22 Elder Close



BN41 2ER


Clerk to the Council:  Elizabeth Leggo

Tel:  07738664449  

e-mail: ashurstclerk@outlook.com







Councillors are respectfully summoned to attend the meeting of Ashurst Parish Council on Thursday 13th January 2022 at 7.30pm at Ashurst Village Hall for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.




Elizabeth Leggo

Clerk to the Council

7th January 2022


 Coronavirus Update

This is the fourth face-to-face meeting of the Council since changes in legislation no longer enabling remote meetings. Councillors and the public are asked to please maintain social distancing throughout and to wear a face covering unless exempt.




To discuss any questions submitted by the public.


  1. Apologies for Absence.
  2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.
  3. Approve the Minutes* of the meeting of 2nd December 2021: The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting.
  4. Update on COVID-19: To receive any updates relating to the pandemic.
  5. Reports from District & County Councillors.
  6. Outstanding Actions: To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.
  7. Recreation Ground Matters: To discuss any matters concerning the Recreation Ground.
  •  To receive the report on the Recreation Ground Trust’s income and to approve future expenditure.

8. Planning Matters: To comment on planning applications received from Horsham District Council.

9. Planning Decisions from HDC: To receive decisions on planning applications from HDC.

 10. Proposed solar farm at Huddlestone Farm, Steyning: To receive an update.

11. Rampion 2 Wind Farm: To receive an update from Cllr Knight.

 12. Financial Matters:

    • To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure.
    • To discuss and agree any amendments to the most recent draft precept for 2022/23*,

for submission to HDC.

 13. Community Speedwatch: To receive an update from Cllr Nicholson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14. Trees and footpaths: To receive an update from Cllr Fischel.

 15. WSALC Update: To receive any updates from WSALC including its latest training programme.

 16. HALC Update: To receive an update from Cllr Fischel.

 17. Local Plan: To receive an update from Cllr Fischel.

 18. Grants: To review any grant applications.

 19. GDPR: Reminder to delete all emails over 6 months old.

20. To discuss recent significant correspondence, either by letter or email, and respond as appropriate.

21. Reports from Outside Bodies.

22. Information Items. To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.                                        To discuss the frequency of Council meeting dates during 2022.


                Due to the nature of the information concerning staff and salary this item shall be taken under Standing Order 11 and will be discussed in Closed Session. Those present other than Parish Councillors may be asked to leave the meeting.

 23. The Clerk’s resignation*. To accept and decide on how to proceed with the recruitment of a new Clerk.



Date of the next Meeting of the Council: Thursday 24th March


                *Documents circulated to all Councillors with the agenda/emails previously forwarded.