Useful Links

West Sussex County Council or Switchboard 01243 777100
Mid Sussex District Council  or Switchboard 01444 458166
East Grinstead Town Council or Switchboard 01342 323636
Forest Row Parish Council or Switchboard 01342 822661

Sussex Police
In an emergency, dial 999
For all non-emergency calls, dial 101 calls cost 15p
Report a crime online

Our local PCSO is Stephen Skerman.
Contact him by email here or call 101 and ask for East Grinstead Police Station.
East Grinstead Police Station has moved to: Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De L Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am – 2 pm
You can email the policing team on

Utilities emergency numbers are available here along with other useful community resilience information.

Action Fraud  provide loads of information around a subject that cause concern and can be used to report such as post, phone, email scams.

Operation Crackdown is the primary tool available in West Sussex for anyone to report anti-social driving (including mobile phone use) as well s abandoned vehicles.  A vehicle registration number is necessary as well as details of the matter reporting.

lovewestsussex is the  West Sussex County Council Highways reporting tool for highways issues on the highway or footpaths such as potholes, overgrown vegetation, damaged kerbs, footpaths and verges, which you come across in the county.  Using the Love West Sussex site or app you will be able to check on the progress of your report and any work being undertaken.

What each Council is responsible for:

Ashurst Wood Village Council

Bus Shelters
Community Friday Shopping Bus
Community Events
Highways issues
John Pears Pavilion bookings / and reporting issues
Litter Annual tidy-up
Neighbourhood Plan
Planning recommendations (submitted to the local planning authority)
Risk Assessment
Street Furniture including Public Seating, Notice Boards, Litter and Dog bins
Street Lighting
Street Names (also East Grinstead Town Council)
War Memorial
Winter Management and Salt Grit Bins
Youth Club
Allotments (AWVC currently does not have any allotments)
Any other projects which could help to improve the services and facilities to Ashurst Wood

Mid Sussex District Council

Abandoned vehicles
Car Parks & parking enforcement
Community safety
Dog Control
Emergency planning
House bin collection and street cleaning
Noise pollution/Nuisance
Parks / Leisure facilities
Planning applications and issues
Waste Management including Litter and Dog bin collections and fly-tipping

West Sussex County Council

Consumer protection
Environmental matters
Highways matters including pothole repairs
Listed buildings
Fire services
Parking (on street)
Footpaths / Bridleways
Grass cutting
Births/Deaths & Marriages
Social care
Waste recycling sites
Winter Management and road gritting