Our Local Government

Rotherfield Parish Council

At the grass roots level are town and parish councils including Rotherfield Parish Council which has 10 Councillors representing Rotherfield and 3 Councillors representing Mark Cross and Eridge.

Rotherfield Parish Council acts as a consultee and lobbying force with both East Sussex County Council and Wealden District Council, putting forward the wishes and needs of our local community.

Find out more about what we do here.

Wealden District Council

Wealden District Council is one of 5 District Councils in East Sussex. The District Council, based in Hailsham, has 45 elected Councillors representing 41 electoral wards. Our Wealden Council representatives are Cllr. Phil Dixon and Cllr. Keith Obbard.

Cllr. Phil Dixon

Hadlow Down, Mark Cross and Rotherfield Ward

h: 01892 853767

e: cllr.phil.dixon@wealden.gov.uk

Keith Obbard

Eridge and Frant Ward

m: 07941 578427

e: cllr.keith.obbard@wealden.gov.uk

Wealden District Council’s responsibilities include:

Visit Wealden District Council offices at:
Council Offices,
Vicarage Lane,
Hailsham,
BN27 2AX

Or call 01323 443322 or 01892 653311

Visit Wealden District Council website: https://wealden.gov.uk

East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council, based in Lewes is the last tier before national government. In East Sussex there are five local Government districts: Lewes, Wealden, Rother, Eastbourne and Hastings. The Council’s duties and services are managed by 50 elected Councillors (known within the Council as Members). Our County Councillors are Cllr Bob Standley and Cllr Francis Whetstone.

Cllr. Bob Standley

Wadhurst Division

h: 01892 783579

e: cllr.bob.standley@eastsussex.gov.uk

Cllr. Francis Whetstone

Forest Row Division

h: 01892 770304

e:  cllr.francis.whetstone@eastsussex.gov.uk 

East Sussex County Council’s responsibilities include:

Visit East Sussex County Council offices at:

County Hall,
St Anne’s Crescent,
Lewes,
BN7 1UE

Call 0345 608 0190 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Visit the East Sussex County Council website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk