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

Click HERE for Parish Council Transparency documents 


On behalf of all the Parish Council and our partners in the project we would like to thank all our parishioners and visitors for keeping off the pitches whilst the works have been completed.  We hope that the work will be formally certified as complete during an inspection on the 30th May 2018.  This being the case, we plan to remove the fencing on 31st May 2018 and reopen it for public use although we will not be using it for competitive football until September, giving the surface more time to mature.   Please see full information about this and the rededication event HERE


Works started this week to install a replacement footbridge across the River Adur. West Sussex Public Rights of Way Office says that work is expected to take approximately 7 weeks, weather and ground conditions permitting.

The new bridge will be a fibreglass reinforced polymer (FRP) footbridge, with a single span between the riverbanks and without the need for two piers in the channel, unlike the existing structure.


NatWest Mobile Bank
The NatWest Mobile Bank (South Downs) will start serving South Downs villages and towns from Monday 7th May.  The first visit to Henfield will be THURSDAY 10th MAY from 10.05 am to 11.05 am in the Coopers Way Car Park.  Thereafter visits will be every Thursday.  If you wish a timetable for the service (which shows visiting times for other villages in the area), you can collect one from the Henfield Parish Council office.   



Horsham District Council has recently 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 which has recently had its first meeting. They hope to develop a calendar of events throughout the year culminating in a Henfield Festival Week which will take place in June 2019 and which will include the popular Festival of Gardens & Arts and a new version of our Summer Show & Fayre with the organisation of this event transferring from the Parish Council to an organising committee led by the Community Partnership. 

If you or your organisation are interested in participating by organising an event during 2019 or you would like to contribute ideas we would love to hear from you. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get in touch.


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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