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About The Parish Council

About The Parish Council

Tangmere Civil Parish consists of the village of Tangmere and the hamlet of Easthampnett in West Sussex. The parish is located three miles to the east of Chichester and has a population of around 3,000.

Tangmere Parish Council was formed in 1966 and is made up of ten members. The Parish has approximately 2,200 registered electors. Parish Council elections take place every four years and the last election took place, uncontested, in May 2019 at which time nine councillors were elected; a tenth vacancy was filled by co-option the same month. Following a resignation in January 2022 the Council currently has a vacancies which is available to be filled by co-option. If you are interested in serving the community in this way please contact the Clerk.

The Parish Council owns and manages the Village Centre (community centre) and the Recreation Field including the playgrounds and skate park. The Parish Council also owns and/or manages (by itself or in partnership with others) the village allotments, the Battle of Britain Memorial woodland, the community garden and various other areas of the public realm (verges, trees, benches and small areas of open space which would otherwise be be neglected). The Council exists to serve the community from which it is elected.  It also exists to act as advocate for this community and is able to influence decisions that affect residents. The Parish Council is involved with providing input into planning, environmental, transport and other issues which directly affect the parish.

The full Parish Council meets every two months and its three committees, Environment, Village Centre and Finance, also meet on a two monthly cycle.  All meetings are held in public and residents are welcome and encouraged to attend and each meeting has a public participation session. Residents can make their views known to the Council at any time either by contacting the Clerk at clerk@tangmere-pc.gov.uk or an individual Parish Councillor.