Tree Council Visit to The Warren

On 8th December, Jon Stokes from The Tree Council paid a visit to our parish to review the re-planting and regeneration at The Warren.  Interviewed on site by Sky News, our woodland was being used to illustrate that with good management woodland will recover after a large number of ash trees have been removed


Jon Stokes was delighted by the progress since his last visit in February 2020 and how well established the newly planted and regenerating trees are particularly following the difficuly growing conditions in the last two summers.

Raw sewage dumped in Rover Rother

The issue of raw sewage being discharged into our rivers has become a serious local issue.  A report in The Times newspaper on 8 November 2021 showed that the Southern Water treatment works is South Harting is one of the worst offenders in the country.  Untreated waste was discharged into the River Rother over a period of six months.

Read The Times article here

The Parish Council Chair and our local County Councillor are planning to hold a meeting with all stakeholders as soon as possible.

The parish council are urging residents to get in touch about any problems experienced with sewage capacity.  Please Contact Us to report any information or problems.


Big boost to Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle imageWest Sussex County Council is working with Connected Kerb to provide a large scale roll-out of of thousands of public charge points for electric vehicles (EV).

The decade long scheme is aimed to give access to EV charging points to residents who do not have off street parking. The scheme involves EV infrastructure specialists, Connected Kerb, to fully fund, install and maintain all the chargers.

Under the scheme Connected Kerb will install and maintain all the chargers delivering affordable, accessible and reliable charging points across the county.

If you are interested in getting a charge point installed near you Contact Connected Kerb

December Film Night – Rocketman

The December film showing at Harting Community Hall is ROCKETMAN

Thursday 9th Decmber.  Doors Open at 7pm. Film starts at 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00 Must be booked in advance – email Harting Film Society – or purchase from Harting Stores

There will be one interval when the bar will also be open, and ice creams will be available too.

Film Poster RocketmanYoung Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

“Rocketman is nothing less than sheer joy, which uses every filmic trick in cinema’s arsenal to serve up a smorgasbord of feel-good delights.”

“Rocketman transcends its well-worn form with beautifully executed flights of fantasy that encapsulate the carefree joy of song.”

“A musical simply bursting with the joy of existing.”

“Whatever Rocketman’ s shortcomings, or its subject’s, the film is an exhilarating ride and a reminder of why so much of Elton John’s music is appealing and enduring.”

 There will again be some Covid measures in place to make it as safe as possible for everyone attending and consequently there will be a limit on the number of tickets for sale. You are also requested to wear a mask.


Visit Winchester Christmas Market

collage image of christmas marketHarting Minibus are organising a trip to the famous Christmas Market in Winchester on 11th December.

Minibus leaves from The White Hart in South Harting at 12:30pm. Pick-ups from Nyewood, Eat and West Harting can be arranged.

Return journey will leave Winchester at approximately 4.15pm

Tickets are £10 per person return. Under 16’s are £5 per person return.  All tickets must be booked and paid in advance.

Email Roger Overend – or call 01730 826718


Parish Council Drop-In Returns

Our monthly Parish Council Drop-in return on 1st Saturday of the month

10am to 12 noon  – The White Hart – South Harting

If you have a question about something going on in the parish, or would like more information on local issues take the opportunity to talk to a member of Harting Parish Council.

We will do our best to help


Recycling – What you can do in West Sussex

Do you know what can and can’t be recycled in West Sussex? Take a look at our A-Z of recycling guide 

We know most of you are already doing a good job at recycling, but there’s always more to be done. Some recyclable items that are commonly missed around the home include:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays (any colour, including black plastic)
  • Card (corrugated and non-corrugated)
  • Newspapers, magazines and other recyclable paper
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans and aerosols. 

It’s also really important you make sure your recycling is:

  • CLEAN – free from food and drink leftovers – a quick rinse will do.
  • DRY – keep your recycling bin lid shut – soggy paper and cardboard can’t be recycled and can clog up machinery when sorted.
  • LOOSE – not tied up in plastic bags.

Download and keep a handy fridge flyer.

For more tips and advice, follow West Sussex recycles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and #RecycleWeek on social media.


Its Back – Film Night Thursday 14th October





Film poster Sometimes Always NeverSOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER is a delightful off-beat comedy drama with lots of dry British humour, starring Bill Nighy in the lead role together with Jenny Agutter, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe. It should particularly appeal to Scrabble fans as the family in the film is blessed with exceptional vocabulary while playing Scrabble. However, they cannot put these words to use on an everyday basis and hence, they struggle to communicate with each other.  “It really gets Scrabble”.

Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. But he’s spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son, Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son and identify an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.



There will have to be some Covid measures in place to make it as safe as possible for everyone attending and consequently there will be a limit on the number of tickets for sale.

So please buy your ticket in advance at Harting Stores or order via and pay for them on the door, so as to avoid disappointment by arriving and finding that it is sold out.

The price of tickets is £6 as before and the doors will be open at 7pm, and the bar will be open until the film starts at 7.30pm. There will be one interval when the bar will also be open, and ice creams will be available too.


Heading of Picnic

Saturday 14th August

WHERE    War Memorial Playing Fields South Harting

WHEN       From 4.00pm

WHO        for all the residents of Harting Parish


Time for our community to come together again

Bring a picnic and bring your family.  Keep it simple and bring a blanket or bring your own table and chairs.   Meet up with your friends and neighbours and enjoy some food, music, and games.

cartoon of suasage and beer bottleFOOD

Food available to buy on site from Simply Hog Roast and Rita’s Pizza.  Ice-cream van will be on site too.

Bring your own alcohol and soft drinks. Teas & coffees available

Bring your own picnic.

cartoon of singing guitar


Live music from 4.00. 




cartoon image of children with faces paintedGiant Inflatable Football Darts

Face painting

Giant snakes and Ladders

Lawn Jenga

Giant Draughts


Harting Minibus will supply a free shuttle service from South, East and West Harting and Nyewood. 

See Picnic in the Park Bus timetable. 

If you live outside these areas please call 07783-185-907 to arrange a pick-up.

Parking will be extremely limited so please walk if you can or use the minibus.