For residents we hope that this website provides a comprehensive and accessible catalogue of the information you need about the area and its community.
We have provided special pages to direct people visiting or working here to sections that may be of particular interest to them, but we believe the majority of the information on the website is useful for residents so the main navigation bar (always visible wherever you are on the site) is for you.
Please have a good look around under each of the main menu items: like the village and its surroundings, there may be more to it than initially meets the eye.
The remainder of this page is given over to information and links about ongoing community issues, where possible providing the opportunity for residents to have their say.
Ongoing Community Issues (Have your say)
Follow the links below to get the latest information or register your opinion about issues of general concern.
The Storrington, Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan process was launched at a public meeting on 21 November 2013 and is nearing completion (see timetable).
The latest public consultation is from 6 July 2016 to 17 August 2016.
For full information see the Parish Council website.
Mobile Phone Signal
Update 31/10/2016: Following the excellent response to the request to report mobile signal problems, the Parish Councils of Storrington, Sullington and Washington were able to emphasise to Ofcom the level of concern of the community and importance of carrying out an independent test of the signal throughout the area. This was done during the week beginning Monday 26 September. The results are expected to be analysed and available towards the end of the year.
The online reporting for mobile phone coverage in Storrington, Sullington and Washington parishes has now ended. We have had a fantastic response with over 900 reports which we intend to use to lobby the Government, Ofcom and mobile phone providers to improve the service in our area. If you would like to know anything more about this project, please contact the Storrington and Sullington Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have trouble using your mobile phone indoors, you may find the tips in this article helpful:Mail Online tricks to boost mobile connection
If you are able to download apps to your mobile phone, Open Signal can help you get a better signal, find free Wifi and contribute data about genuine signal measurements to help other people and support our concerns:Open Signal
In May 2014 the Mill Stream Medical Centre was closed by the NHS leaving the Glebe Surgery as the only local practice.
The Glebe Surgery is one of the fastest growing practices in Coastal West Sussex and it is estimated that the current building is now at least 60% undersized to provide for the needs of the patients, and is projected to be 70% under what it should be by the end of the decade.
Although the practice has managed to maintain exemplary results in patient surveys, there is considerable urgency to establish an adequate sized GP practice for the future.
Following a public consultation held in April 2016 at which initial draft designs and layout options were presented, a planning application for a new medical centre has been submitted and is open for comment until Friday 14 October 2016.
The application contains many documents. The overall picture is summarised in two of them which attempt to answer the main questions that have been raised:Planning Statement Design & Access Statement
(These are large documents which may take a little time to load).
To access the full application and submit your comments:DC/16/2108
Storrington Air Quality
As you may be aware Horsham District Council has been monitoring air quality in the centre of Storrington for some time. An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) was declared by Horsham District Council in December 2010. With an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) subsequently developed in 2012, in partnership with West Sussex County Council and the Parish Council. The AQAP details the measures proposed to reduce pollution levels to within European and UK Government objective levels in the centre of the village.
Chanctonbury County Local Committee
Communicate with the County Council about local matters using this Facebook page.