Plumpton Parish Council is appealing for villagers to volunteer as councillors after six out of nine of their number decided to stand down.
Chairman of the council, Paul Nicholson, who is standing again, is appealing to residents to stand for election so that they may make a difference to their community.
The council is responsible for the village hall and sports field and keeps an eye on highways, transport, the environment, footpaths and planning.
It liaises closely with the district and county councils on these issues. In recent years it has been instrumental in bringing superfast broadband to the village.
Cllr Nicholson said: “The fact is that unless some residents come forward and make some effort for the benefit of their own community then the whole process may well grind to a halt and outside agencies will take over and do whatever they like. A number of local facilities could also be in danger of closure.”