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 Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Wednesday 24th May, 7pm
At Washington Village Hall (Chanctonbury Room)
School Hill, Washington village 

For All residents of Washington and Heath Common
Guest speakers: Charlie Cain from the National Trust
Have a chat with your  Parish Councillors and Paul Marshall, your District and newly elected County Councillor
Enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and refreshments. 

 Click here for the Agenda 


                               NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR CO-OPTION OF 

                                                      PARISH COUNCILLOR

Washington Parish Council has a vacancy for a new councillor following the resignation of Kevin Newman (Washington Ward). Please click here for an Application Form and further information, and return to the Clerk. Closing date for applications is 23rd May, 2017.

                                             CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND

Washington Children's Play Area has been re-opened to the public following a £40,000 make-over by Surrey-based HAGS-SMP. Works on installing new play equipment, fencing and gates at the recreation ground site began in March. It has been funded using Section 106 contributions from local development, and by the Parish Council. The project was completed just in time for the  Easter Bank Holiday. 

                                     NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN:


Date of public consultation on the revised Storrington, Sullington & Washington Neighbourhood Plan to be announced shortly.  Horsham District Council is providing valuable assistance and advice which will hopefully result in a successful second examination later this year.

For further information, please click on the Neighbourhood Plan in the drop-down menu to the left of this notice.

                                                PLANNED ROAD WORKS 2017

June 6th:  Washington Road, Sullington - carriageway patching and renew gulley, frame and cover by West Sussex Highways.


                            HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENTS LISTING 

 Click here for the latest listing of events in Horsham District. 

                              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 

                                  SUSSEX POLICE UPDATES

Please see below for links to local police team:

 Chantry and Thakeham local team 

                                          MUGA Bookings and Availability 

Click here for latest copy of booking sheet


'Engage- Any Age - In Their Heritage. Washington Parish Council agreed to support a number of external funding bids for projects that will benefit this Parish. All Inclusive History , a non-profit making social enterprise(founder Kevin Newman) is committed to engaging people in the history of Washington and the surrounding local area.

Washington historical walking tours - 'Lost Washington', Washington A-Z Tour' and 'WWI Washington' provided by All-Inclusive History can all now be booked for personalised, pre-booked tours only - £7.50 per ticket for adults/children  - minimum group of 10. 07504 863867 - info@allinclusivehistory.org or All Inclusive History | Just another WordPress site for more details.

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. 

More available here: