Who we are & what we do

Members of the Council, each of equal value, work as a single, democratic body of statute (set up and controlled by Acts of Parliament) to help the Council to make decisions on behalf of the local electorate.

 

Westfield Parish Council consists of 11 Councillors who serve for a four-year term. The latest elections were held on the 2nd May 2019. All Councillor positions are voluntary and unpaid. The main contact for the Council is the Clerk:

  • Jane Clarke , Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to Westfield Parish Council
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Tel: 01424 575266
  • Postal Address: A PO Box is currently being set up

There is also a Facebook page set up to keep residents up to date.  Please click here to view our Facebook page.

 

Full Council Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at Westfield Church Hall. A list of meetings for 2019/2020 can be found here. There is a planning meeting first starting at 6.30pm followed by a full council meeting starting from 7pm. Agendas and meeting reports can be found here. Minutes of the meetings can be found here. The public are encouraged to attend any meeting and a section at the beginning of the meeting is set aside for questions from the public.

 

Parish Councillors are elected by the electors of the Parish (section 16 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972) every four years. The last Parish Council Elections were held in May 2019 so the current Parish Councillors will serve until May 2023. Westfield Parish holds seats for 11 councillors across the wards of Westfield, Westfield Lane and Kent Street.   Ten of our Parish Councillors were nominated via an un-contested election (an uncontested election is where there are fewer nominations than seats). The remaining Parish Councillor seat was filled in June 2019 through the co-option process.

 

Current Councillors

 

Chairman Hamish Monro: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vice-Chairman Michael Horley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annie Nijhuis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jackie Smith: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Martin Hall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Edwards: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Min Stratford: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Stapley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roger Bowe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sarah Green: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Councillors Register (Declarations) of Interest

You can find each Parish Councillor's Declaration of Interest, held on the Rother District Council website - Councillors' Register of Interests

 

Code of Conduct

All Council Members have a duty to uphold high standards of behaviour in public life. The code of conduct is an agreed set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities of, and or proper practices and expected behaviours for, a Councillor.

 

Policies

The Parish Council has a range of policies covering the work and structure of the Council an you can find all of our policies here.

 

Rother District Councillors

The representatives for Westfield are:

Cllr Carl Maynard

Cllr Jonathan Vine-Hall

Please click onto their names for further details.

 

East Sussex County Councillor

The representative for Westfield is:

Cllr Carl Maynard

 

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