The Council has been in continuous existence since
1894 and is responsible for many local services catering for a wide age range.
It is a small local authority consisting of 16 Councillors, elected every four
years, who represent the residents of Rustington on many Bodies and
Organisations, both Statutory and Voluntary.
The Council is a Statutory Body, looking after the
interests of Rustington as a whole. It is consulted by the local Planning
Authorities on Planning Applications and other associated matters, and by other
Bodies on matters affecting the local community.
Meetings of the Council and its
Committees are open to the Public, with an opportunity to ask questions
Agendas are displayed on this
Website, the Public Notice Boards around Rustington and are also available for
inspection in the Public Library, together with the relevant
Council provides a range of services within the Parish including
over 120 Allotment
Plots (3 Sites), Bus/Beach Shelters, Public Toilets, Public Seats, Notice
Boards, some Footway Lighting, War Memorial, one School Crossing Patrol, the
Woodlands Centre and Recreation Ground, Rustington Youth Centre, Enhancement and
Maintenance of the Central Shopping Area and certain other locations in the
Village, including floral planters and trees.
The Parish Council also provides financial assistance towards
the Christmas Lighting in The Street, the upkeep of the Parish Churchyard and the Rustington Festival. Grant Aid is also
awarded, according to need, to a variety of local community groups and
organisations, including the Littlehampton and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau.