Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
I am pleased to report that the Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan will shortly be ready for the Public Vote. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the production of the Plan which has been a long and sometimes frustrating process.
Due to changes in Planning rules it is fair to say that the end result is far from what we had envisaged some 5 ½ years ago when we started the project and it is likely that we will need to increase the number of homes allocated in the Plan over the next year or so. However, it is imperative that we retain some control over what type of homes these are and where they will be built so please look out for your voting information and make sure you cast your vote when the time comes.
Annual Parish Meeting – 29th May
Hopefully you will have seen this article before the date of the Annual Parish Meeting. This is a meeting for local residents to come along and raise any matters that they wish to discuss with the Parish Council.
The Neighbourhood Wardens will be present so this is an ideal opportunity to come along to meet them. You will also hear news and updates about all aspects of Parish Council business including the very latest on the Neighbourhood Plan and the project to provide a public toilet. Refreshments will be served following the formal proceedings where there will be the opportunity to chat more informally with councillors about what’s happening in your community. The meeting takes place between 7-9pm at Sullington Parish Hall.
French Market – 22nd June
Once again we will be hosting the French Market in Old Mill Drive on Saturday 22nd June. Please come along to sample the authentic produce and browse the arts and craft stalls.
Storrington Village Day 29th June
The Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough District is leading the revival of our Village Day this year – to be held on the Hormare Recreation Ground on the 29th June from 1pm-6pm. Entry will be free to the public. The Happy Days Big Band will be the headline act and will open the event. Other attractions will include: a Dog Show, singing and dancing by local school children, a professional entertainer, a climbing wall, funfair and games, Morris dancing, bar and BBQ, Lions giant book fair, grand raffle, car boot sale, tea and cakes, charity, craft and trade stalls.
Parish Council Elections
As there were fewer candidates than the number of Parish Council seats available, my fellow Councillors and I have been elected without contest. There are however 3 vacancies on the Parish Council and I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved in their community to contact the Parish Clerk to find out more about the role.
Congratulations to Ray Dawe, Paul Marshall and Jim Sanson who were re-elected as District Councillors following the vote on Thursday 2nd May.
Plot Vacancies at Ravenscroft Allotments – open to residents from other Parishes. We currently have a number of plots available at the Ravenscroft Allotment site and the Parish Council has decided to open up the offer to residents of our neighbouring parishes where allotments aren’t available. If you are interested in growing your own fruit & vegetables, please contact the Parish Office.
If you would like further information on these topics or any of the Parish Council’s activities, please contact the Clerk on 01903 746547.