Parish Assembly - postponed until May

Parish Assembly - postponed until May

With the current Covid restrictions still in place, the annual Parish Assembly, originally planned for 01 March 2021, will be postponed until May. We will post the new date here as soon as it is confirmed.

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 14:00 by Claire Hilton

Tags: News, Parish Assembly

What's on

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Your Parish Council is pleased to be able to offer a new service to local organisations, businesses and individuals.

We endeavour to publicise local events and are always pleased for local organisations and businesses to post here.

To add an item, click on the "add item" button and complete the form. Please note that this calendar is moderated and we will endeavour to respond in 2-3 days. We cannot accept... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:07 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Community, News, whats on

Supporting Businesses which have to close

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If you have been told to close your business premises by the Government due to the current COVID19 national lockdown you can apply for a business grant of up to £13,500 at

Further information is available at

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:40 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Community, Grants, MSDC, News

Young Saplings ready for planting

In the Autumn of 2019 West Hoathly Primary School received a selection of tree seedlings from the Woodland Trust.

These have been subsequently repotted twice and lovingly looked after by the School Gardening Club.

The saplings are approximately 75cm tall.

They are:

i) Silver birch ( Betula pendula )

ii) Wild Cherry ( Prunus avium ).

iii) Rowan ( Sorbus aucuparia ).

Parents from the school have taken some... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:58 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Community

Census 2021

Census 2021

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

It's important that you fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society.

Without the information you share, it'd be more difficult to understand our community's needs and plan and fund public... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 09:27 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: News

News from our Chairman

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The vacancy on the Parish Council has been quickly filled, following standard procedures, through the co-option of Nick Griffin. We welcome Nick to the Parish Council; he will remain a member to the end of its current term in May 2024.

Our long serving and long suffering Parish Clerk, Helen Schofield, is retiring at the end of December. It is such a shame that we shall not be able to give her the send... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 21:23 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Community, News

Community orchard tree planting

Community Orchard trees planted in Finche Field

Phase 1 has been completed with 24 trees planted in Finche Field with protection in place. It was a fantastic effort by a great team of villagers who all braved the cold.

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 12:13 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: Community, News

Mid Sussex Christmas Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Waste and recycling

Collection days will change for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. The local festive collections are as follows:

Thursday 24 December will be collected on Wednesday 23 December

Thursday 31 December will be collected on this day as usual.

Garden Waste

There will be no garden waste collections between Monday 21 December and Friday 1 January 2021. Garden waste collections... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:00 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: News

Mid Sussex Free parking after 3pm on Saturdays

Free parking after 3pm on Saturdays

Mid Sussex District Council is offering free town centre parking after 3pm on Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas.

National lockdown measures will be lifted on Wednesday 2 December and local shops will be allowed to reopen. Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging people to support local shops and is incentivising the use of car parks during quiet periods.

Councillor... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:30 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: News

Take part in the West Sussex Climate Conversation

People in West Sussex are being invited to take part in a survey to find out how Covid-19 restrictions have affected their response to climate change.

The West Sussex Climate Conversation will look at how our behaviour has changed during the pandemic – for example working from home or exploring locally - and how this has affected our local environment.

Information gathered will be used by Councils... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:55 by Leanne Andrews

Tags: News

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