Council Activities

Each year the Parish Council raises a precept on council tax payers to cover many of its expenses. This year it is £41,560.  Additional funds may also be obtained from the income received by hiring out sporting facilities and by obtaining grants from other bodies. 

Ansty Deaks Lane, Anstyand Staplefield Parish Council:

  • looks after parish property such as bus shelters, litter bins, seats and notice boards
  • maintains many of the street lights in the parish
  • owns and manages Staplefield Common including grass cutting and hiring out the cricket facilities and pavilion
  • maintains the children’s play equipment at Staplefield Common
  • takes bookings for the sports facilities at Ansty Recreation Ground – football, cricket and stoolball 
  • liaises with the County Council regarding traffic problems.  The Council is currently working on a campaign to reduce the speed limit on the A272 in Ansty, following a number of fatalities.
  • comments on planning applications within the parish. Mid Sussex District Council make the final decision on planning applications but will take into account the views of the Parish Council.

To book the sports facilities at Ansty Rec or Staplefield Common please contact the Parish Clerk.