Welcome to the website of Ashurst Wood Parish Council.
You will find information here about the council and its activities. The Council section contains minutes and agendas for council meetings, all of which which are open to the public. The Council's Grants Policy and an application form can be found in the Policy Documents section. You can also find copies of our Newsletters and news about matters of particular concern to residents of the village, such as the Neighbourhood Plan and the District Council's proposed development plans for the area.
Click on the Village Activities tab above for information about our local church and schools as well as village groups and organisations.
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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Questionnaires
: All households should have by now received a residents' survey questionnare. The data from the survey will form part of the Neighbourhood Plan so please make sure you complete yours. The Ashurst Wood Neighbourhood Plan will help decide the future of the village between now and 2031 and gives the community the chance to have an influence over planning policy. Once the PLan is prepared, it will be subject to independant examination and if approved the majority of electors who vote at a local Referendum it will become a statutory planning document and will be used by Mid Sussex District Council when deciding planning applications. The questionnaires will be being collected over the next couple of weeks or can be returned direct to the Parish Office.
ROAD RESURFACING. From 20th May, work will commence to resurface the spur off Cansiron Lane. Access to Cansiron Lane may be restricted at certain times during the day over a two week period. Access to the Public Right of Way will also be closed during the period of these works.
PARKING: The Council has received several complaints recently regarding inconsiderate parking around the village. Please could you be mindful of where you park, allowing enough room for cars and vans to pass; parking on pavements is not a permitted as a pushchair or wheelchair needs to have sufficient room to pass. NOTE: The Police will be issuing tickets to cars who have parked blocking junctions or where enough room has not been left for a pedestrian with a wheelchair or pushchair to pass safely.
NOTICE FROM THE POLICE:
It is that time of year again when we seem to get a few more sheds and outbuildings broken into. Garden tools seem to be a good target along with garden furniture. Please be vigilant lock and secure your sheds and outbuildings and where possible mark your equipment so that it is personal to you and if stolen and then found it can be traced back to you.
We have recently had an increase in Doorstep/Cold Callers in the area.If you experience these callers trying to sell goods then please report it to Police on the Non-Emergency Police Number 101. If they are intimidating or abusive and you are frightened/concerned then dial 999.To sell at the doorstep you must have a valid Pedlars Licence issued by local councils, if you do not have one of these licences then you are committing an offence.
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Planning Committee: 14th May, 7.30pm St Dunstan's Church Hall
Finance and Admin:
TBA St Dunstan's Church Hall
14th May 2013, 7.45 pm at St Dunstan's Church Hall
Parish Council: Annual General Meeting Tuesday 7th May 2013, 7.45 pm at St Dunstan's Church Hall
Annual Village Meeting: 16th April 2013, 7.30 pm at Village Centre