Henfield Parish Council News

Henfield Parish Council currently have two Councillor vacancies. If you are interested in applying please contact the Parish Office to find out more.

Henfield Parish Council welcome Jane Eaton, CEO of Horsham District Council and Martin Boffey, Liberal Democrat Leader of Horsham District Council at their Full Council meeting on the 7th of November, minutes are available to read here.

Henfeild Parish Council have recently signed up to the National Association of Local Council's Civility and Respect Pledge, which it is hoped will enable councils to demonstrate that they are committed to standing up to poor behaviour across the local government sector and to drive through positive changes which support civil and respectful conduct. Click on the link above to find out more.

Horsham District Council News

New Council Plan to deliver fresh vision for Horsham District

Council Plan. Loxwood - credit Toby PhillipsAt a Horsham District Council meeting on 11 October, councillors adopted a new Council Plan which sets out a fresh vision and corporate priorities for the Council for the next four years.

The newly adopted plan identifies four main themes:

  • Supporting local people and communities – providing help in tough times and building an environment where our people can flourish
  • Inspiring greener futures – aiming to be carbon net zero as a council by 2030 and as a District by 2050
  • Building a thriving economy – making us known as an easy place to do business and keeping our high streets thriving
  • Always listening, learning and improving – sharing and involving communities in our decision making.

Read More on the Council website



New: Parenting Support Groups with West Sussex Mind

West Sussex Mind has set up new Parenting Support Groups across West Sussex for parents and carers of children in school (ages 4 – 18). To access the support groups, you can 'drop-in' to a group where you will meet some of the team. A follow up phone call can be arranged to ensure you are then able to access the rest of the service. Or, you can contact our Help Point and ask for a parenting referral.

You can contact the team by emailing parentingsupport@westsussexmind.org.

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Rural communities set to benefit from new funding

REPFHorsham District Council has been awarded over £800k to invest in local rural businesses and sustainable community projects.

The Council has reopened its Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) to Expressions of Interest, for eligible business growth projects.


Find Out More And Apply

West Sussex County Council News

What community issues matter to you?

WSCC want to hear your views on a range of important local issues.

Perhaps you’re concerned about local health services or maybe you’d like to tell us how they can improve the roads for cyclists and pedestrians?

Take a look at our Your Voice engagement hub to check out the hot topics that need your input via the link below. It’s the home for all of our consultations and surveys.

Here’s a taster of some of the current issues they need your views on with links to take part:

Covid-19 and flu jabs update

Eligible residents are being urged to be vaccinated against flu and Covid-19 ahead of this winter.

Taking up both vaccines this autumn provides you with the best level of protection against severe illness and will help ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Flu and Covid-19 circulated last winter causing significant peaks and resulting in thousands of hospitalisations and deaths across the country.

Cases of Covid-19 are expected to rise this winter, increasing the risk to vulnerable groups.

Those eligible can book a Covid-19 vaccination online via the NHS website, via the NHS app or by calling 119 free of charge. Some people may be eligible for both seasonal Covid-19 and flu vaccines. You may be asked if you want a flu vaccine at the same time.

GP practices and other local NHS services will also be contacting people to offer both flu and Covid-19 vaccines.

Find out here if you are eligible and to book a flu vaccination.


WSCC understand how much our communities rely on services from the county council, and the impact it would have if they were no longer able to provide them.The challenge they face is to balance the budget while remaining committed to investing in and protecting services.

Like all local authorities, they are developing our budget in the context of significant financial pressures, caused by high levels of inflation, but also by these factors:

  • a growing adult and elderly population with increasingly complex needs
  • a rising number of children with special educational needs and education health and care plans
  • the noticeable impacts of climate change which are adding to the costs of maintaining the county’s 4,000km of roads
  • continuing cost of living challenges being faced by everyone, which are creating extra demand for council services.

The budget consultation survey is now open until Sunday 10 December and WSCC would like to hear:

  • what you think are the most vital services
  • where you’d spend or reduce money
  • which options you feel we should focus on to achieve a balanced budget.


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