Pulborough Parish Council

About Us

The Council

The Council is the first tier of local government for Pulborough (including Nutbourne) with 15 councillors who are elected for a 4-year term. The council has statutory duties that include providing and supporting recreation and community buildings, providing allotments, dog and litter bins and some bus stops. It owns and maintain many areas of public space on behalf of the community. The council works in partnership with many organisations as well as West Sussex County Council and Horsham District council to nurture and protect the identity of Pulborough.

The parish council meets monthly, usually the last Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm in the village hall. The meetings are open to the public who can make statements there if they contact the Clerk in advance. All minutes and agendas can be found on this website.

If you wish to speak on an agenda item at a meeting, please advise the Parish Clerk by noon the previous day.

Three committees carry out the work of the Council and the work is divided as follows:


Finance and Policy

This committee is responsible for the budget, planning the strategy and coordinating responsibilities.

For the year 2020/21, the Parish Council precept collected by Horsham District Council as part of the Council Tax was £234,655.

Planning and Services

This Committee on average considers about 120 planning applications a year; it also coordinates input into the County Structure Plan and the District Council Local Plan. Specific and topical issues currently being addressed relate to ensuring that the views of the village are clearly expressed on any suggested housing development in our area.

Street lighting is also managed by this committee.

This committee also coordinates work on footpaths, hedges, bus shelters and new seats as well as many other issues of interest around the village.

All planning applications and associated drawings and correspondence can be seen at Horsham District's Planning Portal or South Downs National Park Authority's Planning Portal

The Planning Portal also includes the opportunity to make comments.

Recreation and Open Spaces

This committee looks after a number of facilities on land owned by the Parish Council such as: -


The Parish Council employs several staff:


The Parish Council provides a range of grants to various bodies and associations such as: The Youth Centre, Community Care Association, Community Minibus Association, St Mary's School PTA, Lodge Hill Trust, Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch, Mary How Trust, Arun Cardiac, and West Sussex Association for the Blind.