Report It

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 HedgesThe Landowner
Overgrowth on pavementsThe Landowner: problems can be flgged via the Love West Sussex website
Roads (including potholes and trees/vegetation affecting roadways)West Sussex County Council. Report it directly HERE.
In an emergency (e.g. fallen tree affecting a road), phone 01243 642105
Rights of Way problems including overgrowth and footway surface issuesWest Sussex County Council or landowner. Report it directly HERE.
High Bar Lane PlaygroundThakeham Parish Council. Contact the Clerk.
Abingworth Meadows Toddler PlaygroundAbingworth Meadows managing agents
Furze Common Road PlaygroundHorsham District Council. Report it directly HERE
Speed LimitsWest Sussex Highways. Report it directly HERE
Traffic calming installationsWest Sussex Highways. Report it directly HERE
Anti-Social DrivingReport it to the Police via Operation Crackdown
Thakeham Village HallThakeham Village Hall Trust, find details HERE
Abingworth football fieldsThakeham Parish Council. Contact the Clerk
Fly TippingHorsham District Council. Report it directly HERE
Dog related issuesThese 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 activitySussex Police. CALL 999 in an emergency and 101 for non-emergencies, or email (nb. images/videos can be attached)
Something else not listed hereContact 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.

Planning Breaches

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.

You can report any planning breaches directly to Horsham District Council directly HERE.

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 HERE.

In an emergency you should always dial 999.
For non emergencies you can phone 101.

You can now report something to them online HERE or, you can tell them if you’ve seen anything suspicious or if it’s something you think they should know about directly HERE.