News & Events 

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS - Thursday 2 May 2019

Parish councils are encouraging residents who are passionate about their community to stand for election. Local councils welcome and are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.

There are currently 120,000 councillors serving on the 10,000 local councils in England.

Do you, or someone you know, have what it takes to be a local councillor? Please contact Paul Richards, Shipley Parish Clerk for more details on 07481 803124 or at shipleyparishclerk@gmail.com

The National Association for Local Council and the Electoral Commission has produced materials and guidance for those looking to stand for election which can be found below:
https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/elections

 

HDC HEALTH WALKS

For the latest walks, please see the Sports and Recreation pages.


CREATING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

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

 

NEW DEFIBRILLATOR IN THE PARISH 

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).

 

NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED

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. 

 

SPEED AND TRAFFIC SURVEY ON COOLHAM CROSSROADS

As part of our ongoing commitment to promote a safe environment for road users and pedestrians within the area, in January 2017 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

 

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).