Carols on Christmas Eve 2015

The venue fo this years carol singing is Southview Sanctuary Lane (not Hampers Lane as stated in the Parish Council newsletter) at 6pm on Christmas Eve – mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Get your Christmas off to good start and help raise money for this year’s charity which is the Samaritans (Horsham Branch).

We are also looking for a volunteer to play the keyboard and/or guitar to help lead the singing – enquiries to Chrstine Beglan on 01903 742196

Successful Macmillan Coffee Morning

A well done to Dawn and Tim of Lowood who raised a magnificent £500 for Macmillan. Around 30 people enjoyed coffee and cakes and wonderful raffle prizes in the sunshine in their lovely garden.

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The Lanes Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cake, Coffee, Raffle and a Good Giggle to raise money for Macmillan


Have your say!!

Kennels2Do we really need more housing development?

Washington Parish Council say NO and the HCRA Committee say NO to the proposed re-development of the Old Clayton Boarding Kennels on the Washington Road. Planning permission is being sought for the demolition of the existing kennels and cattery, associated buildings and structures including three of the four existing residential dwellings with Old Clayton retained and redevelopment of the site to provide up to 41 dwellings with 40 per cent affordable and new vehicular access. More details can be found here Application Number DC/14/0921.

To have your say now follow this link CLICK HERE.



DEFIBRILLATORS – are now in place at Washington Village Hall and Pixie’s Corner, Heath Common.  It is very important to understand that the defibrillators can be used without any prior training. In the event of an emergency retrieve the defibrillator unit from the nearest location and rush back to the patient. Follow the instruction on the unit to switch it on. Once on, the unit will give simple straight forward verbal instruction. Try not to panic and follow them carefully. Don’t worry it will not shock the patient if the equipment is set up incorrectly or the patient does not in fact need to receive defibrillation. Please replace the unit when you have finished with it.

If you have used the unit or have an concerns regarding the equipment, please phone the Parish Clerk on 01903 893548 or use the parish email contact


A very informative video containing guidance on:

  1. Setting up the AED
  2. Using the AED
  3. Checking the AED

Setting up and Checking the AED is managed by Washington Parish Council but these sections are interesting to watch. Section 2 using the AED is a must see video. To access this helpful training video CLICK HERE.

We thoroughly recommend that you locate the unit and watch the instruction video just incase you need to use it, you never know. It will be 10 minutes well spent.

Doorstep Selling


Do you know the ‘Doorstep selling regulations’? If someone sells products and services worth over £42 to you the customer at your home or workplace they must provide information to you, including your right to cancel. Failure to provide this information is a criminal offence.
We are interested to know how many of Heath Common residents suffer from doorstep selling and the types of trades or products they offer. Is it a nuisance to you?