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Alfriston Parish Council

The village of Alfriston sits at the foot of the South Downs in the Cuckmere River valley. Alfriston lies some 4 miles north-east of Seaford on the coast and is approximately half way between Eastbourne and Lewes.
Alfriston sits within the South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way passes right through the centre of the village. Alfriston has a rich history and the High Street boasts a number of beautiful, timber framed, Medieval buildings. The 14th Century Parish Church and Clergy House overlook Alfriston’s picturesque village green, known locally as the Tye.


The civil parish of Alfriston has a population of approximately 830 and is in the Wealden district of East Sussex County Council.


Alfriston Parish Council is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act of 1972. Elections to the Parish Council are held every four years. There are currently 7 Parish Councillors who meet regularly to make decisions on how national and regional policy translate to village life. Alfriston Parish Councillors do not receive a salary but contribute their time and energy to ensure the smooth running of the community.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend Parish Council meetings which are held on the 3rd Monday of the month (except in August and December – when there is no meeting). Meetings are held in Alfriston War Memorial Hall and start at 7.30 p.m. Meetings are preceded by Public Questions at 7.15 p.m.


The agendas and minutes of meetings are displayed on the village noticeboards and can be downloaded from the Agendas & Minutes page on the Parish Councils website.


All Parish Councillors, except for the Chairman, have designated portfolios – areas of village life for which they take the lead role.

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