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Our Aims:

We want to build and support strong, active and inclusive communities across the Parish to encourage people to take an active part in making decisions, delivering and influencing services across the Parish.

Welcome to your Community Website

This website has been specifically designed to embrace all parts of the community. Make this your home page and come back and visit us regularly to keep up to date with what's going on in your parish!

Parish Opening Hours*  
Monday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Friday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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* Appointments may be made with the Clerk and or Deputy Clerk outside of these opeining hours please contact or telephone 01403 733202

Southwater Christmas Festival - Saturday 25th November 2017

SAVE TO DATE - this will be an event not to miss.  If you'd like to join in and have a stall and/or gazebo, email or telephone 01403 733202.

Electoral Review of Horsham: Final Recommendations

The Commission has now completed its review of Horsham.  An interactive map of final recommendations is available at

GP Services - Extended Access Survey 2017

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) plan and buy healthcare services for the local population in your area.

National funding is available from 2018 to improve access to GP services. This includes ensuring that everyone has more convenient access to GP services, including a mixture of same day and routine appointments on weekday evenings after 6.30pm, and at weekends based on local needs. This piece of work is known as ‘delivering extended access to GP services’.

As local CCGs we are currently considering how best to deliver extended access in your area so that it meets the needs of our population, is realistically deliverable within the budget we have been allocated to provide this additional service. There is a national and local shortage of GPs and other clinicians who work in general practice. This means that extended access services could be provided at a venue other than your own surgery and that you may not see your own GP or even a GP from your usual practice.  Should that GP need to access your medical records, your consent will be sought when you book the appointment.

The CCGs would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

By completing the survey you have the opportunity to tell us:

  • How likely you are to use GP appointments in the evenings and weekends.
  • The kind of services you might want to use in the evenings and at weekends.
  • Whether you would consider alternatives to face to face consultations.

The link to the survey is

If you have any queries regarding this survey please contact the Primary Care and Community Development Team at NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG/NHS Crawley CCG on  01293 600300 x4138 or send an email to:

Patient Round Up - NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG

Latest Weekly Health Network Roundup

Communities get faster broadband at last

MORE rural communities are signing up to a BT scheme bringing faster broadband to hard-to-reach areas.

More details about the Community Fibre Partnership programme are available here M

Rainfall 20-30mm possibly up to 40mm which may lead to a low risk of flooding from surface water and rivers.**A*appWest Sussex will see heavy rain and wind up to severe gales from 15:00 Wednesday, rain tailing off by 09:00 Thursday and the wind by Midnight Thursday. We could see:*SOUTRainfall 20-30mm possibly up to 40mm which may lead to a low risk of flooding from surface water and rNew Appointments - Non Voting Co-opted Members to Southwater Parish Council

The Parish Council appointed on Wednesday 26th July, 2017 Mr Grant McGill as a co-opted non voting member of the Parish Council.  Mrs.Hayley Timson replaces Mr Bill Greening as a full coouncil member.  The Parish Council hope that these appointments will bring a wealth of local knowledge, skills and experience to enhance those already held by the existing members within the Council in assisting the Council to achieve the aims and aspirations of the wider community of Southwater. 

Stay in touch with us and like our Facebook & Twitter page

Southwater Parish Council has a Facebook Page!  To keep in touch with local events and news, or to interact with your community,  please "Like" our new Facebook page. 

You can now find Southwater Parish Council on Facebook here

Please take the time to read the new Southwater Parish Council Facebook Policy which explains how we run and manage Facebook pages under our control. The document is below. 

And remember you can still  "Like" our Southwater Skatepark page to keep up to date with all the latest news going on down at the ramps!    And also  "Like" Southwater Leisure Centre for the latest News, Events, Classes and Clubs. Keep fit! Feel good! Have fun! 

Southwater Parish Council also has a Twitter account!  Be sure to follow us.  Find us here

Southwater Parish Neighbourhood Plan 

Thank you to all those who attended our public "drop in sessions" .  Remember you can find our more information about the Southwater Parish Neighbourhood Plan via this website - use the Neighbourhood Plan tab or click upon to find out news and information on the plan and also for information on future events.  There are other tabs you can look at including our FAQ section, results of survey and consultations.  

Let's work together to plan together 

Guide o Extending or Converting your Home

For advice and expert advice on your building work see more at:

Contact the Elderly 

Contact the Elderly is a charity providing a lifeline of friendship for people aged 75 and over.  Members are invited to a volunteer host’s home for tea with the other members of the group.  They visit a different host each month but the group remains the same and relationships grow.  A warm welcome in a family home provides companionship and a vital link with the community.  This is all free of charge.  Please see poster below for more information

Power cut? Call 105: See our Public Information page for more details. Link to our Public Information Page is here

Do you need to report a problem with a Road, Pavement or Public Right of Way (Footpath)?  Read on........

Southwater residents who want to report a problem with a road (eg pot hole) or pavement (damage, flooded or restricted by vegetation) or any local  public right of way (eg missing sign post or blocked access etc) should use the following links.  More information is on our page ; Road & Pavement : ; Public Right of Way :

Winter Wellness

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 186 KB

Church Lane Road Closure Map

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 58 KB

WatchOut Dec 2016

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 1.87 MB

Contact The Elderly

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 172 KB

Southwater Parish Council Facebook Policy

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 159 KB

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