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


Current Projects

One of the most important current projects is the Community Led Action Plan which can be found here

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

Wayfarere Posts

Pointing the way in Billingshurst

Residents and visitors to Billingshurst will have seen a number of new wayfinder posts in the village, pointing the way to key sites and showing how long it will take to walk there.

The signs are designed to be dementia and age friendly.

Billingshurst Community Partnership was awarded a £12,500 grant from the EU LEADER Rural Development Fund to aid, promote and encourage tourism and visitors to Billingshurst, in line with the Community Led Plan 2015-20. The wayfinder posts are phase 1 of this project which has been supported by the Chamber of Commerce.

Phase 2 will be a new visitor map and brochure in 2018, and Phase 3 consists of a new visitor and tourism website.

The new posts, which are dark blue to match existing street furniture, indicate all key public buildings and formally identify the library as the Visitor Information Centre for Billingshurst. The walking times have been added to give more detailed help to those who are new to the area.

Notes to editors:

  • The LEADER programme, an acronym in French meaning links between actions for the development of the rural economy (Liaison Entre Actions de Dévelopement de l'Economie Rurale ) is a European Union initiative to support rural development projects initiated at the local level in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs.

  • For further information about all Phases of the project, please contact Denise Campbell, Chair of Billingshurst Community Partnership, denise146campbell@gmail.com

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Road Safety Update: Oct 2017

Road Safety update

The BCP will be working with WAKOOS after school clubs and other pre-school groups in Billingshurst to raise road safety awareness as part of the National Road Safety Week (Nov 20 - 26 2017).

We will be working with 8 - 11 yr old to design postcards that will be put through the doors of houses where hedges and trees need cutting back in order to make being a pedestrian around Billingshurst safer. Currently there are too many hedges that have been allowed to grow too much into pathways and pavements causing young people, children, people with pushchairs and wheelchair users all to have to walk in the road. This is dangerous! We are also speaking with West Sussex County Council to ensure they cut back all council owned hedges and trees, especially in those areas where road safety signs are being obscured by foliage. Please help us by checking your own hedges and make sure they are cut back before you get a postcard through your door.

This is an ideal time of year to do this job. Thank you.
Road Safety update With the younger children (2 - 7 yr olds) we will be helping run Beep! Beep! Days! These are designed to teach younger children road safety and awareness; things like, the importance of holding a grown-ups hand, not running but walking when they’re out and about in the streets and teaching them the importance of using their eyes and ears to know where cars and lorries are and why they are dangerous.

Look out for children wearing Zac the Zebra masks they will be making

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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

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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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

 

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This Community Project will focus on an analysis of current local business, whilst developing a USP for Billingshurst which will provide a "hook" upon which to hang any future promotion of business in the community, mainly in the High Street and Jengers Mead.


For more information click here

EYE: Demand Review

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Billingshurst Street Pastors Newsletter

 

Welcome to our second Billingshurst Street Pastor newsletter!  Its aim is to keep our street and prayer pastors, and other supporters up-to-date with the latest news, vision and testimonies. 

It was great to celebrate another anniversary at our AGM in May, during which Alice was offically commissioned as a member of the patrolling team.  2018 will be our 5th Anniversary so look out for details of that special event. 

This term, we welcomed a new Street Pastor, Mary from Haringey S/P team.  We are also able to announce that Ben Sheldon (St. Mary's) has joined the management team.  Welcome Mary and Ben! 

We also said goodbye to Alix Stockwell as she and Tom move to church plant in Redditch.  A massive thanks for all Alix's hard work out on patrol and on the committee - she came up with so many great ideas about how to run the team.  We hope you settle well and are blessed in your new community. 

If you would like to contribute articles, testimonies or messages, please click here to email or ring 786706.

With love,
Billingshurst Street Pastor Management Committee.


Don Newport (Chairman), Meredith Mason (Treasurer), Emma Fogg (Senior S/P), Peter Brooker (P/P Co-ordinator), Andrew Colwell, Ben Sheldon & Ben Martin.