Parish Council – Plaistow & Ifold

Kelsey Hall Ifold

InfoThe Parish Council is very active and provides a focus for the community. Full Parish Council Meetings (FPCM) Held every six (6) weeks, on Tuesdays at 7.30pm rotating between Kelsey Hall and Winterton Hall. Planning applications will be considered within these meetings. Planning Meetings (PM) Held every six (6) weeks, on Wednesdays at 7.30pm rotating between Kelsey Hall and Winterton Hall. Please note, there may be times when these separate Planning Meetings are vacated due to a lack of planning applications received by the Parish Council.

Members of the public are very welcome and have the opportunity to ask questions or raise relevant issues. Meeting dates are listed on the website and the agenda is posted on the village notice boards. Further information about the parish council, including meeting minutes and news updates can be found on the parish council website. Please scroll down to find additional information about what the Parish Council does.

Please see the Parish Council website for current meeting dates

CostMeetings are free to attend. Everyone is welcome.


Email   Parish Clerk: Miss Catherine Nutting

Phone01403 581 081 during office hours.

What does the Parish Council do?
The Parish Council is the third tier authority within the Local Government Framework influencing, where necessary, issues affecting higher level County and District Authorities. In the case of Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council, this means West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council. You will have noticed in your Council Tax demand that you make a small contribution each year towards Parish Council spending. Making sure that all work is competitively priced, that money is used by the Parish Council to provide services in the village including:

  • maintenance of the village green and pond area
  • monitoring of footpaths, bridleways and highways
  • making grants to support local groups and organisations
  • comments to the Chichester District Planning Committee on planning applications
  • influencing policy decisions taken by Chichester DC and WSCC which affect the village.

If you would like to know more then please feel free to come along to our meetings. For further information about the Powers and Duties of Local Councils go to the National Association of Local Councils website –