Welcome to Southbourne


On 12th April the Parish Council received a verbal report on the status of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Council was extremely disappointed to hear that on a narrow technical point the Examiner recommends that CDC do not allow the Plan to proceed to referendum.

The report can be viewed here 


The full Examiner's Report can be downloaded from the CDC website here (link!) together with a joint statement agreed by Southbourne Parish Council and Chichester District Council.

Southbournehttps://www.chichester.gov.uk/media/36806/Southbourne-Neighbourhood-Plan---Examiners-Report---CLM-QC---March-2022/pdf/Southbourne_Neighbourhood_Plan_-_Examiners_Report_-_CLM_QC_-_March_2022.pdf Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037 Submission Plan


The Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037 Submission Plan has been submitted to Chichester District Council for them to undertake the next stage of consultation (Regulation 16).


Community Connections 

 If you are in need of help due to self isolation or can help those who are, Southbourne Parish Council has established Community Connections to bring you together.

Please see government guidance on protecting yourselves and those most vulnerable at: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 For more local information about the community during the Covid-19 epidemic, please see our Latest News page  


Southbourne Parish Council is the tier of Local Government closest to the people. The next tier of Government for Southbourne is the Chichester District Council and the final tier is the West Sussex County Council.

On our website we outline the role and services provided by the Parish Council along with the details of our councillors. We provide you with the dates of our meetings, copies of the agendas and minutes and other important council documents including financial information.

This site will enable you to find out about our vibrant community and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council. It is our intention to enable more residents to play an active role in the community, participate in more activities, attend Parish Council Meetings, take advantage of our local facilities and thoroughly enjoy living in Southbourne.

For the latest news please go to the Latest News page.

Links are provided to other organisations' websites where possible but Southbourne Parish Council is not responsible for those websites.

Southbourne Parish Council CIL Monitoring report 1 April 2019-31 March 2020 

Please take the time to read the General Privacy Notice and the Website Privacy Policy about the use of your data by Southbourne Parish Council. 

Future Meetings

Southbourne Environment Group

26 May 22 - 19:30 to 20:30

Date and place of meeting: St John's Church, Southbourne 19:30


Additional Documents

Planning Committee

9 Jun 22 - 18:30

Planning Committee

23 Jun 22 - 18:30

Allotment Committee

30 Jun 22 - 12:00 to 13:00

Sutcliffe Room, Southbourne Village Hall

Finance & Policy

6 Jul 22 - 19:00

Full Council

12 Jul 22 - 19:00

Planning Committee

14 Jul 22 - 18:30

Contact Us

 You can contact the Parish council via telephone 01243 373667, by emailing the clerk on [email protected] or via our Facebook page 'Southbourne Parish Council-West Sussex'. 

To report problems with West Sussex Highways (roads, pavements, verges and most street lights) please visit: love.westsussex.gov.uk

To report a problem with a parish-owned street light please ring the number below and leave a message. 

Address: Southbourne Parish Council, The Village Hall, First Avenue, Southbourne, PO10 8HN
Telephone: 01243 373667
Email: clerk@southbourne-pc.gov.uk