planning applications, within the time frames permitted.
  • The Parish Council will maintain and endeavor to improve the general civic amenities enjoyed by the Parish residents, and within the powers of the Parish Council.
  • The Parish Council will liaise with East Sussex County Council highways department to ensure roads, footpaths and bridleways are maintained to a high and safe standard within the Parish.
  • The Parish Council will apply good financial management and control of the precept (budget) by following correct budgeting and reporting procedures as laid down by statute.



Parish Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (with the exception of August) at 7.30pm in Chiddingly Village Hall. Planning Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


The agenda for both the parish council and planning committee meetings are published on the website, with at least three working days notice of the meeting.


Parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings, and before each meeting formally convenes they may ask questions and/or make a statement.


Agendas and Minutes are available by email. Please contact the clerk to be added to the mailing list.


Mailing Lists


The Parish Council operates three mailing lists:


The Village Events List for notices of social events are planned for the village.


The Neighbourhood Watch List.


The Parish Notice Board for council notices from us, Wealden District and East Sussex County Council including Parish Council Agendas and Minutes.


All new notices relevant to the Covid-19 Lockdown go out on the Parish Notice Board List.


Please contact the clerk to be added to any or all of the mailing lists.




Photography credits

The parish council would like to thank the following people for kindly sharing their photos on our website.


Lucy Carnaghan, Jane Brymer, Rosie Dadswell, Max Higgs, Martin Surgey, Caroline Surgey, Steve Tolhurst, Ruth Rance, Rachael Smith, Mike Goss, Steve Newham.

Latest News


Parish News - March 2021 edition
24th February 2021



Please find the March edition of the Parish News in the attached document.


Parish News - February 2021 edition
26th January 2021



The PCC has decided not to print the Chiddingly Parish News this month nor in March. Please find the February edition in the attached document.


Latest update from Sussex Health & Care
19th January 2021



Please click on the attached document to see the latest update from Sussex Health & Care


Reporting problems to East Sussex Highways
8th January 2021


Please report all roadway problems including potholes, drainage and signage to East Sussex Highways.


Please click the link which allows you to easily report local problems.


CIL Parish Council spending for financial year 2019/2020
4th December 2020



Under the CIL Regulations there is a requirement for each Town and Parish Council to publish a report on their CIL income and expenditure for the previous financial year by the 31st December annually. This mirrors the legislative requirements that Wealden District Council must also adhere to as the Charging Authority.


The attached form includes reporting on expenditure that was incurred between the 1st April 2019 and the 31st March 2020 for Chiddingly Parish Council, from previous CIL funds received.


Change in planning notifications from Wealden District Council
5th November 2020


Please see details of the changes being made by Wealden District Council


The methods that the Council use to publicise applications considered to be valid on or after 1st November 2020 is changing.


From this date, the Council will no longer notify adjoining properties by letter. This change is following the adoption of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which was adopted on 22nd July 2020 at Full Council.


There is to be reliance on Site Notices together with the website and social media. Where required by legislation, adverts will continue to be placed in the local newspaper


This change will not affect how the Council notify statutory bodies such as Town and Parish Councils.


For more details please visit:




Coronavirus and East Sussex update
30th March 2020


The latest information on help and support available locally can be found here


Chiddingly Covid19 Volunteering Scheme
21st March 2020


While individuals and families are on self-isolation they may need assistance from those who are not.





Chiddingly Parish Council is setting up a scheme to put volunteers in touch with those who need assistance.


Volunteers who are willing and able should email their details, name and email address, to


People who need assistance should email their details, name, address, email address (if they have one), and phone number to and indicate how they would prefer to be contacted, by email or phone.


Mike Goss, who is running the scheme on behalf of the Parish Council, will send regular bulletins with brief details (such as "Someone in Muddles Green needs medicine collected from Hailsham") to the volunteers by email. When a volunteer responds they will be given full details and asked to make contact.


In this way the name and details of those requesting help will only ever be known to the volunteer helping and Mike Goss.


Please be aware that many of those most in need of help may not see this or other announcements, so please talk to your friends and neighbours and be prepared to send messages to on their behalf.


A Facebook Group is also being set up. Details to follow.




Wealden District Councillors
12th June 2019



Please click on the link to see who the Wealden District Councillors are.



How to contact Wealden Citizen Advice Bureau



Please click on the link to see how you can contact Wealden Citizen Advice Bureau