Welcome to Petersfield
Welcome to Petersfield Town Council, and the Market Town of Petersfield. We hope that you find what you are looking for on our website. Here at Petersfield Town Council, we strive to provide good service from the various venues and grounds that we maintain or hire out to the general public, and can be seen from the list of grounds and venues.
History of the Town
Petersfield town is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Southdowns National Park. Petersfield, Buriton, and Sheet collectively made up the area of Mapledurham, which is mentioned in the Domesday book. Bronze Age and Iron Age burial mounds are still to be found on The Heath which is a 69 acre area of grass and heathland set around a 22 acre pond and is considered by many residents and visitors to be the jewel in Petersfield’s crown.
Food and Shopping
At the heart of the town is the square, which is surrounded by shops, bars and various facilities, and right in the centre of the square stands one of the most recognised statues of William III. Many independent shops and places to eat exist down the High Street, along Chapel Street, and into Lavant Street, as well as along Dragon Street, which is part of the old A3.
One of the many attractions of this Town, is the very large and beautiful ‘pond’ which is also known as Heath Lake. This is an idyllic spot for a visit any time of the year, with boats to hire during the summer months, usually from Easter onwards, walks around the lake, and refreshments at the Plump Duck.
Travelling to Petersfield
Petersfield has easy access by means of the A3 and A272, and is situated on the main London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour rail link.
Category 1: Environmental Award
Gold – Cathy Robinson, 40 Marsden Way
Silver – Veronica Seagren, 64b Moggs Mead
Bronze – The Little School by the Lake
Category 2: Street/Part of Street
Gold – 14-35 Alderfield (Marian Hiscock)
Silver – Broadway Park Office
Bronze – Mackarness & Lunt
Category 3: Front Garden on a Residential Property
Gold – Veronica Seagren, 64b Moggs Mead
Silver – Miss Amie Read, 8 Teazle Close
Bronze – Cathy Robinson, 40 Marsden Way
Highly Commended – Sally Ann Mitchell, 16 Heath Road
Category 4: Basket/Container on a Residential Property
Gold – Graham and Sandra Fripp, 82 Willow Drive
Silver – Sally Ann Mitchell, 16 Heath Road
Bronze – Ann Pinhey, 18A The Square
Category 5: Retail Frontage
Gold – Rowlands Funeral Services, St Peter’s Road
Silver – The Petersfield Bookshop, 16a Chapel Street
Category 6: Basket/Container on a Commercial Property
Gold – Monoloco Pages Court
Silver – Rowland’s Funeral Directors
Bronze – Mackarness & Lunt
Category 7: Public House/Restaurant/Café/Guest House
Gold – The Square Brewery, 7 The Square
Silver – Monoloco, Pages Court
Bronze – JSW Restaurant, Dragon Street
Category 9: School/Youth Garden Project
Gold – Petersfield Infant School, St Peter’s Road
Silver – The Little School by the Lake
Bronze – Craig Smith, Sheet Cub Scout
Category 10: Residential Home/Nursing Home/Sheltered Housing
Gold – Mr P C Roots – Flat 11, Ramscote
Silver – Miss B Arnold – Bungalow 10, Readon Close
Category 11: Public Service Building/Area/Places of Worship, Accessible by the Public
Gold – Winton House, High Street
Silver – Petersfield Social Club, Station Road
Bronze – Salvation Army, Swan Street
Click on the link below to view the Official Town Guide
The Town Mayor, James Deane, has confirmed his two charities for his year in office, and these are the Dementia Friendly Petersfield project, and The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal.
Details about the Dementia Friendly Petersfield Project can be found on the following website
The Salvation Army in Petersfield, has, for many years supported families through the year, and more specifically at Christmas time. In the run up to Christmas, the Salvation Army work closely with Radian Housing and other organisations to meet the needs of families, specifically agencies working with children to provide Christmas Presents for those who would otherwise go without.