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


CONTACT US HERE


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

Chairwoman


WE HAVE JUST BEEN AWARDED £12,380 FUNDING!!

In line with the SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) recommendations, the Community Partnership applied for and has been granted funding from the European LEADER Fund to provide much needed Wayfinder Posts, a new town map, visitor brochures and a new Tourism Website.

We are working on phase 1 at the moment and hope to have the Wayfinder Posts installed at strategic positions around the town by late September!

EYE Project Update

Whilst we recently reported the fantastic news that we now have planning permission for the EYE building, there is still much work to do before we can even put a brick in the ground!

Currently we are working with Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council to work out the terms of the lease for the land where the EYE building will go. We are also speaking with several building companies who are interested in tendering for the work.

We are working toward being in a position to have serious discussions with potential fund and grant providers who will enable us to finance the building of EYE.

Considerable progress has been made over the last few months although we admit, none of it visible to the general public!

Your patience will be rewarded! We promise! We will soon have a facility that caters for the needs of all young people that will be the envy of the whole County!

July 2017

NEW INFORMATION
You can find our new charity certificate here >>

and you can see the full planning permission here >>

Our new website for the Eye project can be found here >>

You can also find supporting evidence for the project on these pages under Demand Review which was previously included on this site under Current Projects but has now been included in the Eye section of the website. The Demand Review provides information about feedback from the community obtained from the public during the consultation phase of this project.

 

Click here for the “Newly Revised Blue Book” that explains in some detail what this exciting project, for the young people of our community, is all about. The need for this project is well establish and it’s the young people of our community that have been the driving force behind it. They want it and the Community Partnership will deliver it.  EYE now has its own website and Facebook page so we invite your comments

EYE Facebook Page

THe Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan project started early last year after the establishment of a Parish Council Steering Committee made up of six Parish Councillors and six non-Councillors, plus County and District Councillors and a number of other volunteers.

The non-Councillors include representatives of the Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce and the Billingshurst Community Partnership. Planning consultants, Troy Navigus Partnership were appointed to advise the Steering Committee, and the process is expected to take some two years to complete.

The Steering Committee comprises Parish Councillors Sue Kingston (Chair), Paul Berry, Paul Leaney, Adam Du Lieu, Roy Margetts, and Lesley Wilding (Vice Chair); County Councillor Amanda Jupp, and District Councillors Nigel Jupp, Gordon Lindsay and Kate Rowbottom. Non-Councillors are: Vince Bellenot, Ken Johnston, Patrick Perks BEM, Martin Spurrier, and Alan Wadey.

For further information please contact the Parish Clerk at 01403 782555 or Martin Spurrier 01403 741391 / 07799368464

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Billingshurst Community Partnership
The Community Plan 2015 - 2020 is now available on this site. Please click on the image above for further information. Opens as a PDF file

Billingshurst Rotary Club

NEXT MEETING:

27 July 2017 7.30pm
Billingshurst Community Centre
ALL WELCOME

(no meeting in August)


AGM

Friday 15 September 7.30pm
Billingshurst Community Centre
ALL WELCOME


WE ARE GOING MOBILE

Over the next few months our site will see some changes !

With so much emphasis on mobile friendly site from the likes of Google, we have decided that it's time to bite the bullet as it were, and change to a more modern format.

With over 450 pages this may take sometime, but we'll make a start on the front part of the site and work through everything over the next few months

SO WATCH THIS SPACE !!


Local Organisations

BILLINGSHURST & THE LOCAL AREA
BILLINGSHURST TOURIST INFORMATION
BILLINGSHURST HISTORY
LOCAL EDUCATION (from 3 to Adult)
BILLINGSHURST CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTRE
LOCAL AMENITIES (Religion, Library, Council Offices etc)
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
LOCAL NEWS

If you would like details of your club or organisation listed then please forward the information to us.

Send your information by Email: to webmaster@billingshurst.community
Alternatively, respond using our Comments form.


Our Local Economy

F or the first time ever some Billingshurst retailers will be part of this year’s Horsham District Council Food and Drink Festival. Look out for participating shops, pubs and restaurants! They all have special offers for the entire month of September while the Festival is on! We hope that next year the BCP can persuade even more retailers, pubs and restaurants to get involved so we can encourage everyone to shop locally and support our local retailers and businesses.
July2017


COMMUNITY SAFETY

community safety

The Billingshurst Community Partnership is working to improve safer walking and cycling routes in and around Billingshurst.
For too long, West Sussex County Council have delayed improvements to our walking routes and pavements in favour of up-grading pavements in urban areas. We are objecting to this in the strongest possible ways we can.


We are lobbying our County Councillor, the District and County Council to provide safe walking routes, with proper infra- structure links to enable walking and cycling around Billingshurst to be easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
We are encouraging Horsham District Council to ensure that all new housing developments have the necessary pavements to link with existing pavements and pathways to encourage safer walking.


If this is something that you feel passionately about, as we do, please get in touch and join our team! We’d love to hear what your experiences are!

Billingshurst Community

Did you know you can report pot holes, overgrown hedges and any damages to footpath and pavements simply and quickly through the new West Sussex County Council app called “Love West Sussex”?


Seniors Luncheon ClubSeniors Luncheon Club

Did you know the BCP runs a twice monthly luncheon club for senior citizens at the Community Centre in Roman Way? For more details please contact us

We’re aiming to make Billingshurst a Dementia Friendly Town
For the past few months a number of us have been working with Horsham District Council and Horsham Age UK to make Billingshurst a dementia friendly town. We are encouraging the shops, library and café s and restaurants to have clearer signs and quieter spaces for dementia sufferers. Also, the new wayfinder posts that will be installed at various locations around Billingshurst have been specifically designed with dementia sufferers in mind.
Welcome to our new Village Agent
Carol Boniface is our new Village Agent whose role it is to support vulnerable older people within our community. Carol’s role is funded by the Billingshurst Lion’s Club and Horsham Age UK.
Carol can be contacted on 01403 260560


BILLINGSHURST

The local street pastors now have their own web pages which can be accessed from clicking on the image above

 

New 2016 local area map (updated)

Billingshurst Rotary Club
Click the banner above to find out what's happening at the Rotary Club or come and join us at Blacksmiths Arms, Adversane - Every Monday 7.30pm for 8.00pm