Date set for parish poll on skatepark

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A PARISH poll is to be held in Steyning to vote on the Memorial Playing Field skatepark.

The poll will be held at The Steyning Centre on Wednesday, November 27, from 4pm to 9pm.

Residents in the Steyning parish who are already on the electoral register will be able to vote on the following question:

“Do you want Steyning Parish Council to provide a skatepark in the Memorial Playing Field, incorporating the existing asphalt strip, located near the Rublees Allotments boundary?”

People must vote in person, as no postal votes or proxy votes are available. There will also be no poll cards.

The poll results will be declared by midnight on polling day.

A copy of the result will be posted on the count venue door and on Horsham District Council’s website (

Horsham spokesman Sophie Cox said: “Steyning Parish Council will be informed of the result and it is up to the parish council whether to act upon this result.”

Please contact Horsham District Council on 01403 215126 or email for more information on the poll.

The parish council has submitted amended plans to Horsham District Council for a skatepark on the Memorial Playing Field.

At the council meeting on Monday, chairman Phil Bowell announced a new acoustic report would be done and the council would hold a presentation day following Horsham’s decision.