Parish Council Office
Notice of Co-option of Parish Councillor
The Electoral Services Department of Horsham District Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Parish Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.
If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, please visit our Co-option page where you will be able to download an application form and find further information on eligibility.
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 the government website
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 – further information and contact details can be found on the following link – information and contact details
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.
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.