Our Parish Council

If you would like to read agendas or minutes of Parish Council meetings or other Council documents, click HERE.


The parish of Rodmell and Northease has less than 200 dwellings, which makes it one of the smallest in the country, but it is still subject to all the legal regulations of a statutory body. We have seven elected Councillors, all volunteers, plus a Parish Clerk who is our Responsible Financial Officer and the only person who is paid. As a representative body we don’t have a very strong position: while we are constantly accessible to our parishioners we have a rather limited amount of influence and very little actual power. What we mainly do is to act as a filter and conduit for local needs and opinions, which we try to direct to those who do have the power – though nowadays not always the funds – to respond.

Many people think of a parish – and by association its Council – as being to something do with the church, but in fact a parish is firstly an administrative region, and the Parish Council – not to be confused with the Parochial Church Council – is this country’s smallest building block of local government.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations only the latest mountain of red tape threatening to smother even the smallest of public organisations, many people might be questioning whether it is worth the while of volunteers to be involved in something that enjoys so little power and so much regulation as a Parish Council.

But if a community like ours wants to have at least token voice in choosing its destiny, the Parish Council needs to be a vital part of its life. If it fails to elect at least three Councillors, it risks being at the mercy of a much larger Town, District or County organisation which almost certainly knows and cares less about its needs and aspirations than those who live there. On this website (which is owned and operated by the Parish Council) we try to detail some of the ways that the Council works for the village, to give you access to our recent activities and documents, and to keep you up to date with what you need to know and in some cases can take part in deciding.

Rodmell Parish Council

Lindy Smart (Chairman)
(Countryside, agriculture, allotments, sports field)
01273 478151

Sue Carroll (Vice Chair)
(Roads, paths, transport, POLO)
01273 474723

Claire Dishington
(Village Hall, The Street, Playground)

William Meyer

Nicki Myers
(Tree Warden, planning)

Chrissie Toye
(Defibrillator, Mill Lane and The Dicklands)

Mrs Lynette Kemp
19 Lullington Close
BN25 4JH
07864 637274


Dates for forthcoming Rodmell Parish Council meetings:


Tuesday 17th January
Tuesday 14th March
Tuesday 16th May
Tuesday 25th July
Tuesday 12th September
Tuesday 14th November
Tuesday 16th January 2024

The Parish Assembly will be held on Friday 21st April

An agenda for every meeting is published on this website a few days before each meeting. These, along with the Minutes of previous meetings and other Council records, are stored online and you can access them here.

Meetings are held in the Village Hall, starting at 8 pm and lasting no more than two hours.2

Website Privacy Notice

Rodmell Parish Council takes the protection of your data seriously. Our aim is to provide a personalised and valuable service whilst safeguarding our users’ privacy. Collecting some personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users. Our Privacy Policy, detailing what we will do with your personal information, can be viewed here

Data Subject Access and the
Data Protection Act

If you wish to find out what information RPC holds about you please contact us providing your contact details, a brief description of the information you require and enclose proof of your identity. This could be a scanned copy of a household bill, passport or driving licence.
You will receive a response to your request within 20 days.

Please send your request to one of the following:
Email address: rodmellparishclerk@aol.com
Postal address: Rodmell Parish Clerk, 19 Lullington Close, Seaford, BN25 4JH



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