Parish Council Election May 2019
Horsham District Council will be holding scheduled elections for all District and Parish council seats on Thursday 2 May 2019. Every seat on every Parish Council is up for election, including both those filled at the 2015 elections and any filled at a by-election or co-opted to the council since then. There is no automatic carry-forward of councillors. Anyone wishing to stand for election or re-election in 2019 must submit their nomination paperwork by 3rd April. If anyone would like to put themselves forward for election to the Parish Council please go to www.horsham.gov.uk for more information.
If the number of nominations is the same as the number of vacancies (i.e. 13) the election will be uncontested, otherwise there will be a campaign for votes from the electorate i.e. residents of West Chiltington. You can find out who your current Parish Councillors are by attending a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm or visiting the Parish Council website or phoning the Parish Clerk to give you contact details. Please look out for the latest news on our website and notice boards – and be ready with your democratic input.
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.