West Chiltington Council March News

West Chiltington, West Sussex

Steele Close Homes Launch

Representatives of West Chiltington Parish Council joined with Rural Housing Trust Limited to launch the sale of 6 new homes for shared ownership. People with a strong connection to the village will have first priority to buy the 4 two bedroom and 2 three bedroom houses. Completion is expected in June. These houses are part of a development of 14 new affordable homes being built on land off Steele Close within walking distance of the primary school and village centre. Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Marshall Monks, toured the site with RHT Chairman Christopher Hobden, and was delighted to see the good size of the rooms. For information on price and availability applicants should contact Arun Estates shared ownership team on 01634 921802 or email [email protected]

Casual Vacancy filled

Following a recent casual vacancy, we were very fortunate at the January meeting to have two applicants for one position of Parish Councillor, which means that we are again at full capacity with 13 sitting councillors.

Parish Council Election May 2019

Horsham District Council will be holding 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. Please go to www.horsham.gov.uk

Fly-Tipping

There have been several incidents of fly-tipping in various areas of the parish. This practice i.e. dumping rubbish illegally on roads, fields and other public spaces is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. If you see someone fly-tipping please report it to Horsham District Council at www.horsham.gov.uk or phone 01403 215100 with the details of the location and registration of any vehicle involved.

Tel: 01798 817434 wcpc.org.uk [email protected]    The Parish Office, Church Street, West Chiltington, RH20 2JW. Normally open Tue-Thu 10am–2pm.

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