Welcome to Southbourne Parish Council



Southbourne Parish Council is the tier of Local Government closest to the people. The next tier of Government for Southbourne is the South Chicester District Council and the final tier is the West Sussex County Council.

On our website we outline the role and services provided by the Parish Council along with the details of our councillors. We provide you with the dates of our meetings and copies of the agendas and minutes.  

This site will enable you to find out about our vibrant community and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council. It is our intention to enable more residents to play an active role in the community, participate in more activities, attend Parish Council Meetings, take advantage of our local facilities and thoroughly enjoy living in Southbourne.


The proposed expansion of primary and secondary schools in West Sussex from September 2017

Numbers of children have been rising across West Sussex for several years. West Sussex County Council's consultation document summarises proposals for primary and secondary schools across West Sussex to expand to cater for existing or future demand.

It would like to know whether there is support or not for proposals to expand existing schools and any comments, concerns, advice or views on how this might be implemented.

It will be holding a drop-in sessions for people who would like to come along and discuss proposals in person relating to the Bourne area on

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 2.30pm - 6.30pm

Bourne Community College, Park Road, Southbourne PO10 8PJ.

Full details about the consultation can be found on the County Council's website at


The consultation closes on 21 December 2016.

If the proposals are agreed they would take effect from September 2017


Something for ALL the family, kids welcome! Southbourne Environment Group would like to welcome you all to an event on 26 November 2016, 2-5 pm. St. John’s Centre, Southbourne.
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Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire report by Action in Rural Sussex on the responses to the residents' Questionnaire HERE  

More detailed data and analysis HERE

Feedback from Residents HERE


 Latest News


Neighbourhood Plan

Examiner's Report published


Southbourne State of the Parish Report


Southbourne Parish Council is NALC Council of the week

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Site last updated: Thursday November 24, 2016