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  • Welcome to Washington Parish Council

    Welcome to Washington Parish Council

  • Washington Village Memorial Hall

    Washington Village Memorial Hall

  • Chanctonbury Ring

    Chanctonbury Ring

  • St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church

  • St. Mary's Church photo

    St. Mary's Church

  • The Frankland Arms

    The Frankland Arms

  • Washington Street 1915

    Washington Street 1915

  • The Frankland Arms view 1

    The Frankland Arms

  • The Frankland Arms

    The Frankland Arms

  • The Frankland Arms view 2

    The Frankland Arms

 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).

06 June 2022

Parish Council Meeting

Washington Village Hall Monday 7:30 pm View Details
20 June 2022

Open Spaces Committee Meeting

Washington Village Hall Monday 7:45 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

Join the Parish Council - Councillor Vacancies


October 2021
Join the Parish Council - Councillor Vacancies

WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL should have 11 councillors but we are currently understrength and looking for new members.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARISH COUNCILLOR? Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds but we all love our parish and wish to do everything we can to maintain and cherish what we have whilst also keeping a close eye on all potential planning developments and reporting our views to the relevant planning authorities to ensure the best result. All members can freely express their views in a relaxed and friendly meeting before any decision is taken.

The only requirements are that you must live or work in the parish, like to keep abreast of local issues and be able to attend evening meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday each month.

Should you feel able to join us we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact our Clerk on 0777 6771921 or email

Parish Council strongly objects to 60-bed care home plans on land not in the Neighbourhood Plan


October 2021
Click here to read the Parish Council's reasons for objecting to the proposals DC/21/2161 at Old Clayton Boarding Kennels, Washington
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