Storrington & Sullington Parish Council News for October

Storrington

Neighbourhood Plan

By the time you are reading this, the public hearing will have been held and we hope that the Independent examiner will be in a position to publish his report shortly.

Youth Services

The Parish Council is looking at new ways to support youth activity in the parish. We currently fund a Friday Night Youth Club at the Parish Hall but we are keen to find new ways to provide our young people with opportunities to try new things and experiences.  If you know of any local groups who are looking for funding for a particular project that will benefit youths in our area, please encourage them to contact the Parish Clerk to see if the Parish Council can help.

Public Toilet

As reported last month, we have received planning permission to construct a public toilet. However, due to a minor change to the design, we will most likely have to submit an amendment to the planning application. The new design will mean that the majority of the build will be undertaken off site and will therefore reduce the amount of disruption to the North Street car park where the facility will be located.  As part of our application for funding from West Sussex County Council (via the Chanctonbury Local Committee), we are required to demonstrate that our project has the backing of the community and we have therefore set up a crowdfunding site where people and local businesses can log in and donate to show their support.  Public contributions, however small, will help to show that there is a need for the toilet in Storrington and every donation will be gratefully received.  If you
are able to contribute even £1 or £2 please visit www.spacehive.com/install-a-public-toilet

Plot Vacancies

We currently have a number of plots available at the Ravenscroft Allotment site.  If you live in the Parish and are interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables, please contact the Parish Office for information.

Voluntary drop-in sessions

Horsham District Council’s Voluntary Sector Support team have trialled three drop-in sessions at Sullington Parish Hall over the summer.  The purpose was to be available to local voluntary organisations looking for information or support, and, to be a point of contact for anyone interested in volunteering, helping them to find the right role.

They had six different local voluntary organisations drop-in over the three sessions.  Topics of discussion ranged from help with volunteer recruitment, funding advice, governance questions to general promotion and advertising.

Horsham District Council feel it is important for their  team to be available to local organisations in their area in order to gain a better understanding of the environment and locality they work in.

They also trialled a drop-in at Pulborough Library with eight groups and an interested volunteer coming to chat.  With the success of Storrington and Pulborough we are now planning further drop-ins sessions around the District.

If you are in contact with any voluntary groups or potential volunteers looking for support please email
volunteering@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215191

If you would like further information on these topics or any of the Parish Council’s activities, please contact the Clerk on 01903 746547.

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