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Parish Councillor Vacancies
There are two Councillor vacancies for co-option to the Council's Washington and Heath Common Wards to be considered at the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 9th August 2021, 7.30pm.

If you would like to become a Councillor and represent either of these wards please contact the Clerk for more details and an application form on: 
0777 6771921 or email: clerk@washingtonparish.org.uk. 
Office hours: Mon & Tues 9am-4.30pm (except bank holidays) & Thurs 9am-3.30pm.

Closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 3rd August 2021. 

_____________________________________________________________  Rampion 2 announce 9-week formal consultation: 

RWE have announced a formal public consultation period will be held from 14th July to 16th September 2021. Click here for its Statement of Community Consultation which outlines the consultation process in more detail.  It is also available on their website: www.Rampion2.comClick here for the Notice of the Statement and where to obtain hard copies. 

The consultation will inform final proposals which will form the basis of the Rampion 2 development consent application, to be submitted to the  Government late in 2021. It is understood that if consent is awarded, construction would begin 2025/26 at the earliest for completion in 2030.


 Rampion 2 - Share your views

Sussex MP Andrew Griffith (Arundel and South Downs) has launched a survey to hear residents' views on the proposed expansion of the Rampion off-shore windfarm with associated onshore cable corridor and a new electricity sub-station.

Part of the preferred cable route is through the South Downs National Park and Washington village.  To take part in the survey and for more information on the scheme, go to: Rampion 2/Andrew Griffith (andrewgriffithmp.com) 

A formal 9-week public consultation will open on 14th July (see above news item) and the MP will be submitting a full response raising concerns on behalf of those constituents who have contacted him. He also plans to hold a real or 'virtual' roundtable meeting on the subject before making his submission to the summer consultation. 

Click here for Washington Parish Council's response to the Rampion 2 initial proposals at the informal consultation in February 2021.

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Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

Click here for the Parish Council's Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter 


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


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________________________________________________________

 Bin collection timetable

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