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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Parish Council MeetingSingleton Village Hall Wednesday 7:00 pm View Details
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Chichester District Council
This week, the country has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap – a new phase of continued caution whilst managing the risks of COVID-19. What’s important to remember, is that while many legal restrictions have been lifted, Step 4 does not mark the end of the need for caution and restraint. By practising key behaviours we can continue to protect ourselves and others and help stop the virus spreading.
The Government has a five-point plan to manage the virus, including: reinforcing the country’s vaccine wall of defence; enabling the public to make informed decisions; retaining proportionate test, trace and isolate plans; managing risks at the border and supporting a global response; and retaining contingency measures. You can find out more at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
There is no doubt that the success of the vaccination rollout has paved the way for the safe and gradual lifting of restrictions. This is why it is important that you get vaccinated if you are over the age of 18. It’s even easier to access your first or second jab because there is now a walk-in vaccination clinic at Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester. They can provide the first or second Pfizer dose, or the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Please remember that you can only walk-in for your second dose if it has been over eight weeks since your first one. You can find out more information and timings here: www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme. If you know someone who has yet to have their vaccination, please do pass this information on.
This week also marks the launch of a new tree planting scheme. Residents, community groups, schools, landowners and businesses can apply for free trees, as part of a scheme to increase tree planting across the district. We are one of five local authorities in England taking part in the £2.5million tree planting pilot, to investigate ways to increase tree cover in rural and urban areas. As part of this scheme, we hope to distribute up to 7,000 trees, which will be ready for planting later this year.
Trees will be supplied in bundles of 10 or 20, but not as individual trees, and applicants will receive different bundles to suit the location and soil type of the area where they intend to plant them. Biodegradable guards and stakes will also be provided to help the trees grow and thrive.
Our Tree Chichester District scheme began at the start of the year and since then our Tree Project Officer has been in touch with people from across the district, giving them advice on their tree planting projects and helping them to access funding and sourcing trees through a range of organisations. This is just one of the many ways in which we are working to protect and enhance our local environment. You can find out more and apply at: www.chichester.gov.uk/treescheme
This week also marks the start of the school summer holidays. If you are looking for activities to keep the whole family entertained, make sure you visit our Novium Museum and Tourist Information Centre in Tower Street, Chichester. It has a range of exciting exhibitions on, including ‘Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man.’ To book your free visit, please see: www.thenovium.org/visit. I’m also really pleased to say that Chichester’s Summer Street Party is back on 26 August from 3pm until 7pm. Visitors can expect to find a wealth of family friendly activities, an array of local food vendors and participating businesses along Chichester’s high street. You can find out more at: www.chichester.gov.uk/latestnews. Midhurst Town Council are also holding a summer street party on 28 August between 11am and 3pm.
Cllr Eileen Lintill
Leader of Chichester District Council
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