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About Us

Telscombe Town Council has 13 Councillors and 1 full-time and 6 part-time members of staff. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen annually at the Annual Council Meeting in May. The Council offices are in the Telscombe Civic Centre situated on the corner of the South Coast Road and Central Avenue. Meetings of Council and Committees are held bi-monthly, apart from the Planning & Highways Committee which meets every 3 weeks. Staff details are contained within the ‘contact us’ section and Councillor details within the ‘Councillor’ section.


Telscombe Town Council came into being as Telscombe Parish Council in January 1929. Before that date it existed as a Parish meeting.

In 1974 with changes in Local Government, the Council became a Town Council with a Mayor. The first Mayor of Telscombe was Mrs Molly Pratten and she served on the Town Council for twenty-five years.

Councillors at that time commissioned a silver and enamel brooch which was designed by a student at Brighton Polytechnic as part of a degree course. The brooch was presented to Mrs Pratten and its design has become the Council’s logo. The double ‘T’ shows that there are two parts to the Council’s area, Telscombe Cliffs and Village and East Saltdean. The small green symbol in the Centre represents Telscombe Tye, the red bricks on one of the ‘T’ symbols represents houses and the blue in the other ‘T’ represents the sea.

The Council has three Committees:- Amenities & Civic Centre, Planning & Highways and Policy & Resources. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are members of each Committee.

The Civic Centre is staffed by the Town Clerk (full time), Amenities Officer (3 days a week), Senior Admin Assistant (mornings), Admin Assistant (afternoons) & three part-time Caretakers.

The Town Council bought a plot of land on the South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs in April 1997 and proceeded to build the Telscombe Civic Centre. It took a lot of planning and a great deal of work but has been very worthwhile to see the Civic Centre become a success. The Town Clerk moved into the Civic Centre in February 2000 and a few months later, builders moved in to finish the first floor of the building with rooms first hired out in 2001

Regular events in the Centre include:- weekly yoga, pilates, children’s dance classes, Deans Senior Tea Club tea morning; monthly – Telscombe Residents Association, Breast Cancer Support Group meeting, Bereavement Group meetings, Flower Club, bingo in aid of Telscombe Mayor’s charity fund, Women’s Institute meetings plus lots more. See our ‘What’s On’ heading for full information. The Saltdean Language School also hires rooms at different times through the year for foreign students’ lessons.

How the information you provide will be used

General Data Protection Regulations – Any personal information such as name, postal address, telephone number, and email address given via this website/form will only be used to provide a requested service, kept for as long as necessary to provide that service and will not be disclosed to any other third party without your prior permission or unless we are required to do so by law.

Data Subject Access and the Data Protection Act

Telscombe Town Council takes your data privacy seriously.

If you wish to find out what information Telscombe Town Council holds about you please contact us providing your contact details, a brief description of the information you require and enclose proof of your identity. This could be a scanned copy of a household bill, passport or driving licence.

You will receive a response to your request within 20 days.

Please send your request to one of the following:

email address:

postal address: Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, E Sussex, BN10 7ES

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