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Fittleworth Gallery opens in the old Lower Street shop this Friday!

The old village shop opens on Friday 23rd October 10.00a.m.- 5.00p.m. as an Art Gallery. It will be showing and selling paintings, sculpture and art books, as well as a chance to see the Alan Thornhill painting that the artist’s family have given to our village.  Alan’s family built Rotherwood. Allowing for Covid-19 rules, all are welcome!

Household Waste Recycling Sites – Winter Opening hours from 1st October

Winter opening hours came into effect at Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) in West Sussex from 1 October 2020.

Sites will open from 9am to 4pm until 31 March 2021.

There will also be some seasonal changes to the days sites are open. Burgess Hill, Chichester, Worthing, and the temporary site at Crawley will open for six days a week during the winter months.

Chichester will close on Tuesdays and Burgess Hill, Worthing, and Crawley will close on Thursdays.

The temporary site at Crawley will re-open on Monday 28 September and will be open until 6pm every day until Sunday 4 October. Winter opening hours will come into effect on the later date of Monday 5 October for this site only. From this date the site will be open from 9am – 4pm each day excluding Thursdays.

Residents are advised to check opening days and times online at before they make a journey.

Social distancing measures will continue to be in place at all sites. Visitors are asked to follow these measures and be respectful to site staff. Verbal or physical abuse at the sites will not be tolerated.

Residents will need to provide ID, for example a current driving licence, to prove they are a West Sussex resident to be allowed entry to the sites.

Householders who drive a commercial-type vehicle or use a trailer are also being reminded to obtain a free permit before visiting the HWRSs. The permits are designed to help address congestion at the sites and eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste:

More information on Household Waste Recycling Sites can be found here:

Proposed Limbourne Lane Development-HAVE YOUR SAY-DEADLINE FRI 2 OCT

Thank you to all those who attended the public meeting this week via Zoom. For those who were unable to attend you can click on the links on the righthand corner of the home page of this website.

A number of key concerns were raised at the meeting including:-
Traffic Calming
Flooding/ Drainage
Design (look & feel)

The Parish Council will be submitting it’s own response to the planning application, taking into account concerns and issues that have been raised, but we would encourage as many people as possible to submit comments in respect of areas of concern to SDNPA via the link below as this will add weight to what we are saying.

Please click here

Planning application number: SDNP/20/03676/FUL
Deadline for comments: Friday 2nd October 2020

If you would like to access the Fittleworth Neighbourhood Development Plan in order to help formulate your comments then please click here.

Help needed by Fittleworth Beavers!


Fittleworth Beavers are desperate to have another leader to join our existing Leader on Wednesday nights from 5.30-7.

No experience necessary as we can provide full training. It’s such a rewarding experience and we’ve got a great team. If you think you’d like to come along and see what Scouting in Fittleworth is like, we’d love to speak to you. You can call Laura on 07747772138 for more information.

Fittleworth Parish Council – Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024

Over the last few months the Parish Council have been working on updating the Parish Council Strategic Plan. The first version was published in 2017 and the Parish Council felt it was time to update the Plan.

The aim of a Strategic Plan is to give residents and businesses a really good idea of what the Parish Council is trying to achieve for the community of Fittleworth and surrounding areas in the next 3 to 4 years.

This Plan will be used to guide the Parish Council in its work until 2024.

The Plan has been approved by the Parish councillors and will be ratified at the next Parish Council meeting on 21st September 2020.

Please click the link below to view the Strategic Plan

Fittleworth Parish Council Strategic Plan 2020-2024