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 30th September 2021 at 7.30pm at Ashurst Village Hall for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.



Elizabeth Leggo

Clerk to the Council

26th September 2021


Coronavirus Update

This is the second 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 1st July 2021: The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. The Chairman will sign a copy of the minutes and post to the Clerk.
  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.
  • To review Horsham District Council and the Annual Wicksteed Playground Inspection results and update on any remedial work
  • Update on the Oak Tree
  • Update on deer fencing
  • Current usage of Ground and Buildings
  • Set date for Councillors’ Autumn meet up



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


Retrospective application for the Change of Use of agricultural land for the storage of No.14 shipping containers (Class Sui Generis). New Wharf Farm Horsebridge Common Ashurst Steyning

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

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

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

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

13. Update on Parish Council Insurance: To receive an update further to actions from the last meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. How to improve communications in the Parish: To discuss, further to an action point at the last meeting

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

23. Grants: To review grant applications

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

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

26. Reports from Outside Bodies

27. Information Items. To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.



Date of the next Meeting of the Council: Thursday 4th November 2021


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