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 Welcome to the Washington Parish Council Website

Welcome to our new website, which is fully compliant with the latest accessibility requirements for the public sector.

The Parish of Washington, West Sussex, comprises two wards, served by eleven parish councillors, within the area administered by Horsham District Council. The village lies at the foot of the South Downs escarpment, with large parts of it set within a conservation area. Heath Common sits adjacent to National Trust land at Warren Hill and Sullington Warren, and has been designated an area of special character through the Heath Common Design Statement, adopted by Horsham District Council in 2018.

Washington ward has five councillors and incorporates Washington village, the A24 down to North Farm, Old London Rd, Montpelier Gardens, Spring Gardens, Rock Rd (East) and the A283 as far West as (and including) Millford Grange.

Heath Common ward has six councillors, and includes “The Lanes” – Hampers, Sanctuary, Georges, Bracken etc, together with Newhouse Lane, Merrywood Lane (part), Tudor Village, Rock Rd (West), Muttons Lane and Thakeham Copse.

In this website, you can find full information on Parish Councillors, meeting dates, agendas and minutes, plus up to date news on items affecting the parish..

You may also use the “Contact Us” form to communicate directly with the Parish Council. The Clerk’s contact details and hours of work are also made available.

Please note wheelchair access is available for Council Meetings in the Washington Memorial Hall (Dore Room).

04 October 2021

Parish Council Meeting

Hall's Dore Room Monday 7:30 pm View Details
18 October 2021

Planning and Transport Committee Meeting

Hall's Dore Room Monday 7:00 pm View Details

Council challenge

(Poplar Cottage, originally from Washington, is now
an exhibit at the Weald and Downland Museum
Click on the picture to go to their site)

Latest Parish News

Public Exhibition: Rock Common Quarry plans

Washington Village Memorial Hall


September 2021
Poster for Rock Common Public Plans Exhibition

Public Exhibition for the Rock Common Quarry plans on Friday 3rd September 2021 at Washington Village Memorial Hall: plans (application ref: WSCC/028/21) submitted to West Sussex County Council for continued sand extraction followed by a restoration scheme. Click here for details and to book a time-slot

The Parish Council will formally consider its consultation response at the next council meeting on 6th September. Any published comments to the application on the WSCC planning portal will be taken into consideration. If you would like to share your views directly with the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk by email: before noon on Thursday 2nd September.

Rampion 2 Meeting with residents

Washington Village Memorial Hall


September 2021
rampion 2

Rampion 2 Wind Farm proposals: Meeting with residents of the Washington Parish on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at Washington Village Memorial Hall, 7.45pm:

Meeting Format:

  1. Meeting opened by the Chairman of Washington Parish Council
  2. Rampion presentation on the proposed Wind Farm expansion, with emphasis on the Washington Parish.
  3. Question & Answer Session.

Your views will help inform the Parish Council's formal response to the Rampion 2 public consultation (14th July-16th September 2021) at:

To help prevent the spread of Covid, there will be meeting restrictions in place and we ask that you wear a face covering.

Please contact the Clerk at: or Tel: 0777 6771921 if you require more information about the meeting.

If you are unable to attend, the Parish Council would like to know your views. Please submit these in writing to the Clerk before noon on the day. These will be taken in to consideration by the Parish Council when it discusses its formal response to the public consultation at its next Full Council Meeting on 6th September.
See news feed below for more information on the public consultation, the proposals for Washington Parish and the Council's initial views.

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