July News from Washington Parish Council

Washington, West Sussex

Neighbourhood Plan & Heath Common Design Statement

At the time of writing, the joint Storrington, Sullington & Washington Neighbourhood Plan is undergoing examination following the final public consultation. Keep an eye on the Parish website for the latest news on the outcome. The revised Heath Common Design Statement has undergone final amendment following its public consultation, and will be presented to cabinet at HDC in July, for adoption as a supplementary planning document within the revised Horsham District Planning Framework.

Road Issues

Following further discussion with WSCC Highways, local residents, and County Councillor Paul Marshall, the Parish Council has applied for an extension to its previous Traffic Order request, reducing the speed limit on the A283 Storrington Road past Millford Grange to 40mph. The application will now cover the entire area from Sullington to the Washington Roundabout

In the Village area, the new traffic order for The Pike has been formally advertised. Subject to approval, this will result in prohibition of parking at all times along a major stretch of the road which has been historically problematic with large lorries etc.

Frankland Arms

At the time of writing, Washington’s historic pub, The Frankland Arms, has been closed. The owners, Ei Publican Partnership, are seeking a new tenant publican, and it is their stated intention to re-open it as soon as possible.

Loud Music/ Noise

A number of residents have raised the issue of intrusive noise from parties in homes and gardens. This is generally a matter of common sense and consideration for neighbours’ entitlement to peace and quiet. In extreme cases, residents can register a complaint with HDC Environmental Health – details on HDC and Parish website.

Washington Village Day

This annual event, hosted by St Mary’s School’s PTA, takes place on Saturday 14th July on Washington Recreation Ground. It will include fun entertainment from Krazy Karts, dog show, produce competitions, bouncy castle, BBQ, bar, cakes and much more.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy exists in the Washington Ward – please contact: [email protected] for details.

July Meetings

Full Council: July 2nd, August 7th at 7.30pm

Committees: Monday July 16th from 7.00pm

All meetings are held in the Dore Room, Washington Village Hall, and are open to the public.

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