Singleton Parish Council
( Volunteers Clearing the River Lavant )
This website provides information about the activities of the Parish Council in the villages of Singleton and Charlton - pretty villages situated in the Lavant Valley, a few miles north of Chichester in West Sussex.
All of our councillors are volunteers and are committed to representing their community. They:
- give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
- undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
- work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
- alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
- help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities
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Latest Parish News
Chichester District Council
West Sussex County Council
23 September 2021
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Welcome to the September edition of our email newsletter. These updates are issued every month with the latest news and events in our area, details of schemes and projects that will benefit our residents and businesses, as well as national and local coronavirus updates.
In this roundup
· The Chichester vaccination service is relocating
· Supporting Afghan refugees
· Help with council tax payments
· Business Enabling Grants reopen for applications
· Great Big Green Week
· Interested in solar panels? Solar Together scheme open until 28 September
· Funding to help faith groups support communities
· Packed programme of autumn events at The Novium Museum
· October half term space-themed sleepover
· Stonepillow’s Big Sleep Out
· Chichester Wellbeing returns to face-to-face appointments
· Accessing Chichester District Council services
· EU Transition updates
· Other local news
· Autumn and winter Covid-19 plan
· Update on plans for autumn boosters
· Vaccinations in schools for 12-15 year olds
· JCVI advice on third vaccine dose
· Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable
· Updates to Covid-19 guidance
· Weekly reports, R value and growth rate
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vaccination service is relocating
We’re really pleased to be able to continue supporting the national vaccination effort and ensure that people in and around Chichester can access a centrally located service in the city. If you haven’t had your first or second vaccination, you can book online at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/, call 119, or attend a walk in clinic. More information about the relocation can be found at:www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/news/Chichesters-COVID-19-vaccination-service-is-moving/494960
The Covid testing site will continue to be located in Northgate car park. People with Covid symptoms should book appointments at the test centre by going to:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
In our area, West Sussex County Council will lead on managing the scheme and we will be supporting this effort by providing annual funding and by helping to identify suitable housing. We have created a dedicated web page with information about the scheme and our role within this, which you can find here: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/supportingafghanrefugees, and further information from the Government can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme.
If you’re interested in offering support, the Government has set up a special portal for people to offer housing, fostering or donations:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghanistan-housing-portal-offers-of-supportand locally, we have Sanctuary in Chichester, which is already supporting refugee families:https://sanctuaryinchichester.org/
Help with council tax payments
We’re keen to remind residents that there is a range of support available to help financially vulnerable people in the district to pay their council tax. We’d urge anyone on a low income to first apply for Council Tax Reduction at:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/counciltaxreduction. It’s important to point out that people receiving Universal Credit are not automatically signed up for this. If you apply for this benefit and are still worried about paying your bill, or if you are already receiving this support, you can apply for extra support through the Discretionary Council Tax Reduction scheme by visiting:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/benefitforms#dhp.
If you are unsure of what to do or what you are eligible for, please contact our team by email:firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us on 01243 534509, although please be aware that when lines are busy you may have to wait longer than usual. We’d urge anyone who is worried about their finances to contact us so that we can explain all of the different ways that we can help. We also have a web page dedicated to highlighting a range of financial support on offer:http://www.chichester.gov.uk/helpwithfinances
Business Enabling Grants
reopen for applications
Great Big Green
You may also want to check out the Milland Green Fair this Sunday 26 September. Cllr Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for the Environment, and our Climate Change Officer will be there and are looking forward to meeting you! Find out more about the event at: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/events/milland-green-fair/
Funding to help
faith groups support communities
of autumn events at The Novium Museum
This Saturday (25
September, 10.30-14.30), pop along to the Farming Fun Day, which celebrates
harvest and explores where our food comes from, with kids activities and craft
sessions. Admission and craft activities are free, but
flowerpot decorating must be booked in advance:https://www.thenovium.org/article/35369/Farming-Fun-Day-.
October half term
Accessing Chichester District Council services
Using our website continues to be the safest, quickest and most convenient way of accessing our services, including settling council tax or business rates bills, applying for parking permits, and signing up to services such as bulky waste collections or the Garden Recycling scheme. You can access all of these services and many more at: http://www.chichester.gov.uk. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, our friendly customer services team can help, and you can call them on:01243 785166. If you need to visit our Customer Services Centre at East Pallant House, please continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.
EU Transition updates
The Government has also set out a new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK. Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022, although safety and security declarations will now not be required until 1 July 2022:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-pragmatic-new-timetable-for-introducing-border-controls
The Government continues to offer businesses a range of webinars and videos about trading with the EU:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/organisations-that-trade-with-the-eu-webinars-calendar. Businesses can also use the Brexit Checker tool, which provides a personalised list of the most up to date actions that businesses need to take:https://www.gov.uk/transition
Keep up-to-date on all the latest council news by visiting our Latest News page:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/latestnews. Here, you can find the latest media releases, including:
· news that work has started to install an outdoor power supply in Chichester’s Priory Park, which is hoped will help support the delivery of future events in the park;
· information about how our Community Wardens have partnered with a local charity to support vulnerable people in our district; and
· and the announcement that our next wave of pop up shops are opening this week in Chichester’s Crane Street.
On this page, you’ll also find this week’s District Dispatch column, and previous issues of our newsletter that you may have missed.
It’s important that we all continue to take simple steps to protect ourselves and each other, such as remembering good hygiene practices, wearing a face covering in crowded places, giving each other space, enjoying the fresh air, and getting double vaccinated against the virus.
As we’ve mentioned in our ‘local updates’ section above, the vaccination service at Westgate Leisure Centre is relocating to Northgate car park in Chichester this Saturday 25 September. Vaccinations will continue at the leisure centre until 3pm on 24 September and the new purpose built vaccination centre in Northgate car park will then open for appointments and walk ins from 8.30am on Saturday. Please see above for more information.
People are also reminded to take regular coronavirus tests, which can be ordered for free athttps://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communitytesting or https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests. If you test positive, or have symptoms, you should self-isolate and get a PCR test. If you haven’t taken a lateral flow test before, or you’d rather not do it yourself, you can have one at a local pharmacy, where trained staff will be able to help you — to find a list of participating pharmacies, visit:https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html
Autumn and winter Covid-19 plan
People do not need to contact the NHS to arrange their booster vaccine as they will be contacted when they become eligible — either by call or text from their local GP-led site or through an invite from the National Booking Service. Read more at:https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/phase-3/
Vaccinations in schools for 12-15 year olds
the Government’s announcement this week, it has been confirmed that all
children aged 12-15 years old will be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid-19
vaccine at their school. This will be offered and given by trained NHS staff in
the same way vaccines for flu are administered at school. The Government
accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers in expanding the
vaccine programme for healthy 12–15 year olds. Previously this age group could
only be vaccinated if they were especially vulnerable to infection or live with
someone who is. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by
vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination, and the NHS is due to
provide further information for families shortly.
JCVI advice on third vaccine dose
The Health Secretary has accepted the recommendations from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to offer a third vaccine dose to people aged 12 and over with severely weakened immune systems following data from trials of those who are immunosuppressed:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-secretary-and-dcmo-statements-on-jcvi-advice-on-third-jabs. He also confirmed that the NHS will contact people as soon as possible to discuss their needs and arrange an appointment for a third dose where clinically appropriate.
Shielding programme ends for
The working safely guidance for several sectors has also been updated to include changes to sections on face coverings and working from home, in line with the autumn and winter plan:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/updates.
Weekly reports, R value and growth rate
The Government continues to publish weekly national influenza and coronavirus reports, the latest of which can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/weekly-national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports-published. Updates on the number of cases of variants of concern are also published weekly and can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-variants-identified-in-uk. The latest R value and growth rate can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-r-value-and-growth-rate
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