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 2nd December at 7.30pm at Ashurst Village Hall for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.




Elizabeth Leggo

Clerk to the Council

28th November 2021


Coronavirus Update

This is the third 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.




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 30th September 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 include:
  • To receive the report on the Recreation Ground Trust’s income and to approve future expenditure.
  • To review Horsham District Council and the Annual Wicksteed Playground Inspection results and update on any remedial work.
  • Update on deer fencing.
  • Current usage of the Ground.
  • Update on AGM held immediately prior to this meeting.


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

DC/21/2600: Change of use of agricultural buildings to an events venue with a WC block (Listed Building Consent). Eatons Farm The Village Ashurst Steyning


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


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


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


  1. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure.

                                  To consider the draft precept for 2022/3.*


  1. Broadband in Ashurst: To receive an update from Cllrs Knight and Nicholson.


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


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


  1. Operation Watershed: To receive an update from Cllrs Knight and Russell.


  1. WSALC Update: To receive any updates from WSALC including training programme.


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


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


  1. Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct: To adopt the Code of Conduct further to Councillors having read the document.


  1. Grants: To review any grant applications.


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


  1. To discuss recent significant correspondence, either by letter or email, and respond as appropriate.
  2. Reports from Outside Bodies.
  3. Future Meetings: To agree dates for 2022.
  4. Information Items. To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.
  • To receive an update from Cllr Nicholson on a recent meeting with Sussex Police



Date of the next Meeting of the Council:  January 2022 – final date to be confirmed.


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