This book celebrates the centenary of Parish Councils in West Sussex, and traces their history from Vestry meetings, which were often very active, particularly on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. The new democratic parish councils were intended to loosen the grip of the squire and the parson on village life.
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(246mm x 185mm x 20mm)
Phillimore & Co Ltd
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Author Biography - Valerie Porter
Valerie Porterserved as Clerk to Mil-land Parish Council for seven years and is now a parish councilor in that same valley, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyin the north-west of the County. She has lived in rural West Sussex for a quarter of a century and is the author of some two dozen books, mainly on aspects of living and working in the countryside and on farm livestock."