Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB


What Does the Community Partnership Do?

We are a group of individuals, some of us representing local clubs and organisations, that develop and deliver agreed projects that have a direct impact on the lives and wellbeing of all Billingshurst residents; young and old, abled and disabled, and from all religions and political viewpoints.

We differ from Parish and District Councils because we have access to funds they don’t. This means we can apply for funding that can fill the gaps in the social, economic and recreational provision within our community that Local Authority organisations can’t.

The projects we work on could be identified by you, or any member of our community. Do you have a good idea or think something is missing from our community life? If so, Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Denise Campbell


BillFest 2017 is all set ! Saturday 2nd December 2017

The overwhelming successful BilliFest Family Fun Day & Christmas Fayre, which was held in the High Street last year, will be staged there again on Saturday, 2nd December. And, for the first time, it is being part-funded by Awards for All, a National Lottery community initiative, as well as local sponsors.

Announcing the news, Ken Johnson, Billingshurst Community Partnership’s Organizing Committee Chair, said, "We are thrilled to have the support of Awards for All. They recognise the importance of BilliFest as our major family community event at Christmas, and their funding will help make it possible".

Ken said, "Now we are back in the High Street, BilliFest brings the whole community together in the very heart of the village and it puts our permanent High Street shops centre stage". He added, "The new gazebos we use are a great success. Their flexibility enables us to meet the demands of our stallholders. They are also quick to put up and take down."

The BilliFest Family Fun Day & Christmas Fayre 2016 attracted 1,500 people to the village centre, and it will again kick off at 10 am until 3 pm, on 2rd December 2017, with dozens of stalls running up the High Street from Sainsbury’s to Jengers Mead. Just that section will be closed allowing access to the Jengers Mead carpark and shops from the north.

High Street shops will be offering their own promotions and, of course, Santa will be there too. Last year, 250 children met Father Christmas and received their free Christmas present from him, a BilliFest tradition. The children’s Find the Names of the Gnomes hunt will be better still. There will be non-stop music and entertainment and Radio Weald, which is run by the Weald School students, will again be handling the continuity music and public address.

Ken said, "There will be the widest range of things to do and Christmas items to buy, from Christmas wreaths to food and wine, and from gifts to locally crafted beers."

Ken stressed, "We are indebted to our amazing sponsors who, this year, in addition to Awards for All, include (at the time of going to print) main sponsors Devine Homes, CoCo’s, Lions, and The King’s Head, and supporting sponsors The Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce, Riverdale Developments and Truffles Bakery. Of course, it is the organizer, the Billinghsurst Community Partnership, and its committee that bring the whole thing together."


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Billingshurst Rotary Club


2 November 2017
@ 7.30pm

Billingshurst Community Centre


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