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Welcome to the Cowfold Parish Council website.

This provides information on the Council and links to related documents, as well as a summary of local facilities and village activities.

If you want to contact the Council, please call the Parish Clerk, Jan Wright, on 01403 864806 or send her an email at clerk@cowfold-pc.gov.uk.

PLEASE HELP US SAVE AN IMPORTANT PART OF COWFOLD’S HISTORY!

The village of Cowfold has had ‘Pannells’ – wooden fencing encompassing the churchyard – for more than 300 years, and, possibly, much longer. The origins of such fences are in the Sussex Saxon tradition of enclosing churchyards.

The Cowfold fence was detailed in the 1735-1801 Parish Record Book as “A Particular of ye Church Pannells of Cowfold according to ye present owners being extracted out of ye old books October 9 1682.“

 This fence is thought to be unique in Sussex and, therefore, of significant historical importance. Unfortunately, it is in a very poor state of repair and needs restoring immediately, otherwise its future is at serious risk.

We are a voluntary group committed to bringing this important part of our local heritage back to life. Historically, the local community and other interested groups have supported renovations of the ‘Pannells’. We are asking you to do the same now, to secure this legacy for future generations.

Please donate whatever you can to help fund this vital project.

This can be done quickly and easily by bank transfer to the following account:

Account Name: Cowfold Village History Society
Bank: Lloyds
Sort code: 30-94-41
Account Number: 00269601
Reference: “Church Marks”

For more information, please contact Barry Sowton on 864704.

COWFOLD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: PUBLIC MEETING

To be held in the Village Hall on Friday 13 July 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

This meeting will provide an opportunity for each proposer to promote their respective sites and a chance for you to ask questions directly.

It will be a time-limited meeting with strict control of presentation and question time to ensure we provide a fair opportunity to all.

Ten sites were proposed and, with about 10 minutes per site, we have time for an introduction and wrap up within the 2 hours available.

If you plan to attend, please contact Jerry Hooper at: jerry.hooper@gmail.com

and your name will be added to the list of attendees.