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Poplar Cottage, originally from Washington, is now an exhibit at the Weald and Downland Museum
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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. 


Upcoming Online Meetings:
Washington Parish Council's Open Spaces and Planning & Transport Committees on Monday 26th April, 7pm via the Zoom meeting platform. The Agendas will be published here 4 days beforehand. Members of the Public are asked to submit any questions or comments to the Clerk by 1pm on the day of the meetings.  

Message from the Council on the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh

Washington Parish Council is deeply saddened to hear the announcement from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday 9th April, 2021.
Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queeen and her family as we join the nation in mourning his loss and remembering his lifetime of service. The official announcement and an online Book of Condolence is available for signing at www.royal.uk for those who wish to pay their respects. 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 12th April 2021
View the Government website to find out what you can and cannot do under the new rules

Washington Recreation Ground, MUGA and the Play Area: You can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size (from up to 2 households including their support bubbles) on the Recreation Ground, Play Area and the MUGA. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household and ensure that you sanitise your hands before and after touching gates, benches, and MUGA and play equipment.