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Editor ER posted on 11 October 2018 22:05

Faygate Garage (under new management) is now Tower Hill Garage

(phone line will be up and running shortly)

Tel: 01293 871155 Alt: 01293 851232

Editor ER posted on 11 June 2018 15:44

Parish Full Council Annual Meeting. 11th June at Colgate School at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

A group from a recycling charity will be speaking before the meeting.

Editor ER posted on 9 April 2018 10:20

Residents are invited by Colgate Parish Council to attend the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.30pm at Colgate Village Hall on 9th April 2018.

For agenda, see parish council website

Editor ER posted on 9 February 2018 08:13

Parish Council Meeting Monday 12th Feb 2018


Editor ER posted on 24 October 2017 10:34


Would you like to help a group of local residents who are actively campaigning to ensure the continuation of a vital transport link? Can you help?

For more information see campaign details

Editor ER posted on 6 September 2017 08:47

Wednesday 6th September, 8:00pm Colgate Memorial Hall - Important Meeting on its Future Management

An open meeting this evening for all local residents to discuss the ongoing management of this treasured local asset - please also encourage your neighbours to come along!

More details in Sept 2017 edition of Parish News

Editor ER posted on 6 September 2017 08:33

Hospital Episodes of Care, Insight Event, Lavinia House, Horsham, 12 Sep 2017

A meeting for representatives of any organisation or community group which • provides transport to Horsham District residents getting to and from hospital?
• helps District residents travel to or from hospital? • supports local people over 50 to live independently at home? • helps District residents when they come home from hospital? • have knowledge or information of transport to hospital and related issues in your local area?

See flyer for more details and how to book your place

Editor ER posted on 6 September 2017 08:21

Defibrillators now installed in Colgate and Faygate

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) have been installed in Colgate (outside the village hall) and Faygate (outside the garage on Faygate Lane).

Contact Parish Council Clerk for more information, any concerns, also for current Parish Council vacancy

See Parish Council website

Editor ER posted on 5 August 2017 16:31

Faygate Summer Fair Saturday 12th August, 2 - 6pm

Faygate Village Hall


Editor ER posted on 16 June 2017 14:23

Handcross Community Bus Service

Calls at Colgate on Wednesdays

see timetable

and website

Editor ER posted on 29 April 2017 09:47

Village Agent - new appointment

Some residents may already have met our new Village Agent at Cuppa & Chat, the Parish Council meeting earlier this month or around the villages, but for those of you who don't know, her contact details are:

Gaby Aldrich Village Agent Rusper & Colgate Age UK Horsham District | Lavinia House | Dukes Square | Horsham | RH12 1GZ Tel: 01403 260 560 |Mobile 07591049042

Read her introduction and see what events are coming up in May, especially the **Full of Life" event on 22nd May at Faygate Village Hall see link

Editor ER posted on 10 April 2017 09:52


Colgate – Faygate – Kilnwood Vale

Dear Colgate Parish Resident.

You and your family are invited to the Colgate Parish Council Annual meeting

On: 10th April 2017

At: Colgate Village School, Blackhouse Road, Colgate, West Sussex, RH13 6HS.

Time: 7.30pm

Come and meet your councillors at this informal review of the year and learn more about the exciting launch of Colgate Parish Council’s Grant Scheme open to charitable and voluntary groups.

Refreshments and nibbles will be provided

Editor ER posted on 22 February 2017 16:46

As we sadly bid farewell to Jane Callum now moving away who has been our Age UK Village Agent and a regular at the monthly Cuppa & Chat meetings recruitment is under way for her replacement - see details

Recruitment poster for Village Agent replacement

Editor ER posted on 12 February 2017 16:27

CAGNE AGM Friday 3rd March Warnham Village Hall,Warnham, RH12 3RH poster

Doors open at 7pm for informal discussions 7.30pm AGM Formalities

8pm Guest Speakers: Andy Sinclair Head Airspace Strategy & Engagement Gatwick Airport - Noise Management Board - Arrivals Swathe and a fair and equitable distribution of arrivals - Departures and PRNAV (sat nav for planes) - Government Airspace Policy Consultation

James Walker Airspace Regulator (Coordination) Airspace, ATM & Aerodromes, Civil Aviation Authority - CAA new consultation process on being more transparent - Guidance to airports on airspace changes - CAA’s role in relation to Government policy and in view of the Governments Airspace Policy Consultation

9pm Question and Answers

10pmClose Seeking a fair and equitable distribution of arrival and departures to the east and west for arrivals and departures of West Sussex and Surrey Twitter @cagne_gatwick

Editor ER posted on 8 January 2017 11:48

Hi Everyone

Cuppa and Chat will be back next Monday 9 January 2017 as we head off into our 6th year of gathering as local residents. New faces join every year and you can be assured of a warm welcome any time between 10.30 and midday any first Monday of the month (2nd Monday if a bank holiday) in St Saviour's Church, Colgate.

We had a really good turnout for our Christmas meal at the Dragon in December providing a further opportunity to get together as members of the community and judging by the noise and laughter, everyone enjoyed themselves.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Editor ER posted on 3 December 2016 08:54

Want to know what’s going on?

The Parish Council is looking to review how they communicate with their local community.

At the moment we use the parish website, noticeboards and the Parish Church Magazine which has limited distribution.

Would you be interested in receiving updates via e mail?

Let us know what you think by contacting the clerk on or call 01293 883944

Editor ER posted on 12 November 2016 21:21

Sunday 13th 10:30am Remembrance Sunday Service at St Saviour' Church

Editor ER posted on 22 October 2016 08:49

Community Speed Watch

Do you want to slow the traffic down on roads in the villages? Do you have a few spare hours to help with the pilot Community Speed Watch program in the Parish?

Please call the Clerk on 01293 883944 if you want more details.

Editor ER posted on 10 September 2016 13:11



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

A264 Crawley Road Roundabout, Faygate, Colgate, part of the gyratory, (Prohibition of the vehicular movement around the gyratory of the roundabout except in an easterly or westerly direction), is temporarily prohibited from 03:00hrs on Saturday 17th September 2016.

This closure is necessary to allow safe passage for the ‘Tough Mudder’ Event.

It is anticipated the first event will be completed by 15:00hrs on Saturday 17th September 2016.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained via the diversion route. The road closure will be manned at all times to ensure Emergency access will be available should it be needed.

An alternative route for traffic will be signed on site via A264 westbound and A264 eastbound carriageways utilising the next roundabouts on the A264 at Faygate Roundabout and Horsham Road Roundabout.

This notice will be effective for a maximum of 21 days from the date given above.

This closure will only be effective on: Saturday 17th September 2016 – 3am – 3pm Saturday 24th September 2016 – 3am – 3pm Sunday 25th September 2016 – 4am – 2pm

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact the West Sussex Contact Centre on 01243 642105.

Any queries about the nature of the works please contact Cash & Traffic Management Ltd. on 07522 417325.

Dated 17th September 2016

Matt Davey Director of Highways & Transport

Editor ER posted on 22 August 2016 22:15

Update on this message VACANCY NOW FILLED

Colgate Parish Council have one Parish Councillor Vacancy details

For more information about the Parish Council see

Editor ER posted on 8 June 2016 22:27

Bus user survey - suspended bus stops along A24, A264 and A259

Please ensure your responses are submitted by the closing date which is 6 July 2016.

Editor ER posted on 30 May 2016 16:18


Editor ER posted on 19 April 2016 07:55

Faygate Festival - Big Kahuna Licence

Editor ER posted on 15 April 2016 18:09


Following a serious accident that involved one of our buses on the A24 in Washington, West Sussex County Council has carried out a safety review on all bus stops on the A24 and A264.

The safety review concluded, given today’s traffic conditions, these bus stops are a road safety risk.

The County Council has taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all those stops on the A24 and the A264 where buses have to stop on the inside lane and will take effect from Monday 25th April 2016.

This will affect 3 stops in the Faygate/Colgate area towards Crawley Only:

Cherry Tree Park Road Holmbush Farm

Please be aware we are trying to get the Cherry Tree stop moved on to the slip road which will enable us to reopen this stop.

The County Council is working with us and the other bus operators to identify alternative arrangements where possible.

The County Council and Metrobus understands these changes may have an adverse impact on some bus passengers.

However, reducing the road safety risk to the travelling public has to take precedence.

Over the next few months the County Council will be consulting with local communities to understand the impact of suspending the bus stops.

The consultation results will be used to determine what, if any, measures should be considered to resolve any issues or concerns that are identified.

Beverly Clayden Clerk to Colgate PC 01293 883944

Editor ER posted on 26 March 2016 12:11

Roadworks and lane closures scheduled March - May 2016 in the area


Editor ER posted on 26 March 2016 11:20


You may have noticed that there has been a new, secure noticeboard installed on Blackhouse Road. This means the general public can no longer post notices independently.

Please deliver hard copy of any items for the noticeboard to Mrs Williams at 2 The Winches (which is turning off Blackhouse Rd next to the Memorial Hall) - and thank you to our new keyholder for volunteering!

Editor ER posted on 23 February 2016 17:27

Sussex Police Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team Potential recycling scam in Horsham District

Horsham District Council have asked that we make residents aware of the following message:

Please be aware that scammers are contacting residents about fines for contaminated recycling pretending to be from HDC - we do not do this. If you are approached or contacted about this please contact Sussex Police on 101.

Kind Regards

Louisa HULL Public Engagement Officer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Horsham. Tel: 101 (Sussex) Twitter: @Horsham_police Facebook: Horsham Police

To report an incident please contact us via telephone on 101, via e-mail to or online at, when it’s less urgent than 999.

If you are a NHW co-ordinator and report an incident to the Police, please remember to say you are from NHW. It is important that the Police can show how effective NHW is.

Help tackle burglary in Sussex – Register your property on

Editor ER posted on 23 January 2016 15:59


Please note - tomorrow's service at St Saviour's, Colgate (January 24th) is at 11am as usual, NOT at 4pm as stated in this month's newsletter.

Editor ER posted on 8 January 2016 17:54


Great news ! WSCC mobile library will be parking up at Durrants Village every Tuesday from 3;30-4pm weekly.

Please spread the word. Everyone in the community can use it and the more of those who use it the more likely it will stay when it comes under review!

Bev Clayden Colgate Clerk 01293 883944

Editor ER posted on 26 November 2015 17:20

Friday 27th November 2015, 6.30-7.30pm Public Meeting at Warnham Village Hall re Gatwick aircraft noise

more details

Editor ER posted on 30 October 2015 12:05


Editor ER posted on 1 October 2015 22:14

New shops open in Colgate & Faygate

Colgate - Farm Shop now open at the Dragon Pub, selling fresh ingredients, vegetables & artisan products. It is open during the week & also sells wine for you take home.

Faygate - the Village Shop at Durrant’s Village opened on 28th September & will be selling a fantastic range of everyday groceries & fresh produce.

There is also a shop at New House Farm, selling all kinds of locally sourced produce. While you’re there you could stop for lunch in the Tea Room or for a cake & cuppa in the afternoon

(details from October Parish News)

Editor ER posted on 1 October 2015 22:11


Appeal to the villagers of Colgate & Faygate…...Can you help our local animal hospital help the orphan hedgehogs? Do you have any old unused empty pet cages you could donate? Cans of cat food are ideal food & even soap powder as the bedding needs to be frequently changed! If you can assist with any of these items please call Jane on 07747-038312. All donations will be gratefully received. Thank you.

Editor ER posted on 1 October 2015 20:22


Between 7:15am and 5:00pm on Friday 18 September a property in Forest Road was subject to a burglary. Various items were stolen including two tortoises. The tortoises are Mediterranean spur thighed tortoises, one is a male and one is a female. The male named Lew and is about 8” long and has a darker shell in part, whilst the female Lyn is about 7” long and has a lighter shell.

Sussex Police are appealing for anyone with information or who may have seen anyone suspicious in the area to e-mail or to call 101 quoting serial 1086 of 18/09.

Kind Regards

Louisa HULL Public Engagement Officer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Horsham. Tel: 101 (Sussex) Twitter: @Horsham_police Facebook: Horsham Neighbourhood Policing

Editor ER posted on 4 September 2015 15:06


Next Monday 7 September will be our annual fundraising event when we give the proceeds from our Cuppa & Chat meeting to a charity. This year we have chosen Age UK Horsham District and there will be a display of the opportunities they offer us locally.

More and more people are enjoying meeting up regularly at Cuppa & Chat so do come and join us any time between 10.30 and midday.

Editor ER posted on 2 September 2015 09:51

September edition of PARISH NEWS will not be ready until this weekend. Should be available to collect Sunday 6th September.

Editor ER posted on 11 August 2015 18:05

Dragon Pub phone number changed again - is now 01293 851286

Editor ER posted on 11 August 2015 17:15

Forest Rd now open again after earlier accident.....

The road is now re-opened (and traffic noise levels back to normal) luckily just in time for the evening commute (also lucky no school run today)! No very serious injuries for either driver it seems. If your parcels are delayed please spare a thought for the poor Parcel Force driver who's van was written off and had to take the train back home to London. The parcels meanwhile have been transferred to another vehicle

Editor ER posted on 11 August 2015 15:02

Forest Rd currently blocked west of Colgate (near Roffey Park) due to accident which happened about 30 minutes ago

Editor ER posted on 28 July 2015 22:38





Editor ER posted on 5 July 2015 10:58

Sussex Police Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team:

Come and meet us at Hillier Garden Centre and Newbridge Nurseries: PCSOs Sue Poynter and Damian Cecil will be holding two ‘come and meet us’ sessions along with representatives from Horsham District Neighbourhood Watch this coming Sunday 5 July. Please pop by to discuss any local policing issues or concerns and for crime prevention advice about keeping your property safe. You will find them at: 10am to 12noon – Hillier Garden Centre, Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 6QA 2pm to 4pm – Newbridge Nurseries, Billingshurst Road, Broadbridge Heath, RH12 3LN

Weekly Update W/E 3 July 15

Editor ER posted on 3 July 2015 16:10


Details of the application can be viewed and comments submitted at

or responses can be emailed to

The minutes of the Planning Meeting held Wednesday 1st July giving details of the Parish Council's objections can be found here

To request a copy of the 2 page document of objections raised by Gary Evans at the meeting please email him at

Editor ER posted on 1 July 2015 08:03

A Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st July 2015 in Colgate Village Hall at 6pm

Discussion will include proposed development at Wellsprings, Blackhouse Road, Colgate: Demolition of existing house and construction of 4 x 3 bedroom semi-detached dwellings, 2 x 3 bedroom detached dwellings and 4 x 4 bedroom detached dwellings (total 10 dwellings) with garages and associated access. Allocation of land to Colgate Primary school for additional parking.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.


Editor ER posted on 27 June 2015 16:00

Colgate Village Fete

Sunday 28th June @ 1pm Admission 50p

Bouncy Castle, Magician, Jazz Band, Cream Teas,
Tombola, Ice Creams, Raffle, Face Painting,
BBQ, Bric a Brac, Coconut Shy, Home Made Cakes and lots more stalls.

Instant Auction of tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed and Golf at Cottessmore

Come along and join in the fun!

Editor ER posted on 13 June 2015 11:34


The Management Committee have a vacancy for a Secretary to take the minutes of the meetings. There are four meetings plus the AGM a year. If you are interested please contact Pat Stillwell on 01293 851275.

Editor ER posted on 2 June 2015 13:57

Reduced opening hours at Lloyd's Bank, Fitzalan Rd, Roffey (from 1st June) as follows:

Mon 10:00 – 14:00 Tue 10:00 – 14:00 Wed 10.30 – 14:00 Thur 10:00 – 14:00 Fri 10:00 – 14:00 Sat Closed Sun Closed

Easy to get caught out!

Editor ER posted on 2 June 2015 12:56

The Big Lunch?

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many of the 63 million people in the UK as possible to have lunch with their neighbours for a few hours of community, friendship and fun. Since The Big Lunch started in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all kinds of communities - from street parties to community picnics, with tonnes of people taking part each year. A whopping 4.83 million people took part in The Big Lunch 1 June 2014!

This year’s Big Lunch will take place on (or around) Sunday 7th June.

Big Lunch more details

Editor ER posted on 1 June 2015 16:59

The following 2 messages posted below are SPAM. Please ignore them and would the sender kindly desist!!!

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Editor ER posted on 19 May 2015 09:42

Holmbush Gardens Open Day 10 May 2015

Were you there? Link to photos

pmoulang posted on 23 April 2015 09:23

The Dragon Pub in Colgate: We look forward to your opening on 9th May, but why have you restricted access for Colgate residents in favour of those arriving by car? ..... Paul.

Editor ER posted on 23 March 2015 21:05

Would you like to help the National Plant Monitoring Scheme? For more details see:

National Plant Monitoring Scheme


Every Flower Counts

Editor ER posted on 4 March 2015 07:40

Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team is launching Operation Tulip to tackle outdoor property theft in the Horsham District this spring. As the warmer weather arrives, the opportunities for thieves can increase with open windows, insecure sheds and gardening tools left out. Sunday 1 March sees the launch of the operation and we are looking for representatives from NHW to attend four of our 'come and meet us' sessions during March, at local garden centres.......

more details

Editor ER posted on 16 February 2015 17:48


Supporting local elderly people to reduce social isolation across West Sussex As everyone is different, the Royal Voluntary Service provides support which is tailor-made to individual needs. The overall aim is to enable people to increase social contact and become more active in their local community. This service is available free of charge and can include such things as: • accompanying someone to the shops or to visit friends • support to attend local clubs, groups and activities • enabling a person to take up a hobby • arranging for a person to be delivered a daily hot meal. • some company and a chat with regular visits from a volunteer. We can also link you with a wide range of other organisations across West Sussex that provide advice, services and activities. Whatever the situation, the Royal Voluntary Service will visit you at home and together we will create some ideas and plans that will help you live the way you want.

For more information, please contact our team on 01293 228 060

Corrine Clark, Service Manager, Good Neighbours West Sussex Crawley to Coast Hub, Royal Voluntary Service, 01293 228060

Editor ER posted on 29 January 2015 14:39

Horshm District Indoor Bowls Club

More details

Editor ER posted on 19 January 2015 16:25


Sometime between 11:30am and 7:30pm a property in Kilnwood Vale was broken into.

It would appear the offender/s were able to gain entry by forcing open a rear window. The front and rear doors of the property were found to be unlocked so it is believed the offender/s left via one of the doors.

At this stage of the investigation it is unclear if anything has been taken from the property.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 quoting CAD 1417 of 15/01/15.

Editor ER posted on 31 December 2014 16:46


Please be aware that the speed limit on Forest Road through Pease Pottage is now 30mph (not 40mph as formerly)

Editor ER posted on 17 November 2014 09:59


(from an email sent to our Parish Council 10 November - please contact the Parish Council if there are any issues you would like to discuss)

SSE Enterprise has the Street Lighting PFI (private finance initiative) to work with West Sussex County Council to replace the older street lights across the County.

We are now planning on designing the lighting in Colgate.

Below is an extract from our programme showing the start date anticipated for works in Colgate:

FOREST ROAD - (3.75 days) - finish 16/12/14

BLACKHOUSE ROAD - (1 day) - start Wed 31/12/14; finish Wed 31/12/14

TOWER ROAD - (0.5) days - start Thu 05/02/15 finish Thur 05/02/15

Regards Simon Bushell Lighting Design Manager T: +44 (0)1489771803 M: +44 (0)7584 313990 E: Unit 1 Royal London Park Flanders Road Hedge End Hants SO30 2LG

Editor ER posted on 17 November 2014 09:47


Work has started on improving Broadband in our local area but it wont be completed until January 2015.

You can keep a track of progress on this link

or go to the website

Also see December update letter sent to Parish Council

Editor ER posted on 18 October 2014 10:00


Please find a letter from the West Sussex Local Access Forum, a voluntary body that works to improve countryside access for all, which is currently recruiting new members.

The next meeting of the Forum is next Wednesday October 22 at 10.30am, at County Hall, Chichester (papers are on the website ) – visitors are always welcome. The following meeting is on 28th January in Horsham – papers will be on the website nearer the time.

Best wishes Jane, Forum Officer

For more information on the Forum please visit The Forum covers the area of West Sussex outside of the South Downs National Park which has its own Forum Please note that although this message is sent from a West Sussex County Council email account the Forum is independent of the Council. Thank you.

See Noticeboard

Editor ER posted on 23 September 2014 19:59

CAGNE, Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions are looking to assist residents that are concerned about new flight paths, changes to flight paths and a second runway at Gatwick Airport. If you wish to find out more about CAGNE please see CAGNE Campaign Leaflet Sept 2014

Editor ER posted on 17 September 2014 12:53


If anyone has any photos of the cyclists as they raced up the Hammerpond Road past the Roosthole Car Park of St Leonard's Forest on Saturday 13th September and would be willing to share them with this website, please could you forward to

This was during stage 7 of the event. I watched but forgot to take my camera!

Editor ER posted on 17 September 2014 12:41

Be aware of council tax scam in Mid Sussex 10 September 2014


Editor ER posted on 10 July 2014 09:32


A message from Janet Plimmer 6th July 2014........

Dear All

I am very pleased to inform you that we have found a new editor for the magazine.

Julie Stace will be taking over with immediate effect and has a new email address to be used -

Many thanks for the support you have all given me over the past 10 years, I'm sure Julie will do a great job.

best wishes Janet