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Things to do in Ashington, West Sussex


Ashington is situated in the Horsham District within West Sussex. The parish is approximately 10 miles from Horsham, 4 miles from Storrington and 9 miles from Pulborough.

The Parish has various amenities including a mobile library service, a primary school, 2 churches, 1 community centre, 1 pub, local businesses including a pharmacy, post office, Indian restaurant, hairdressers and general store. Access to doctors are in the neighbouring parishes of Storrington/Southwater. There are also 3 bus routes through the parish to Horsham, Worthing, Steyning, Storrington and Shoreham.

Ashington has been recognised nationally, winning West Sussex Village of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2005. Also winner of the categories "Community Life" and "Business" for Southern and South East England in 2001 and National "Calor Village of the Year" in 2003.

In 2005 Ashington was the first winner in West Sussex of the Calor / Defra sponsored "Building Community Life Competition". Recently, Ashington was invited to enter the Calor Village of the Year 10th Anniversary Award Competition celebrating ten years of the Village of the Year competition along with other winners over the period 1997 to 2006 and were judged as the South of England Village of the Year - Best of Best.

Description by Karen Hayler

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