Parish Council

The Parish Council is here to represent Village opinion to the outside world and to carry out local tasks which would not be economic for larger authorities.  Council meetings are usually held on the 1st Monday of every month (not if a Bank Holiday) at 7.30 pm in the Danby room of the Village Hall and are open to the public, but please inform the Clerk if you wish to attend as space is limited. A regular feature of meetings is a ‘democratic quarter-hour’ during which members of the public are encouraged to raise an issue or contribute to the discussion.  In addition one or more Parish Councillors can usually be found in the Trusty Servant between 6 and 6.30 pm most Friday evenings if anyone wishes to raise a matter informally. An Annual Assembly is held every year in late March, normally on a Wednesday, to which all Parishioners are invited.  The Parish Council uses this opportunity to review the past year and discuss any pertinent issues with those attending.

The Main Functions of the Parish Council are:

  • to advise on planning applications
  • to maintain the recreation & play areas
  • to set an annual budget which determines the Parish Rate
  • to nominate representatives on village organisations
  • to make note of and pass to the responsible authority for action any matter of general concern to the parish (traffic issues, planning, initiatives concerning youth, public amenities, etc.)

The Council consists of  seven Councillors who are elected every four years.  The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected annually from their own number.  The Council employs a part time Clerk and Lengsthman.


Cllr. Bill Andrews           023 8081 3349

Vice Chairman:

Cllr. Richard Taylor       023 8081 2451


Cllr. Helen Bennett        023 8081 2358

Cllr. Georgie Hough       02380 814652

Cllr. Nib Saunders          07969 993417 

Cllr. Miranda Causton    023 8081 2151 

Cllr. Jack Smith                07825 511096

County Councillor

Cllr. Edward Heron        01425 471466

District Councillor

Cllr. Diane Andrews       023 8081 3349


Mr Barry Mollett             07847 327162


Stephen Short

Recent elections

The results of the Hampshire County Council Elections in 2017 can be seen by clicking here.

The results of the District Council Elections in 2019 can be seen by clicking here.

The results of Town and Parish Council Elections in 2019 can be seen by clicking here.

The results of Minstead Parish Council elections for 2019 can be seen by clicking HERE .