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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. 

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.

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13/7/17 Have a wheely good time at Mid Sussex Play Days


Mid Sussex District Council is offering local children and their families a free afternoon of fun and activities in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead.

The Council has organised a variety of sports, games and creative activities for local families to enjoy on 1, 2 and 9 August as part of Play Day 2017.

The theme for this year’s Play Day fun is Wheels in Motion and children will have the chance to take part in cycle races or challenge fellow speed demons in a solar powered miniature car Grand Prix.

Youngsters can learn about local history by visiting a real Gypsy Vardo, the traditional horse-drawn wagon that was used by British Romani people as their home. There’s also the chance to take a trip on a miniature railway in Burgess Hill or trek with miniature ponies and carriages in Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.

Creative children will be able to make their own spinning and swirling toys that can be decorated with elaborate patterns using a Spirograph. Youngsters will also be able to learn new skills, with trained Circus performers on hand to show them how to juggle, hula-hoop, tightrope walk, master the art of poi and walk on stilts.

A specialist immersive theatre company, Goat and Monkey will invite children to join them for the adventure of their lives as an imaginary steam train ride turns into a gripping treasure hunt. Using wireless headphones, they will follow the main character's journey aboard their quirky local steam train, seeking out treasure around the site, before confronting the Knucker Dragon in the final dangerous task. Each child will have their own book to take away, so they can remember the day that they helped set the wheels in motion and worked together to challenge the dragon!

This year there will also be a Sports Fair with local sports clubs demonstrating their activities and encouraging children to have a go. Budding athletes will be able to take part in a mini sports day, competing in a variety of track and field games like foam javelin throwing, standing long jump, mini hurdles and the 25m sprint.

“This will be the fifth year we have celebrated National Play Day by hosting free events in all three of our towns and the activities just keep getting better and better,” said Councillor Gary Marsh, Cabinet Member for Service Delivery.

“Last year we had over 2,500 young people and families come along over the three days and we received some terrific feedback from parents and children who wanted to say how much they had enjoyed themselves.  

“We have some tremendous fun planned for our 2017 Play Days at the start of August. There’s no need to pre-book, so please just come along on the day and join us for our free Wheels in Motion themed events, as well as the classics like our bouncy castle and face painting.”

The free Play Day events will be held at:

•           Victoria Park in Haywards Heath from 11am until 3pm on Tues 1 August

•           St John’s Park in Burgess Hill from 11am until 3pm on Weds 2 August

•           King George’s Field in East Grinstead from 11am until 3pm on Weds 9 August

Kids will get stamps for taking part in each activity and by completing their card they will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win the first prize, a one month Family Leisure Centre Membership donated by Places for People Leisure.

Play Day is a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives. The 2017 events have been organised by Mid Sussex District Council with support from Clarion Housing, Burgess Hill Town Council, East Grinstead Town Council, Haywards Heath Town Council and the East Grinstead Youth Council.

For more information contact Regina Choudhury, Mid Sussex District Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email communityservices@midsussex.gov.uk


13/7/17 Your Minor Injuries Unit at the Queen Victoria Hos

Your Minor Injuries Unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital

Did you know the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead has a Minor Injuries Unit which is open 8am-7.30pm, 365 days a year?

If you’ve an injury or illness that’s not life threatening or severe enough to need a trip to A&E then the Minor Injuries Unit can help. Run by specially trained emergency care practitioners, they can see, diagnose and treat a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses for both adults and children over one year old.

You don’t have to live in East Grinstead to go to the Minor Injuries Unit, it’s available for anyone who needs it, and you don’t need to make an appointment.

What can the Minor Injuries Unit treat?

  • minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness
  • minor burns and scalds
  • sprains and strains
  • suspected arm and lower leg broken bones (children under the age of four should be taken to A&E)
  • simple eye infections such as conjunctivitis or scratches to the eye
  • foreign bodies in the eyes, ears or nose
  • cuts, grazes and splinters
  • bites and stings
  • ear and throat infections
  • skin infections
  • minor allergic reactions... and more.


    What patients say
    “Thank you to staff for brilliant care with my son's sore eye. They couldn't have been any more thoughtful or thorough.”

    “The care, consideration and treatment I received were exemplary.”

    The Minor Injuries Unit is based on the Queen Victoria Hospital site: Holtye Road, East Grinstead RH19 3DZ. Parking is available onsite and local buses including Metrobus routes 281 and 400 run to the hospital.

    For more information please visit www.qvh.nhs.uk/minor-injuries-unit

11/7/17 Changes to Adult Social Care


As you may be aware, the County Council is proposing to make changes to the way we deliver adult social care. As part of this process a survey has been issued to gain people’s views on the proposals in advance of the Leader’s decision on the operating model which will be taken later this year.  

The survey is intended for people who use our services, their families and carers, voluntary and community organisations and all local people who have an interest in adult social care. The survey can be accessed at the following link:


The survey is running until Friday 11 August and should take only around 5-10 minutes to complete. A press release has been issued and can be found at the following link:







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

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