Washington Parish Council April News

Washington, West Sussex

A283 Speed Limits

Following a successful application to reduce the speed limit to 40mph along the A283 in front of Millford Grange, the parish council is now applying for a traffic regulation order to extend this further up to Washington Roundabout. WSCC are planning a new crossing point adjacent to Georges Lane.

Neighbourhood Plan

The final consultation period ended on 27th March, and we now await a definitive date for the public referendum. For more information on the Neighbourhood Plan and Heath Common Design Statement, please visit www.washingtonparish.org.uk

Council Tax

Residents will be receiving details of Council Tax due for the forthcoming year. The parish council precept forms a small part of this, and Washington councillors agreed unanimously to freeze the precept once again, with no increase in 2019/20.

New Councillors

We welcome two new members to the council – Cllr John DeLittle in the Washington Ward, and Cllr Steve Buddell for the Heath Common Ward. Vacancies
occur from time to time, and if you have some spare time, and would like to volunteer your services to support the local community, please contact. clerk@washingtonparish.org.uk

Sandgate Park

The Parish Council is supporting the Sandgate Society in its quest to raise funds to support a new bridge linking the existing walks through the woodland with the newly opened country park off Water Lane. There is a crowdfunding initiative to help make this happen, please see www.spacehive.com/sandgate-park-bridge

The Frankland Arms

Washington’s historic pub has sadly been closed since May last year, but we are delighted that Mat and Yan have now moved in, and wish them every success in reviving the fortunes of this important village asset. www.thefranklandarms.com

Annual Parish Meeting

If you are a resident of Washington, Heath Common or Millford Grange, this popular annual meeting is for you! It will be hosted by the Parish Council, at 7pm on Friday 31st May in the Chanctonbury Room at Washington Village Hall. This is a chance to hear, and have your say, about parish issues. There will be a guest speaker from Green Farm Butchery, which offers a range of butchery courses to the public at their premises in the parish, and refreshments will be served throughout. Admission and refreshments are free to all parish
residents, with seating on a first come, first served basis. www.washingtonparish.org.uk

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