Fittleworth local referendum result

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Fittleworth Referendum yesterday.
In answer to the question ‘Do you want the South Downs National Park Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Fittleworth area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ the votes counted were:-
Yes – 164    No – 30

Referendum Day this Thursday 7th November on the Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan

Your chance to vote on the Fittleworth Neighbourhood Development Plan

    on Thursday 7th November.

The Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan is close to its most important stage  – a referendum in which the electors of the parish can approve or reject the Plan.

A drop-in session at which members of the Steering Group were available to answer questions took place at the Village Hall on Wednesday 30th October. Thank you to the 25 people who came along.

          Please cast your vote in the Sports Pavillion next to the Village Hall on Thursday between 7.00a.m. and 10.00p.m.

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.

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

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: