Barnham and Eastergate Parish Council

On 1st April 2019 Barnham and Eastergate Parish Council was established.  The new Council was formed following a Community Governance Review that approved the merger of the previous Barnham Parish Council and Eastergate Parish Council.

The new Council consists of 13 Members - 12 members representing Barnham and Eastergate and 1 member representing the section of Fontwell village that sits within the Parish boundary. A list of the current Councillors can be found on the Parish Councillors page together with email contact details.

The Council holds regular Full Council meetings and also has a separate Planning & Environment Committee.

The Council has responsibility for the management of Eastergate Village Hall as the sole Trustee and a Management Committee has been established to support that responsibility.

The Council also has responsibility for the Eastergate Pavilion, the war memorial, street lights and street furniture and playground facilities across the Parish.

The Council owns the Barnham Community Hall but it is run and managed by Barnham Community Trust under a Licence to Operate with the Council.

The Proper Officer of the Council is the Clerk, Alison Crabb, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer.  The Clerk is based in the Parish Office at Barnham Community Hall, but will also have a regular presence at Eastergate Village Hall. The Clerk is also responsible for providing advice to Councillors on the conduct of meetings, the legality of any decisions taken and the code of conduct.

Eastergate Village Hall and Eastergate Sports Pavilion is managed by the Assistant Clerk & Facilities Manager, Nina McMaster.

The Clerk can be contacted via email:

The Assistant Clerk can be contacted via email:

A precept of just over £108,000 has been agreed and these funds together with rental income from Barnham Community Trust and users of the Sports Pavilion will be used to run the affairs of the Council.


Full Council meetings will be held on a Tuesday evening in the Barnham Community Hall, usually starting at 7:30 p.m. A full timetable of the meetings has now been agreed.

Please note draft minutes of meetings are published on the website as soon as possible after the meeting but are of course subject to final approval and publication on the website once the chairman has signed at the subsequent meeting. This link will take you to the committee papers