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 1st July 2021 at 7.30pm at Ashurst Village Hall for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.


Elizabeth Leggo

Clerk to the Council

25th June 2021


Coronavirus Update

This is the first face-to-face meeting of the Council since changes in legislation no longer enabling remote meetings. Councillors and the public are asked to please wear face coverings unless exempt and will be asked to maintain social distance throughout the meeting. The Village Hall uses NHS Track & Trace.

Members of the Public: The maximum legal limit is six members of the public/guest speakers. The public are respectfully asked to contact and inform the Clerk of their intent to attend at least six hours prior to the meeting, so the Council can ensure that legal limits are not exceeded.




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 6th May 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 review Horsham District Council and/or the Annual Wicksteed Playground Inspection results and update on any remedial work
  • Update on the payment of rent by West Sussex County Council for the Primary School for 2021/22
  • Update on the large Oak Tree
  • Update on putting up a deer fence






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



Proposal: Erection of detached timber gazebo and detached timber pergola.

Site Address: The Fountain Inn The Village Ashurst Steyning West Sussex BN44 3AP


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


  1. Rampion 2 Wind Farm: To receive any updates and decide on a councillor to attend the meeting to be held by RWE on Monday 19th July at 6pm


  1. No Incinerator for Horsham: To discuss and decide whether to make comments of the No Incinerator for Horsham Response to the Environment Agency


  1. Proposed solar farm at Huddlestone Farm, Steyning: To discuss correspondence received regarding a proposed solar farm and what action, if any, to take.


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


  1. Parish Council Insurance: To receive an update on the new insurance policy with BHIB.


  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 Russell & Nicholson


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


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


  1. Grants: To review grant applications


  1. GDPR: Reminder to delete all emails over 6 months old.
  2. To discuss recent significant correspondence, either by letter or email, and respond as appropriate.
  3. Reports from Outside Bodies.
  4. Information Items. To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.
  • Local Government Association’s Model Councillor Code of Conduct: To discuss recent correspondence from Horsham District Council




Date of the next Meeting of the Council: Thursday 2nd September 2021 – Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council


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