Please note - Meetings of the Town Council have been (under minute 19 of the Council meeting date 5th May 2021) have been temporarily replaced by Advisory Groups and will meet remotely on the same timetable as published below, potentially until 1st September 2021. Residents can of course still ask questions in the normal manner and the Town Council has reserved the right to go back to physical meetings at any time. A review as delegated to the Mayor, Leader and Town Clerk will take place on the 21st June 2021.
Local Government services in Haywards Heath are shared between three authorities, West Sussex County Council, Mid Sussex District Council and Haywards Heath Town Council. Each authority has a different elected body, though some Councillors serve on more than one Council. The District has 10 Councillors who look after Haywards Heath, the County has three and the Town has 16.
The Town Council has approximately 40 meetings throughout the year, usually held on Monday evenings. At present there are three Committees, Environment & General Purposes, Planning and Policy & Finance, as well as the Meeting of the Full Council. All meetings are open to the public and press and take place at 7.30pm. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings and may, if they register by Midday on the day of the meeting, speak for three minutes on any subject on the Agenda prior to the start of the meeting.
Copies of the Agenda for each meeting are published on the website and on the Town Council's notice board (outside the Town Hall) prior to each meeting and the Minutes of each meeting are published on the website as soon as these are available. These are found in the individual section of each committee on this site. You will also find a copy of the Calendar of Council Meetings for the year within the Committees, Minutes & Agendas Section of this site.
Virtual meetings, which are currently being held by Zoom due to the CV19 Pandemic can be viewed on the Town Council's website (Full Council only at the present time - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMCcTRmt4-i2AA2NBDTFjg. To view our Virtual and Remote Council Meetings Protocol, please click here.