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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).

04 July 2022

Parish Council Meeting

Washington Village Hall Monday 7:30 pm View Details
18 July 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

Party In The Park - Washington Village Day Saturday 25th June 2022

Washington Recreation Ground RH20 4AP


June 2022
Party In The Park - Washington Village Day

Party in the park with St Mary’s Washington

Saturday 25th June 2022


An afternoon of family fun organised by the school’s PTA with live music, bar, stalls and childrens’ show and magician.

"Level 3 Heat Warning" issued by WSCC


June 2022
Met Office: Level Three Heat Warning - issued by WSCC

Met Office warning for Friday 17th June to Sunday 19th June

West Sussex County Council's Partnership and Communities Team has issued the following statement on 15th June 2022:

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 – Heatwave Action Heat Health Alert for parts of England, including the Southeast

There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0000 on Friday and 0000 on Sunday in parts of England including the South East.

View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

What are the potential impacts?

The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse.

Further information can be located on WSCC

For more information including what you can do to support vulnerable indivuduals

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