Email: Tel: 01403 733202

Parish Councillor Surgery 14th July 2018 

Your Southwater Councillors are volunteering to serve Southwater, and you. So if you have any problems, queries or suggestions about Southwater and the community, they are happy to help. Please come along to Beeson House and meet them.

Surgeries are held on the 2nd Saturday of  each month, 10am Beeson House, Lintot Square.

Notice of Vacancy

Flooding and Drainage Issues within the Parish of Southwater

The Parish Council are considering applying for a County Council Watershed Grant once again.  Various areas were identified at the meeting when this matter was discussed including Cripplegate Lane (by the old bridge).  If you are aware of any area which you deem to be a flood or drainage risk within the parished boundary can you please contact in writing to the Parish Council office.   We will then look at these and establish whether or not they might meet the necessary grant funding criteria.  

Southwater Leisure Centre Bridge to Lintot Square

The bridge is partially open and can be used.  Fencing is in place and we would urge people not to tamper or interfere with this or the signage which is there for safety reasons.

Further repairs to the bridge will be necessary in the near future and we will keep you informed.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

We are sorry to advise you that an element of the footbridge collapsed this morning. This was due for repair and we are trying to contact the contractor to see if he can bring forward the repairs required. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused the general public.

Southwater's Christmas Event

The Parish Council are looking for volunteers/community groups/organisations who can assist them with this year's Christmas Event. If you can generally volunteer and assist in organising the event, provide music (bands/entertainment) please contact the Parish Clerk's office on 01403 733202.

Please note that this event takes approximately six months in the planning and the event if held runs from setting at 6am on the day until 8pm please consider your commitment to seeing the project through. We therefore need to commence discussions now in order to provide yet another brilliant event. If sufficient volunteers do not come forward this event may have to be scaled down.




NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Cripplegate Lane, Southwater from junction with Station Road to junction with Cedar Drive is temporarily prohibited from 18/07/2018 09:30am until 18/07/2018 15:00. The restriction will be in place day-time only 09:30 – 15:00. This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to carry pothole repairs. Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Station Road, Fairbank Road, Worthing Road, Cedar Drive. This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above. Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105 Dated 27/06/2018. Matt Davey Head of Highways and Transport.


Annual Canvass 2018

Don’t lose your voice - residents in Horsham District are urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post. Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form and responding as soon as possible. click here


Parish Councillor Vacancy Southwater

Residents Information Pack

Southwater Parish Council have produced this "One-stop-shop" Residents Information Pack to assist the understanding of; the extent of Southwater Parish, it's relative size and population, the roles and responsibilities of the three governing council authorities that operate within the Parish, SPC structure, and a breakdown of 2018/19 budget supported by various comparisons.

Southwater Parish Council hope the information is useful. Should there be any queries, please do not hesitate to contact SPC at the following:

Phone: 01403 733202


Bus Route 3 - Southern Transit - 'Adur Valley Line'

To date, route 3 has been operating during summer breaks since 2014, initially intended as a trial by Southern Transit, to demonstrate the linking of local villages and creating better interchange between other transport routes - and create a new north-south geographical bus link available to residents and visitors to use along the line of the former Soreham to Horsham Railway. Southern Bus Co Ltd are asking for assistance from the Parish Council with regards to the increase in frequency of bus route 3 Shoreham to Horsham.

We would welcome your comments and suggestions and will feedback to Southern Transit email






Southwater Parish Council Chairman's Press Release Council Tax 2017/18

15 March 2017

Southwater Parish Council has agreed an amount of 20.77% for its part of the Council Tax for the 2017/18 Financial Year, this was not an easy decision to make a


03 March 2017

The Horsham District Play Strategy is being updated. Help us to evaluate if the existing Play Strategy has made a difference to your residen

Protecting Crowded Places From Terrorism

22 December 2016

HDC Horsham Time Well Spent Events is undertaking a review in relation to counter terrorism measures

Broadband Speed - help us to assess the problem

10 October 2016

Parish Council calls upon residents to help it lobby for a better broadband service for all

Worthing Road Street Lights : Work in Progress

06 October 2016

Parish Council staff have reported the faulty lights in Worthing Road. We are told that SSE engineers attended the lights they found a fault with the undergrou

Residents Information Pack

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