Lavant Parish Council


Lavant is a rural parish with an electorate of approximately 1347 in 750 households and at present a precept of £27,420. The parish is just north of Chichester on either side of the A286 Midhurst Road.


Further details about the village can be found in the Lavant Neighbourhood Plan

The community is a vibrant one served well by its pubs, restaurants, schools, churches and village hall. The closeness of Goodwood adds to the activities in the parish.


Lavant is to be found in a beautiful part of West Sussex and yet is within easy reach of major urban centres on the coast from Brighton to Southampton. The close proximity of Chichester means access to both mainline trains and buses with direct links to Gatwick Airport and London, Brighton and Portsmouth and also across country to the West, the Midlands and the North.


Parishioners can, of course, use the varied commercial, leisure and entertainment facilities of Chichester with ease. The coast is also very close at Bosham and the Chichester Harbour area, the Witterings, Selsey and Bognor Regis.





If you are interested in joining the Council and helping to get things done in the Village or you want to put forward new ideas please contact the before 2nd October.




Latest news - 8th August 2018

Please see here the latest information from Velo South with details of road closures and times.

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Lavant Parish Council is actively trying to obtain as much information as possible to help residents. Please find here the notes taken from the "Engagement" meeting organised by WSCC to inform Parish Councils about the event with the presence of the Velo South organiser.

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Have you lost your cat?

A cat was badly hit by a car Tuesday 18th September late afternoon just after Pook Lane roundabout and before Earl of March pub. Unfortunately, the drivers were unable to find the cat afterwards. The cat was blackish with possibly some tan colour.



Latest News


22/05/2018 - Lavant Parish Council Open letter re A27 sent to MP, WSCC, CDC, SDNP


Lavant Parish Council has sent an open letter signed by three Parish Councils and 2 residents' associations concerning the A27 consultation. To read the letter click here


07/03/2018 - Eastmead Industrial Estate plans for development


For residents who were unable to go to the presentation at Lavant Memorial Hall please find the information here

Forthcoming Events


Discover the Secrets of St Nicholas' Church, Lavant 12th - 14th October


The Secrets of St Nic's Weekend. A weekend of rediscovery and excitement.


Driving past St Nicholas Church in Mid Lavant, have you ever wondered about lichen covered silent stones?


Lavant's "Secrets of St Nic's Weekend" will reveal all!


Research has rediscovered a thousand years of fascinating local history. Starting with the Yew tree and reaching to the 21st century we can share with you the stories of people who lived, loved and died in this country parish. Over the weekend we will present intriguing information and interesting activities for adults and children alike. Just a few are: -

- Visit the Vault; last opened over 30 yrs ago.

- Discover the people and places of Mid Lavant over 300 yrs through our Graveyard Trail.

- Drop into the workshop held by the Novium Museum.

- Make the connection between the Weald and Downland Museum and Lavant.

- Listen to Lavant's Choirs.

Have a bite to eat. Refreshments including lunch are available all day.


Friday 12th October. Illustrated Talks by local historians - A thousand years of a life and death in country parish.

7pm Tickets £10 to inc. wine and canapés

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th ... 10:30-4:00pm


All taking place at St Nicholas Church Mid Lavant.


Tickets and further information from 07530552151 or



To download a copy of the information click here




Due to the Velo South cycle event on 23rd September 2018 access in and out of Lavant will be virtually impossible. If you have carers visit on a daily basis or know someone who does please contact Velo South. More information here

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