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Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council

The Parish Council has developed this website in order to provide information about the villages and the work of the Parish Council. We hope that it will provide a valuable source of information and will help you to become involved in a wide range of village activities. We welcome your comments and suggestions and are pleased to include news and information concerning the village and surrounding area. If you have any suggestions for additional information please let us know by emailing clerk@plaistowandifold.org.uk.

Plaistow and Ifold Parish comprises the four villages of Plaistow, Ifold, Durfold Wood and Shillinglee, with a combined population of  1900 in the 2011 census, enjoying a picturesque location on the West Sussex border.


Please be advised that we are experiencing technical difficulties with our website. The Parish Council is currently looking into the development of a new community website resource. If you would like more information, please refer to the most recent Minutes; alternatively you can contact the Clerk.

What’s On? Dates for your Diary:

 Matters of Interest and to Note

Please click on the underlined green links to access more information on any of the following matters, such as posters and web sites.

Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School Live Traffic Regulation Order consultations for Chichester North. School keep clear formalisation (CHN-8007-RC) Consultation period: 07/02/2019-28/02/2019

If you would like to comment on the order, please click on the green school name and it will take you to WSCC’s website, where you can read the report and contribute to the public consultation.

CDC’s Let’s Talk: Housing  Housing Strategy Consultation period: 01/02/2019-15/03/2019

The next County Local Committee will be held on 5th March - please see poster for details.

Community Volunteering Opportunities

Home-start Chichester and District

Home-start Chichester and District provides a unique service for families, recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. They support parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help, build families confidence and ability to cope. Here is a link to their website

Do you need help? Please see the attached poster for more information and contact details.


The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has acquired another stretch of canal in Surrey and has big plans to restore it for the benefit of visitors and the local community. There are more opportunities for volunteers to help. The next Volunteer Taster Day is on 14th March. You are invited to come and experience the jobs working parties tackle, as well as see some of the projects currently underway.


The Battle’s Over, Remembrance Event held 11th November 2018, was a fitting tribute to those of our community who made the ultimate sacrifice. £513 was raised on the night and a further £100 donation was pledged. The money raised was divided equally between the four Service charities, namely The Merchant Navy Association; Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; The Royal Naval Association; ABF, The Solider’s Charity. Thank you letters have been received.