Parish Council

A Parish Council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people who live and work in the area. As it is the authority closest to the community which it serves, the Parish Council is invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas; a vital part of the local infrastructure.

The Parish covers the villages of Copthorne and Crawley Down. It is bounded by Crawley Borough Council to the west, and by Tandridge District Council to the north. The parish itself is within Mid Sussex District.

The Council has two wards, one for each village, with 17 councillors in total – 8 for Copthorne and 9 for Crawley Down. However, all councillors work together for the benefit of the parish as a whole.

Council meetings are held on Monday evenings at the Parish Hub in Copthorne. If you have not visited its office on the first floor of the Hub, please do – it is open to the public every weekday from 9.30am to 12 noon.

What the Council Does