Footpath Closure

As from 7 September the footpaths that run in front of Balcombe House and down to the Mineral Stream plus the path around the lake will be closed so that track repair and essential tree work can take place.    This closure will last for 7 days.

Please click on the link:-

Footpath Closure Sept 17 (FP28Ba & FP6Ba)

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Casual Vacancy



A casual vacancy exists in the Office of Councillor for the Balcombe Parish Council.

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) TEN electors of the electoral area give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Proper Officer.

The Proper Officer is: Tom Clark, Returning Officer, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS


If no such notice is given the Parish Council shall fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated: 31st August 2017

Signed: ………..Rosemary Robertson……………………………..Parish Clerk

Address of Parish Clerk:

Rosemary Robertson Gleddoch House, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, RH17 6LG

T: 01444 811833

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Environmental Permit application for Lower Stumble Farm Hydrocarbon Exploration Site, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JH

Please click on the links below to see the Briefing Notes and Balcombe Parish Council’s response:-

Cuadrilla Balcombe environmental permit application 2017

Parish Council EA objection with attachments 25-04-17

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Rail Consultation – deadline 8 Dec 2016

A consultation is currently underway by the railway operators, Govia Thameslink (GTR), which sets out proposed changes to the 2018 timetable on our Brighton mainline.  The first phase of the consultation ends on 8th December and Balcombe Parish Council (BPC) would be grateful if you could respond to the consultation to ensure the train service (frequency and pattern of service, plus destinations served) from Balcombe improves; we are the smallest station on the Brighton mainline so your views are critical.

You can read the full consultation document at

The section which affects Balcombe is on p.18 (Thameslink stopping pattern) where the proposal is to INCREASE services marginally during peak and off-peak times.  However the proposals also REMOVE our direct service to London Victoria and no Southern services will stop in Balcombe from 2018 (p.46 onwards). All services will now go through London Bridge and terminate at Brighton ONLY.

You can respond to this consultation directly to GTR using the online questionnaire (NB you only need to answer questions 1-13, 21 and .

Respondents who provide contact details as part of the first phase consultation process will automatically be updated with developments in the second phase.

The second phase of the consultation, which will take into account views and comments raised with us during the first phase, will focus on providing detailed weekday and weekend timetables for review and comments.  This consultation phase is expected to commence in late spring / early summer 2017.






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Balcombe Neighbourhood Plan

NP Referendum Result

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Referendum Notice of Poll

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Half Moon Community Interest Group

“Save the Half Moon Balcombe Community Interest Group” is an unincorporated subscription free membership group consisting of Balcombe residents who are committed to see the Half Moon Pub in Balcombe remain as a public house and serving the village.

If you are interested in getting involved please read the attached letter (click on the link below):-

Half Moon open letter 15.8.16

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