What the Parish Council does

Ockley is a vibrant village between Dorking and Horsham on the Surrey / Sussex borders nestling in the shadow of Leith Hill - the highest point in South East England.

Ockley Parish Council is here to represent the interests of the local Ockley community and to maintain the quality of life of our residents. Parish councils are the grass-roots tier of local government - not to be confused with church councils and ecclesiastical parishes. They have a range of powers and duties, which must be used for the benefit of the parish as a whole and include matters such as planning applications and highways.

Previously Ockley Parish Council has successfully campaigned on the community’s behalf to reduce the speed limit on Stane Street to 30mph; to help develop affordable housing such as Prideaux Gardens; to act as a catalyst for some action groups such as speedwatch and the maintenance team; and to help maintain notice boards, the play area, the old milestone and the pump. The council also operates as an avenue to promote solutions for local issues such as potholes, drainage and occasionally, planning.

Parish councils really ‘exist’ only for the duration of their council meetings, in the sense that decisions can be made only during these meetings. In the gaps between, individual parish councillors might give their own personal view on any matter, but they may not present their own opinion as ‘the view of the parish council’.

Post Office Outreach Service returns to the Cricket Pavilion as from Tuesday 6 October 2020

Ockley Parish Council are delighted to announce the return of an outreach
post office service in Ockley Village.
The service will be based at the Cricket Pavilion in School Lane every
Tuesday from 8.30 am until 10 am, starting on 6 October 2020.
It is encouraging to see the return of this vital service to our rural
community.
We encourage people to make good use of the service so that we can retain it
and hopefully build on frequency of the service moving into the future.

Future MV - draft Local Plan consultation

Ockley Parish Council has responded to the consultation - please see attached document

The draft Local Plan (called 'Future Mole Valley') sets out how development in Mole Valley will be planned over the next 15 years and identifies locations for new homes and other development, whilst continuing to protect the countryside.

Ockley Parish Council asks you to respond to this consultation.

Consultation period - 3 February to 23 March 2020

Consultation event - Friday 21 February 2020 at Ockley Village Hall, 3 to 7 pm

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information available from Ockley Parish Council under the Model Publication Scheme

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