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Latest News


20/07/2020 - Lindfield Rural Parish Council - Office Relocation


At Lindfield Rural Parish Council (LRPC), we have been changing and improving our working practices to support the delivery of our 20/21 business plan. We have been looking for accommodation that better suits our needs therefore we have taken the decision to move the Parish Office from the Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre to the Walstead Chapel from the 1st November 2020.


Walstead Chapel


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24/04/2020 - Haywards Heath Golf Club final representation from LRPC


Please find below the final representation from Lindfield Rural Parish Council to Mid Sussex District Council Planning Authority regarding the Outline Planning Application DM/20/0559.

5 Parish Councils letter

Haywards Heath Golf Club final representation from LRPC








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24/03/2020 - LRPD Update


Dear LRPC Residents / Visitors,

Due to the Covid 19 state of emergency, in line with government orders, we are cancelling the following public meetings:

• 6th April LRPC Council meeting.

• 27th April Annual Parish Meeting – Meeting of the Electorate

If there are any further cancellations, we shall inform you via our website and our Facebook page. We shall also publish new meeting dates, when appropriate to do so.

Our office is closed and our staff are working from home. They are contactable by telephone and email:

Tel: 01444 831499

Email: clerk@lindfieldrural-pc.org.uk

NB. Central government has stated that looking after allotments is a valid form of exercise, so our allotment holders may continue to cultivate their plots, still taking into account safety advice.



18/03/2020 - Cancellation of Public Meeting 30th March 2020 Haywards Heath Golf Club Planning Application



Please see attached file for details of cancellation of public meeting on Monday 30th March.



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18/03/2020 - LRPC Community Welfare


Dear Residents of LRPC,

During these unprecedented times, some amongst our communities, will be finding things very worrying and difficult to deal with. The elderly, the vulnerable etc. It can be exhausting and soul destroying just getting the basics of normality done!

As relatives, friends, concerned citizens … we should all help each other, where possible (whilst minimizing risk or the fear of risk to others).

Although we are not a big organization at Lindfield Rural Parish Council, our hearts are! So, if we can be of assistance, please contact us. We may not be the right organization for your issue, but we will be able to point you in correct direction for you to get help. We want to try help in any way that we can.

We will be answering telephone calls outside of office hours and monitoring emails on a regular basis throughout the evenings.

Kind regards

Santi Gil

Clerk to the Council


01444 831499


13/03/2020 - Public Meeting Monday 30th March 2020 at 8pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath


Haywards Heath Golf Club Planning Application – DM/20/0559

Outline application for the demolition of existing Clubhouse, Pro Shop, storage buildings, and 2 no. dwellings, change of use from Golf Course, and erection of up to 725 new dwellings, including 30% affordable housing. Alterations to High Beech Lane. Provision of associated infrastructure including recreation facilities including public open space and play space, community facilities and retail, provision of pedestrian linkages, landscaping and drainage. All matters to be reserved except for access.


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10/02/2020 - Lindfield Rural Parish Council Business Plan



Please see attached our first draft business plan for 2020-21.


10/02/2020 - New Facebook Page



We now have a Lindfield Rural Parish Council Facebook page.




See attached file for details.


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17/12/2019 - Christmas Opening







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18/03/2019 - Elections



Notice of Election: Lindfield Rural Parish Council


08/02/2019 - Newsletter


March 2019 newsletter


Annual Parish Meeting - Tuesday 21st May 2019


Taking place at St.Augustine’s Church annex, Scaynes Hill at 20.00hr. This meeting will afford residents the opportunity to meet the Councillors who will report on this year’s business. There will be guest speakers and an opportunity for residents to raise any questions. A glass of wine will be offered from 19.45hr and all residents are welcome.


Council meetings in 2019


Monday 8 April King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 13 May Annual Meeting of the Council, King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 17 June St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 29 July King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 2 September St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 14 October King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 25 November St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill


Meetings to commence at 20.00 hrs


Allotments Available


Now is the time to acquire an allotment, to prepare for the forthcoming main planting season of the Spring and Summer. Both allotment Gardens in Gravelye Lane and Scaynes Hill have vacancies and applications are welcome from both within and outside the Parish. Please contact the Parish Office (831499) if you are interested.




The Parish Council have purchased a defibrillator which will be located at Scaynes Hill Service Station. The installation will be part of their refurbishment of the Service Station. As part of this provision, training in the use of this device will be provided. If you are interested in attending this free training, please contact the parish office.


Grants available for improving the High Weald landscape


Do you have an idea for a local environmental project?

Sussex Lund grants support small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Project ideas from community groups, schools and parish councils are encouraged and match-funding is not always necessary. Anyone can submit a project, including private landowners and businesses.

The Sussex Lund grant programme re-opens for new applications from 1 January 2019 until 7 April 2019.


Previous funded projects include schemes that:

• Improved wildlife habitats e.g. creating ponds, removing non-native species (e.g. rhododendron and leylandii), hedge and tree-planting and restoring and creating more wildlife-friendly greenspace and verges.

• Improved scenic beauty e.g. planting street trees, removing or screening eyesores and replacing ‘hard’, man-made boundaries with soft, natural boundaries.

• Improved access e.g. creating new access points to green spaces and replacing stiles with gates for better access.

The grants programme was created by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership with Lund Trust.

Potential applicants must contact the High Weald AONB team for advice to develop their project on:

01424 723014 or email sussexlund@highweald.org.

For more information, see: highweald.org/look-after/sussex-lund




Lindfield Rural Parish Council welcomes Santi Gil as the new Clerk to the Council. Santi takes on the role of clerk following a successful 30 year career in the police and volunteer work for Burstow Parish, also some project work for SSALC. Santi replaces Vera Grainger who has retired from the Council. The Council would like to thank Vera for all her hard work and wish her a very happy retirement.