Public Notice:

The Chairman, Councillors and Officers of Ardingly Parish Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has given such long and distinguished service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

The whole Council wishes to send its deepest and most sincere condolences to HM The Queen and the whole Royal Family at this time of national mourning.

Our flag is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Owing to the current public health situation residents should be able to sign an e-book of condolence which should shortly be available at

However the Parish Council recognises that not all Ardingly residents may be confident in accessing an online book of condolence and have therefore taken the decision to provide a hard copy for those wishing to pay their respects. This will be the Village book of condolence and has been arranged in conjunction with St Peters Church

The book of condolence will be available at Hapstead Hall as follows:

Monday to Sunday

2pm to 4pm

6pm to 8pm

Currently the book of condolence will be available as described from 2pm on the 10th of April 2021 until 8pm on Friday the 16th of April 2021

A Member of the Parish Council will be present during the times mentioned above and all who attend are asked to respect the current government restrictions e.g wear face coverings when entering the hall, observe social distancing at all times



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Upcoming Ardingly Parish Council Meetings

FYI Upcoming Parish Council Meetings are published on the this website under the Parish Council tab, then under meetings and minutes.

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Ardingly Parish Council Response to the MSDC Site Allocations DPD (regulation 19) SA25

Please see below for the Ardingly Parish Council response the 2nd Consultation:

APC Response to 2nd Consultation Sept 2020

Parishioners are reminded that all responses to the consultation MUST be received by MSDC by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (28th)

Information to support you when making your response can be found on this Website (under the Development of the showground red car park SA25 tab) along with details of how to submit your response once complete.

ALL responses received by MSDC will be processed and provided to the planning inspector when the Site Allocations DPD is submitted for Examination.

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Site Allocations DPD – Regulation 19 Consultation

Mid Sussex District Council has published the Site Allocations Development Plan Document for consultation from the 3rd August, closing midnight on the 28th September 2020.

The Site Allocations DPD proposes a number of new housing and employment sites for allocation across Mid Sussex, Ardingly’s allocation in the DPD is site SA25.

Mid Sussex District Council will summarise the main issues from the consultation for the Inspector. The Inspector will also receive copies of the representations submitted.

All of the consultation documents, Community Involvement Plan, Statement of Representations Procedure, and further information can be viewed online at:

Comments can be submitted:

Online: Online Form at
Post to: Planning Policy, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS
E-mail to: [email protected]

Responses must be received by midnight on the 28th September 2020.

If you have any queries about this consultation, please e-mail: [email protected]

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SA25 Survey Results

The Parish Council would like to thank all Parishioners who participated in the recent Village Survey on SA25.

Please see below for the results that were shared at the June 2nd Parish Council Meeting:

Please Note at the aforementioned meeting the Parish Council took a vote as to whether they believed that the proposed reduction at SA25 is “substantial”

The outcome of that vote was 7/4 in favour that the proposed reduction at SA25 is “substantial” 

SA25 Survey Results Public

If Parishioners have any questions/comments ref the results please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk as follows:

Tel: 01444 226 209

Email: [email protected]

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Public Notice:

Please Note: a copy of Ardingly Parish Council’s


and Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 (Part 3)

Can be viewed on the Finance Committee Page of this Website

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Bonfires during Covid-19

During this time when the Government are instructing us all to stay at home, we are strongly recommending that no one has a bonfire.

With more people at home and COVID-19 increasing the susceptibility of people to smoke due to respiratory illness, there is a high probability neighbours will be adversely affected if you have a bonfire.

If you are affected by bonfire smoke, we advise that you talk to your neighbours, while maintaining social distancing, as they may not be aware of the impact it is having on you. If this approach fails, you can contact MSDC, and they will attempt to resolve the matter informally.

Whilst we hope that common sense will prevail, please note that the MSDC can issue Fixed Penalty Notices (£100) in situations where people continue to burn despite being asked to stop.

MSDC Environmental Team can be contacted in the following ways;

Tel: 01444 477 292

Email: [email protected]

Or Online via the following link;

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Covid-19; Supermarket Updates

Please use the link below for information on Supermarket adjustments in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This document includes information on;

Changes/Offers to Support NHS Staff

Changes/Offers to support Vulnerable/Elderly people

Updates to “Normal” opening hours


Supermarket Volunteer cards and NHS staff offers

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West Sussex County Council Services Update;

Please see the below message from West Sussex County Council;

Service updates

Some of our services have changed due to the coronavirus. Check their current status online.

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Ardingly Parish Council Response to COVID-19

Ardingly Parish Council is working with the following Community Groups to ensure that those most vulnerable within our Community can access the support they need during the Pandemic.

Ardingly Facebook Group “Ardingly Support During the Coronavirus”

At Your Service (St Peters Church)

Please see below for links to the most recent communications from the Parish Council to the Village. The Communication included the two documents below combined into a double sided document and distributed by hand to all homes in the Village;

2020 APC Info Flyer Covid-19

APC Public Notice (Covid-19) 170320



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