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Welcome to The Worth Parish Council Website

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. 

April 2014

Worth Parish Council notification of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015

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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.

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22/5/17 "Tell us once" - when a loved one dies

A growing number of residents Tell Us Once

Around 5,800 recently bereaved West Sussex residents used a service last year which helps alleviate some of the strain when a loved one dies.

Used for more than two thirds of all registered deaths in the county, the free Tell Us Once service notifies multiple government and council agencies about a recorded death from a single point of contact.

Residents in West Sussex also have access to a more unique service via the Coroner’s team.

County Council Cabinet Member for Stronger, Safer Communities, Debbie Kennard, said: “When the cause of death is unknown then it is referred to our Coroner but this can take a bit longer to process. In the past this meant that when a death is ‘registered’ it was too late to use the Tell Us Once service.

“But with around 3,000 deaths referred to the Coroner each year, the team decided to take matters into their own hands and register the deceased’s details onto the Tell Us Once website so families can use it straightaway.

“We are one of the few local authorities that offer this special service and it has already made a difference. It can help make a stressful situation that little bit easier.”

The Tell Us Once resource notifies organisations including the HMRC, DVLA and council services through the Department of Work and Pensions with a single phone call or online registration.

Last year, in 2016/17, there were 8,730 deaths in the county and 5,845 used the Tell Us Once Service.

The Tell Us Once Service then went on to notify individual County Council services – a total of 9,500 notifications across libraries, adult social services, Blue Badge services and concessionary travel. This meant 9,500 fewer times that residents have had to contact individual County Council departments plus even more contacts avoided with other organisations including Council Tax and Identity and Passport Services.

Debbie Kennard said: “I’m pleased to see so many people in West Sussex continuing to use the service nearly two years after it was first launched here.

“We want to relieve our residents’ minds of worry at a sensitive time when their thoughts should be with loved ones.”

For more information, please visit www.westsussex.gov.uk and search ‘Tell Us Once’.



11/5/17 Don't miss your chance to register to vote

Don’t miss your chance to register to vote


Mid Sussex District Council urges residents to make sure they are registered to vote to take part in the forthcoming General Election.


On Thursday 8th of June 2017 voters in Mid Sussex, and across the country, will go to the polls to elect their representative to Parliament. The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22nd of May.


Voters in the Mid Sussex constituency will be receiving their polling cards very soon. It is worth remembering that registering for Council Tax does not mean you are automatically on the Electoral roll, these are separate processes. If you have not received a polling card it is worth taking time to check you are on the register, because on polling day it will be too late.


If you have recently had a change of circumstances such as moving home, changing your name, or have recently turned 18, then you will need to update your registration information before you can vote.


To update your details using the simple online registration form visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need to supply personal details, including your National Insurance number. For more information about the election, or to get help registering to vote, please contact Electoral Services at Mid Sussex District Council on elections@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 477222.




9/5/17 Sussex Police - New Safespace website

Website offers Safe Space for victims of crime in Sussex


If you’ve been a victim or witness of crime, an online directory of local specialist support services offers a one-stop shop to help you find all the information you need at your fingertips.


The safespacesussex.org.uk site, developed by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, can also help to demystify the process for people when they may be at their most vulnerable, offering information about different types of crime as well as details of what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.


The site was built in close consultation with local services to meet victims' needs, whatever stage they have reached in their recovery. Whether you’ve reported it to the police or not, Safe:Space Sussex can provide a secure environment where people who may be feeling unsafe can find out what local help and support is available to them.


Sussex PCC Katy Bourne, who is responsible for commissioning services for victims of crime in the county, says: “Since it was launched almost 18 months ago, this website has become a trusted, go-to place for anyone who needs advice.


“You can either type your postcode into the site’s search facility to find out more about support available locally or you can select a specific crime type – such as hate crime, stalking or anti-social behaviour – and visit a page featuring frequently asked questions as well as live links and contact details for support groups.


“It really doesn’t matter whether you have reported a crime to the police or if an offence has happened in the past, you can still find help and support at the click of a button.”


For more information, please visit www.safespacesussex.org.uk



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Ellie Evans

Campaigns and Communications Manager

Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Sackville House

Brooks Close


T: 01273 335263

E: elinor.evans@sussex-pcc.gov.uk

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.

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Worth Parish Council
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West Sussex
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