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Compton Parish is a rural civic parish encompassing the villages and areas surrounding Compton, West Marden and Up Marden in West Sussex

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd July - 7:30pm at Compton Parish Room

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About Us

We are proud to serve our local community and represent the interests of the residents in our area. As a Parish Council based in the heart of the South Downs National Park, we play a vital role in shaping the future of our beautiful parish.

A Parish Council is the smallest unit of local government in the UK, consisting of elected officers who volunteer their time and expertise to make a positive difference in their community. Our primary purpose is to serve as a voice for our residents and work towards enhancing the quality of life in our parish.

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Rural Crime and Neighbourhood Policing Teams 

Compton Parish Council meets monthly with the police teams. If you have comments or would like to make any representations please conact parish councillor John Wigg on

West Marden phone box

Report a Problem


Click here to find out what you can do regarding issues with roads and other public rights of way, planning, crime etc

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The Octagon Parish


Compton Village is part of The Octagon Parish - a rural community in the heart of the South Downs National Park. For the latest news and events across the Parish please click here to access the community website

Our Key Responsibilites

- Planning and Development

We review planning applications and work to ensure any new developments align with the needs and aspirations of our community. We strive to protect our local environment and preserve our heritage.

- Community Services

Compton Parish Council is dedicated to providing and supporting essential services that directly benefit our residents. This includes maintaining public spaces and recreational areas, managing local facilities, promoting community events, and collaborating with local organizations to enhance the social fabric of our parish

- Infrastructure and   


We lobby to improve the maintenance and improvement of public facilities such as roads, footpaths, street lighting, and public buildings. We work closely with local authorities to address any infrastructure concerns

- Local Events and Initiatives

We actively organize and support a range of events and initiatives that foster community spirit and bring residents together. We aim to create opportunities for engagement and connection.

- Representing Your Interests

We are elected by you, the residents, to advocate for your interests at the local level. By actively engaging with the community, we stay informed about the issues that matter to you, enabling us to make informed decisions that reflect your needs and aspirations.

- Local Governance and Decision


We are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the parish within our legal powers. From planning applications to community initiatives, we carefully consider the potential impact of our decisions to ensure the sustainable development and well-being of our area

- Preserving Our Heritage

We recognize the rich history and heritage of our parish, and we actively work to preserve and protect it for future generations. By safeguarding our historical sites, buildings, and cultural traditions, we aim to maintain the unique character and identity that makes our parish special.

- Collaboration and Engagement

We strongly believe in the power of community collaboration. Through open communication channels, public consultations, and engaging with local groups, we encourage active participation and seek your input on matters that affect our parish. Your ideas, suggestions, and feedback are essential in shaping the future of our community.

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