The Coultershaw Heritage Site is operated and maintained by volunteers from the Coultershaw Trust. The Coultershaw Trust was formed in 2002
Petworth Gardeners Club is an informal club for gardeners to meet at gatherings and events operating on a social basis which means an enjoyable, fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome, there is plenty to learn and enjoy for all participants at all levels.
PGC has an allotment provided by the Town Council forgrowing, learning & sharing.
For more information about the gardeners club - email Judith or Mike. - email@example.com
Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.
All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall. So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system
The historic Empire Hall is a centre for village life in Graffham. It is the venue for many community activities and services including a variety or physical activities such as keep fit, yoga and pilates. Also there are regular health services run from the hall.
The Empire Hall is also a venue for different entertainment events such as live performing arts including music and drama. Also, throughout the winter months, film nights are organised by Graffham Empire Movies.
Local groups who meet in the village hall regularly include the Badminton Club, the Garden Group and the Thursday Club. The Empire Lunch Club arranges a lunch in the Hall each month which is open to all.
The Hall is also a venue for many regular community events including our annual Flower Show, Harvest Supper, Ladies Carol Concert, Easter Market, Christmas Fair and Burns Night Celebrations.
It is the normal meeting place of the Graffham Parish Council and is the Polling Station for local and national elections.
The Hall is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission and is run by a Management Committee comprising elected officers and representatives of the various clubs and societies who use the facilities.
The Empire Hall, Graffham is available for private hire for day and evening functions throughout the year. It’s an excellent venue for receptions and parties (both for children and adults) and can seat 120 guests. It is a spacious and attractive building, constructed in 1907, and is a popular facility in the Village
HIRE THE HALL
If you would like to hire The Empire Hall for your own function, please contact our bookings secretary, Eira Ashby on 01798 867297, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Petworth Vision was set up to address the aspirations of the residents, businesses and visitors of Petworth.
By harnessing the efforts and skills of townspeople and organisations within the community and building strong public/private sector partnerships, Petworth Vision aims to achieve positive results for the whole community.
The three main areas of our work are as follows.
1. CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE
A great opportunity exists for Petworth to use it’s rich heritage and wonderful buildings to encourage visitors to enjoy the old town with a new experience. The hard part is respecting the old and yet still encouraging an attractive, modern interpretation. Getting this right will go a long way to giving Petworth a successful future.
2. SUPPORTING A VIBRANT RETAIL ECONOMY
The retail offer is dominated by nonessential retail which does not necessarily meet the needs of local residents. The perceived lack of affordable shopping has been raised in the residents’ surveys. To ensure a sustainable and vibrant economy, the town’s businesses need to be careful not to alienate residents and, at the same time, not to compromise on its strengths as having a strong independent sector and a centre with an extremely low vacancy rate.
The administration of any town like Petworth is complex, with a Town, District and County Council each having their own roles and responsibilities. We also have the South Downs National Park Authority with responsibility for planning. There are also partnerships such as Petworth Community Association and Petworth Business Association.