Located in the South East of England at the meeting point of the four counties of East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.
The Town Council is grateful for public interest in the workings of Council and the various Committees.
All meeting dates are set in the autumn for the following civic year (so in December 2015 the dates for all the meetings for May 2016 to April 2017 were set). These are published in The Line (formerly the Civic News) and on the Town Council notice boards as well as the Town Council website – see right. The agenda for the meetings is also posted on the Town Council notice boards and website approximately a week before the meeting. You can look at the agenda and decide if you wish to attend.
All committee meetings start with 15 minutes of time allocated to public questions. This allows questions concerning the committee to be asked. If possible they will be answered straight away but sometimes it might be necessary to take the question away. Questions need not be notified in writing to the Town Clerk in advance, but if you do so there is more chance of an answer being available on the night. The Committee are not allowed during public question time to discuss matters later on the agenda or give an indication as to how they intend to vote on a matter on the agenda.
Planning Committee: There is no place in the meeting for the public to make direct representations or appeals to the Committee concerning applications. Public questions are for questions, furthermore there is no right of comeback and excessive questions may be curtailed by the Chair. Representations should be made in writing to Mid Sussex District Council. If you wish East Grinstead Town Council to consider these, they must be received by the Town Clerk before noon on the day of the meeting.
Once public question time ends the public may only observe the committees work, they are not allowed to ask or offer additional information.
It should be borne in mind that whilst minutes will generally be posted within four weeks of the meeting they remain as draft unadopted minutes until they are ratified at the following meeting of Council or Committee as appropriate.
Where appendices or attachments are referred to in reports and minutes these are not accessible on the site. Public wishing to view such documents may do so at the Town Council offices in East Court Mansion, Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 4pm.
Filming of Council meetings is permitted provided the person abides by the approved protocol. Please make the Clerk aware prior to a meeting that you wish to film so that all persons can be made aware.