Parish Council Office

The Parish Council Office is closed until further notice, contact can be made by email – clerk@wcpc.org.uk or planning @wcpc.org.uk or by mobile telephone – 07483 114836

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Counillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor Gwenneth Wylie a vacancy for a parish councillor exists.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor John Kilshaw a vacancy for a parish councillor exists.

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Children’s Play Area & Outdoor Gym

Following the Government’s advice, we are delighted to be re-opening the playground and outdoor gym, from Saturday 4th July.

The playground and outdoor gym have been inspected, however, we cannot ensure that they are coronavirus (Covid-19) free.

Please take all reasonable precautions to ensure your and your family’s safety, following the guidelines below;

  • If you or any of your party are showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) DO NOT enter the play area/gym. Return home and seek medical assistance
  • Only 1 adult should accompany their children into the playground
  • Equipment which can accommodate multiple children e.g. climbing frames or a basket swing should be used by one family unit at a time
  • If a piece of equipment or the playground is busy please come back later
  • Adults are reminded to ensure good hygiene by providing regular hand sanitation, especially on leaving the playground/gym
  • Please don’t eat and drink in the playground/gym
  • Please place your litter in a bin, or take it home with you

Community Support through the Coronavirus Emergency

During the coronavirus emergency we recommend that you stay up to date with the guidelines from the Government on how to stay healthy, along with isolation advice by going to http://www.gov.uk

West Chiltington Parish Council is pleased to support the West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group This has been set up to assist those residents who need help with the delivery of food and supplies from local stores during the current coronavirus emergency – for further information and contact details please click here

A Village with a Past & a Future

Nestling near the foot of the South Downs between Storrington and Pulborough, just over 50 miles from London, the picturesque village of West Chiltington is home to a 12th century church, a beautifully restored windmill and has a colourful history dating back to Norman times.

Covering an area of just over 6.69 sq miles, with a population of approx. 3,500, the parish encompasses a variety of land usage from residential and agricultural, to small businesses and leisure facilities.

Your Council

The Council is the first tier of local government for West Chiltington comprising 13 Councillors who are elected or co-opted for up to four years.   The Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month and is always keen to ensure that it reflects the wishes of the electorate and as such, all meetings are open to the public and include a session for public comments. Councillors work in partnership with local organisations, West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council to preserve the essence of the area, and to protect the identity and character of the parish for the enjoyment of parishioners, visitors and future generations.

The Parish Council has statutory duties and powers to provide services for the Parish of West Chiltington. Within these powers, we provide allotments, community buildings, dog and litter bins, community facilities, and we own and maintain many areas of public open space within the village on behalf of the community.