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Have your say on our public rights of way 

Residents' opinions are being sought on the County Council's draft West Sussex Rights of Way Management Plan 2018-2028. Anyone with an interest in accessing the countryside is encouraged to express their views. 

The County Council manages more than 4,000 km/2,500 miles of Public Rights of Way, such as footpaths, bridleways and byways. The draft plan sets out its approach to managing the network, as well as signposting how improvements can be achieved over the next 10 years.

You can take part in the consultation at: https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/highways-and-transport/rowmp.

Paper copies are available to view at all West Sussex libraries and the main County Council offices

The closing date is 31st January 2018


Important changes to your bin collection

To help recycle more, Horsham District Council is introducing a change to your bin collection service.

From February 2018, there will be a recycling collection one week and household waste collected the same day the following week. It will be rolled out across the district over 3 months. Every household will receive a detailed information pack, including collection dates, in January 2018.

From 6 November, householders will receive a flyer advising of the changes. It will include a notification to those who think they need an additional or larger waste/recycling bin to apply by 30 November. Please look out for the leaflet attached to your bin in a sticky envelope. Click here for details.


Longbury Hill Wood

A revised application for forestry harvesting activity at the Longbury Hill Wood, Rock Road, Storrington (Washington Parish)  - namely the felling of a mature Scots Pine plantation, has been approved by the Forestry Commision under felling licence by English Woodlands Forestry, Ref: FLA019/180/17-18. Click here for the Parish Council's response

A separate application DC/17/2117 for a forestry access and loading bay area in the woodland, to serve the tree felling operation has been approved by Horsham District Council. 

Full details of the application available on the Horsham District Council Planning Portal at www.horsham.gov.uk


Heath Common Village Design Statement  

The current Heath Common Village Design Statement is under review. Please click on the link 'History of Heath Common' in the left-hand drop-down menu of this page, for full report.  A Working Party of local residents, including Heath Common Ward parish councillors, is conducting the review process at its monthly meetings. Copies of the Working Party Agendas and Minutes are available on the same page. 


              Storrington & Sullington and Washington                                       Neighbourhood Plan


10th July - 4th September 2017


Thank you to all those who took part. Please refer to the Storrington Parish Council website for a schedule of comments to be published shortly: www.storrington-pc.gov.uk. Click on the link for Neighbourhood Plan.


                                        PLANNED ROAD WORKS 2017

Notifications of planned road works in the area will be published here:-

There are no notifications in the Washington Parish to report.  


                            HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENTS LISTING 

Click here for the January 2018 listing of events in Horsham District. 

Tickets are on sale for the Mediaeval Baebes Christmas Carol Concert which takes place on 8th December at St Mary's Church Horsham.

For details tel: 01403 211661 or visit: www.horshamvisitor.co.uk


                              BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS CAMPAIGN

Weekly prize draw for residents of West Sussex who send in their favourite walking /cycling route - click on link for details www.west-sussex-weekends.com 


                                            MUGA Bookings and Availability 

Click here for latest copy of booking sheet


ST MARY'S 1ST EXTENSION GRAVEYARD - The Street, Washington, RH20 4AS

Rectification works have been completed on a number of gravestones which have fallen into dis-repair.  The Parish Council has maintained the trees and grass of this lovely place since 1993 following its closure as a burial yard.

The Diocese of Chichester granted permission for the Council to undertake the remedial work which was completed in 2016. 



Motorists in rural areas are being urged to slow down before approaching bends as part of a new Government backed road safety campaign.

The THINK! campaign also calls on drivers to anticipate potential hazards, drive at a speed that allows them to stop within the distance they can see ahead and to give cyclists and horse riders plenty of space when overtaking.

The Department of Transport statistics show that an average of three people die every day on rural roads, accounting for 60% of Britain's total road fatalities. 

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