Hamsey Parish Council
Parish Council meetings are held from 7.30pm in Beechwood Hall at Cooksbridge and the public are welcome to attend. Questions from the public about items on the agenda are invited at the start of each meeting.
There are seven seats on Hamsey Parish Council. If you would like information on becoming a member of Hamsey Parish Council please contact the clerk.
Become a Local Councillor:Make a Difference!
How do I get involved?
The Parish council will welcome your contribution. If you like being involved, why not consider being an elected Councillor, and join the decision-making team in your local area?
Criteria for standing as a Local Councillor
A Local Councillor must be aged 18 or over and a British, Irish or European Union citizen. They must also be an elector of the parish concerned, or during the 12 months prior to nomination have been an occupier of land as owner or tenant in the parish, or for the same period have resided in the parish or within three miles of it; or for the same period have had his or her principal place of work in the parish.
You cannot become a councillor if you have been made bankrupt, or have been convicted of an offence and sent to prison for three months or more within five years of the election or have been found guilty of corruption relating to elections or have been disqualified for any breach of the Code of Conduct.
Why become a Councillor?
Being a Parish or Town Councillor can enhance your private and social life. Being a Local Councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it better place to live and work.
To find out more about becoming a Councillor, request an information pack with DVD from the Surrey & Sussex Association of Local Councils - just call 01273 476342 - or request a pack from your Parish Clerk - 01273 890621
Remember, a good Local Council is one that makes a difference
Lewes District Council is responsible for housing, leisure, refuse collection and planning. Click here to go to their website: www.lewes.gov.uk.
East Sussex County Council is responsible for education, social services, libraries, refuse disposal and highways. Click here to go to their website: www.eastsussexcc.gov.uk.
Complaints about Hamsey Parish Council
Hamsey Parish Council has adopted a Code of Practice on handling complaints. Anyone wishing to see the Code or make a complaint about the Council's administration or procedures should write to the Clerk.
Hamsey Parish Councillors follow a Code of Conduct which is available to download from the 'documents' section. If you think a councillor has breached the Code of Conduct you may wish to contact the Standards Committee, Lewes District Council, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes BN7 2LX or e.mail the monitoring officer: firstname.lastname@example.org