Who are we and what do we do?

The Parish Council covers a wide area that includes not only Billingshurst but also Adversane, Coneyhurst and Five Oaks. It’s only statutory function is the provision of allotments; however, its vast array of other activities can be broadly split into two types:

  1. The provision of so-called discretionary services for the benefit of the locality that are not provided by the principal councils (Horsham District and West Sussex County), such as open spaces, Christmas lights, floral displays, some street furniture, Billingshurst Centre (via a charitable arm) and public toilets to name a few.  More information can be found under the Facilities heading on this website.    It undertakes some street cleaning duties of public realm under an agency arrangement and also some private areas under contract. It also funds youth sessions and the Neighbourhood Wardens.

  1. Championing Billingshurst’s cause with other statutory organisations, such as principal councils and government agencies. Included in this is the scrutinising of planning applications affecting the parish and making recommendations to the appropriate planning authority.

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Latest News


Published: 24 Mar 23

Horsham District Council Election of Parish Councillors.


Published: 24 Mar 23

Horsham District Council Election of District Councillors.

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Cllr Craig Gale

Published: 9 Mar 23

Are you thinking about becoming a parish councillor and would like to know a little more of what is involved, take a listen to the short video from existing Councillor Craig Gale. Read More...

What's On in 2023?

Published: 23 Feb 23

Did you know that there is a specific page on our website where we can advertise upcoming community events? Read More...

Citizens Advice (CAB) Drop In Sessions

Published: 23 Feb 23

CAB Drop-In Sessions at the Billingshurst Library - February, March & April 2023 Read More...