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

Cancellation of Meetings

Published: 24 Nov 21

Please note that the F&GP and Billingshurst Centre Committee meetings scheduled for 24.11.21 have been cancelled Read More...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Published: 23 Nov 21

Billingshurst Needs You!

Seasonal Flu & Covid19 Booster Vaccination Clinics

Published: 16 Nov 21

Information on the Seasonal Flu & Covid19 Booster clinics being held at Billingshurst Surgery Read More...

Proposed McDonald's Restaurant

Published: 11 Nov 21

Your opportunity to comment on the proposals.

Autumn/Winter Drop-In Sessions

Published: 22 Oct 21

Autumn/Winter 2021 Drop-In Sessions for the Billingshurst Neighbourhood Wardens Read More...

Please look after our trees!

Published: 22 Oct 21

Keep an eye on the new council trees planted last autumn Read More...