The Colgate Parish is sited approximately half way between the major towns of Horsham and Crawley. The Parish comes under Horsham District Council control. The Colgate part of the Parish is sited on the Southern side of the A264 and Faygate is on the Northern side.
The Parish has over 2000 residents (2022), this will continue to increase as the Kilnwood Vale developes.
Colgate Parish Council comment on planning applications and discuss local issues and act upon concerns of the community such as speeding and highway issues.The Parish Council do not make decisions on education.
Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the second Monday monthly each year (except August or December), alternating between Colgate Village Hall/Durrants Village. Please see the meeting tab for more information.
Residents are welcome to attend any of these meetings and have the opportunity to raise issues during the agenda point when the public are allowed to raise issues.It is only during this time that the meeting is open for public comment. Once the public have raised an issue the public forum time is closed and members of the public are no longer able to speak during the meeting.Members of the public can ask for agenda items to be added to the agenda via the Clerk or the Chair. There is also a Annual Parish Meeting (review of the year) held in March and a Annual Council Meeting (election of the Chair) held in May.
Planning meetings are held on an as required basis, please refer to Notice Boards for details.
The noticeboards are located in Blackhouse Road,Colgate by the village hall, in Faygate Lane by the mini roundabout and in the park in Kilnwood Vale by the metal arch.
There are three pubs, a railway station and a school located within the Parish as well as Buchan Park which belongs to West Sussex County Council. St Saviour’s Church can be located on Forest Road in Colgate.