Storrington, which is 12 miles south of Horsham, has a population of over 4,500 people.
In the Domesday Book the town was recorded as ‘Estorchestone’, a place well-known for storks.
Storrington has long been known as a trading centre, having been given permission to hold a regular market from 1399. It was, for many years, at the centre of the local rabbit breeding industry.
The town, however, was not only renowned for its trade and industry. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was also the centre for an important artistic community. Several influential writers and musicians, such as Hilaire Beloc, Sir Arnold Bax and Wilfred Meynell either lived or stayed in Storrington.
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Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert strongly criticised the South National Park Authority’s opposition to the Arundel bypass when he raised the problem of air pollution in Storrington and Cowfold in a Commons debate last week (Thursday 28 June).
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has given his strong backing to plans to employ neighbourhood wardens in Storrington & Sullington, pointing to the success of the scheme in neighbouring villages.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited the ‘Storrington On Show’ event on Saturday morning (12 May), meeting local volunteers and community groups to hear about their work.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert officially opened the Arun Veterinary Group’s newest practice in Storrington on Saturday (24 February).
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined a celebration event to mark the restoration of an ancient barn in Sullington on Friday (1 December).
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined the Friends and residents of Sussexdown care home at their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday (3 December).
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert launched the first tub of yellow plastic ducks into the river at this year’s Storrington Duck Race (8 May), an event which has raised over £5,700 for the local school.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined local pro-EU campaigners in the South Downs on Saturday (14 May) as they took their case to the streets.
A leading West Sussex manufacturer has issued a stark warning that leaving the EU will hit investment and risks losing local jobs.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met volunteers for Storrington’s Community Speedwatch initiative on Friday afternoon (6 November).
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Sullington Manor Farm on Friday (10 July) to meet volunteers involved in a major restoration of ancient buildings.