Return to physical meetings / Annual Return
Following expiry of new legislation last year enabling online meetings, and the Government’s decision not to extend this, Pullborough Parish Council have decided to return to face-to-face meetings. The June Council meeting included approval of the end of year accounts and the Annual Return, now with the external auditor, is published on their website below https://pulboroughparishcouncil.gov.uk/media/n1ujbejg/notice-public-rights-and-unaudited-agar-2020-21.pdf.
Residents are welcome at parish council meetings and measures are in place for safe social distancing whilst restrictions continue, although due to this there are currently (as at July) limitations on the room capacity. All meetings are currently taking place at the Village Hall, please see the Pullborough Parish Council website for individual meeting agendas and room, as changes may occur from September.
The Neighbourhood Plan has passed through Section 16 Horsham District Council consultation for a second time. This was necessary due to representations made by Historic England, who are now satisfied with the extra evidence provided, and the additional preparation work undertaken, prior to public examination. The plan is therefore now with the Independent Examiner, whose report is awaited in due course.
With more people enjoying the outdoors over the past year, Pulborough Parish Council also. have their own Footpath Charter, published in 2019 and on their website: https://pulboroughparishcouncil.gov.uk/media/1w4ho3jx/pulborough-footpath-charter-v2-bridleways.pdf.
This was an initiative by the Council because no similar document existed previously. It has subsequently been adopted by several other local Parish Councils. It endeavours to summarise the obligations of both the landowner and the user of public rights of way to each other in a one-page document. The Charter was reviewed by West Sussex County Council prior to publication and is fully supported by them
The NatWest mobile banking service has resumed on Tuesdays from 11.45am – 12.45pm in Lower Street car park.