Plaistow & Ifold Parish Council currently has two vacancies.

If you would like to apply, or find out more information, then please contact the Clerk, Catherine Nutting (01403 871 652 | 

Please review the Co-Option policy on our website, which includes the application form.

Please email your completed application form to the Clerk; if you would prefer to send it via mail, please contact the Clerk for the correct postal address.

The closing date for application is:

4pm, Friday 1st July 2022 -The Co-Option meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13th July 2022 at 19:30 at Kelsey Hall, Ifold

Could you make a difference in the community?

Did you know that Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council is a Local Authority? In fact, it is the first tier of local governance, sitting beneath Chichester District and West Sussex County Councils.

However, being at the bottom of the governance pecking-order has its advantages in serving the community - the Parish Council is closest to you and truly embodies the spirit of Localism.

Your Parish Council is a democratically elected corporate body and can make a real difference in relation to matters of local importance.

You will have seen that a percentage of your Council Tax, which is collected annually by Chichester District Council, goes to Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council. This is called the Precept.

Councillors are community leaders elected to represent residents and provide services to meet local needs. Councillors work together to make decisions on behalf of the people they serve.

Would you like to see the community change for the better, because of decisions you have helped make?

Parish Councils have wide ranging powers, such as crime prevention, managing open spaces, campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities, street lighting, bus shelters, car parks and planning matters, to name a few!

Your eleven (11) Councillors meet on the second Wednesday of the month. All Parish Council meetings are open to the public and press. Meetings alternate between the Winterton Hall, Plaistow and Kelsey Hall, Ifold and usually last for two hours, depending on the agenda. Committees and Steering Groups deal with specific matters such as Planning, Winter & Emergency Planning, or specific projects such as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

If you think you would like to become a Councillor, or if you would like more information about the role and the work of the Parish Council, please attend some of our meetings and contact the Clerk for an informal chat.