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West Chiltington, West Sussex

Parish Council Elections May 2019

Horsham District Council will be holding scheduled elections for all District and Parish council seats on Thursday 2 May 2019. Every seat on every Parish Council is up for election, including both those filled at the 2015 elections and any filled at a by-election or co-opted to the council since then. There is no automatic carry-forward of councillors. Anyone wishing to stand for election or re-election in 2019 must submit their nomination paperwork by 3rd April. If anyone would like to put themselves forward for election please go to www.horsham.gov.uk for more information.

If the number of nominations is the same as the number of vacancies (i.e. 13) the election will be uncontested, otherwise there will be a campaign for votes from the electorate i.e. residents of West Chiltington. You can find out who your current Parish Councillors are by attending a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm or visiting the Parish Council website or phoning the Parish Clerk to give you contact details. Please look out for the latest news on our website and notice boards – and be ready with your democratic input!

Brand New Bus Shelter

You may have noticed that a long awaited, brand new bus shelter has been installed on Common Hill, carefully set into a hedge adjacent to the allotments. It has been agreed that West Sussex County Council will soon move the bus stop to line up with the shelter. This location should prove safer for traffic and the shelter can be used by those using school buses as well as routes 1 and 74.

Extra Dog Fouling Signs

Following complaints from members of the public about regular and persistent incidents, there are now 5 extra signs on the footpath network to remind dog owners to pick up the mess made by their dogs – part of a Code of Conduct which includes taking the bags away and disposing of them in bins. Failure to clear up can result in a fine. Allowing your dog to mess on footpaths is extremely inconsiderate to other walkers, who include children and elderly, who want to walk safely. Please be considerate of your fellow walkers so that everyone can enjoy the many lovely walks throughout the parish.

To contact us: Tel: 01798 817434 clerk@wcpc.org.uk    The Parish Office, Church Street, West Chiltington, RH20 2JW. Normally open Tue-Thu 10am–2pm. (Please phone before visiting). Website: wcpc.org.uk

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