Westbourne

A village in West Sussex


Front page News and events in and around Westbourne. Most of the information on this page comes from our visitors so if you have something you would like to add just go to the Contact us  page. Last update: 29/10/14 /10/14 Visitors:





29/10/14

New page added for Westbourne W I more…



29/10/14

The Village Neighbourhood Plan detail has now moved to its own website accessable throught the Village Website.

To go directly to the new site click here:  more…



23/10/14

Westbourne Open Gardens Event:  Sunday 14th June 2015

It will be three years since Westbourne residents generously opened their gardens, under a slate grey sky, to numerous,  very appreciative members of the public. Despite cold and miserable conditions, it was highly successful and raised £6,500 for local charities.

The Open Gardens Event unites the village and is looked forward to by many from afar who attend whenever it is held.

The 14th June 2015 will be the day and the Open Gardens Committee wishes to hear from anyone who would like their garden to be open: no matter how small or large, neat or wild-life welcoming, the experience of opening your garden is most rewarding. If you are unsure what is involved, please get in touch to talk it through. more…



23/10/14

Village News - Latest update more…



15/10/14

Long Copse Development planning application has been rejected for the second time.



30/9/14

Westbourne Beauty Clinic has opened new premises on the Square in addition to their existing Clinic on East Street more…



23/9/14

Old photo added to Past Photos page courtesy of Philip Burt -  Bonfire Night 1950 more…



18/9/14

Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Update - Your Responses: public consultation meeting on Saturday 4 October 10am – 12pm in the Parish Hall

How did everyone respond to the Questionnaire? Don’t miss this opportunity to find out and t comment on the draft policies.  At 10am there will be a presentation by Rowena Tyler from Action in Rural Sussex, followed by questions and answers and an opportunity to view the displays. Coffee and biscuits will be served

Here are some examples of your responses:

76% wish to retain the green spaces within the community;

78% of respondents strongly believe that development should be on brownfield sites rather than Greenfield;

95% said that it is vital to retain a GP surgery in the centre of Westbourne;

65% think that a car park is needed to encourage new business;

65% put a high value on the historic fabric of the village;

82% agree that the access of heavy vehicles to the village should be restricted;

Over 90% of young people feel that it is very important to protect the present character of the village




14/9/14

Westbourne and the Great War

A heroic clergyman, a decorated submariner, and a lad who ran off to join the Army at the age of 15 – these are three of the men from Westbourne’s war memorial  whose stories are told in a new book.

“Westbourne and the Great War” charts the history of the village between 1914 and 1918, and includes biographies of the 55 men who died and are commemorated on the memorial, plus five in the cemetery. It also contains the names of more than 300 who served, plus their regiments or ships.

For details, please see the history group’s page more



08/9/14

New publication announcement from Village History Group -  August 2014

Westbourne and the Great War, by Nigel Peake

This latest publication charts the history of the village between 1914 and 1918, and includes biographies of the 55 men who died and are commemorated on the war memorial. It also contains the names of more than 300 who served, plus their regiments or ships. Produced to mark the centenary of the war’s outbreak, the book draws on national and local archives to show how a typical Sussex village fared when large numbers of its menfolk disappeared into the forces.  Copies (price £6) more…



26/8/14

Neighborhood Plan Update  -  Saturday 4 October 10am – 12pm. Save the date!

The next public consultation for the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan will be on Saturday 4 October from 10am – 12pm in the Parish Hall.

Rowena Tyler from AIRS, who gave a presentation at our meeting in January, will be at the meeting. She will give you feedback from the consultation so far, including the questionnaires. You will be able to see and discuss the draft policies for the Plan which have been written in response to your opinions. Documents and displays will be available for you to view. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Don’t miss this important meeting, please put the date in your diary.



22/8/14

Long Copse Lane Planning application - latest update Aug 2014

Chichester District Council Planning Committee met on Wednesday August 20th and, on the agenda, was the application to build 16 dwellings in the field on the corner of North Street and Long Copse Lane as well as the siting of four additional gypsy/traveller caravans in Cemetery Lane.

The meeting began at 11.00am but the healthy contingent of Westbourne villagers had to wait until just after 2.00pm before the Long Copse Lane item came up on the agenda. After the case officer had presented the application and recommended that it be permitted, four people spoke objecting to the application: County Councillor Sandra James, David Todd, Jesse Grant and Vanessa Dowling. They were followed by David Neame on behalf of the developer Southcott Homes, who, of course, spoke in favour of the application.

The proposed development was then discussed by the 12 members of the Planning Committee, and those opposed to the application did appear to outweigh those in favour. In the end, however, it was decided that further information was needed and that this could best be obtained by arranging a site visit.  A final decision was therefore deferred.

The next item on the agenda, for the additional gypsy/traveller caravans in Cemetery Lane, was then discussed and subsequently refused.



28/07/2014

Long Copse Lane Planning application - latest July 2014

Update following a push on Chichester Council for an update on the above planning application. We know from the website that the application is "pending consideration", but Jesse today was verbally advised that it is going to Committee on the 20th August at 10am. This Committee meeting will be open to members of the public. It will take place at the same venue as the last "Appeal" (East Pallant House). Members of the public are allowed to speak, but must register their intention by 17.00 hours the day beforehand (contact Katherine Jeram 01243 534674, email: kjeram@chichester.gov.uk). Click here for an extract from the website regarding speaking at the Committee.
The whole process on this application seems to be taking a long time to be decided, and it is surprising that we have not received anything official regarding the matter being referred to Committee, and the right of the public/interested parties to attend. Ideally, as many of us as possible should attend the Meeting on the 20th August, if only to let them know the strength of opposition to further development in Westbourne Village.

You should also be aware that Further to a short article in the June issue of the Westbourne Magazine relating to two planning applications for settled gypsy/traveller accommodation in Cemetery Lane, at the time of writing no decisions have yet been made by Chichester District Council. It is worth pointing out that earlier this year, permission was granted for 12 gypsy/traveller sites in Common Road, between Marlpit Lane and Cheesemans Lane and adjacent to Hopedene Nursery. Were the two applications in Cemetery Lane to be successful, the Parish of Westbourne would be providing just under 50% of the requirement in the Chichester District Council area. Moreover, they do not count towards the 25 dwellings that CDC’s Draft Local Plan is saying Westbourne will need to provide in the next 15 years - even though these additional families will create further strain on our Village infrastructure.



14/7/14

Possible future housing development in Westbourne

In May of this year, Chichester District Council (CDC) published the most recent version of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA identifies sites within the district that may have future potential for housing development. This includes sites promoted by developers, landowners, key organisations and members of the public.      Click here for map of sites

The following sites have been identified: WB08141, WB08142, WB01843, WB08148, WB0901, WB1453 and WB1454.  However, only one of the sites is seen as having potential for development in the period 2014-2029 and this is site WB08143 (Long Copse Lane/North Street). The conclusion arrived at by CDC (P44) is that “Development plan documents will revise and refresh policies and review existing settlement boundaries. In that respect this site could be suitable for housing” (18 potential dwellings).

If you have any questions or concerns about the information in this article, I would suggest you contact either Westbourne Parish Council or Chichester District Council.



14/7/14


Outdoor exercise equipment for Westbourne

A big thanks to the 170 people who signed the 'petition' supporting the outdoor exercise equipment for Westbourne initiative.  The application will be  submitted shortly to Chichester District Council. As soon as we hear whether or not the bid has been successful, we will let you know. Keep your fingers crossed!

Nigel Ricketts and Richard Hitchcock. Westbourne Parish Council



14/07/14

Planning issues of interest to Westbourne Village

Further to a short article in the June issue of the Westbourne Magazine relating to two planning applications for settled gypsy/traveller accommodation in Cemetery Lane, at the time of writing no decisions have yet been made by Chichester District Council. It is worth pointing out that earlier this year, permission was granted for 12 gypsy/traveller site s in Common Road, between Marlpit Lane and Cheesemans Lane and adjacent to Hopedene Nursery. Were the two applications in Cemetery Lane to be successful, the Parish of Westbourne would be providing just under 50% of the requirement in the Chichester District Council area. Details of the applications can be found at:

https://publicaccess.chichester.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N40JQGEROY000

https://publicaccess.chichester.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N3NYVVER0UG00

Some would say that is a great shame that such development does not appear to attract Section 106 monies, which enable communities to upgrade the local infrastructure. Moreover, they do not count towards the 25 dwellings that CDC’s Draft Local Plan is saying Westbourne will need to accommodate in the next 15 years.




25/06/14

Westbourne Meeting Place Updates: more…



25/06/14

Fun in the sun for village with Greening Westbourne  -  update:  more…

Around 100 villagers in Westbourne, near Emsworth, turned to pedal and foot power yesterday for their annual Family Fun Ride and Stride.




9/6/14

Westbourne Allotments Association Show 17th August 1 - 5pm. This year it has moved to the Parish Hall.



23/5/14

Latest newsletter update from Parish Council more…



6/5/14

Westbourne Club has updated its Contact information and Events Calendar more…




New pictures of the Village more…



01/5/14

New village business: The Body Shop At Home is a party business selling Body Shop products (Via catalogue) through pamper parties. more…



29/04/14

Westbourne Village Facebook page is now available for villagers to use and post comments.

Click on the Facebook link above and “like” us. Your comments are always welcome.



19/4/14

Village website visitor number has now passed 60,000. Today it stands at 63,000. Keep watching and give your ideas on any changes you think we should consider.



5/04/14

Emsworth Show - Recreation Ground Monday 25th August. 2014  More details…



24/3/14

A very exciting addition has now been made to the Village website by incorporating the following website as a link from this page.

The very comprehensive work for all these pages has been put together by Keith Hart whose family previously lived in Westbourne and has been able to bring together an excellent story and history of the village. Well worth a visit. Please give us some feedback. more…Village history page



22/3/14

Hope you all like the new page layouts throughout the site - Ed.



19/3/14

The Greening Campaign now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/




19/3/14

The Village Allotments Association now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/westbourne-allotments/





The Westbourne History Group have a number of interesting publications based around life in Westbourne.

They are available to purchase. more... for details




The Village Website is very keen to show more pictures of “Old Westbourne”. Do you have any pictures that you would like to share with the Website ?                   more... Contact us



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Parish Council Meeting - 7.15pm Thursday 9th Oct - Westbourne Meeting Place

Welcome to Westbourne, the pride of West Sussex. Nestling on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park on the border between Hampshire and West Sussex.

The parish of Westbourne is a thriving community and consists of the attractive village of Westbourne itself and the two hamlets of Woodmancote and Aldsworth covering approximately 1,846 acres of countryside and is the home to some 2,000 residents.

Parish Council news:

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Latest Parish Council Minutes:

Sept 2014 Page: Minutes of PC meetings


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