Welcome to the Lower Beeding Parish website, which aims to provide a source of useful information to residents and visitors.
The Lower Beeding Parish lies in the heart of rural West Sussex between the North and South Downs and on the edge of St Leonards Forest. For centuries the Forest was a rich source of iron ore and the area is known for its Hammer ponds, established in the 16th century to supply water to the smelting forges. The Parish embraces the small village of Lower Beeding and the hamlets of Crabtree and Plummers Plain. The village is centred around Holy Trinity Church and the Plough public house, where Sandygate Lane (B2115) meets Handcross Road (B2110). A short distance away is the small and popular Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School.
The historic market town of Horsham is 4 miles to the north-west and, at a similar distance to the north-east, Handcross village allows access to the A23/M23 north to Gatwick and London and south to Brighton.
In addition to the Plough, there are two other public houses in the Parish, The Wheatsheaf at Plummers Plain and The Crabtree. There is a range of accommodation available in the Parish, including Bed & Breakfast establishments and Hotels.
Lower Beeding Association
"The Lower Beeding Association is very pleased to announce that we now have a beautiful 'Harlequin' Activity sprung wooden floor in the village hall. The previous floor had lasted for 40 years but understandably it had become very thin and creaky.
Many years have been spent fund-raising to maintain and modernise the village hall. Last Autumn we applied for a grant from Horsham District Council's S106 scheme towards the cost of installing a new sprung wooden floor which would be ideal for ballroom dancing, ballet, aerobics and zumba. We were successful, and after the village hall had been decorated, the new floor was fitted in August. It looks very nice and we hope lots of villagers and others take the opportunity to come and see it."
Holy Trinity is a small, caring and vibrant Church of England school at the heart of the Lower Beeding community. We do our best to ensure that each child not only achieves the highest standards...
Lower Beeding Parish Counil
"There will be a planning meeting on wednesday 9th September at 7.30pm in the Church hall to discuss the planning applications below
DC/15/1831 Stonehouse Farm. Construction of Agricultural Livestock Building (amendment to DC/14/2288) and retention of Access Track. Expiry Date for Comments 15th September.
DC/15/1822 Spinningwood Farm. Storeroom Extension to Rear of Premises. Expiry Date for Comments 17th September
DC/15/1141 Davies Dam, Mill Lane. Reinforcement Works to be carried out on the dam and reservoir. Expiry Date for Comments 18th September.
Also we have been notified that The Stables at Holme Orchard Farm has been both Refused by HDC Planning and Appealed by the Applicant.. Additional comments are sought from LBPC.
The meeting is open to the public"