Pulborough Parish Council

About Us

The Council

The Parish of Pulborough, along with its charming neighbour Nutbourne, is served by a Council that comprises 15 dedicated councillors, each elected to serve a four-year term. As the custodians of community well-being, we bear statutory responsibilities that encompass a wide range of services.

Our commitment includes the provision and support of recreational amenities and community infrastructure. From lush green spaces to vital facilities, we take pride in nurturing the essence of our vibrant community. In our care, you'll find well-maintained allotments, essential dog and litter bins and thoughtfully designed bus stops.

Moreover, our Council has stewardship over various public areas, diligently overseeing their maintenance for the benefit of all residents. These endeavours are carried out with the utmost dedication to preserving the identity and charm of Pulborough, a duty we undertake in close collaboration with a host of organisations such as West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council.

For those who wish to engage directly with the workings of the Council, our monthly Parish Council meetings provide the ideal platform. Typically held on the last Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the village hall, these gatherings are open to the public. Your voices matter to us, and we welcome statements from our community members, provided that you kindly notify our Clerk in advance. To address specific agenda items during our meetings, please reach out to the Parish Clerk no later than noon on the day preceding the meeting.

For comprehensive access to meeting minutes and agendas, we encourage you to explore our website. It is our endeavour to maintain transparency and accessibility in all our operations, ensuring that you are well-informed about the matters that affect our shared community.

Thank you for your interest in the governance of Pulborough and Nutbourne. We look forward to your active participation in shaping the future of our wonderful home. 🌟🏡🤝




Finance and Policy:

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

The Finance and Policy meeting often considers new policies or updates to existing policy in line with the industry standard. 


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: