Welcome To Rottingdean Parish Council


  • St Aubyns Field: Offer of Transfer to the Parish Council. The Parish Council have now received a formal offer of the transfer of St Aubyns Field and the Chapel, Pavilion, Water Fountain and Memorial from Fairfax Properties, in accordance with the section 106 agreement. The Parish Council have 12 weeks in which to respond. It is envisaged that the transfer will occur in the Summer of 2023. The offer will be discussed at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 6 December. 
  • Next Council Meeting  - 7.30 pm on Monday 6 December in the Main Hall of the Whiteway Centre. This will be preceeded by a meeting of the Planning Consultative Panel. All are welcome to attend both meetings. See the agenda here
  • The 2021 Beacon Hill Nature Report has been published see it here
  • The Local Government Boundary Commission's consultataion of Brighton and Hove Electoral Wards See the Parish Council's response here
  • Major Gas works in Rottingdean to commence on 4 October. We have been advised by the energy company SGN that an essential programme of work to replace sections of gas mains around  Rottingdean will commence on 4 October - see News for more 
  • Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020/21. The audit of accounts for Rottingdean Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has now been completed. See the Financial Reports page for more detail.
  •  See News for more

Quick Links 

  • For the latest Government advice on Coronavirus (Covid 19) click here
  • See the Parish Council Projects
  • Find Planning Information
  • Local Support  Click here for the Community Website and links to local support 
  • Report It!
  • Apply for a Council grant.  Click here for the application form. Applications will considered at the next Council meeting following receipt of an application form. See a record grants porvided over the last few years here

Rottingdean Parish Council 

Rottingdean is the only Parish Council  within the Brighton and Hove City Council Area 

Electors within the area of Rottingdean Parish elect 9 Councillors on the same 4 year timetable that applies to the City Council. The next election is due in May 2023. Only if 9 people put there names forward is there an election put to a vote. 

None of your Parish Councillors take a salary. They meet monthly, normally in the Whiteway Centre, and all residents are welcome to attend these meetings. The agenda for these meetings is published at least 3 working days in advance and placed on the Parish Council notice board on the High Street side of the Reading Room and also here 

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The Parish Council closely monitors proposals that affect the Village and seeks to influence decisions when necessary. Our planning consultative panel considers every planning application in the Parish, whilst our Beacon Hill Working Group works to develop and improve our nature reserve.

Rottingdean Council is funded by a small amount added to the Council tax (the Council tax precept) that is agreed in April each year. Funds are used to improve to the Village environment and make grants and donations to initatives which benefit the Community. Our grant application form and guidance can be found here

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The Parish Council has a number of Advisory Groups that consider the detail of proposals and make recomendations to the full Parish Council to consider. See more here

First created in November 2010, this website is regularly updated and new ideas for content are often added. As well as providing public information, the Parish Council wishes to hear your feedback, ideas and comments, so please e-mail your views direct to us at enquiries@rottingdean-pc.gov.uk 

The current Rottingdean Parish Councillors are:

Clerk to the Parish Council:  Chris Hayes

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Contact Us


Council Clerk: Chris Hayes


Parish Council Clerk
Rottingdean Parish Council,
The Gables,
6 Dean Road,
Rottingdean, BN2 7DH

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