HENFIELD - small town size with a friendly village feeling


  • Henfield is a pleasant rural village within West Sussex, lying at the edge of the South Downs National Park
  • The Parish covers an area of approximately 8 square miles and includes the northerly part of the neighbouring village of Small Dole
  • Henfield has a population of over 5,000 people and is able to maintain a vibrant community, with a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, well supported by local commerce
  • Henfield Parish Council is run from an office based in The Henfield Hall
  • Council meetings are open to anyone, and residents are encouraged to provide input during "Open Forum”.

 The Parish Council office is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and Wednesdays from 10.00am to 3.00 pm

 For further information on other Parish Council activities please see the Articles section


Please see the latest update on the Sandy Lane Planning Appeal, from the Chairman of Council, Malcolm Eastwood. Click here for the report.


Henfield Parish Council has declared a "Climate and Environment Emergency." Please click here to read more.


Please click on the following link to read about the new Henfield Food Bank, which has been set up in conjunction with the BN5 Magazine, Horsham Matters and Henfield Lions - CLICK HERE



Henfield Parish Council has been informed that the Appendix C Henfield Parish Design Statement was omitted from the consultation webpage. For completeness and transparency the Henfield Parish Design Statement has now been uploaded onto our website click here. The consultation has now been extended to 5pm on Friday 26th of July 2019 to accord  with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 12 (as amended), the Draft Pre-Submission Henfield Neighbourhood Plan is going out for consultation across the Designated Plan Area, which in this case is the whole of the Henfield Parish including that part of Small Dole that falls within Henfield Parish, for consultation from Friday 7th June 2019 to Friday 26th July 2019.

To submit your comments, please click here and complete the form before 5pm on Friday 26th July. They can be emailed to us at - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or return to us at the Parish Office in The Henfield Hall. 

For further information and access to the Pre-Submission (Draft) Henfield Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please click here to access the documents on the Henfield Parish Council website; or click on the following link to the Henfield Hub for the same documents:



The New Henfield Commons Management Plan has just been published.  Henfield Commons Joint Committee has approved the Plan and, subject to budgets and resources, will aim to implement the recommendations over the next ten years.  For the full Plan please click HERE.


Click HERE for Parish Council Transparency documents 


We have received new information about Sussex Police contact details.  Click  HERE to see them



Horsham District Council announced that 2019 will be its Year of Culture with a range of events and activities taking place to celebrate the culture and heritage that we have throughout the district. 

Henfield has decided to participate with its own 2019 Year of Culture and to encourage local people and organisations to organise events and activities which celebrate our own culture and heritage. We hope this will be interesting and entertaining for our residents and encourage visitors to come along and join in. We have also agreed to work in partnership with our neighbours in Woodmancote and Shermanbury and we hope that the activities will take place across our three parishes. Henfield Community Partnership has agreed to take on the task of leading and organising our Year of Culture events and Liz Taylor has agreed to Chair the Organising Committee. For more information - whether to contribute, volunteer or please follow the link 


Please click HERE for a map showing locations of dog waste bins in Henfield.




Contact Details
Mr Kevin Wright
Henfield Parish Council
The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way
West Sussex
Phone: 01273 492507
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