Annual Parish Meeting –  22nd May at 6:30pm

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held at the Sports Pavilion on Wednesday 22nd May. We invite all parishioners to join us in an informal setting to learn what the Council has been up to in the last year. More importantly this is your opportunity to bring your thoughts, issues and concerns to the Council in an open forum. Refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

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 Closures – The Hollow & Stream Lane May2024

The Hollow, between The Common and East Street  and Stream Lane, between The Hollow and Nutbourne Lane will be closed for carriageway patching works on 30th and 31st May, between 09:30 and 15:30. It is estimated the work will be completed on 31st May.

Road Closures – Roundabout Lane 11th June 2024

Roundabout Lane will be closed between the junctions with Grove Lane and Fir Tree Lane between 09:30 and 15:30 on 11th June 2024 and for up to 5 days while BT undertakes works.  It is estimated the work will be completed on 11th June.

West Chiltington Silver Band Spring Concert – 25th May

The wonderful West Chiltington Silver Band will be performing their Spring Concert in the Village Hall on Saturday 25th May. They promise an entertaining musical trip to London Town and even opportunities for some audience participation, with the band’s unique ‘Brassaoke’ pieces. (Pearly King and Queen outfits optional!) Refreshments (beer, wine and soft drinks) will be available. Click poster for more details Time: 7.30 pm (Doors open 7.00 pm).  Tickets £10 (under-16s free if accompanied by an adult).  Available from Julie (simplythebest21@btinternet.com), Richard (rabarron@btinternet.com) and from Nisa Local, Haglands Lane, West Chiltington.

Road Closures – 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

Community Transport Survey

Community Transport Sussex is working in partnership with Parish/Town Councils and other community transport operators to carry out a survey to understand the need for community transport in local areas, to inform future planning of local transport provision across West Sussex. To participate click 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