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 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.








Four lucky winners of £25 M&S Vouchers marked the completion of the latest stage

in the process to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Billingshurst.



130 responses were received to a consultation on the draft Vision & Objectives which

were sent to every household in the parish, and every entry automatically went into a

prize draw; thank you to all who responded.



The results are now being evaluated, prior to the next stage which will see a series of

workshops which should start to firm up ideas that could turn villagers' aspirations

into reality.















Billingshurst Parish Council is



recruiting for a Litter Warden;



closing date



Friday 17 November.





Click here for more details


about the role


and click here


for the application form. 







UK Power Networks is working with the other Electricity Distribution Networks and our trade body, Energy Networks Association, on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready.


Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter. 

We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign and to ask if you could help share this important information.


In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.
Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.


Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.










 Billingshurst sewer network


Please click the link below to view Southern Water's page showing information on the sewer network improvements along the Billingshurst bypass.





  Nearly there!!!


The long-anticipated refurbishment of the Public Conveniences in Mill Lane is nearly complete.


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.


Works should be complete by Friday 17 November with handover due to take place week commencing 20 November meaning the toilets will be open ready for the ever popular Billifest Event scheduled to take place on Saturday 2 December.








Following on from notification that Barclays Billingshurst is due to close on Friday 24 November, representatives of the bank were invited to the Council meeting on 6 September.


Please click HERE to read more about the closure. 


Please click HERE to read the Parish Council's response to Barclays following the meeting earlier in September and please click HERE to read Barclays subsequent response. 


If you have any questions or queries on this subject, please address these to Barclays Bank direct. 












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 PCSO Adrian Bell as follows:-




 Tel:   07912 892978



 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