News & Events 


Shipley School is holding a Royal Wedding Garden Party at the school on 18th May at 3pm and is open to Shipley residence.

Shipley School summer fete will be Sunday 15th July 12 noon - 4pm 


Please see the notice here from the Horsham District Dementia Alliance.



Shipley Parish Council has just been advised of a third defibrillator that has been installed in the Parish.

The new defibrillator is at William Penn School, Coolham. Ibstock Building Products have donated this to the school in order to further support the local community. This unit is available to the public during school hours only.

The other defibrillators are located outside Coolham Village Hall and at the Shipley Community Project (Shipley Football Club, Dragons End, RH13 8GD).



The Parish Council is delighted to report that the new play equipment at Coolham playing field has now been installed and is ready for use. The new equipment includes a basketball court, climbing frame, a basket swing and two swings.  



Shipley Parish Council’s primary objective is to work in the interest of the residents of the parish and protect the identity and character of the parish for the enjoyment of parishioners, visitors and future generations. The Council is made up of a team of eleven committed volunteers who work in partnership with local organisations and County and District Councils to preserve the essence of the area. The Parish comprises of the villages of Shipley and Coolham and the hamlets of Brooks Green and Dragons Green.

• Could you contribute your business or personal skills and expertise?

• Do you want to represent the views of local people?

• If you would like to make a difference and help shape the future of Shipley Parish, then why not consider joining the Council?

If you would like to apply for the vacancy, please email the Parish Clerk at for an application form and eligibility criteria.


As part of our ongoing commitment to promote a safe environment for road users and pedestrians within the area, in January of this year Shipley Parish Council commissioned a traffic survey adjacent to the Coolham crossroads. Enlisting the services of a specialist company, results were obtained using traffic monitoring devices placed across the road. These were all within the 30 mph zone. The data provided detailed reports of traffic flow, direction of travel, speed of travel and class of vehicle on an hourly basis over a 7 day period.

There is a comprehensive set of data but the analysis shows a worrying high level of excess vehicle speed. The survey took place well inside the 30 mile per hour (mph) speed limit and one vehicle was recorded to be at a speed between 71 mph and 101 mph adjacent to the school during school hours. A summary of the data is listed here.

The Parish Council have written to Sussex Police and West Sussex County Council to ensure suitable enforcement of the speed limit is put in place



The latest police campaign to get more people to report crime, suspicious and anti-social behaviour is listed here. 

Police and Crime Commissioner -  click HERE  for Sussex PCC article on elder exploitation

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 Link to the Sussex PCC is


Coolham Pavilion Restoration - Completed

Jamie Coad, Parish Council Chairman, Darren Rolfe WSCC and a team of 6 WSCC volunteers have completed the rebuilding and restoration of Coolham Pavilion.  The work took over 900 hours in voluntary man power and was finished on 1st July.  Well done to the team who have worked so hard for the Parish.  You can view the project in photos here (this is a 15MB pdf so may take a while to open).