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 Neighbourhood Warden (Billingshurst)

 £25,463 - £28,221 pa

2 Year Contract

37 Hours Per Week 


We are looking to recruit two Neighbourhood Wardens to work closely with the police, Billingshurst Parish Council and other agencies dedicated to serving the Billingshurst Parish Community.

As a Neighbourhood Warden  you will be working alongsidethe Community to tackle the fear of crime, encourage a shared sense of ownership and responsibility, and look out for the elderly and vulnerable members of the community, whilst providing a uniformed reassuring patrolling presence.

 To succeed as a Neighbourhood Warden you will be educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent) with the necessary confidence, enthusiasm and commitment to undertake this rewarding role.  Experience of working with the community is desirable but not essential and you should hold a full and clean current driving licence.

The hours of work are carried out on a shift rota basis, including some evening and weekend working, and the flexibility to alter duties at short notice is essential to meet community needs. 

If you have a love of the outdoors in all weathers this is the role for you, as you will undertake patrols on foot and cycle across the parish.  Full training will be given in Anti-social Behaviour (ABS) Powers, Personal Safety, First Aid, Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and other job related skills.  Our work/life balance is family friendly and will consider working arrangements for those with caring responsibilities.

Due to the nature of this role it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.


Closing Date:  Monday 30 April 2018, midday.

Interviews:       Wednesday 9 May 2018

Ref:                     CS1283


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Horsham District Council 

Local Plan Review Issues and Options - Employment, Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development April 2018 


Notice of Consultation 


The "Local Plan Review Issues and Options - Employment, Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development 2018" is being published for a seven week consultation period on 6 April 2018.  This document forms the first part of the reveiew of the Horsham District Planning Framework 2015 (HDPF).  The Issues and Options document sets out the key issues identified and the suggested policy options to address them in relation to employment, tourism and sustainable rural development.  Your comments are invited. 

Should you wish to comment please do so before 5pm on 25 May 2018. 

The documentation can be viewed along with a comments form on HDC's website which can be accessed by clicking HERE 

You are encouraged to use the comments form when responding to this consultation.  However, if preferred, comments can be emailed to: strategic.planning@horsham.gov.uk  or sent by post to Strategic Planning Team, Horsham District Council.  All comments will be publicly available and identifiable by name and, where applicable, organisation.  Personal data will be processed and stored by Horsham District Council in relation to the preparation of the review of the Local Plan only.  Hard copies of the document is also available for inspection at:

Billingshurst Library

Mill Lane, Billingshurst, RH14 9JZ

(Mon-Fri  10am-5pm,   Sat  10am-2pm) 






Following a suggestion from a local resident,

the Council has agreed to advertise for an operator to

provide light refreshments in Station Road Gardens,

on a seasonal basis, for a one year trial.



Councillors concur that it could be very welcome attraction

for visitors to the award-winning gardens.

The Council is now inviting expressions of interest from

would-be operators, who could provide a high quality

facility to compliment the popular site.



If anyone is interested or knows someone who might be

interested, please contact the Clerk for an informal discussion









NOTICE is hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of High Street, Billingshurst from entrance of High Seat Copse to junction with Hilland Roundabout, is temporarily prohibited from 5th March 2018

This closure is necessary to allow for the installation of new gas mains.

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

The alternative route for traffic is via A29, A272 West Street, A272 High Street and vice versa.

This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 21 days from the start date given above

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105

Any queries about the works please contact Kim Gibbons working on behalf of EPLR Ltd on 01920 871403

Dated 09/02/2018

Matt Davey

Head of Highways and Transport












You may remember that last year, the

Parish Council appealed for local

residents to come forward and form a

Community Speedwatch Group.  The

Speedwatch Co-ordinators have recently

provided us with another update which

you can read below.



 We are up and running after a false start on Saturday 3rd February when we got rained off. However, our second outing was on the 6th February on Maringdean Road which proved to be very informative and also helpful for our resilient volunteers on such a freezing cold morning. The impact of our presence was immediately evident on what can be a fast road with most motorists slowing down as soon as they spotted us. Sadly we did have to log two speeding drivers at our first posi...tion along the road and another on our second. One lucky speeder (40 in the 30 limit) escaped us due to a filthy number plate causing some confusion. We were all a little apprehensive about the task ahead but everyone was happy and we met no opposition from motorists and very much support from passing pedestrians who seemed to universally support the campaign.


More campaigns are planned and more sophisticated equipment expected in the not too distant future.


So please, don't think this is an "old people's" pastime or you have to be retired, the CSW teams are open to everyone of all ages. It only takes up a very small amount of time at irregular intervals of no more than two hours per session. You can regulate your availability yourself and turn out as much or as little as you like.


    To find out more about the Community Speedwatch scheme, please click HERE







Following the announcement of the closure of


the Billingshurst branches of both


NatWest and Lloyds Banks next spring,


representatives of each bank were invited to attend


Council meetings where members of the public were


also invited to listen and ask questions.



Representatives of NatWest Bank attended a meeting


on Wednesday 10 January and the report from that


meeting can be read HERE




The Parish Council was very sorry that Lloyds Bank


chose to withdraw at the eleventh hour from a meeting


they had agreed to attend with Councillors and


residents on 18 January, to discuss the closure of their


Billingshurst branch.  However a big thank you


to the 30 residents who still stayed for an hour and let


Councillors know what they think.  We will now be


taking all these points to Lloyds when we meet with


them in (at their request), private, and will let you know


of their responses.  A report from the meeting of


18 January 2018 is available HERE.



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