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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. 


COVID-19: Prime Minister sets out roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions. Click here for an update from Horsham District Council.
Published 24th February 2021 


Coronavirus/Covid-19: National Lockdown Rules affecting Washington Recreation Ground facilities. Click here for details
Published 5th January 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)


Help to Keep Residents Warm This Winter: West Sussex Affordable Energy newsletter.

Click here for guidance and help available


Keep your home warmer this winter


The Warm Home Discount is a Government scheme giving qualifying households £140 credit into their electricity accounts. The discount can be applied to energy accounts from October until the end of March 2020.

 Horsham District Council urges local people concerned about keeping their homes warm this winter, or, paying energy bills to apply promptly for the Warm Home Discount.

 If you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, you are part of the ‘core group’ and should get the Warm Home Discount automatically. If you’re on a low income you could also meet your energy supplier’s criteria. Pre-payment meters and pay-as-you-go meters are included in the scheme.

 Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan said:

 “With the colder weather returning, people are turning their heating back on and thoughts turn to heating costs. Some of our residents may be worried about the cost of their energy bills.

“The Warm Home Discount, can really help with heating costs during the colder months. “ But there is a limited amount of money available and it can get allocated quickly so I would urge you to apply as soon as you can”.

 The Warm Home Discount is different from the winter fuel payment, which all people of pensionable age receive. Unfortunately the scheme for Park Home residents has already reached capacity and is not accepting new applications. However Park Home residents buying electricity from their site owner can register to receive notifications when next years’ scheme opens https://www.parkhomeswhd.com/

 To apply for the Warm Homes Discount go to your energy company’s website.  More information is available at www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

Alternatively you can call the Warm Home Discount team on 0800 731 0214. 

 Editor Notes

 The number of energy suppliers offering the Warm Home Discount is growing each year. This year the following suppliers are part of the scheme (source: www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme)

Energy suppliers

The following suppliers are part of the scheme:

The following suppliers are part of the scheme:


Please contact your energy supplier with enquiries in the first instance.



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. Public exhibition from 14th January-14th February 2021.

Washington Parish Council to consider a formal consultation response at its next meeting on Monday 1st February 2021. Click here more information and details of Washington Parish Council's involvement to date. 


Play Area to remain open with restrictions. MUGA/Tennis Court to close until further notice

Click here for details and the latest guidelines for safe access to the MUGA and Recreation Ground. 

The car park is strictly for those who are using the Village Hall. Social distancing is absolutely crucial to keep everyone safe. Please follow the Government guidelines. 

Pubished 7th January 2021


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