by Anna Worthington-Leese – Parish Council Chairman
Parish Council Elections Thursday 2nd May
Due to the fact that the number of candidates was less than the number of seats on the Parish Council, all existing Councillors who completed nomination papers have been re-elected uncontested so this means that there will be no Parish Council elections this year. Elections for District Councillors will still take place on 2nd May 2019.
As a result of some existing Parish Councillors choosing not to stand again, we have 3 vacancies on the Parish Council so if you have ever thought of becoming a Parish Councillor and getting involved in things that directly affect your community, please come along to one of our meetings or contact the Parish Clerk for information about the role.
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 Saturday 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 & BBQ, Lions giant book fair, grand raffle, car boot sale, tea & cakes, songs performed by Chance as well as charity, craft and trade stalls.
The Public Consultation regarding some of the Examiner’s recommendations has now finished and by the time you are reading this, we hope to have agreed the way forward with Horsham District Council. Please contact the Parish Clerk or come along to the Annual Parish Meeting on 29th May to hear the very latest news.
The recruitment process has now been completed and I am pleased to say that two Wardens have been appointed. Training is scheduled to commence in early May and we hope that you will begin to see them out and about in the community from June. We hope that our Wardens will be able to join us at the Annual Parish Meeting on 29th May so please do come along to meet them.
Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 29th May
This is a meeting for local residents to come along and raise any matters that they wish to discuss with the Parish Council. As mentioned earlier in the article, we hope to be able to provide the very latest information on the Neighbourhood Plan and to introduce our new Neighbourhood Wardens.
You will also hear news and updates about all aspects of Parish Council business including 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.
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 and 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.