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NEWSFEED 


   

 

 

 

UPDATE FROM

 

SOUTHERN

 

WATER

 

 

Billingshurst sewer network

improvements


 

We're building a new sewer to connect a new housing development just east of Billingshurst, to our wastewater treatment works in Stane Street.

 

 

Work started in February, and will cover a distance of just over 1.5 miles.

 

While the construction work is taking place, we'll need to introduce rolling lane closures as we move from west to east along the A29 by-pass.

 

Two-way and four-way traffic lights will be in place, and these will be manually-operated during peak hours.

 

At times, the work will be under tarmac, sometimes up to 6 metres underground.

 



We’re aiming to complete the work by the end of the year and we’ll be using specialist tunnelling technology as much as possible, which means we don’t need to dig open trenches, minimising disruption.

 

Southern Water Project Manager Mike Yung-hok said: “We understand the work will cause some disruption. We’d like to assure road users we’ll be doing all we can to minimise this and are looking at working extended hours to limit the length of time we'll need. We’d like to say thanks in advance for your patience.”

 

 

UPDATE

 

September 21, 2017

 

 

Four way lights are in place on the A272 & A29 junction from 18 September to 14 October

 

We are working 7-days-a-week to get this work finished.

 

Lights are monitored and manned all day.

 

Additional signage is set out to help motorists.

 

We're constantly monitoring the site to see if there's anything more we can to to ease disruption

 

We're sorry for the hold-ups.

 

 

SOUTHERN WATER

21.09.17

 

  

All Cisterns Go!

 

The long-anticipated refurbishment of the Public Conveniences in Mill Lane will get underway on the 25th September (TBC)

 

The £60+k project, largely being met by S106 funds released by HDC (with the difference being met by the Parish Council), will see the existing layout removed and replaced by three modern unisex units. 

 

Designed to be easier to keep clean and maintain and be less conducive to anti-social behaviour, the Parish Council sees the work as vital to helping ensure that the Village Centre remains attractive to residents and visitors alike.

 

Unfortunately there is no alternative provision planned during the work, which should take several weeks.

 

 

 

BARCLAYS BANK

 

BILLINGSHURST

 

TO CLOSE 

 

 

The Parish Council has received notification that the Billingshurst branch of Barclays is due to close on Friday 24 November.  Please click HERE to read more about it.  Please direct ALL communications on this subject to Barclays Bank direct 

 

 

COMMUNITY YOUTH

 

WORK UPDATES

 

 Now in its 5th year the Community Youth Work team at Horsham Matters runs over 16 regular youth clubs and groups across the Horsham District, with over 700 young people attending and 40 volunteers supporting the activities.  

 

 

Click HERE to read the Annual Review 2016/2017

 

Click HERE to read Horsham Matters press release

 

To read the Quarterly Reports from our Youth Worker click the link below

 

http://horsham-matters.org.uk/youth-work/downloads/

 

 

 COMMUNITY MINIBUS

 

ASSOCIATION

 

(WEST SUSSEX) 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY,

 

TREASURER FOR LOCAL

 

COMMUNITY CHARITY

 

 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

 

 

DO YOU HAVE TIME TO  

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE

 

BILLINGSHURST

 

POLICE OFFICE?  

 

 

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

 


If you would like to know more about the role please contact Sergeant Chris O'Leary at chris.o'leary@sussex.pnn.police.uk

 

 

HIGH STREET PLANTER

 

 SPONSORSHIP

 

 

  AN EXCITING NEW

 

 INITIATIVE

 

 

 

 FOR 2017 !!!

 

 

                              

 

100% Success !

 

                            

 

Billingshurst will be a prettier and more colourful place this summer, thanks to the success of a new initiative by the Parish Council.

 

The Council offered businesses and organisations the opportunity to sponsor planters lining the High Street.

 

Attractive signage either side will enable sponsors to promote their names to a wide audience at the same time as showing their support for the community.

 

Funds from the scheme will be used to provide more attractive planting schemes in the troughs, which help bring colour to the main thoroughfare throughout the spring and summer.

 

The Council’s Property Committee backed the suggestion enthusiastically at a recent meeting.

 

Clerk Greg Burt said “This is a great way for the Council to work with local businesses to make the village centre even more attractive for residents and visitors alike".  

 

Bearing in mind how successful this initiative has been, we are now considering other sponsorship ideas and are compiling a waiting list ready for 2018.  If you would like your details to be kept on file ready for next year's projects, please email Office Manager Liz Berry on liz@billingshurst.gov.uk

 

Click HERE to see the finished result together with names of sponsors.

 

 


 Billingshurst Parish

Neighbourhood Plan

 

This is the community's Neighbourhood Plan and we want YOU to get involved

 

 Please look at the dedicated page on the left hand side of this website to find out more about this important local project.  

 

Meetings are held on a monthly basis, please email sarah@billingshurst.gov.uk or clerk@billingshurst.gov.uk if you would like to get involved.

   


 Would you find it helpful to have more information when there is a Power Cut?

Call 105 

 

Recently launched, 105 is a new three-digit number that people can call to report or get information about power cuts.

 

Click here for more information