Referendum on Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum on Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan

Most of you will have received polling cards in the past day or two for the referendum taking place on 7th November. The poll, as with all our elections, is being organised by Chichester District Council, and there are answers on their website to the sort of questions you might ask about it. For example:

  • Why haven’t I received a polling card?
  • How do I register to vote?
  • How do I arrange a postal or proxy vote?

Go to:

There is more extensive information about our Plan on the South Downs website:

A complete, up to date version of the Plan can be seen on this village website; follow ‘Parish Council’, then ‘Neighbourhood Development Plan’.

There are printed copies of the Plan and full sets of the associated appendices, available to read in Fittleworth Stores and St Mary’s Church, Fittleworth.

Any questions to Chris Welfare 01798 865563 or

A second award nomination for Fittleworth Stores! Please help increase their chance of winning – see how below

Well done to our Fittleworth Stores who have been nominated for a second prospective award – the Rural Oscars!
The Rural Oscars are the nickname for the Countryside Alliance Awards – and we have been nominated in the Village Shop Category. In order to help us reach the regional finals we need your help! Although we have already been nominated, in order to increase our chances of success of progressing to the regional finals, please nominate us further. To do this you need to nominate us online at It doesn’t take long.
On the nominations page you simply need to state that you are nominating “Fittleworth Stores” in the Village Shop/Post Office category and give a brief description of why you think we are great! You will need the Shop’s address for the form which is as follows: Fittleworth Stores, School Lane, Fittleworth, W Sussex, RH20 1JB.
Nominations need to be in by 8 December.
Thank you for your support!

Fittleworth Stores – a chance to nominate our excellent community shop!

A message from Fittleworth Stores – a chance to nominate our excellent stores! 

We have entered the Farm Shop & Deli Awards (in the village store category) and would love your help to win! The Awards, in partnership with The Grocer, are highly respected in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market Vote for us via the link below:

Night time closure on 14th August (20.00-23.59) of Bury Gate, Bury from junction with Bignor Park Road to junction with Durrants Lane

The closure will be for pot-hole repairs.

Emergency vehicle, residential and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and there will be alternative routes signed.

The full details are on Fittleworth Parish Council notice board (in front of the village hall). Any queries please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105