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Poplar Cottage, originally from Washington, is now an exhibit at the Weald and Downland Museum
Click on the picture to go to their site

Welcome to the Washington Parish Council Website

The Parish of Washington, West Sussex, comprises two wards, served by eleven parish councillors, within the area administered by Horsham District Council.  The village area is in Washington ward, and sits within the South Downs National Park. Heath Common ward comprises the settlement sometimes known as “the lanes”, to the north of the A283 between the Washington roundabout and Hampers Lane.

In this website, you can find full information on Parish Councillors, meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

You may also use the “Contact Us” form to communicate directly with the Parish Council. The Clerk’s contact details and hours of work are also made available.

Please note wheelchair access is available for Council Meetings in the Washington Memorial Hall. 


All  physical meetings cancelled until further notice
Following government advice on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,  Parish Council meetings will be held online in the interests of public safety.  Click here for the meetings page on this site for details. This situation is being kept under review. 

Click here for government advice, local information and support, 

The Parish Council continues to operate during its normal office hours. For details please click here 

Upcoming Online Meetings:
Washington Parish Council Meeting on Monday 1st February, 2021 via the Zoom meeting platform.  Agenda and Zoom login details will be published here and parish noticeboards at least 4 clear days beforehand.

Breaking News.....

Rampion 2 wind farm extension launches first consultation from 14th January -11th February 2021: 
Click here for more information on our 'Planning' page

Latest National Lockdown rules - how they affect our facilities.
MUGA/Tennis Court closed following new Government guidelines on the national lockdown for England. Recreation Ground and Play Area to remain open with restrictions
Click here for details on safe use of our facilities.

Bus Shelters for Sale 
Two disused wooden shelters owned by Washington Parish are for sale. If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk for more details before noon on Tuesday 9th February 2020 by emailclerk@washingtonparish.org.uk or Tel: 0777 6771921. 

Rock Common Plans
Plans for the quarry's restoration scheme are expected to be submitted to Horsham District Council in January 2021. Wiston Estate will be discussing their proposals and answering questions on the scheme at a Washington Parish Council Meeting in the new year.