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

Please click here for the latest update from Gov.uk on the (COVID-19) Coronavirus Outbreak

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 www.gov.u

An information sheet with details of local suppliers, doctors and pharmacies can be found here

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. 

West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group have a fundraising page for the action group, details of which can be found here

If you need help while you’re isolated, please contact the volunteers through the dedicated phone line 07714 196070.  There is also a Facebook page – look for West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group. 

The group has been set up through the Nextdoor smartphone/tablet ‘app’.  You can download the app or go to the website nextdoor.co.uk

The group is looking for Volunteers who would be willing to help – not necessarily to go out and about, but there will also be coordinating roles and the opportunity to offer a friendly phone call.  The plan is to deliver leaflets through doors and offer help so please contact this group if you are able to volunteer or you know someone who needs assistance. 

To summarise you can contact –

West Chiltington & Nutbourne Action Group to ask for assistance or to offer your own help through:

Dedicated phone line 07714 196070

Facebook

Nextdoor.co.uk

West Chiltington Neighbourhood Plan ‘Call for Sites’

13th March 2020 – 24th April 2020

West Chiltington Parish Council is undertaking a “CALL FOR SITES” as part of its Neighbourhood Planning process, it is looking for sites to come forward either for housing or commercial development within the Parish.

For further information and to download an Application Form, please click here

Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Public Consultation (Regulation 18)

Please click here to see West Chiltington Parish Council’s response to the consultation

Work on the Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 is in full swing. From 17 February HDC will be publishing their assessment of the sites that have been put forward for development and they will invite feedback from residents, community groups and all other interested parties.

The public consultation starts on 17 February until the end of March when all feedback will be considered. The timetable provides for a second round of consultation in the Autumn, aiming for the Inspector, on behalf of the Secretary of State, to examine it in 2021.

Find out more and sign up for updates by visiting – www.horsham.gov.uk/localplan

Allotments

There are currently a couple of allotment plots availalbe, if you are interested in a plot please email: allotments@wcpc.org.uk with a completed application form, which can be downloaded here

To be eligible you must live in the Parish of West Chiltington, proof will be required by provision of photo ID and a recent utility bill, these are only required once a plot has become available and on signing the yearly tenancy agreement.

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.