27/11/15 New Councillors
At the meeting of the Council last night, 26th November 2015, Jeannie Esdaile and Barbara Ann Kay were co opted as Members of Pulborough Parish Council

26/11/15 Local Dahlia Award Winners
Ron and Brenda Thomas, who rent a Parish Council allotment off New Place Road, exhibited at the National Dahlia Society Show held in conjunnction with the RHS Wisley Flower Show back in September.

Here is a picture of Brenda alongside the Jack Kinns Trophy winning blooms.
Brenda Thomas' Award Winning Dahlias
Two weeks later, blooms from Ron & Brenda's Pulborough allotment were used in the National Dahlia Society display at the Malvern Autumn Show and won the society an RHS Gold Medal
Congratulations to Brenda and Ron for all their hard work and deserving success.

23/11/15 Digital Summit
Cllr Andy Tilbrook attended the Digital Summit hosted by Nick Herbert MP on 20th Novemeber in Midhurst.

The Parish Council would like businesses in the Pulborough Parish to let us know of your broadband experiences; who is your service provider and what is a typical download speed for you? If you can, please also provide your post code so that a "map" of speeds can be put together. Please email with any details.

20/11/15 Neighbourhood Plan
The Pulborough Parish Neighbourhood Plan (PPNP) has now been submitted to Horsham District Council. For further details, please see Neighbourhood Plan tab on the left

18/11/15 Neighbourhood Wardens
As a result of cutbacks within the area's policing activities, the Council will shortly be considering the introduction of Neighbourhood Wardens.

Whilst Neighbourhood Wardens are not the Police, they do provide a reassuring uniformed patrolling presence. Their role can be wide ranging and include dealing with low level anti social behaviour, engagement with schools and youth clubs, liaison with the Police using appropriate communications, supporting the community by offering assistance to elderly, vulnerable and isolated member as well as the ability to exercise powers such as to stop cycles, to require persons aged under 18 to surrender alcohol and the power to seize tobacco from a person under 16.
The Parish Council will shortly be looking at the financial and logistical practicalities of joining with Billingshurst in taking this idea forward. There is funding available for this project but if we do, after consultation with the community, decide to go ahead, then there will need to be a small increase to our precept. Inevitably there will be an increase in your parish rates but this will be kept to the absolute minimum and in any event any increase should not exceed £4 per year for the average Band D rated property.

To learn more about the activities of the Wardens, the Parish will be welcoming Neil Worth of Horsham District Council to the meeting on 26th November 2015 to speak, together with an existing Warden from a nearby parish, about the role and activities of the wardens. Please come along if you would like to hear more about this initiative.

Before finalising their decision, the Parish Council would like to hear from residents. Would you be willing to pay a little more council tax for the provision of these wardens? Please email your comments to

17/11/15 Harvest Mice Survey
The Sussex Mammal Group is currently undertaking a harvest mouse survey across the county to update their understanding of this species' distribution and ensure that they can focus conservation efforts in the right places. Harvest mice are our smallest UK rodent and are amazing architects - weaving themselves spherical nests from stripped grass. Their nests are characteristic, and it is these that the Sussex Mammal Group are asking people to look out for this autumn and winter.

You can find more information about the survey on the Sussex Mammal Group website

02/11/15 How Much Would you Pay for Policing in Sussex?
The Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex is carrying out a consultation on the Police Precept for 2016/17.

The Consultation can be found at here and is open until Friday 8th January 2016.

For further details, see attached Message from PCC

27/10/15 Sussex Police - Horsham District Monthly Update
Update available here

27/10/15 Sussex Police Anti Burglary Campaign
Leave a light on and stay secure were the key messages from Sussex Police as the force launched a three-week burglary crime prevention campaign on Wednesday 21st October. The aim is to highlight the devastating impact that burglary can have on victims by communicating messages, tips and even victims' own stories to ensure everyone is doing their bit to help prevent break-ins. For further details, see here

26/10/15 Temporary Traffic Regulations
WSCC have advised that Coombelands Lane, Pulborough will be closed for pre surface dressing carriageway patching frpm 29th November to 2nd December 2015 (working days only) 07.30 to 18.00. The diversion route is A29, Blackgate Lane, Pickhurst Lane.

26/10/15 NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG Survey
The NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to hear from residents about their priorities for the services they receive at local GP practice and the care they receive when they need NHS help and support urgently.

The CCG will be using the information provided to influence their plans for the next two years. It should take about 10 mins to complete and all responses will remain confidential.

The survey is available here and also from the CCG Website

Closing date for the survey is 30th November 2015

22/09/15 Friends of the Memorial Garden
Friends of the Memorial Garden

04/09/15 Conclusion of Audit
The audit of the annual accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015 is now completed.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Return

28/08/15 Pulborough Hub
The Hub takes place in Pulborough library every Monday from 10am to 12 noon. Come along and have a tea or coffee and chat.

28/08/15 Compass Bus Timetable
Compass Travel have published a new timetable with effect from 1st September 2015. Copies are available in the Parish Office or via the website

09/06/15 Allotments
There are currently vacancies at the Allotment Site off New Place Road. If you would like to find out more about taking up an allotment plot, please contact the Parish Office.

09/06/15 Household Survey Results
The results document will be issued to every household with the Parish Bulletin with a downloadable versions available here

26/05/15 Parish Councillor Vacancy
Despite the co option of two members at the recent meeting, there continues to be one vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you would like to be considered for co option please send a letter of introduction to the Parish Office. If you would like to find out more about what being a Parish Councillor involves, come along to any Parish Council meeting (see link on the left for meeting dates) or contact the Parish office for further information.

30/03/15 Pulborough Society
The Society was formed in 1973 as a local charity and is a non-political organisation whose aim is to encourage and establish public interest in the local area.

The Society is a statutory consultee on all planning issues in the village, and is a forum for local members who might wish to express their concerns regarding architectural design and planning.The Society acts as a co-ordinating body co-operating with the local authorities and statutory bodies, including volunteer organisations and any persons who have similar aims to the society.

The Society also: -

Membership is open to all with a current fee of £8.00 for annual membership. The Society holds seven lively meetings a year and provides a newsletter before each meeting. Meetings are held in the village hall, and this allows members to discuss any concerns they might have and how the society can help. It's also an occasion to catch up with friends and neighbours and meet new people..

The dates for the rest of 2015 are Coach trips to places of interested are also arranged throughout the year.

The guest speakers at the meetings are always interesting and diverse; if you are a non -member and would like to go along and see if the Society had anything to offer you, they charge £2.

For any further information please contact the Chairman, Peter Jones, on 01798 874249.

10/03/15 Adopt a Street
Members of the Planning & Services Committee welcomed Karen Grisley, Horsham District Council's Adopt-a-Street Co-ordinator, to a recent meeting to hear about the Adopt-a-Street initiative which encourages residents to take extra care of their street or an area they particularly value by volunteering to pick up the litter left by others. The initiative has already recruited over 400 local volunteers in the last two months.

Commenting on the Adopt-a-Street scheme at it's recent launch event, Horsham District Coouncil Cabinet Member for the Environment Cllr Andrew Baldwin said: “As a council we spend in the region of £1 million a year picking up the litter dropped by members of the public. We know that as a district we are fortunate to have local communities who generally take pride in the appearance of their locality but for those who want to go the extra mile and take more care of a particular area, this scheme is ideal. It is commendable that we have recruited so many of the district’s residents who are willing to volunteer to litter pick on a regular basis, it sets a sound example to the community.”

To support volunteers, the council provides health and safety training, advice to co-ordinate volunteers and equipment in the form of litter pickers, plastic bags, protective gloves and branded hi-viz jackets.

If you would like to make a difference in your area or get a group of volunteers together, please email Horsham District Council at or alternatively, call the Adopt-a-Street Co-ordinator Karen Grisley for a chat about how you would like to help on 01403 739387 or 07989 442 376.

28/01/15 Launch of Facebook page
Pulborough Parish Council now has a Facebook page to keep you informed of what is going on at the Parish Council. Please use the link on the home page and "like" our page.