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Sussex Crisis Fund Phase 3
The Sussex Community Foundation has announced its third phase in Covid-19 funding relief. Click here for details and an application form: https://sussexgiving.org.uk/sussex-crisis-fund-support-and-recovery

The fund is particularly aimed at helping people who are experiencing greater health inequalities as a result of Covid-19 and those facing acute financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. 
Published 29th April 2021




News Release: 16th April 2021

Ash Dieback: essential tree felling works scheduled


Essential work is ongoing to remove Ash trees which could pose a risk to road users because of Ash Dieback infection and the potential for branches to fall into the road.

Ash Dieback is a highly destructive disease which, sadly, is predicted to kill up to 95 per cent of Ash trees in this county. To keep the road network safe, the County Council needs to fell severely infected trees. Their removal will open the area to light and allow natural regeneration of trees from the existing seed source.

Felling works have been ongoing on sections of the A24, with new dates now scheduled. Dates have also been programmed for works on the A286 and A29, all subject to factors such as severe weather:

  • 19 to 21 April:  A24 Southbound from Washington Roundabout
  • 22 to 23 April:  A24 Northbound, Glaseby Lane to Washington Roundabout
  • 26 to 30 April:  A24 Northbound from Hop Oast Roundabout
  • 4 to 5 May: A286 Binderton Lane to Church Lane, West Dean
  • 6 to 7 May: A29 Fairmile Bottom at Madehurst

All of the above will involve night-time closures of the sections of road involved and signed diversions.

  • 10 to 11 May, a lane will be closed and temporary traffic lights in place for work on the A29 Northbound at Slindon.

An ornithologist will carry out a survey of each site before work starts to ensure no nesting birds are disturbed.

Notes to editors

Under the Highway Act 1980,  West Sussex County Council has a legal duty as a highway authority to ensure the road network remains safe for all users.

Further details of the County Council's Ash Dieback action plan can be found at: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/public-paths-and-the-countryside/Ash-dieback/




Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 12th April 2021: Click here for details
Published 12th April 2021 


Chanctonbury Churches Helpline during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To access the helpline, hardship fund, or to talk or pray with someone, please call anytime between 8am-9pm  on 01903 357043  


Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Click on the following link for the latest Government information and advice

Click on this link for the parish council's dedicated webpage for local information and support on coronavirus (Covid-19)


Millennial Way gets £166,000 backing from the SDNPA

The South Downs National Park Authority has awarded the Community Infrastructure Levy funding for the Millennium Footpath to join up the South Downs Way. The project has been identified as an infrasturcture need and is scheduled in the SDNPA work programme next year. Click here for more information on the SDNPA website_________________________________________________________

Rampion 2 Windfarm Proposals - potential cable through Washington parish. Formal public exhibition coming soon this Spring 2021

Washington Parish Council will be considering a consultation response to the exhibition once the dates are announced by Rampion 2. Click here for more information and details of Washington Parish Council's involvement to date. 


Parish Councillor Vacancies

There are vacancies for co-option on the Parish Council: 1 on the WashingtonWard and 2 on the Heath Common Ward. If you are interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the Clerk for an application form on:  0777 6771921;email: clerk@washingtonparish.org.uk. 

Please click here for details


Bin collection timetable
For a schedule of Horsham District Council recycling and general waste collection dates in the parish, please click here