Washington Parish Council June News

The monthly round up for Washington Parish Council.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – use your Vote

Following many years of hard work by local people and parish councillors, the joint Storrington, Sullington & Washington Neighbourhood Plan is finally going to public referendum on Thursday 18th July. If approved by a simple majority of those who vote, it will become a statutory document to guide all future planning applications in these parishes, alongside the Horsham District Plan. Two sites in our parish have been allocated for potential future development – “Vineyards” in Old London Rd, and the disused “Luckings Yard” between Old London Rd and Montpelier Gardens. There are no sites allocated for development in the centre of the village or within the Heath Common area. We would urge all parish residents to study the plan, not only for our own areas in Washington and Heath Common, but for the wider area comprising Storrington and Sullington. Voting papers and polling station information will be sent to everyone on the electoral role, and we urge every resident to exercise their right to vote in this important local matter.

For more information on the Neighbourhood Plan, and to view the documents in detail, please visit the parish website at www.washingtonparish.org.uk Hard copies are available to view in Storrington Library.

Annual Parish Meeting

Around 50 local people attended the Annual Parish Meeting on Friday 31st May,  Guest speaker was Richard Cook of local business Green Farm Butchery, who provided samples of his “Washington Wonder” and various other sausages. Refreshments were provided throughout, and at the end of the meeting, guests enjoyed a glass of wine and chat with the councillors present.

Rock Road Traffic Speed

During the parish meeting, several residents expressed concerns over traffic speeds on Rock Rd between the A24 and Sullington. With various developments under consideration, including a potentially large housing development at the Thakeham Tiles site, councillors will monitor and review these concerns in the months ahead.

Village Day Sat 6th July

Head for Washington Recreation Ground on Saturday 6th July for the annual Washington Village Day. This year’s event includes a bird display, classic cars, wellie wangling, sweetie hoopla, tug-of war, tombola and much more. There will be a bar, BBQ and café. Free Admission, all welcome!

Your Parish Needs You

At the time of writing we have a vacancy for a parish councillor in each of our two wards, Washington and Heath Common. If you would like to get involved, and have a little time to spare, please request further details from the parish clerk, Zoe Saville. clerk@washingtonparish.org.uk



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