Westham Parish Council

Welcome to our community website, providing information and images relating to our vibrant community on the South Coast of England. Historic, picturesque, rural yet close to the seaside town of Eastbourne it is a special place to live in, work in or to visit.

Westham Parish Council is made up of three communities, Westham Village, Stone Cross and Hankham each with their own distinctive images of the Heron, the Windmill and the Anvil respectively. As you enter each of these areas you are greeted by beautifully crafted community signs.

Please visit this site again soon to find out more about our community. Please feel free to contact us by post, telephone or e-mail at;

The Clerk's Office
Stone Cross Primary School
Adur Drive
Stone Cross
East Sussex
BN24 5EF

Tel: 01323 461 299
Fax: 01323 461 299

e-mail: westhamparishcouncil@aol.com

Copies of Council Minutes, Newsletters, Councillor Contact Details and the Annual Reports can also be obtained from this address.

Next Meeting

The next Full Council Meeting will be on the 18th September at Stone Cross School and starts at 7.30pm.

Download Full Council Agenda September 2017
Download Full Council Minutes 17th July 2017

MacMillan Coffee

Sussex to Benefit from Historic £250 Million Investment in Grassroots Tennis

Local tennis clubs, community groups and businesses are being given the chance to submit ideas to transform their local facilities as part of the LTA’s historic £250 million-pound investment in grassroots tennis at an LTA event on 12 September at the International Lawn Tennis Centre in Eastbourne.

The event is being held to showcase the LTA’s Transforming British Tennis Together – a programme which aims to reduce the barriers to playing tennis by doubling the number of floodlit and covered courts across the UK over the next ten years, increasing available playing hours. The initiative will also see the LTA work with local communities across Sussex to:

  • Install online booking and entry systems so everyone can book a tennis court easily from their mobile phone, computer or tablet;
  • Refurbish courts, clubhouses and other social spaces to ensure players have a great experience every time they visit;
  • Support other innovative and creative ideas that meet local demand.

Representatives from the LTA will be at the event to explain how local groups can access funding for projects in their area, while roadshow events will be held across the country to provide detailed information and allow people to discuss ideas together.

PCarrera Clarke, LTA South East Community Business Partner Manager said: “Through Transforming British Tennis Together, the opportunities are there for communities across Sussex to partner with the LTA and benefit from this record level of funding to improve their local facilities. Our event next week is a great chance for groups to find out more and tell us their ideas to help get more people playing.”

To find out more and register for the event visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-british-tennis-together-roadshow-tickets-35718996480


Acres English and Maths

Acres Archery

Association of Carers

Carer Poster Service

East Sussex Volunteer Poster

Defibrillator In Westham

Following a series of fund raising events over several months, Westham Evening WI are delighted to have provided a Public Access Defibrillator for Westham Village.

This is situated on the outside of the Village Hall in Peelings Lane. The site is registered with SECAmb Trust, South East Coast Ambulance Trust, and is available for use 24/7 by the public in the case of a medical emergency.

For safety, the defibrillator is in a locked cabinet. However, when 999 is dialled, SECAmb will tell the caller the location and how to take the defibrillator from the cabinet and make it ready for use.

Westham Evening WI would like to express grateful thanks to everyone who enjoyed, participated in, helped and supported us at our various events which has enabled us to provide this vital life-saving equipment for our rural local community.


Southern Queen

3-4 years ago a project was started to save the Southern Queen pleasure boat that was built in Westham in 1950 at Street Farm.

Allchorn Pleasure Boat Trust has just taken ownership of the Southern Queen and William Allchorn and the project is now underway.

More details can be found at www.allchornpleasureboattrust.org.uk


We are looking for some photographs of the local area to use on this website. If you have any that you would be prepared to let us use please email them to westhamparishcouncil@aol.com, we will give photo credits where requested. Unfortunately we are unable to pay you for them though!