By the time you are reading this, I hope that the final changes to the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents will have been completed and submitted to Horsham District Council for its statutory consultation period. As most of you will know, the process to complete this Neighbourhood Plan has been a lengthy one and I would like to thank all of those who have been involved for their perseverance and commitment throughout. I will continue to report our progress in future articles but if you would like any further information, please contact the Parish Office.
Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi signal
At the time of going to print, the works to install the power supply to the mast at Storrington Recreation Ground are underway. We hope that the mast is now live and would be interested to hear whether there has been any improvement to the signal quality in the village. Another planning application has been submitted by Harlequin on behalf of Vodafone and Telefonica to make improvements to the existing mobile equipment at Water Lane to provide 4G mobile phone coverage and greater mobile phone capacity.
This application can be viewed on Horsham District Council’s website under the Planning section (application reference DC/17/2383). I would like to thank Councillors Brown, Jakob and Hurley for their efforts to get the mobile phone companies to recognise the problems with signal in this Parish.
Storrington Christmas Night
Don’t forget to come along to the Annual Storrington Christmas Night which is taking place this year on Thursday 7th December from 6pm. There will be the customary festive market in Church Street and in Old Mill Square and the Italian Market will also be taking part in North Street.
Caremark of Pulborough will once again be sponsoring the Children’s Christmas Light Competition and the winning entry will be revealed on the night. Switch on of the lights will take place at 6pm, followed by songs from the choir of Storrington Primary School.
Lots of shops will be open to welcome you with festive fayre and drinks so make sure you travel the length and breadth of the village to make sure you don’t miss out on this much loved event.
Parish Office – Christmas Opening Hours
The Parish Office will be closed from 22nd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. On behalf of all of us at the Parish Council, I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. If you would like any further information on these topics or any of the Parish Council’s activities, please contact the Clerk on 01903 746547.
Parish Council Meetings
Infrastructure, Communications and Environment Committee 13th December– 7pm
Recreation and Property Committee 13th December – 8pm
Planning & Development Committee 14th December – 7pm
Parish Council Meeting No Meeting in December
All meetings are held in the Chanctonbury Room, The Parish Hall, Thakeham Road, Storrington RH20 3PP. The annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Main Hall. Dates and times are subject to change so please refer to our website.
By Anna Worthington-Leese – Parish Council Chairman