About Us

What is a Parish Council?

It is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972.
The name Chalvington with Ripe Parish Council is a little misleading as it covers the villages of Chalvington, Ripe and Deanland Wood. Elections to parish councils are held every four years. Chalvington with Ripe Parish Council has 7 councillors who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. Chalvington with Ripe Parish Councillors do not receive any salary but contribute a great deal of their time and energy to ensure the smooth running of the Parish.

Chalvington with Ripe Parish Councillors can be contacted thus;

Parish Councillors

Norma Dashfield        

Register of Interests

17 Deer Haven
Deanland Wood Park
BN27 3XZ.

01825 873264

Alison Dunbar Dempsey
(Vice Chairman)
Register of Members' Interests
Chipps Cottage
01323 811430
07795 203874


John Ward

Register of Members Interests
2 The Meadows
Deanland Wood Park
BN27 3WY
01825 873162
Colin Webb

Register of Members Interests
Marnhull Farmhouse
Sheepcote Lane
BN27 3SX
01825 872541
Geoff White

Register of Members Interests
Eckington House
Deanland Road
07711 484888
Lady Susan Conway   01323 811288
Parish Clerk
Alison Stevens 31 Banner Way
Stone Cross
BN24 5FE

01323 460007
07501 676569

District Councillor
Philip Ede 2 Lakeside Walk
Goodwin Close
BN27 3DE
07796 847567

County Councillor
Nick Bennett Quarry Cottage
Royal Oak Lane
High Hurstwood

How are we funded?

The money the Parish Council spends comes from the Council Tax. This money is called the Precept and is used to improve facilities and services for local people

Other Useful Numbers:

Emergency Services                              999
Sussex Police (Non emergency)            0845 60 70 999
Fire and Rescue (Fire safety)                0845 130 8855
Trading Standards                                01323 418200
Consumer Direct                                   08454 040506
Buy With Confidence                            01323 418215
Energywatch                                        0845 906 0708

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