Join the Parish Council - Councillor Vacancies


October 2021

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

Starting School 2022 -


October 2021

Starting School in West Sussex this September 2022

The application process for children due to start school in September 2022 will begin on Monday 4 October 2021.

  • Apply online at
  • Applications can be made and will be considered as on time, between 4 October 2021 and 15 January 2022
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 11 February 2022
  • Further information for parents is available on our website now
  • Staff are available to support on 03330 142 903

Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school.

Please note that applications are required even if your chosen school is in your child's catchment area.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown

Washington Parish


July 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 19th July 2021: Click here for details

Rampion 2 Public Consultation is now closed

Washington Parish


April 2021

Rampion 2 Windfarm Expansion: Public Consultation 14th July -16th September 2021

The Rampion 2 public consultation for draft proposals of a windfarm expansion off the Sussex Coast closed on Thursday 16th September.

Washington PC does not support the current routing proposal ("Route B") which would take the cable pipeline through Washington Village via horizontal directional drilling under the Recreation Ground/Allotment land, and result in additional traffic to already congested local roads. The Parish Council is also seriously concerned about the inappropriate locations of the proposed construction compounds around the village, which is largely in a conservation area within the SDNP. The Parish Council is asking that Rampion robustly pursues all other options to avoid the Village, including the original "Route A."  

See the Parish Council's full consultation response at the end of this page and also on the Planning page.

For details of the scheme and information about the consultation process please visit Rampion's web page at: 

Rampion 2: MP's online survey to canvass local opinion

Sussex MP Andrew Griffith (Arundel and South Downs) has launched a survey to find out residents' views on the proposed expansion of the Rampion off-shore windfarm with associated onshore cable corridor and a new electricity sub-station. To take part in the survey and to read the MP's comments on the recent public consultation, go to: Rampion 2/Andrew Griffith ( 

Energy Efficiency Support for Residents