Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 4 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1BL.


Current Projects

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


Please click on the images above to access the full sized pdf file

Seniors Lunch Club on Billingshurst community

Business support: New Year boost for the Horsham district’s tourism businesses

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New Year boost for the Horsham district’s tourism businesses

The Council's Economic Development team has successfully secured over £72,000 of funding from the Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) Small Business Grants Scheme to support small businesses in the Horsham district.

The scheme will be launched on 31 January 2018 and will be aimed at the district’s small visitor economy businesses in order to boost the tourism economy.

The council will be granting funds of up to £4,000 per organisation in three tranches throughout out the year.

Applicants will need to show how their project/initiative will increase the number of visitors coming to the district and how their project will help to promote the core themes in the recently published Visitor Economy Strategy.

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Find out more about the Visitor Economy Strategy

The Council recently commissioned a research and stakeholder consultation to contribute to the production of a new Visitor Economy Strategy document.

The strategy has now been published and you can read about plans for how the newly established Visitor Economy Partnership, led by businesses and community leaders, intends to establish the Horsham district as a higher profile destination for visitors to the South East.

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'Get Involved' in your local community

The Council works with local partners to encourage businesses to get involved with community events and activities, as part of our Economic Development Strategy.

The campaign, called 'Get Involved', aims to show how businesses that make time to engage with their local communities can benefit personally, raise their business profiles and enhance their performance.

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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,

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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


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


Scholarships at the Weald Sixth Form Collage

The Billingshurst Community Partnership works with our Young People in the Community via many initiatives. We have a close relationship with the Weald School and the accompanying Scholarship brochure is one example of how one can help. We would all agree that education is important for our children’s future and The Weald School, as rated by Ofsted as “Outstanding”, is key to that process.

However in achieving the best outcome for post- 16 Study, and beyond, it is not just a case of working toward good results in those subjects that the students require to obtain an Apprenticeship or a place at UNI, but also having opportunities beyond the classroom. The Weald has an excellent Sixth Form College that nurtures academic performance and is always looking to improve this.

The initiative of introducing Scholarships is to help our outstanding students with financing the not inconsiderate costs that they have to cover. This includes the provision of technological devices, extra curriculum visits, research away from home to mention a few. This is a challenge particulary to those low-income families.

You will find further details of the initiative here

So can you help us? If you are interested in offering a Scholarship or know of a Business, or Individual, that would help please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on this website. We will then arrange for you to talk to those Senior Staff and the Link Governor who are managing this initiative.

Link Governor for Scholarships at the Weald School Billingshurst.


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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.