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Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council

The Parish Council has developed this website in order to provide information about the villages and the work of the Parish Council. We hope that it will provide a valuable source of information and will help you to become involved in a wide range of village activities. We welcome your comments and suggestions and are pleased to include news and information concerning the village and surrounding area. If you have any suggestions for additional information please let us know by emailing clerk@plaistowandifold.org.uk.

Plaistow and Ifold Parish comprises the four villages of Plaistow, Ifold, Durfold Wood and Shillinglee, with a combined population of  1900 in the 2011 census, enjoying a picturesque location on the West Sussex border.


Please be advised that we are experiencing technical difficulties with our website. The Parish Council is currently looking into the development of a new community website resource. If you would like more information, please refer to the most recent Minutes; alternatively you can contact the Clerk.


 Matters of Interest and to Note

Please click on the underlined green links to access more information on any of the following matters, such as posters and web sites.

Crouchlands Farm - Representations to the Chichester Local Plan Review

To view the document, please click on the link above.

Crouchlands Farm - Addendum

This addendum document clarifies the proposed housing numbers.


Community Volunteering Opportunities

Home-start Chichester and District

Home-start Chichester and District provides a unique service for families, recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. They support parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help, build families confidence and ability to cope. Here is a link to their website

Do you need help? Please see the attached poster for more information and contact details.


The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has acquired another stretch of canal in Surrey and has big plans to restore it for the benefit of visitors and the local community. There are more opportunities for volunteers to help.



The Battle’s Over, Remembrance Event held 11th November 2018, was a fitting tribute to those of our community who made the ultimate sacrifice. £513 was raised on the night and a further £100 donation was pledged. The money raised was divided equally between the four Service charities, namely The Merchant Navy Association; Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; The Royal Naval Association; ABF, The Solider’s Charity. Thank you letters have been received.

Reducing the speed limit along Plaistow Road, Ifold to 30mph

Speeding traffic was an issue highlighted at the Neighbourhood Plan Consultation. The Parish Council has applied to WSCC Highways Authority to lower the speed limit through Ifold from 40mph to 30mph. The application has been approved, subject to a further period of consultation.

Please click HERE to view the Traffic Regulation Order consultation letter and follow the link to the WSCC website where you can express your support, or raise an objection about any part of the proposal. (The TRO can be found under ‘Live consultations for Traffic Regulation Orders-Chichester North - Live TRO consultations). The Statutory consultation period ends on 16th May 2019.

Please click HERE to read further information about the Parish Council’s future speed reduction proposals within the Parish and the ambitious project currently underway to improve the safety of bus stops in Ifold.

Find out about current projects by clicking on the icons below

 Free Defib Training by Impulse First Aid

Sign up here!


 Community Speed Watch



 30mph along Plaistow Road

Have your say!


Would you like road users to observe the speed limit along Plaistow Road?

Would you like to become a trained CSW volunteer?

The Parish Council wants to work with you and our local Neighbourhood Policing Team to set up a CSW group along Plaistow Road.


 So what happens next?

1. Email the Clerk to sign up: clerk@plaistowandifold.org.uk

2. There will be a 30 minute e-learning film to view

3. The local NPT will do a site visit risk assessment along Plaistow Road  

4. The NPT will organise whole group training and equipment

We look forward to hearing from you.

CSW information.pdf

Click on the icon for information about CSW groups

Ifold Telephone Box Defibrillator

Click above for information about this project

If you were to be in a situation where you needed to use a defibrillator, would you know where to find one? Would you be confident on how to use it?

Would you like an opportunity to familiarise yourself with this lifesaving piece of equipment in a relaxed, social setting?

Defibrillators are designed to be straightforward to use and accessible for all ages, including children!

Hannah Alsbury-Morris of Impulse First Aid and Team Leader of the Billingshurst Emergency Assistance Team has kindly offered to run two free basic life support and automated external defibrillator training sessions:



If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email the Clerk so you can be added to the attendee list: clerk@plaistowandifold.org.uk

Refreshments will be served

Saturday 11th May

9.30am - 12.00pm

Kelsey Hall, Ifold

Family session, children from 7 years positively encouraged to attend

Thursday 6th June

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Winterton Hall, Plaistow

Adults only session