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Wiston Estate Plan 2017-2030

Public presentation on Monday 20th November 3.30-8pm. Click here for details 


Important changs 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

An 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 submitted to The Forestry Commision under felling licence by English Woodlands Forestry, Ref: FLA019/180/17-18. 

The Parish Council was not notified of the application, and the closing date for public comments was earlier in the summer. However the Forestry Commission has agreed to allow the Parish Council to make a response.  To read this, click here.  

It is possible that the Commission may accept late responses from the public. For further information and details about the licence application, please go to the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk.

The Parish Council has responded as a statutory consultee to the separate planning application DC/17/2117 for new vehicular access into the woodland from Rock Road, hardstanding and loading bay in relation to the above felling licence. To read this, click here.

Details of the planning application were published on the Agenda of the October 2017 Full Council Meeting on this website. 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.


                                                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 2017. 

                                                      PLANNED ROAD WORKS 2017

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

There are no notifications to report.  


Use of Haglands Lane, West Chiltington, from the junction with Lordings Lane to Nightingales, is prohibited between 24th and 31h October  whilst works are carried out for a new gulley and pipework. Click here for the public notice and details of the diversion route. 


                            HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENTS LISTING 

Click here for the November 2017 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 

                                  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. 

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