There are currently no vacancies on Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council.

Any future staff and/or Councillor vacancies will be advertised on this page, so please do continue to check. The Parish Council will also publish vacancies in the Parish News, on Facebook and also its four (4) community Notice Boards (Plaistow, Ifold, Shillinglee and Durfold Wood).

Please consider the Co-Option procedure to fill a casual Councillor vacancy, which arises between election years and when no by-election is called.

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. Due to the Pandemic, meetings have been held remotely via Zoom. However, after 7th May 2021 meetings will return to the Winterton Hall, Plaistow and Kelsey Hall, Ifold. Meetings usually last for two hours, depending on the agenda. Sub Committees and Steering Groups deal with specific matters such as Planning, the Neighbourhood Plan, or specific projects such as the rejuvenation of the Lady Hope Playpark in Plaistow.

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.