Have Your Say
Thank you to those that attended the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 2nd May where representatives of HDC gave a presentation on the role of Neighbourhood Wardens. The next step is for the Parish Council to get your views about whether the increase in the annual precept (the Parish Council’s share of the Council Tax) by an average of £17 per household from 2019 in order to provide Wardens for this parish is justified. Each household in the Parish will shortly be receiving a consultation card inviting you to let us know whether you support the idea or not and giving details of how to return your card.
In the meantime, the Parish Council will be undertaking research with local groups, authorities and services to ascertain whether there is an evident need for Wardens in our parish. When we have gathered this information and the public consultation has been completed, the Parish Council will make a final decision on whether to go ahead with a two year pilot scheme for 2 Wardens.
Storrington & Sullington & Washington Neighbourhood Plan
By the time you are reading this, the independent examiner would have commenced work on the Plan and supporting documents. We hope his findings will be that it may progress to a public referendum and I will report further as soon as we know the outcome.
Royal British Legion
The Parish Council is proud to be a sponsor of the “Silent Soldier” initiative which is being organised by the Royal British Legion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWl.
You may have seen in the press that these Silent Soldiers will be appearing across the county on buildings, gardens, fields, roundabouts and various other locations.
Our Silent Soldier has been placed on the island at Storrington Memorial Pond amongst the ceramic poppies that were made by the pupils at Rydon School (which is now the Steyning Grammar, Rock Road site) in 2014 in recognition of 100 years since the start of the war.
If you would like further information on these topics or any of the Parish Council’s activities, please contact the Clerk on 01903 746547.