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Welcome to The Worth Parish Council Website

Call for sites

Worth Parish Council have issued a call sites.

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Welcome to the Parish Council's Website. It is hoped that you will find it interesting and informative.

It must be emphasised from the beginning that this site is designed to keep local residents informed about the Parish Council's activities. (After all, it is your money the Council is spending !). The website is not intended to duplicate any of the information contained in the existing Websites for both Copthorne and Crawley Down, the villages that comprise Worth Parish. That cannot be emphasised too strongly. Obviously there are links to both Village Websites as can be seen below, and it is to those that you should refer for information about local activities and organisations. 

June 2017

Worth Parish Council 2016 - 2017 Accounts Published

You can view and download from the Accounts section or below.

Annual Return 2016-2017

Notice Unaudited Annual Return

July 2014

Worth Parish Council Vision Plan 2014 - 2018

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April 2014

Call 101 to help stop illegal off-roading in the countryside

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March 2014

Safer West Sussex Survey

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22/05/2014 - Council Meetings.

As of May 2014 all Council meetings will now start at 7:30pm.

Copthorne Housing Survey

Please take the time to complete the latest Housing Survey to provide data for the Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan. Responses can be dropped off at the Parish Hub, Oliver’s, or at the Post Office, by 31st August please.

Download the survey here

Help and support to stay warm at home this winter

As the winter starts to bite, local residents are being offered the chance to get advice and support on how to keep their homes warm and save on energy bills.

Mid Sussex District Council has organised four ‘Heat for Health’ energy roadshows in November to help more local people to be comfortable and maintain a healthy temperature in their homes.

The Heat for Health project aims to help and support households that may be experiencing high energy bills and are finding it difficult to keep their homes warm as temperatures fall.

Experts will be on hand to provide practical advice on how to save energy by installing insulation, reducing draughts and replacing old appliances. There will also be a chance to find out about any offers on renewable energy, insulation and boiler replacement schemes.

Improving energy efficiency in the home is a great way to save money and is good for the environment because saving energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions, one of the main greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.

Visitors that would like to assess the savings they may be able to make by changing their energy provider should bring a year’s worth of bills.

Councillor Norman Webster, Cabinet Member for Community said:

“If you had difficulty keeping your home warm last winter, or you struggled to pay your energy bills, please come along to one of our Heat for Health roadshows and find out how we can help.”

“here are lots support schemes out there to help you replace inefficient boilers or improve insulation and you may be shocked to find out how much money you could save on heating bills simply by switching supplier.”

“We want to make sure everyone in Mid Sussex is comfortable at home, so please come along and meet with our experts this month to find out how you could make your home warmer this winter.”

The Heat for Health roadshows will be taking place at the following locations:

Monday 13 November Hurstpierpoint Library 10am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 14 November East Grinstead Library 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 15 November Haywards Heath Library 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 21 November Burgess Hill Library 10am to 1.30pm

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15/12/17 Christmas Bin Collections


Mid Sussex District Council is reminding residents that rubbish and recycling collection days will change for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.


Residents with a collection due on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) will have their rubbish collected two days early on Saturday 23 December. Every other rubbish and recycling collection will be one day later than usual from Wednesday 27 December until Saturday 6 January 2018. Collections return to normal from Monday 9 January.

Residents can access personalised information about their collection day, and if they are due a blue lidded recycling collection or a grey lidded rubbish collection, by entering their postcode at www.midsussex.gov.uk/mymidsussex .

The festive bin collection changes are as follows:-

Due collection date

New collection date

Monday 25 Dec

Saturday 23 Dec

Tuesday 26 Dec

Wednesday 27 Dec

Wednesday 27 Dec

Thursday 28 Dec

Thursday 28 Dec

Friday 29 Dec

Friday 29 Dec

Saturday 30 Dec

Monday 1 Jan 2018

Tuesday 2 Jan 2018

Tuesday 2 Jan 2018

Wednesday  3 Jan 2018

Wednesday 3 Jan 2018

Thursday 4 Jan 2018

Thursday 4 Jan 2018

Friday 5 Jan 2018

Friday 5 Jan 2018

Saturday 6 Jan 2018


There will be no garden waste collections between Monday 25 December and Friday 5 January 2018.

Residents with a real Christmas tree can recycle it in their garden waste bin as long as the lid can be closed firmly.  Alternatively, the Council provides lots of sites where residents can drop off a tree for recycling. To see the details of dates and locations, go to www.midsussex.gov.uk/treerecycling. Sites are open between Saturday 30 December and Friday 12 January 2018.

For more information about Christmas rubbish and recycling collections visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/recycling, email wastematters@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 477440.





WYG, on behalf of the Corporate Estates and Facilities Business Unit, (Mid Sussex District Council) is holding a public exhibition on the proposed change of use to provide gypsy and traveller accommodation on LAND AT LOWER HOLLOW COPSE, COPTHORNE.
14.00-16.00 hrs
17.00-20.00 hrs
At The Ardingly Suite (First Floor)
The Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way,
Copthorne, RH10 3PG

(car parking is available on site; lifts available to the first floor; wi-fi; toilets)
Plans for the proposed gypsy and traveller site will be on display together with an explanation of the proposals. Members of the development team will be there to answer queries.
People will be able to submit written comments at the exhibition, or alternatively via the webpage https://www.wyg.com/consultations/hollow-copse (from 7th November until the deadline at 17.00 hrs on Friday 17th November)

5/10/17 Gypsy & Traveller Site Proposals

This application was due to be discussed at the Planning & Highways meeting on 9th October. However, it has been withdrawn, and so it will NOT be considered at this meeting.


The meeting will still go ahead, to deal with other matters on the agenda, but will now take place in the South Room of the Parish Hub, and not the Main Hall.

Village websites

Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Website
Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Website

Crawley Down Village Website
Copthorne Village Website

Council Documents

The Councillors Code of Conduct and other Council documents.

View council documents by clicking here

Worth Parish Council
1ST Floor
The Parish Hub
Borers Arms Road
West Sussex
RH10 3ZQ