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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

We want to work closely with our community and encourage residents to get in touch with us and attend meetings. Please get in touch and join our mailing list, mailchimp

How to report issues to WSCC

The WSCC Love West Sussex app can be used to report potholes, graffiti, fly tipping, damaged pavements and many more. Simply send in your report using the WSCC free mobile app, a text or picture message. Love West Sussex will deal with your report and we will send you a message when it's complete.

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Chichester District Council - District Dispatch

District Dispatch


July 2024
Chichester District Council

District Dispatch

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description automatically generatedAs a council we are extremely fortunate to have our excellent Wellbeing Team, who work with a wide range of individuals across the district to help them with a variety of issues, from achieving a healthier weight, to reducing the amount of alcohol they consume, to offering support to older residents in order to help reduce their risk of falling.

It’s not only residents that our Wellbeing Team support. We also have a workplace health advisor who does wonderful work building links with employers of all types across the district to help them support their employees with their wellbeing. This is such an important role as just a few simple changes can have a huge effect on people’s lives. Working with employers can help spread this knowledge even further and help benefit not only employees themselves, but also their families and friends.

You may not be aware but we spend around one-third of our waking hours at work! This, combined with the modern nature of working — with high levels of digitisation and remote working — present employers and their staff with many challenges, so employers can have a really positive influence on health and wellbeing.

Healthy employees equal a healthy business, and so a proactive approach to the health and wellbeing of employees is often the key to a happier, healthier, engaged, and more productive workforce.

Much research has been carried out over the years into the benefits of workplaces supporting employee wellbeing.Participating can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can flourish. Other benefits include improved employee morale and general engagement, and a motivated workforce. It also fosters a healthier and more inclusive culture and leads to a better work-life balance. Companies that include wellbeing as part of their business plan also experience reduced sick days and improvements in staff retention. Today, looking after employees’ wellbeing is viewed as good business sense and good for the economy.

So far this year, our workplace health advisor has worked with around 35 different organisations, from small businesses who employ just a handful of people to large businesses and public sector organisations. What is great news is that it is the first time that we have worked with 10 of these organisations, so it is fantastic that we are working with new names to help even more people improve their health and wellbeing.

When a business approaches our advisor for support, often they are unsure where to start or what might benefit their employees the most. Our advisor can meet with managers and/or provide a general introduction at a staff meeting. From there the advisor can assess with them how they can further benefit from the services that Chichester Wellbeing provides. This could include individual wellbeing check-ins, NHS health checks and blood pressure checks undertaken in the workplace, or information about how staff can access available services such as our Smoking Cessation service. and the Wellbeing Team’s Weigh Better Life weight management programmes, as well as Heart Smart Walks and knowledge about the Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors.

You may be interested to know that so far this year we have carried out more than 120 wellbeing check-ins with employees following the initial workplace meeting.

Recent organisations that have received our support include local charity St Wilfrid’s Hospice based in Bosham, and Secure Screening Ltd, a local business that provides vetting services for recruitment and human resources. Feedback has been extremely positive, and I know our wellbeing team have received many compliments about the service.

The service is funded by West Sussex Public Health and so is free to employers. If you’d like to find out more about the Workplace Health visits or would like to get in touch with our advisor, please visit: or call 01243 521041.

Best Wishes

Cllr Tracie Bangert

Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Chichester District Council

Highways, Transport and Planning - News and Updates

Highways, Transport and Planning - News and Updates


July 2024
Highways, Transport and Planning - News and Updates

July 2024

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In the July edition of this newsletter you'll find scheme updates from across the county, information about the WSHighways X account and the Public Rights of Way Annual Report.

Scheme Updates


Traffic light upgrades ahead for Southgate Avenue, Crawley

Obsolete traffic lights will soon be replaced with new, more reliable, and energy-efficient equipment at three junctions and a bus gate in Southgate Avenue, Crawley.

To help minimise disruption, the project will be split into three phases.Please note: the following dates are entirely provisional and subject to last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances, such as severe weather.

  • Southgate Avenue’s junctions with Southgate Drive and Hawth Avenue, 15/07/2024 to 13/09/2024
  • Southgate Avenue’s junction with Tilgate Way, 16/09/2024 to 01/11/2024
  • The bus gate at the southern end of Southgate Avenue, junction with Brighton Road, 06/11/2024 to 15/11/2024.

Refurbishment of Pedestrian Crossing on Leylands Road, Burgess Hill

Works to install a greener and more efficient pedestrian crossing at Leylands Road between Junction Road and Gladstone road in Burgess Hill. The current crossing equipment is no longer efficient and needs replacing. The refurbishment works start from the 08/07/2024 to 26/07/2024. There will be lane closure with traffic management in place.


Essential work starts soon to reconstruct river wall on A285 Westhampnett Road, Chichester

Essential work starts soon to replace the river wall that helps support the A285 Westhampnett Road in Chichester. To avoid further disruptions, works to replace obsolete pedestrian crossing lights will be carried out at the same time. The works will start on 12/08/2024 and take approximately eight weeks.

The northbound lane in Westhampnett Road will be closed on weekdays for the duration of the works between St James Road and Church Road. Access to properties from Westhampnett Road will be maintained and pedestrian access will be unaffected .

The northbound bus stop adjacent to St James Industrial Estate will be suspended and buses diverted via St James Road for Stagecoach 500 customers and via Swanfield Drive, Bradshaw Road, and Barnfield Drive for Compass 71, 85, 85A and 99 customers.

The traffic management will be lifted every Friday evening to Monday morning. Also, to provide a ‘buffer’ around the Goodwood Revival weekend, the lane closure and diversion will be removed from 05/09/2024 to 09/09/2024, inclusive.

Scheme map

Chichester – Westgate Roundabout conversion to Dutch Style Roundabout

The development at West of Chichester (Whitehouse Farm), requires a programme of highway improvements to the local highway network. As part of the improvements, Mildren Construction began work on a Dutch-style roundabout to replace the existing roundabout at the Westgate / Orchard Street (A286) / Avenue de Chartres (A286) / West Street junction on 03/06/2024. The new roundabout design will improve travel for people on foot, bikes, and mobility aids.

This is a developer’s scheme. However, the Highways Agreements team has set up afurther information webpage which will be updated monthly to show progress.

Installation of a new drainage system in Coldwaltham

A29 London Road, Barn Cottage, Coldwaltham, Pulborough. Works to install a new drainage system is due to start from 24/07/2024 to 30/08/2024 between 07:30 – 17:30. There will be lane closure with trafficmanagement in place.

Community Highway Scheme in Durrington, Worthing

Salvington Road junction Acacia Avenue & Cotswold Road, and Acacia Avenue, Durrington, Worthing.The scheme originates from a community Highways Scheme application proposed by the school governors at Durrington Infant & Junior Schoolto address concerns for pupils crossing multiple junctions which have no formal crossing points.The measures are intended to help Pedestrians cross the junctions at suitable locations and reduce speeds on approach to the junction. The works to start from 29/07/2024 to 23/08/2024 between 07:30 – 17:30. Multi way temporary traffic lights will be in permanent operation on the junction & a road closure in place when the carriageway is resurfaced from 20/08/2024 to 23/08/2024 between 07:30 – 17:30.

Road Safety Scheme in Goring-by-Sea

A259 between Alinora Avenue and Clive Avenue as well as the junctions of Alinora Avenue, Clive Avenue and Goring Road. A local safety scheme to provide on carriageway cycle lanes through the existing toucan crossing on the A259 and provision of a pedestrian crossing refuge island across Alinora Avenue. Works also include reconstruction of the carriageway at the junction of Alinora Avenue, footway, and minor sign improvements. Works to start from 29/07/2024 to 30/08/2024 between 06:00 – 18:00. To facilitate carriageway reconstruction works Alinora Avenue will be closed between 29/07.2024 to 16/08/2024. Multiway lights will then be in place between 19/08/2024 and 30/08/2024.

Local Transport Improvement Schemes

The Local Transport Improvement Programme (LTIP) Team works with schools and communities to deliver safe and sustainable improvements that support County Council priorities. These priorities now focus onActive Travel Please see below for the current and upcoming schemes:

Lavant School, Lavant – 04/06/2024 – 10/07/2024

Chesswood School – 22/07/2024 – 26/09/2024

Birchwood Grove Primary School – 29/07/2024 – 30/08/2024

Further details can be found on the Local Transport Improvements Programme Engagement webpage.

Road Safety Group Event Attendance

A member of staff from the WSCC ‘Road Safety Group’ recently attended two local events, along with representatives from the ‘Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’ (SSRP).

In May, it was the ‘Crawley Festival’. This is a popular event, attended by lots of local families, covering a wide age-range of road users.


In June, The South of England Show in Ardingly proved, as always, to be an extremely popular event with quite an overwhelming turnout. This event presented the rare opportunity to reach out to a higher volume of horse-riders than usual and offer them additional safety advice, which was provided by a member of The British Horse Society who also spent the day with the team.

Attending these events gives us a great opportunity to engage with members of the public, by discussing local road safety concerns and sharing with them, new information and resources.

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Project updates are frequently posted on the West Sussex Highways X account (formerly Twitter). Just search @WSHighways if you aren't already following.

Public Rights of Way Annual Report

We continued to deliver our 15-month inspection and maintenance programme During 2023 our routine maintenance contractor, County Tree Surgeons, amongst other works, delivered:

  • 1215 signs
  • 126 bridges
  • 13 boardwalks
  • 39 flights of steps
  • 52km of surface vegetation clearance
  • 76 other works (e.g. handrails, small surfacing projects)

Our inspections continue to be greatly assisted by Parish Path Inspector Volunteers working with our local Access Rangers to inspect every path every 15 months, on a parish-by-parish basis. Our Volunteer Rangers also support the service by undertaking a variety of practical works to supplement our maintenance programme across the county. During 56 tasks days during 2023 our Volunteer Rangers delivered:

  • 8km of vegetation clearance and removed 29 fallen trees;
  • Installed 8 new bridges and rebuilt 4;
  • Installed 7 plank crossings and 28m of boardwalk;
  • Laid 42 tonnes of Type-1 stone for surfacing improvements;
  • Installed 44 new steps.

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