Parish Councillors are not employees, they are elected volunteers who volunteer their time to work for free on behalf of their communities. They do not have to belong to a political party, they just need to be concerned with local community matersThey are elected by residents at ordinary elections which are held every four years. If a position becomes vacant due to a Councillor resigning, dying, or being disqualified, a vacant seat is created. If after displaying a notice of vacancy for at least 14 working days, as long as no more than 10 electors from the Parish give written notice to request a by election, the vacancy can be filled by co-option. 

The Parish Clerk is the proper officer and statutory office holder, they are not an elected member but a paid employee of the council. Their role is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support. 

Your Parish Council has the following members: 
If you wish to contact your councillors, please in the first instance direct your query to the Clerk, Hannah-Louise O'Callaghan. 

Hannah-Louise O'Callaghan
Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

01798 865189

Cllr Vincent Leysen
Minerals & Waste and Planning
8, Herringbroom Cottages, Duncton
01798 343213 / 07915 426704

Cllr Nigel Clifford
Planning and Assets & Maintenance
Ben's Cottage, Duncton
01798 344602 / 07836 757857

David Bradford
West Sussex County Councillor, Rother Valley
07922 865735

Cllr Peter Thomas
Chairman, NE Parishes & All Parishes Meetings and Planning

Glebelands, Duncton
01798 344352 / 07483 235935

Cllr Keith Napthine
Burton & Chingford Ponds, Playground, Minerals & Waste and Planning
4 Woodbury House, Burton Park Road 
01798 669365

Cllr Isabella Harte
Southside, Duncton

Cllr Hilary O'Sullivan
Vice Chairman, Chair of Planning, Wildlife inc Burton & Chingford Ponds

Burton Rough Cottage, Duncton
01798 344769 / 07769 658763

Cllr Andrew Mills
West Lodge, Duncton

Cllr Alan Sutton
Chichester District Councillor, Fittleworth Ward
01798 342452