Local Council Meetings – an update from NALC

Members of Wadhust Parish Council have been working hard to keep council matters moving forward,

On 2 April, the government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. These regulations come into force on 4 April.

Wadhust Parish Council is waiting further guidance from NALC (National Association of Local Councils) and SSALC (Sussex and Surrey Association of Local Councils) on how to proceed with holding meetings and dealing with other statutory requirements during this period of lockdown following the new regulations.

The Clerk will be posting updates and details of any virtual meetings once further information has been received.

In the meantime time please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk.

Amanda Barlow
Clerk to Wadhurst Parish Council
Telephone: 07375 062428
Email: clerk@wadhurst-pc.gov.uk


Wadhurst – Information about how to get help during the lockdown




Any Wadhurst residents requiring assistance with essential shopping, collection of prescriptions or other non medical assistance, who have no neighbour assistance….


Please contact the Wadhurst helpline, where volunteers have offered their help to Carillon Cottage

01892 784191

( phone lines are open for extended hours during this period)


Wadhurst Parish Council

Wadhurst Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Wadhurst Parish Council (WPC) is fully supportive of the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) and would like to express our gratitude to those members who have just stepped down for all their efforts and hard work.

The Wadhurst Parish Council takes the approach that the NP should represent the  entire Parish and would like to have representatives from the whole spectrum of the community on the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Focus Groups, to be a representative voice for the village, and ensure it will be well received and pass the referendum.

Therefore, on Thursday 27th February 2020 Members of WPC voted to lift the pause on the NP and proceed with the project as quickly as possible.

The WPC also voted to broaden the membership of the NPSG by inviting back people who had previously been members of the group and seeking new recruits who have the time and energy to get involved.

The NP is currently in the policy development stage, and the group would benefit from individuals with any experience in planning and project management who can provide input.

 The WPC will ask the NP Steering Group (NPSG) to continue with the project as quickly as possible and start by reconstituting the NPSG.  The new team will report back to the WPC monthly with updates on how the NP is progressing.

While any disruption to the plan is not ideal, we are hopeful that with renewed vigour and recruits, the project will proceed quickly.

WPC is committed to the NP, and as such we should collectively now come together and get this neighbourhood plan done.


Amanda Barlow

Clerk to Wadhurst Parish Council 


Telephone:        07375 062428

Email:                 clerk@wadhurst-pc.gov.uk