Village Show – 13th July

We will have a stand at West Chiltington’s Village Show again this year where we’ll displaying our ‘Five Year Plan’ for the village. Please visit us and share your ideas for how we could improve West Chiltington for all our parishioners. Everyone is welcome! Click POSTER for more Show information

Councillor Vacancy

Following the resignation of Councillor Winn-Taylor, there is now a vacancy on The Parish Council. For more inforation click Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy

Operation Watershed

We are delighted to announce our Operation Watershed project to address the winter flooding on East Street and Broadford Bridge Road is scheduled to get underway on 27th July. All being well, we look forward to clear routes into the village on both roads this winter and no more wading to school for our youngest parishioners!

Footpath Repair Project

The Council is embarking on a project to repair the footpaths between The Common and The Old Village, to create an all-weather pedestrian route, linking our community. We would welcome the support of any resident with relevant civil engineering experience, to help us deliver this. If you are interested, please email The Clerk:clerk@WCPC.org.uk or talk to us in person on our stand at The Village Show. We would be delighted to hear from you!

Council Meetings to Move to the Windmill Room at the Village Hall

All Parish Council and Committee meetings between 21st May and 16th July (inclusive) will be held in the Windmill Room at the Village Hall. This is to accommodate the cataloguing of the museum artefacts which are currently stored in The Parish Office loft space. Due to the availability of the Windmill Room, the times of some meetings are subject to change so please check the agenda for the correct information.

Allotment Vacancies

We currently have two vacant allotments. Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be incredibly rewarding, and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. If you are in interested in taking one of the plots contact The Allotment Association by email: allotments@wcwebsite178

Road Closure – Haglands Lane July 2024

Haglands Lane will be closed between April Cottage and Wayfarers on 18th & 19th July, from 09:00 – 16:00,  for telecoms pole replacement works

Road Closure – Juggs Lane 27th August

Juggs Lane will be closed between the junction with Church Street and the junction with The Juggs, on 27th August from 09:30 – 15:30 for carriageway patching repairs

Road Closure – Stream Lane 13th September 2024

Stream Lane will be closed between the junctions with Nutbourne Road and Gay Street for carriageway repair works on 13th September, between 09:30 and 15:30

Waste Recycling Survey

As part of WSCC’s dedication to increasing recycling and preventing waste, they are running a recycling knowledge survey. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and will help shape future communication campaigns. Take part here: https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/recycling-survey

County Councillor Report

West Sussex County Councillor Charlotte Kenyon’s monthly report can be read here.

Broadford Bridge Bore Hole – Update March 2024

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Neighbourhood Plan Update

Following a long delay due to Natural England’s position statement on Water Neutrality, Horsham District Council has now formulated a policy to address the issue and included it in its Regulation 19 Draft Local Plan whose consultation begins on Friday 19th January 2024. We are therefore anticipating that we should be able to incorporate this policy and progress our Draft Neighbourhood Plan in the next few weeks. All updates will be posted here as and when we have them. April 2023 Following the most recent meeting with Horsham District Council, The Parish Council is disappointed not to be able to progress our Neighbourhood Plan. HDC’s document dated April 2023 explains their position Please see the Draft NP as at 28th March 2022 Letter from HDC – 7th February 2022 Letter from HDC – 28th February 2022 Letter from HDC – 26th April 2022 Letter from Natural England – 23rd March 2022 (Please follow the link to a page showing the Regualtion 14 survey results and consultation responses which are held on a separate website). Update on Smock Alley Site – HDC 20/05/2024

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 meets 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.

Parish Council Office

The Parish Council Office is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10:00am-1:00pm. In an emergency, The Parish Clerk can be contacted on 07483 114836 outside these hours

Defibrillator Locations:

    • In the phone box opposite The Queens Head Pub – The Hollow
    • In the phone box opposite NISA Stores – Haglands Lane
    • The Village Hall