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Bluebell Railway Events

Bluebell Railway Events

Road meets Rail

17 – 18 July

Traditional steam fair featuring working traction engine displays, miniature engines, goods trains and a steam driven children's fair.

Step back in time for a weekend of steam powered demonstrations and vintage fairground fun. Traction engines, road rollers, steam wagons, showman's engines, crane engines and more… bringing Horsted Keynes station to life with recreations... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:48 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Events

Bluebell Woods Volunteer Group - can you spare a few hours?

bluebell woods with carpet of deep purple bluebells and fallen tree

Volunteer Day - Saturday 12 June

Last year WHPC purchased part of Shagswell Wood, locally known as Bluebell Woods, from Riverdale after completion of the housing development.

The aim of the Council is to make the woods into a safe and enjoyable space for all residents to enjoy.

This brings with it a long term programme of works to clear and make safe what was, many decades ago part of the brickworks and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 09:05 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Bluebell Woods, Community, volunteer

Parish Council office closed 26 May - 6 June inclusive

Parish Council office closed 26 May - 6 June inclusive

The Parish Council office will be closed from 26 May - 06 June inclusive.

Any communications received during this period will be answered as quickly as possible on our return.

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 08:42 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Parish Council, Parish Council office

Neighbourhood Watch Protect Your Pooch Campaign

Neighbourhood Watch Protect Your Pooch Campaign


The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE. The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message. More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 13:33 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Neighbourhood Watch

West Hoathly Parish Council - Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy

Responsible Finance Officer- Part-Time

West Hoathly Parish Council is looking to appoint a Responsible Finance Officer working in the Parish Office approximately 20 hours a month, this includes attending evening meetings as and when required. Remote/home working when required and as agreed with the Clerk. The salary scale offered is within SCP 19 – SCP 25, £13.24 - £15.37 per hour,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 11:17 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Parish Council office

Roadworks- 14th May - Ardingly Road junction with Selsfield Road Closure

Ardingly Road, West Hoathly from junction with Selsfield Road to junction with Lindfield Road is temporarily prohibited from 14/05/2021 09:30am until 14/05/2021 15:00pm
The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30 – 15.00


This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC
Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:13 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Roadworks

Roadworks - 12 May - Ardingly Road junction with Selsfield Road closure

image of drawing showing a road closure sign

Ardingly Road, West Hoathly from junction with Selsfield Road to junction with Street Lane is temporarily prohibited from 12/05/2021 at 09.30 until 12/05/2021 at 15.00. The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30 – 15.00

This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:00 by Claire Hilton

Tags: News, roadworks

Roadworks - 04 May Twyford Splash, Balcombe Lane

image of drawing showing a road closure sign

Balcombe Lane, Sharpthorne from junction with Twyford Splash to junction with Chilling Street is temporarily prohibited from 04/05/2021 at 09.30 until 04/05/2021 at 15.00

The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30 – 15.00

This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC.
Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:46 by Claire Hilton

Tags: News, roadworks

Parish Assembly - Tuesday 04 May 2021at 20:00

Parish Assembly - Tuesday 04 May 2021at 20:00

The Parish Assembly is a public meeting and will be addressed by four external speakers, each followed by a Q&A session.

The Council is pleased to announce that this year it has secured:-

Chief Inspector Habib Rahman. Habib is the Head of Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, now a fully funded initiative to cover everything from the worst criminal driving practices to road safety initiatives, including... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:00 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Community, Parish Assembly

News from our Chairman

News from our Chairman

The Parish Council is holding the AGM at 7.15pm on Tuesday May 4th, followed at 8pm by the Annual Parish Assembly. The meetings are traditionally held separately but Government has ruled that that from 7th May all Council meetings must revert to in person meetings. For the ongoing protection of Councillors and members of the public attending, the Parish Council has decided to hold both meetings by... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 16:16 by Claire Hilton

Tags: News, Parish Council

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