Starting School Information

Was your child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016? If so they are eligible to start school in September 2020.
Apply online at:

Deadline: Wednesday 15 January 2020

You can apply online from Monday 7 October 2019. If you would like further advice or information contact: 03330 142 903

Free internet access to apply online is available at all: • West Sussex libraries • Children and Family Centres
Apply online! It’s simple, convenient and timesaving. If your application is received after the deadline of Wednesday 15 January 2020 your chance of securing a place at one of your preference schools could be seriously affected.

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Angus Energy Application to Flow Test

Please click on the link to view the latest Planning Application from Angus Energy to flow test the well at Lower Stumble, Balcombe.    The deadline for comments is 29 October 2019.

  • Application Number:  WSCC/071/19
  • Status: Application Pending a Decision
  • Location: Lower Stumble Exploration Site, off London Road, Balcombe, RH17 6JH
  • Proposal: Remove drilling fluids and carry out an extended well test. This proposal is a two-stage activity: , 1) Pumping out previously used drilling fluids to ascertain any oil flow (up to 4 weeks) , 2) Should oil be seen to flow, an extended well test would be carried out over a period of 3 years.
  • Date Valid: 08/10/2019
  • Deadline for comments: 29/10/2019
  • Applicant: Mr George Lucan
  • Agent: Mr Liam Toland
  • District: Mid Sussex
  • Parish: Balcombe
  • County Councillor: Bill Acraman, Worth Forest
  • Case Officer: Chris Bartlett
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Village Centre Enhancement Consultation

Village Centre

Earlier this year Balcombe Parish Council commissioned a traffic consultancy company to undertake a detailed study of Balcombe’s village centre, and to make recommendations on how to improve safety for both pedestrians and traffic. Last night around 70 people came along to look at the proposals.    If you missed the session you can click on the link below to view the documents and have a say by emailing

Project Centre Consultation Boards 2019

The image above is a computer generated illustration of Option Two.   Have a look at the different Options and let us know  how you rate them.    Any further comments you would like to make would be most welcome.   Email

The consultation closes 4 October 2019


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Angus Energy at Lower Stumble


Angus Energy CLG Notes 28 Aug 19

Last night (28  August) the Angus Energy Community Liaison Group met to receive information from the oil company about their future plans for Lower Stumble.   In the next few weeks the company are planning to submit a planning application to West Sussex County Council to carry out an extended well test for a period of two/three years.  This process will involve removing excess water that was found there before, and then, theoretically, pumping oil out and assessing the field’s commercial viability.   Balcombe Parish Council will be closely reviewing the application when it comes in and will keep residents informed at each stage.

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New Bin for Litter at Bramble Hall

Litter Pickers' Bin

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Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

The Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2019 is available by clicking below, together with the unaudited Annual Return.

Notice of Public Rights June 2019

Annual Return 18.19 Web


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Notice of Uncontested Election

Eleven nominations have been received for the eleven vacant seats on Balcombe Parish Council and so these people were duly elected Parish Councillors for
Balcombe Parish Council.

Please click on the link to see the full Notice of Uncontested Election with the names of the Councillors:-


Please go to the Mid Sussex District Council website to view the Statement of Persons Nominated in the Mid Sussex District Council elections Thursday 2 May for the Ardingly and Balcombe Ward.


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