Parish Council Drop-In Returns

Our monthly Parish Council Drop-in returns on Saturday 2nd October. 

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.


Hot Weather – Stay Safe

cartoon image of sun with sunglasses and fan

The Met Office has updated the Level 3 – Heatwave Action Alert to end at 09:00 on Friday.

There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0600 on Tuesday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England

View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

Please also note that the Met Office have issued a Yellow Thunderstorm Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) for today Tuesday 20th 13:00 to 23:59 which covers the North of Sussex. Please find the full warning at the Met Office website.

Hot weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Please follow this advice to keep cool and comfortable and reduce health risks:

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. If it’s safe, open them for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day).
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and fruit juice. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing and a hat if you go outdoors.

Also, please don’t forget about the animals in your care and view the top tips for keeping pets cool in hot weather by using the RSPCA link below.


For more information go to:

Information supplied by West Sussex Emergency Management

Amazing Vaccine Milestone

Official figures released today, Thursday 27 May 2021, show that one million people in Sussex have now received their Covid-19 vaccination.
This incredible milestone has been reached just 24 weeks into the vaccination programme.
Today’s data shows that 1,028,925 people had had their first vaccination by Sunday 23 May, and of those 677,497 have also had their second.

A huge thank you to everyone in our local community who has been volunteering their time to help with the vaccination programme.

Save The Date for Parish Picnic in the Park


Way back at the beginning of the start of the pandemic the Parish Council Emergency Group recognised the enormity of the challenge facing us as individuals and as a community.  As a group we decided that a parish get together would be needed to mark the end of these most turbulent times. 

As lockdown ends and restrictions, hopefully, continue to lift, we are now putting those plans into action.  

We hope that the whole community will come together for a Picnic in the Park:

Saturday 14th August

WHERE    War Memorial Playing Fields

WHEN       After the Horticultural Society Summer Show

WHAT       Food – Music – and more

WHO        for all the residents of Harting Parish

Bring your families for a post lockdown get together and the chance for our community to come together.

More details to follow soon



Harting Annual Parish Meeting – May 20th 6.30pm

The holding of an Annual Parish Meeting is a legal requirement and must be held between 1 March and 31st May.  The meeting gives every parishioner the opportunity to ask questions, make points or observations and to get updated information on parish affairs.

Although some lockdown restrictions have lifted it has been decided to hold the meeting virtually on Zoom to enable more people to attend safely.  If you wish to attend please Contact Us

Once we are able to meet together in public normally an Extraordinary Parish Meeting will be held to enable more information to be made available and face to face discussion to take place

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Councillors and Officers of Harting Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

An online condolence book has been made available by Chichester District Council and an area by the West Door of Chichester Cathedral will be reserved for those who wish to leave flowers.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh condolence book