Crowhurst is a small village equidistant between Battle, Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex.  It consists of some 2,168 acres, mostly pasture with some 400 acres of woods and plantations.  In medieval times the sea came up to the village, and the Recreation Ground and some houses nearby are below sea level. 

Crowhurst has a population of 838 (2009 estimates) covering a wide age range, with a Church, Village Hall and public house (The Plough Inn).  It is on the main Hastings to Charing Cross railway line, making it popular with commuters living within and beyond the parish boundary.  There are 24 organisations in the village, making it a lively, well integrated and active place, shown by the wealth and variety of activities organised by residents, the facilities they work to maintain, and the level of voluntary help given to so many organisations.

Corona Virus

The Crowhurst Support Group (CSG) has been set up by Crowhurst residents, with support from the Parish Council, to help residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Group can be contacted by emailing or by ringing the CSG number on  07395932355 or Sonia Plato on 830 349 or Ros Day on 830 616.

Further details and local information can be found on the Crowhurst Neighbourhood Plan website

Neighbourhood Planning

Our Neighbourhood Plan passed the referendum in June 2019 and was formally made by Rother District Council. The Plan now forms part of the legal planning process for Crowhurst and Rother District Council.  The final plan can be seen here as can the meeting minutes and reports to the Council of the new working party ( see below).

A Working Party has now been formed to monitor progress and to advise the Council on the implementation of the Aims stated in the Neighbourhood Plan. This is a working party of the Council and will also include residents from the Parish. The Terms of Reference for this working party can be viewed here.


Will all residents please ensure that any trees or hedges on their property that border a public highway or footpath are cut, so that they do not cause obstruction. If hedges are left uncut after being requested to cut them back the Parish Council will ask ESCC to carry out the work and charge the landowner. For information on the regulations relevant to this please click here

BT Phone Box near the Plough Pub

Crowhurst Parish Council has purchased the BT phone Kiosk for £1. The telephone is decommissioned and is refurbished. The Kiosk now houses a defibrillator.