Horam Village, East Sussex

Welcome to the Horam Parish Council website. Horam is a village and civil parish situated in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. Within the parish are the settlements of Vines Cross and Burlow.


  • Sussex Police Community Messaging Registration forms for the Community Messaging service are available in The Horam Centre.  This is a free service provided by Sussex Police and once registered you’ll read more ...
  • Tour of Britain 2014 The Trustees of the Horam Centre and The Parish Council would like to thank all those who supported this event, in particular Cycle Revival of read more ...
  • Cold Calling Notices We have a limited number of Trading Standards no cold calling notices available (free of charge) in the Horam Centre for residents use.

The Cuckoo Trail

The Cuckoo Trail is a popular twelve mile former railway line route between Polegate and Heathfield,for Cyclists, Walkers and Horse Riders. Click here for more information.

Wealden website for the youth

To all the young people of Horam, Wealden District Council now have a dedicated website for you - http://www.w4y.co.uk/index.htm – have a look and let us know what you think.

Horam Village View

Annual Parish Meeting

Enhancing Horam Parish

Our Plans

We will be establishing a working party to identify a plan for Enhancing Horam Parish; initially concentrating on finding an answer to the question – What can we do to ensure Horam Village Centre is fit for the future challenges and opportunities? – Our plan will build on the many shops, businesses and other key activities we have today. The Merrydown development is one of many opportunities.

The eventual plan, covering Horam Parish, will go hand in hand with other planning initiatives currently being undertaken by HPC and Wealden District Council.

We have already made a start! – More help needed

In partnership with those responsible for the Cuckoo trail –  the Police, Community Pay back teams and Horam Parish Council –  work has already started clearing the site around Horam Station .This will increase its attractiveness to the annual quarter of a million Cuckoo Trail users.

We felt this was an appropriate place to start as it is also a gateway to the village for many.

Further dates for these clearing sessions are:

7th June 2014
14th June 2014
21st June 2014

Your help to clear the site would be invaluable and for planning our catering-teas/coffees /water and sandwiches, it would be most helpful if you could contact our Clerk – Janet Fairweather either in person at the Horam Centre or by telephone 07900 576236 to offer your availability.

Janet will be happy to answer any questions. Even two hours of your time would be most appreciated. We would of course ensure that you were happy with any jobs assigned to you.

The longer term

In establishing our plan we will be working with:

  • Local businesses
  • Retailers
  • Commuters
  • Clubs and societies
  • County and District Councils and other agencies
  • Private individuals
  • … and importantly ensuring good regular communication

Some areas for consideration by the working party

  • What do we want for Horam’s future?
  • What are the real threats and opportunities? How can we handle these?
  • What is or can be special about Horam?
  • Why would the people we need to satisfy/attract to Horam want to come here?
  • What do our current ‘audience’ think about Horam (A questionnaire)?
  • Very broadly-How do we promote (attract people to Horam) for example:
  • Work with our neighbours;
  • Traders loyalty scheme;
  • Parking;
  • High Street wow factor/appearance;
  • Better signage;
  • Home Office Hub Network (AIRS have intimated they may work with us on this);
  • Special events – Community Chef/Farmers Market/Street Market/local food/Street Entertainers/Christmas evening/Themed events in the High Street etc.;
  • Horam Brand.

These are just some of our initial thought but it would be great if you could let me have any ideas via Janet – our Parish Clerk

Michael Bustard
Chairman – Horam Parish Council
21st May 2014