We often see people asking who they can report a problem to, we’ve created a list of our most frequent queries.
|I’ve noticed a problem with..||Who is responsible?|
|Overgrown Hedges||The Landowner|
|Overgrowth on pavements and Rights of Way||The Landowner: problems can be flgged via the Love West Sussex website|
|Roads (including potholes)||West Sussex County Council. Report it directly HERE.|
In an emergency (e.g. fallen tree affecting a road), phone 01243 642105
|Rights of Way including footway surface issues||West Sussex County Council. Report it directly HERE.|
|High Bar Lane Playground||Thakeham Parish Council. Contact the Clerk|
|Abingworth Meadows Toddler Playground||Abingworth Meadows managing agents|
|Furze Common Road Playground||Horsham District Council. Report it directly HERE|
|Speed Limits||West Sussex Highways. Report it directly HERE|
|Traffic calming installations||West Sussex Highways. Report it directly HERE|
|Anti-Social Driving||Report it to the Police via Operation Crackdown|
|Thakeham Village Hall||Thakeham Village Hall Trust, find details HERE|
|Abingworth football fields||Thakeham Parish Council. Contact the Clerk|
|Fly Tipping||Horsham District Council. Report it directly HERE|
|Dog related issues||These issues fall to Horsham District Council.|
For over-full dog waste bins, report it directly HERE
For other dog-related issues CLICK HERE for more information.
|Criminal or anti-social activity||Sussex Police. CALL 999 in an emergency and 101 for non-emergencies|
|Something else not listed here||Contact the Clerk or Assistant Clerk who can help.|
You may find it helpful to make the Clerk aware of any problems you may have reported as the Parish Council will seek to support you if you feel the problem has not been rectified in a satisfactory manner. Concerns about road safety that would require changes to speed limits do normally need to be raised via the parish council – and it helps to have as much evidence of the problem as possible.
You can find further information and how to report other issues below;
Problems with Roads and Pavements
You can report problems with roads, including potholes directly to West Sussex County Council.
In an emergency, such as those listed below, phone 01243 642105
- dangerous potholes
- fallen trees that are blocking a road or pavement
- any other obstruction or spillage blocking a road or pavement
- drain/inspection covers that are missing.
The failure to obtain planning permission or comply with the details of a permission is commonly known as a ‘planning breach’.
A planning breach usually occurs when:
- A development that requires planning permission is undertaken without the permission being granted – either because the planning application was refused or was never applied for
- A development that has been given permission subject to conditions breaks one or more of those conditions.
Crime or suspicious activity
Sussex Police have updated the way you can contact them, you can find more information, including online contact forms here.
Our local Policing Team is based in Horsham. You can find all of their contact information at: https://www.police.uk/sussex/WH2NH9/
In an emergency you should always dial 999.
For non emergencies you can phone: 101
You can now report something to them online at: https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/
or, you can tell them if you’ve seen anything suspicious or if it’s something you think they should know about at: