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 7th January 2021 at 6.30pm, via Zoom for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.



Elizabeth Leggo

Clerk to the Council

3rd January 2021


Further to the Coronavirus Act 2020, this meeting will be held remotely via Zoom


Members of the Public are asked to submit any questions or comments to the Clerk via email or telephone by 4.30pm on the day of the meeting. Should members of the public wish to observe the meeting, please contact the Clerk for an email invitation link.




To discuss any questions submitted by the public.


  1. Apologies for Absence.
  2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.
  3. Approve the Minutes* of the Meetings of 1st and 8th October 2020: 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 a 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 necessary remedial work
  • To consider and, if thought fit, to approve spending on a PiCUS Sonic Tomography Test on the oak tree in the Recreation Ground car park
  • Update on Utility Aid to save on water and electrics at the Ground.
  • 8. Planning Matters: To comment on planning applications received from Horsham District Council.

None for this meeting.


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


  1. Rampion 2 Wind Farm: To consider the implications of a possible underground cable being put through Ashurst.


  1. Financial Matters:
  • To receive a report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure.
  • To receive an update on Lloyds Bank’s offer of a refund for the safe custody standing orders
  • To discuss and make amendments, if any, to the 2021/22 precept* and agree a figure to submit to HDC.


  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. SSALC Update: To receive an update from Cllr Fischel re letter sent to WSALC *raising the Council’s concerns over the Value for Money Review


  1. HALC Update: to receive an update from Cllr Knight


  1. Grants: To review grant applications


  1. GDPR: Reminder to delete all emails over 6 months old.
  2. To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received.
  3. Reports from Outside Bodies.
  4. Information Items: To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.


  1. Future meetings: To agree future meeting dates.


               Date of the next Meeting of the Council: To be confirmed


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