Henfield Parish Council is responsible for many areas and activities in the Parish and also undertakes other duties voluntarily as a service to residents. It also acts as a conduit for information, queries and requests to other relevant authorities and on occasions will act directly to resolve an issue.
The following subjects are currently covered - We hope to continue adding to this page so please visit again soon.
CHILDREN'S PLAY AREAS FOOTPATHS AND BRIDLEWAYS
HENFIELD'S CAR PARKS HIGHWAYS AND PAVEMENTS
LITTER AND FLY TIPPING PUBLIC CONVENIENCES
REFUSE COLLECTION STREET LIGHTING
SKATEPARK AND BASKETBALL COURT TREE WARDEN
CHILDREN'S PLAY AREAS
The main play areas in Henfield are at King's Field (by Henfield Leisure Centre); Chessbrook Green (Wantley Hill Estate); and Deer Park (opposite Henfield Medical Centre). In addition there are children's swings at Wantley Hill Estate, and a multi-play unit at the Rothery Field in Nep Town Road. All play areas are managed by Henfield Parish Council with the exception of Deer Park, which is managed by Horsham District Council. Henfield Parish Council carries out a safety inspection of its play areas each week, and RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) carries out an annual safety inspection.
FOOTPATHS AND BRIDLEWAYS
Are managed and maintained by West Sussex County Council as the relevant Rights of Way authority. Henfield Parish Council works closely with them to ensure free passage along these routes. Any problems should be reported to Henfield Parish Council.
HENFIELD'S CAR PARKS
There are two village centre car parks managed by Horsham District Council. Parking charges apply (disc purchase for 4 hours parking; cash, card or mobile phone payment for non-disc holders; annual parking permit). Attendants regularly patrol them, and will issue fixed penalty tickets to vehicles in breach of the regulations. Please see https://www.horsham.gov.uk/parking.
HIGHWAYS AND PAVEMENTS
Maintenance of public highways and pavements in Henfield is the responsibility of the Highways Department of West Sussex County Council. Householders are encouraged to ensure paths adjoining their property are kept free from obstruction by overhanging trees or hedgerows. Contact details for West Sussex County Council Highways Department are: Telephone: 01243 642105 email - http://love.westsussex.gov.uk
LITTER AND FLY TIPPING
Clearing litter from paths and open spaces is carried out by Henfield Parish Council. The High Street is cleaned daily, and all other streets in Henfield at least weekly by Litter Wardens employed by the Council.
Horsham District Council is responsible for clearing domestic and commercial fly tipping, which should be reported to that Council (telephone: 01403 739393). Persons observing fly tipping occurring are asked to record the registration number of any vehicle used.
Are located in Henfield High Street. Open on Mondays - Saturdays between 7.30 am - 5.30 pm, they are maintained by Henfield Parish Council and cleaned daily.
This is the responsibility of Horsham District Council. This link will take you to the relevant page and gives the opportunity to find your own personalised collection calendar. http://www.horsham.gov.uk/environment/refuse_cal1.aspx
Street lights in Henfield are maintained by contractors on behalf of West Sussex County Council. Faulty street lights should be reported to the contractors - http://www.lightsoninwestsussex.co.uk/Public/Default.aspx or telephone 0800 048 2435 or to Henfield Parish Council. It is important when reporting a faulty light to give an accurate location and the light number (painted in white on the lamp standard).
SKATEPARK AND BASKETBALL COURT
Are located on King's Field between Henfield Youth Club and St Peter's Primary School. They are managed and maintained by Henfield Parish Council. In addition to a weekly safety inspection, a Council Litter Warden visits the area on most days. Access to both facilities is free, and all age groups are very welcome.
Did you know that a large Beech tree can produce enough oxygen for 10 people to breathe for one year? We need trees - they, conversely, don't need us.
John Willis, a Henfield resident of longstanding and former local business owner is now the volunteer Henfield Tree Warden working with the Parish Council.
Tree Wardens can help local residents and groups on matters concerning the trees and hedgerows of the Parish, for example:
- When new hedgerow trees are needed
- Tree Preservation Order maps need updating
- Checking trees on sites planned for development
- Advice on diseased trees
- Looking for areas where new trees can be planted and maintained in the long term
- A commemorative tree planting event needs to be organised.
- Local seasonal walks need to be planned to help everyone appreciate trees more and why they are important
- Stakes and ties need to be removed
You can contact the Tree Warden via the Parish Council Office