Hassocks Parish Council was formed in 2000 by the amalgamation of the then separate Clayton and Keymer Parish Councils.
It operates from the Parish Centre in the Adastra Park, Hassocks.
The Council consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Councillors who also serve on the Council committees, working groups and who also represent the Council on outside bodies.
There are fifteen Councillors on the Council. Details of the current councillors can be found on the Councillors page.
The Parish Centre is staffed by a Clerk to the Council, a Deputy Clerk and an Administration Assistant. They support the Councillors and provide information and guidance to the public. The Council also employs a Groundsman.
The Council meets regularly and currently has three sub-committees.
The committees are Grounds & Environment; Planning; and Policy, Resources and Communications.
All meetings are held in the Council Chamber in the Parish Centre, Adastra Park, at 19:30 unless otherwise notified. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
For details of meetings please see the Meetings page.
Each year the Council raises a precept to cover its expenses. This precept forms part of the overall Council Tax bill. The current precept figure together with historical figures can be seen on the Precept page.
The next Hassocks Parish Council elections will be held in 2027. Between elections, any casual vacancies are filled by election or co-option. If you think you might like to become a Parish Councillor please call in to the Parish Centre to learn more about what’s involved.