Westham Parish Council

‘Welcome to our page!
Westham Parish Council is made up of three communities, Westham Village, Stone Cross and Hankham each with their own distinctive images of the Heron, the Windmill and the Anvil respectively. As you enter each of these areas you are greeted by beautifully crafted community signs.Please visit our web site soon to find out more about our community. Please feel free to contact us by post, telephone or e-mail at;

The Clerk’s Office
Stone Cross Primary School
Adur Drive
Stone Cross
East Sussex
BN24 5EF

Tel: 01323 461 299
Fax: 01323 461 299

What is a Parish Council?

It is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972.
‘Westham Parish Council covers the villages of Stone Cross, Hankham and Westham. The boundary stretches from Hankham in the north right down to the seafront between Pevensey Bay and Sovereign Harbour. Elections to community councils are held every four years.  Westham Parish Council has 13 councillors who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. Westham Parish Councillors do not receive any salary but contribute a great deal of their time and energy to ensure the smooth running of the community.
Westham Parish Councillors can be contacted thus;

John Blaker 461299 moosehunter@inbox.com
Theresa Bruce 461299 theresadbruce@hotmail.com
Terry Comerford 461299 terrycomerford@tiscali.co.uk
Beverly Garner 461299 westhampc@thegarners.plus.com
Peter Marshall (Vice Chair) 07857 695654 westhamparishcouncil@aol.com
Barbara Molog 483470 barbaramolog@hotmail.com
Michael Nash 760496 Michael.Nash@nash4.demon.co.uk
Gill Parsons 767615 gillparsons1@hotmail.co.uk
Roger Perrin 461299 perrinra@hotmail.co.uk
Ken Saxby (Chair) 461299 klpjwillcott@aol.com
Keith Stevens 461299 keithbd.stevens@btinternet.com
Keith Sutherland 460269 rms.saxonia@googlemail.com
To view copies of the Councillors Register of Interests please click here
Westham Parish Council is responsible for:
  • Some street lighting
  • Adur Park Recreation Ground
  • Butcher’s Field
  • 4 childrens’ play parks
  • Some pathways
  • The War Memorial at Stone Cross
  • Allotments
  • Litter picking and general maintenance
The Parish Clerk fulfils a number of functions that include:
  • Managing the office in Stone Cross Primary School
  • Managing the community finances
  • Providing legal advice
  • Inspecting the play parks
  • Contacting advising and liaising with contractors
  • Liaising with Wealden Council, East Sussex County Council and the PCSO
  • Advising and meeting residents
Westham Parish Council has been awarded Quality Parish Status by passing several tests.
These are for the:
  • Electoral Mandate
  • Qualifications of the Clerk
  • Council Meetings
  • Communication and Community Engagement
  • Annual Report
  • Accounts
  • Code of Conduct
  • Promoting of Local Democracy and Citizenship
  • Training
For further information on Quality parish Status please see the NALC website – www.nalc.gov.uk
Why not come along to the next Westham Parish Council meeting?
The dates, times and agendas are displayed on the community notice boards and meetings are held in either the Amenity Hall at Stone Cross School or Westham Village Hall (minutes are available on the website).
How are we funded?
The money that the council spends comes from the rates that are paid by the residents who live in the community and this is shown on the Wealden rates demand bill. This sum of money, called the ‘precept’, is used by the Westham Parish Council to improve facilities and services for local people. Westham Parish Council has recommended that the precept for 2013/2014 is £130,500 and it will fund maintenance, general administration costs, rates, grants, insurances and footpaths. It will also maintain recreation areas and play parks.
Alison Hillman
Clerk to Westham Parish Council