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Latest Covid Vaccination Update


January 2022

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COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination programme
West Sussex update
20 January 2022

‘Week of walk ins’ continues in West Sussex

More than 50 walk in vaccination sessions have taken place in Sussex this week in an effort to make it as easy as possible for people to receive their vaccination.

Many more are planned for the rest of the week with sessions across West Sussex.

At community centres, supermarkets and in town centres, the pop up clinics are open for first, second and booster vaccinations.

No appointment is needed and people can come at any time during the session.

They have been well received and people have come forward for their first vaccines as well as those needing their top up booster.

We encourage anyone who is yet to have their vaccine – whichever it may be – to find a walk in session close to them and attend in the coming days.

The teams are also able to answer any questions that people may have – if you are not sure, or you have questions, come and meet the team and they can talk to you about it. There is no pressure to have the vaccine on the day; they are keen to answer your questions.

The best protection against COVID-19 remains the vaccination.

See the latest list of walk in sessions in your area

Hospital vaccination services confirmed until February

As part of the Week of Walk ins we have been delighted to offer walk in vaccination services on our hospital sites.

They have been so successful to reach both patients and staff, that it has been confirmed that these services will continue for the next two weeks.

The services are located at:

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton: Main entrance, Barry Building, Eastern Road.
  • St Richards Hospital, Chichester: Vaccination bus in the car park by the main outpatients building
  • Worthing Hospital: Vaccination bus in the Lyndhurst Road car park

They are open 11am to 4pm and no appointment is needed.

The clinics are a collaboration between University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) and the vaccination providers – Innovations in Primary Care and HERE GP Federations – who are running the services.

Dr Charlotte Hopkins, Chief Medical Officer at UHSussex said: “We know vaccination is the best way of keeping ourselves, our patients, our loved ones and our colleagues safe from getting severely ill with Covid. We also know that finding the time to get vaccinated isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

“I’m very grateful to the teams who are making this possible and to everyone who makes the decision to get vaccinated. Increasing the vaccination rate across Sussex will help us avoid hospital admissions due to Covid and reduce pressure on our services, helping us make sure we can provide the care people need, when they need it.”

Quiet session taking place next week

A dedicated vaccination session is taking place this month for anyone with a learning disability and anyone who would benefit from a quiet space and more time to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

The clinic, which is being organised by GP Federation, HERE, is being offered to people living in Sussex who are currently eligible for the vaccine and who may need more time for their appointment, or who has extra access needs where a quieter and calmer environment would help support them to receive their vaccination.

It is taking place on Saturday 29th January at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton.

It is a booked session, so please call 0300 303 8060.

Watch a video about the COVID-19 vaccine:

Still have questions?

If you are still not sure on why you should have the vaccine or have questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions which answer the most common questions we hear from local people. <

There is also a range of downloadable resources with videos and helpsheets in different formats and our community languages.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, you can also contact our Vaccine Enquiries Team and they will be able to help and support you with the information you need:

More information

Much more information about the vaccination programme is available on our website, including details of the services available in each area, latest data, stakeholder briefings, answers to frequently asked questions and links to all the national leaflets and materials.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep our local communities updated and informed about this fast-moving and unprecedented vaccination programme.

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Town and Parish News

Issue 24


January 2022

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Town and parish news - working together on behalf of our communities

Issue 37 | January 2022

safer internet dayFree webinars: Safer Internet Day 2022

Two free webinars for professionals and communities to help keep young people safe online, take place next month for Safer Internet Day.

The internet brings many benefits and opens a wider world to young people, but there is also a dark side and it can be a dangerous place.

Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 8 February) aims to celebrate young peoples’ role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers. The theme this year is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

Run by our Community Safety and Wellbeing Team, the two free webinars will focus on how children can create more positive relationships online, through being mindful of their own online behaviours. It will explore the potential risks of gaming and radicalisation and will give advice and resources on how to keep children safe online.

There will be a key focus on the topics of online relationships, personal information, oversharing, gaming, radicalisation and the dark web.

The first webinar, on Monday 21 February, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, is for professionals such as Social Workers, School Staff, Mental Health Practitioners, Children’s Services, Foster Carers etc.

The second webinar is aimed more widely at members of the public and takes place on Wednesday 23 February, from 1pm to 3pm.

Please promote these events via your channels so we can encourage as many people as possible to sign up.

Safer Internet Day 2022

EV chargepoint27 January - West Sussex Chargepoint Network event

In November we announced our ambitious West Sussex Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargepoint Network initiative and asked for residents to register their interest providing a local view on where charge points should be located in the county.

We are now interested in hearing from Town and Parish Councils and Village Hall Trusts who own land for community use.

The contract is a concession, meaning that our partner Connected Kerb will incur all the costs for installing, maintaining and running the network.

The way the contract is structured will give community landowners the opportunity to use it, meaning that Parish, Town and Neighbourhood Councils, or any third sector organisation in the county have the potential to benefit from a chargepoint installation at zero cost.

To help you find out more, there will be a free online event via Zoom on Thursday 27 January at 11am as part of Village Hall Week.

You will be able to hear about:

  • our commitment to EV charging
  • detail on the opportunity for community landowners
  • Connected Kerb and the Chargepoints
  • delivery timescales
  • registration and assessment.

As this is only open to Town, Parish and Neighbourhood Councils and Village Hall Trusts in West Sussex you will need to register for the event using the link provided below.

EV charging information event

ditch the problemDitch the problem!

Well maintained ditches and watercourses can significantly benefit the local community by reducing flood risk and creating habitats for wildlife.

We are keen for riparian owners, who are responsible for the upkeep of their ditches, to clear them out.

Ditches are watercourses designed to drain the surrounding area or hold water. Removing vegetation, grass, weeds, shrubs or any other debris helps water run freely and prevents flooding.

If an area experiences constant flooding, this becomes a nuisance to the community, can restrict access to property, makes everyday living difficult, and results in considerable expense and inconvenience for those that have been flooded.

As part of your ongoing work to support reducing flood risk impacting residents in your local area, we would encourage you to raise awareness and promote what people can do to reduce the risk of flooding.

The Riparian Ownership and Responsibilities material will provide useful practical information and guidance for landowners and residents.

When you have the opportunity please would you promote to your community groups and individuals in your area that the information is available via the link below.

How to reduce flood risk

winter morningFunds available for the voluntary sector

Please share this funding opportunity via your networks with any not-for-profit organisation who you think may benefit.

The Winter Support and Recovery Fund was launched in December 2021 in response to the current needs and impact on the voluntary sector in West Sussex in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will run until March 2022 or if all funds are allocated prior to March deadline.

This funding offers support across three identified themes of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support; Reconnecting People and Communities, and Reducing Health Inequalities. It is particularly aimed at supporting people who experience social, economic and health inequalities.

A total of £720,000 has been made available across East and West Sussex with grants of up to £10,000 available to not-for-profit organisations, delivering projects and services under the themes identified.

Further details of the criteria and project examples can be found on the Sussex Community Foundation website below.

The Winter Support and Recovery Fund

CRMP consultationHave your say on community risk management

Don't miss out on the opportunity to take part in West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Community Risk Management Plan public consultation, which ends this Friday (21 January 2022).

The consultation contains six proposals setting out the direction of the service over the next four years.

You can find these proposals, along with the survey to take part, on the dedicated Community Risk Management Plan website below. Please also forward this to your contacts and residents.

Take part in the consultation

Sussex vrpSussex Violence Reduction updates

Read the first in a new series of Monthly Updates from the Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership and find out what we have been doing - together with other partners in the #SussexVRP - to tackle the root causes of serious violence in Sussex.

Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership

online infoOther dates for your diary

Find a calendar of all the 2022 meetings, including committees and sub-committees, due to be held by West Sussex County Council here.

We publish the agenda and reports on the relevant committee page a week before the meeting.

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Awe-inspiring photography shines bright in competition

Dramatic scenes of a winter wonderland, a bird of prey in full flight and a singing Robin Red Breast are among the winners of the South Downs National Park’s annual photography competition.

“Fire and Ice”, by Jamie Fielding, took the top spot in this year’s contest, impressing judges with a captivating photograph of a frosty, crystalline treescape shrouded in a pink morning mist.

The theme for 2021/2022 was “Nature Makes Me Happy”, celebrating the wonders of the natural world and its ability to fill us with joy and inspiration. This year’s competition tied in with the National Park’s ambitious nature recovery programme, called “ReNature”, and had well over 360 entries.

Read the full story and find out about the other winners here.

Which is your favourite? Cast your vote in The People's Choice

Deadline approaches on Call for Nature Sites

The clock is counting down to the deadline on our call-out for new nature sites.

The appeal launched during the autumn and invites farmers, land managers, communities and conservation groups across the National Park to put forward possible sites where new wildlife habitat could be created.

Almost 20 expressions of interest have so far been received and there’s still time to apply before the deadline of midnight on Monday (17 January). Learn more.

Find out more and download an application form

Remembering those warm summer days

The uplifting power of the coastal South Downs amid uncertain times is explored in an illuminating new podcast.

“On The Same Edge” is the second podcast from Alinah Azadeh, the Writer In Residence for Seven Sisters Country Park and the Sussex Heritage Coast.

On a clear, warm summer’s day in 2021, Alinah takes a walk from Birling Gap with writer and artist Josephine Hall up on to the Seven Sisters cliffs. Find out more.

Listen to Alinah's new podcast

Boost of £1.5m for communities

New walking routes for families and people with disabilities, cycle hubs, play facilities, and a refurbished pavilion are among the projects to benefit from a major funding boost from the National Park Authority.

More than £1.37m will benefit almost 30 community schemes across Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. As well as the £1.37m, 22 parish or town councils across the National Park will be taking a share of just over £256,000 to support grassroots projects in their area.

Learn more here.

Explore our amazing Dark Skies!

Exploring the starry night sky of the South Downs and discovering its wonders for yourself will be the theme of this year’s Dark Skies Festival.

A bumper line-up of virtual and hopefully, in-person, events are being planned for the festival, which takes place across school half-term holidays from 11 February to 27 February. Find out more.

Taking the lead to help conservation grazers

Olivia French, Heathlands Engagement Officer, takes a look at the simple things dog walkers can do to help wildlife flourish this year. Read Olivia's piece here.

Five tips to beating those January blues

With the merriment of the festive season fading into the memory bank, January can feel like a long, taxing and sometimes depressing month.

Cold weather, dark mornings, poor sunlight, and the tightening of purse strings can lead to low mood, lack of motivation and low energy – and that’s without the added stress of the pandemic.

But, while acknowledging these feelings are totally normal, there are some tangible, low-cost ways to beat the January blues that can put a welcome spring in your step (that don’t require expensive gym memberships or exotic holidays, nice though they may be!).

The great outdoors of the National Park, with its wondrous landscape and winter wildlife, can provide such an uplifting boost – and you may not even realise the power of good it’s done for you until the end of your ramble, heart pumping and lungs full of fresh air!

Kate Drake, Health and Wellbeing Officer, shares five easy ways to feel good this winter.

Discover Kate's tips for beating the January blues

For a bit of January uplift, check out this lovely video about the South Downs by bloggers Chloe Gunning and Macca Sherifi. Filmed this time two years ago, the couple explored the National Park and enjoyed a stargazing experience with Lead Ranger Dan Oakley. The film was supported by Visit England.

Things to do in January

Find other events and activities across the National Park and submit your own. Please remember booking may be necessary and do check full details with the venue.

  • Visit the Weald and Downland Living Museum on 16 January and watch traditional activities with a Wassailing theme between 11.30am and 3pm. Come along and join a procession, with music, songs and short performances, from the market square to orchard for the wassail to ensure a good harvest
  • Start your week with a burst of fresh air ... weekly breathing sessions at Petersfield Community Garden for health and wellbeing, starting on 17 January.
  • Laugh out loud during a night of comedy in Petworth as Fiona Allen, Nabil Abdulrashid and Andy Askins take to the stage on 20 January.
  • Join local author and professional storyteller Dawn Nelson to walk in the footsteps of Gilbert White for a nature journaling workshop on 22 January.
  • Listen to fascinating and eye-opening talks at Lewes Speakers’ Festival on 22 and 23 January.






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Chichester District Council - Latest Government Update

Latest Government Update


January 2022

Latest Government update

Today, the Government announced that the coronavirus measures under Plan B in England will be lifted.This is because scientists believe that the Omicron wave has peaked nationally. The latest changes are listed below.

17 January

16 and 17 year olds can now book a booster dose online. Parents and guardians of people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 between 12 to 15 years old, or those living with people at higher risk, will also be contacted to book a booster.

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

19 January

You are no longer asked to work from home if you can.

20 January

Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

27 January

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but you should continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

Further advice can be found at

Chichester District Council - District Dispatch

District Dispatch


January 2022

District Dispatch

After what has been a very difficult and challenging two years, I’m pleased to say that we have plenty to look forward to in the district in 2022.

We are working with a range of partners to mark a momentous year of culture in the district in 2022 and to celebrate the multiple milestones of some of its cultural organisations.

Culture Spark will offer an exciting season of events, performances, live entertainment and community projects. We will be celebrating 60 years of Chichester Festival Theatre; 40 years of Pallant House Gallery; 30 years of Chichester Cinema at New Park’s International Film Festival; 10 years of the Novium Museum and the Festival of Chichester; and even more impressively, 200 years of the Canal Trust! All of these organisations will be holding their own exciting events as part of the season to mark this special year.

Inspired by the anniversaries, Culture Spark will also bring together a wide variety of community groups, individuals, the university, colleges and schools to celebrate the district’s rich cultural offering. The full programme will be announced later this spring, but you can visit: for more information.

Not only do we have this to look forward to, but we also have the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which is set to be the country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration — as it takes over a bumper bank holiday weekend this year. The event, marking her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022. Thursday and Friday are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual spring bank holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.

There are many ways you can get involved, including street parties; the Big Jubilee Lunch; Beacon lighting; and the Queen’s Green Canopy project, which is encouraging people to plant trees. If you want to plan a Street Party, it is well worth visiting: which will provide you with guidance on how to do this.

We hope to have a small grants pot to help our communities commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. Parish Councils will be able to apply for grants of up to £250 to pay for lasting tributes such as tree planting, street furniture and equipment for celebrations that can be reused. The scheme should be confirmed by the end of January.

I’m also pleased to tell you that after the success of our Cross, Market & More event last year, we plan to arrange three further events this year. One of these will be combined with our Summer Street Party, which we will be holding on a weekend this year, in direct response to your feedback. The Cross, Market & More event was held in Chichester's North Street and East Street in November and was designed to promote the city as a destination and showcase the work of the best local designers and producers – many of whom are regular traders of Petworth Pop-Up. You may remember that we also teamed up with Chichester and Brinsbury Colleges to offer students an opportunity to sell their products in the Traders of Tomorrow stalls. We’ll let you know as soon as the dates are confirmed.

This is part of our drive to boost the local economy, showcase the district, and attract more headline events. The district is renowned for its events — such as Goodwood — and we want to build on this as we hopefully start to recover from the pandemic. It is also in direct response to feedback from residents who want to see more music, food, arts and cultural events.

We’re hoping that 2022 will bring a spark of excitement to the district and mark the start of more positive and happy times. I look forward to telling you more about all of these activities over the coming months.

Best Wishes

Cllr Eileen Lintill

Leader of Chichester District Council

Chichester Canal 200th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday 9th April 2022 - 11.00 to 15.00


January 2022

Chichester Canal celebrates 200th anniversary!

The Chichester Ship Canal is 200 years old in 2022! The formal opening of the canal was held on 9th April 1822, and happily, 9th April 2022 falls on a Saturday, the first weekend of the school Easter Holidays. The perfect date for a celebration. Or in this case, not just one celebration, but an entire season of celebratory events. The Chichester Ship Canal Trust, the volunteer led, self-funded, charity behind the canal, is planning a season of anniversary events to help people discover more about the unique heritage and different ways to explore the canal.

Events will run through the spring and summer and will feature a historical talk by local author and historian Alan Green at the West Sussex County Record Office, a year-long curated exhibition at The Novium, hosted boat trips along the canal, a photography competition, a pub quiz, the installation of a new sign to mark the location of the famous view painted by JMW Turner, family-friendly activities through the school holidays, a guided walk with the Friends of the Old Ford to Hunston Canal, and an art partnership with a contemporary art group ARTEL.

Catherine Cannon, Trustee, said, ‘Recognising the canal’s position at the heart of the cultural, leisure and heritage sector in Chichester City, the Trust is really pleased to be a host venue for Chichester District Council’s ‘Culture Spark’ opening Event, and a partner host for Chichester University and the Fringe performers through the summer’.

The Trust will further mark 20 years of formation in September 2022, which coincides with Heritage Open Days.

One date not to be missed is the flagship ‘200th Anniversary Celebration Event’ on Saturday 9th April 2022. Alison Golt, 200th Project Team, said, ‘We’re inviting the community to the Basin, where the event will begin at 11am with short speeches including by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, followed by a gunfire salute from the Fort Cumberland Guard. The Trust is hosting a day of live music, stalls, food, entertainment, children’s activities, water-based displays including the 1950’s vintage tugs, canoe club and model boats, and land-based exhibitions which will feature knitted bunting, volunteer stories and our heritage centre display. The day will culminate in a flotilla along the canal arriving at the basin at 3pm, to be welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chichester’.

West Sussex County Council - District Round Up

District Roundup


January 2022

Coronavirus keep west sussex safe

Local Covid-19 and vaccination update

changes to face coveringsCurrent Covid-19 rates remain very high across West Sussex. The latest figures show there were more than 11,800 cases across West Sussex in one week (31 December – 6 January).

Find out the latest Covid-19 rates in your area by visiting our data dashboard.

Face coverings remain compulsory in many indoor settings so if you’re popping to the shops, wear a face covering. Click here for a full list of indoor settings where face coverings are required.


In a temporary change to government guidance, if you get a positive rapid lateral flow result you will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must still self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

You should continue to report positive rapid lateral flow results on the GOV.UK website.

Please do not leave your place of isolation to collect a testing kit. We recommend that you order a kit for delivery to your home, or ask a friend, relative, or carer to collect a kit on your behalf.

Demand for testing kits is high so please keep trying if you’re unable to get kits first time. Click here for details on how to pick up or order a free lateral flow test kit.

There are some exceptions to the revised approach, which mean you may still need to take a PCR test. These can be found on the government website.


We continue to work closely with our local NHS colleagues to support the vaccination programme.

Everyone aged 12 and above is now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination. You can find walk-in and bookable Covid-19 vaccination centres across West Sussex.

From Friday there will be a ‘week of walk-in’ clinics with even more opportunities for people to receive their vaccinations.

Walk-in sessions include a clinic at:

  • Angmering Community Centre on Saturday 15 and Friday 21 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Bognor Medical Centre on Friday 14 and Sunday 16 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Crawley – various venues on Saturday 15 January
  • Saxonbrook Medical, Maidenbower Place, Crawley on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 January from 8am to 6pm
  • Durrington Health Centre, Durrington Lane, Worthing on Saturday, 15 January from 9am to 5pm
  • Sidlesham Football Club on Saturday 15 January from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Details of all the latest walk-in services are available on the Sussex Health & Care Partnership website.

If you have previously missed a vaccination appointment because of having Covid-19 your rescheduled date for vaccination must be at least 28 days since you received a positive test if you are aged 18 or above, or 12 weeks since a positive test if you are aged under 18.

You can book free travel to and from your Covid-19 vaccination appointment, if you have no other means to get there, by calling Sussex Health & Care Partnership’s travel co-ordinator on 01444 275008.

More local information on Covid-19

Discover a rewarding new career as a foster carer

fostering session

The new year can be a time to reflect and think about a new direction. A career as a foster carer could bring you huge job satisfaction and the chance to use your skills to make a difference to a child’s life.

We’re always looking for local people to foster with us and give children the safe and loving home they deserve. You’ll receive thorough training, ongoing support and become part of a large network of friendly foster carers in West Sussex.

You’ll receive a financial package of between £250 to £510 per week, depending on the age of the child and your skill level.

Visit our website below to find out more or call us on 0330 222 7775.

Our next online information evening takes place on Thursday 20 January. Come along to hear from our fostering team and ask them questions. Book now.

Become a foster carer

Could you play a crucial role in a child's life?

independent visitorDo you have a few hours a month to be there for a child in care?

In West Sussex, Independent Visitors play a crucial role in the life of a child in care, aged eight to 17, by offering friendship and fun through regular outings and activities.

Join us for one of our online information events this January to find out how you could join the volunteers.

Gillian has been an Independent Visitor since 2019. She said: "It’s humbling to see the difference you can make. It’s not a huge commitment, you’re encouraged to meet up once a month but you can see the difference it makes is huge."

If this sounds like something you'd like to do please join us for one of our informal online information sessions:

Tuesday 18 January 2022 at 7pm

Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 12.30pm

Register today to receive joining information.

Questions? Contact or visit the website below.

Could you be an Independent Visitor?

Make a difference by working in care

Proud to careEvery day you could make someone’s life that little bit easier.

Knowing that you make a difference to their day provides a real sense of achievement that’s difficult to experience in any other role.

Proud to Care West Sussex, a county council initiative, can help you find and apply for a variety of jobs in adult social care across West Sussex and find out what it’s really like to work in care.

We offer a personal online matching service to help you find the ideal role for you. We’ll match your skills, background, and availability with local care vacancies.

We will also support and guide you throughout the recruitment process, from help with your CV to best practice in interviews.

Find out more about Proud to Care

Job opportunities for social workers

children's social workWe’re currently recruiting for a variety of exciting positions in children’s services.

Our transformation journey is well underway, and our new leadership team has created a culture of kindness and working together.

If you or someone you know is a social worker looking for a new position, join us now and be part of the change that’s putting children and families first.

More info and apply for jobs

More news

did you knowThere’s still time to take part in West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Community Risk Management Plan public consultation which contains six proposals setting out the direction of the service over the next four years.

The consultation closes on Friday 21 January 2022 and you can take part here.

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The Valley Diary

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South Downs National Park - Centurion Way

Centurion Way


December 2021

At a Meeting of the SDNPA today, the Budget for 2022-23 was discussed at length. Due to uncertainty with regard to the future DEFRA Grant Funding to the Park Authority, currently £10.46 million, the Authority is reviewing its budget spending for the coming 3 years. One project where further funding is unlikely to be spent is the extension of the Centurion Way north towards Cocking. Unless external funding can be realised from elsewhere such as Sustrans, no further work can be carried out. The majority of the survey and investigative has been completed by the Park Officers leaving the mechanics and physical aspects of the project which, of course, are the extremely costly elements, to be implemented.

The SDNPA fully realise this will be a huge disappointment to users of the existing CW from Chichester to West Dean, but with financial restraints as they are, many caused by this current pandemic, any further expenditure by the Park Authority is out of the question. As another example of financial concern, increases in staffing costs are due to rise, essentially to retain in place existing staff, and next April’s rise in National Insurance contributions, are set to add £70K and £66K respectively to the costs of running the SDNP. And with no likelihood of increased Government/ DEFRA Funding for the foreseeable future, it will be a bumpy road ahead!

Henry Potter.

CDC Member of the SDNPA.

Chichester District Council - Waste and recycling collection dates over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling collection dates over the Christmas period


December 2021

Waste and recycling collection dates over the Christmas period

Residents in the Chichester District are being advised that most of their waste and recycling collection dates will remain unchanged over the festive period.

General waste and recycling collections over Christmas will take place on the normal scheduled collection days. However, the Garden Recycling Service will pause on Friday 17 December and will start again on Monday 3 January 2022.

There will also be some slight changes to the clinical waste collections — all affected residents will be contacted directly.

General waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year are as follows:

Normal Collection Day

Pre-Christmas week

Christmas week

New Year



New Year week 1


13 Dec 2021

20 Dec 2021

27 Dec 2021

(bank holiday)

3 Jan 2022

(bank holiday)


14Dec 2021

21Dec 2021

28 Dec 2021

(bank holiday)

4 Jan 2022


15 Dec 2021

22 Dec 2021

29 Dec 2021

5 Jan 2022


16 Dec 2021

23 Dec 2021

30 Dec 2021

6 Jan 2022


17 Dec 2021

24 Dec 2021

31 Dec 2021

7 Jan 2022

Residents can download and print out their own personalised waste, recycling and garden recycling collection dates by visiting:

Any extra waste from the holiday period will be picked up by collection crews on the first collection after Christmas. If residents have any extra recycling, they need to ensure that it is kept dry in a loosely tied black sack and placed next to their recycling bin on the day of collection. Please remember to flatten and fold down cardboard, and ensure the lid can close. Recycling needs to be clean, dry and loose, so close the lid to stop rain getting in. All polystyrene foam and polythene wrapping film should be removed and placed in the waste bin as this cannot be recycled.

A full A-Z of what can and can’t be recycled can be found here:

Residents can also dispose of their real Christmas trees using the St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity collection scheme again this year. People can arrange to have their tree collected from their home in January by a volunteer in return for a donation to the hospice. For more information about this scheme, and to book a tree collection, visit: or call: 01243 755199.

“Over Christmas, we tend to generate more waste than usual and so we are keen to help residents recycle as much as possible at this time of year,” says Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council. “We have put together some tips for residents about which items can and cannot be recycled. These can be found in the winter issue of Initiatives magazine and on our social media channels.

“Following the success of the tree collection scheme over the last couple of years, we are really pleased to be joining forces with St Wilfrid’s Hospice again to recycle as many Christmas trees as we can, while also supporting a fantastic cause.

“If you are not signed up to our Garden Recycling Service, this is a great way to ensure that your Christmas tree is recycled whilst helping to raise vital funds for the hospice charity.”

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council - Meeting Dates 2022

Dates of Parish Council Meetings 2022


November 2021

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Meeting Dates for 2022

All Meetings are held in Singleton Village Hall at 7pm

Full Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 19th January 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 16th March 2022

Full Annual Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 18th May 2022

And Annual Parish Meeting

Full Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 20th July 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 21st September 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 16th November 2022

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council - Traffic Calming Presentation

Traffic Calming Presentation


September 2021

Further to the Public Forum held on the 4th September 2021, below is the link to the Traffic Calming Presentation.




August 2021

Please see attached document.

West Sussex County Council

Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 consultation


July 2021

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Councillor


July 2021







DATED: 15/07/2021 SIGNED:

Clerk to the Parish Council

ADDRESS: Riverside, Singleton, PO18 0HA

Chichester District Council

Covid Vacination Update


July 2021


15 July 2021

Issued by the Communications

This briefing is to keep you updatedon the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the actions being taken in the district. It also includes general local updates.

Who does it affect?

· Residents and businesses within the district

· Chichester District Council staff and councillors

· Parish councils

· Community groups and charitable organisations

In this briefing

  • Latest update

Local news

· Service status

· NHS coronavirus vaccination service

· Help with housing payments and bills

· EU Settlement Scheme support

· Support for the vulnerable

· Residents get ready to recycle more with new collection schemes trial

· Thousands of free trees available for planting in the Chichester District

· The Summer Street Party is back

· Wellbalanced workshops in Chichester and Selsey

· Census Quality Survey and scams

National news

· Covid-19 restrictions: what you can and cannot do

· International travel from amber countries

· Guidance on protecting clinically extremely vulnerable people

· Working safely guidance from Step 4

· Covid-19 infection rates three times lower for double vaccinated people

· Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness in clinical risk groups

· Rapid lateral flow testing study results

· Weekly Covid-19 reports

· The R value and growth rate

· EU Transition update

Latest update

As we’re sure you will have heard, the Prime Minister announced this week that we will move to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap on Monday 19 July. This will see an end to most legal Covid-19 restrictions, removing social distancing and social contact restrictions and enabling remaining businesses to reopen. It is important to remember that Covid-19 has not gone away, so please remember the actions you can continue to take to keep yourselves and others safe. The Government has issued guidance on this, including recommending that people continue to wear face coverings in crowded areas, such as busy public transport. We have included more on this in our ‘national news’ section below, and you can find out what will change and what you should do to protect yourselves and others by visiting:

Regular testing can identify Covid-19 where symptoms are not present and can help you protect yourself and others. You can visit: or to order packs of free rapid lateral flow test kits. Anyone with symptoms should continue to self-isolate immediately and book a free PCR test by visiting: calling 119.

On 16 August, the rules on self-isolating as a contact will change for people who are fully vaccinated and for under 18s. It’s great to hear that more than 80 million vaccines have now been given in the UK. Every adult in England has been offered at least one dose and the programme is accelerating further, with all adults able to reduce their vaccine dose interval from twelve to eight weeks. You can find links to book or change your vaccination below.

Local News

Service status
The majority of our services are currently operating as usual, and an update on all of our services can be found at:

NHS coronavirus vaccination service

Anyone over the age of 18 can book their jab and everyone is now able to have their second vaccine eight weeks after their first. The vaccine is free, quick and easy, and you can arrange it today by visiting: or calling: 119. Through the online booking system, you can see where available appointments are available and the recommended vaccine type for you.

You can also visit a walk-in session with no appointment needed. A number of walk-in sessions are taking place at the Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester, with the next one tomorrow (16 July) between 08.30 and 19.00. You can find a list of walk-in sessions across the county here: — this page is being regularly updated so if you miss a session, keep looking to see if new sessions in your area are added. Please continue to follow Government guidance once you’ve been vaccinated.

Help with housing payments and bills

The coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone and many people are experiencing financial difficulties as a result, but help is available and we are urging residents to contact us before things get more serious, so that we can provide support and advice. People can find more information and useful links at:, which is a dedicated web page highlighting the financial support on offer, including: help with paying rent, help accessing support if you are eligible for the self-isolation support scheme, and for a referral for help with food, energy bills and essentials. Or you can contact our team by emailing

EU Settlement Scheme support

As we mentioned last week, the Government has updated the guidance for EU Settlement Scheme applicants in or outside the UK who have been affected by restrictions during the pandemic: The update confirms that the deadline to apply was 30 June 2021 for most people, however members of the public can still apply if:

· they have a later deadline — for example, they are joining a family member in the UK who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, or

· they have ‘reasonable grounds’ for being unable to apply by 30 June 2021 — for example they are suffering from an illness or the victim of domestic abuse

If this applies to you, or someone you know, you can find more help and information here: You can also access support from Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice by calling free on: 0808 2787969 (Mon to Fri 9am - 4:30pm). Access to interpreters is also available.

Support for the vulnerable
We are continuing to work in partnership with West Sussex County Council to support those who are most at risk. You can contact the Community Hub if you, or someone you know, need help in these difficult times. If you have support in place, please continue to use it. You can contact the Community Hub on 033 022 27980 or online at:

Residents get ready to recycle more with new collection schemes trial

We’re pleased to say that this month we will be starting two free kerbside collection services as part of a trial to help residents recycle even more. One scheme will collect unwanted textiles and broken or unneeded small electrical items, and another will collect used coffee pods in partnership with Podback. The twelve month trial will cover approximately 75% of households in the Chichester District. Once the trial is complete, we will be looking to see if these schemes can be rolled out and made permanent across the whole of the district. To find out if your area is included within the textiles and small electricals trial, and if so, what your collection date will be, visit:, where you will also find more information about how the service works. To find out whether you are in the trial area for the used coffee pod collection service, visit:, where you can also sign up if you are eligible, and to find out more about this service, visit:

Thousands of free trees available for planting in the Chichester District

From Monday 19 July, people will be able to apply for free trees as part of our Tree Chichester District scheme, which aims to increase tree planting across the district. The scheme, which is funded by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is open to everyone in the district, including schools, community groups, landowners, businesses and residents to help with their tree planting projects. 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 in which they plan to plant them. People can find more information about the scheme, along with guidance notes for anyone interested in applying for free trees, at:

The Summer Street Party is back

Save the date! Our popular Summer Street Party is returning to Chichester this August with a wealth of family and children’s entertainment, performance and music, and delicious local food vendors, as well as in-store activities and special offers from many of Chichester’s high-street businesses. Taking place on 26 August, from 3pm to 7pm, the event is a great way to experience everything Chichester has to offer. You can find out more and keep updated by following our social media channels, which you can find linksto at the end of this newsletter. Don’t forget to check out our online What’s On calendar, which includes details about a range of other events taking place across our district this summer:

Wellbalanced workshops in Chichester and Selsey
Chichester Wellbeing’s ‘Wellbalanced for Wellbeing’ workshops have now returned to group classes (although virtual options are still available) at Chichester’s Swanfield Centre on Tuesday afternoons, and The Selsey Centre on Tuesday mornings. These workshops offer advice, support and exercises for people aged 65 and over who have recently experienced a fall, feel unsteady on their feet, or are worried that they, or their loved ones, may fall in the future. Developed with qualified instructors, the sessions give important advice about what people should do if they experience a fall, and offer access to a range of gentle exercise programmes led by instructors qualified in falls prevention, helping people to get back on their feet and feeling confident again. These courses are delivered by our partner Active House Solutions and more information is available at: Alternatively, you can call: 01444 657099 or

Census Quality Survey and scams

The Census Quality Survey is happening now. This is a voluntary telephone survey that helps the Office for National Statistics to work out the accuracy of the information collected during the Census. As part of this, a certain number of households will receive a letter asking them to take part and explaining what to do next. You can find out more about this here:

Please be aware that Census scams are still in operation, and that the Office for National Statistics will:

  • never contact someone by text in relation to the census unless you’ve texted them — their responses will come from: 86677
  • never issue a fine by text, phone call, email or social media
  • never ask you for your national insurance number, passwords, bank account details, or your credit or debit card numbers

Scam text messages can be forwarded to: 7726 and scam emails More information can be found here:

National news

Covid-19 restrictions: what you can and cannot do

This week, the Cabinet Office updated the guidance on Covid-19 restrictions to reflect the move to step four of the roadmap on 19 July: The guidance sets out the key protections the Government is keeping in place, including:

  • encouraging people to test when they have symptoms,
  • carrying out targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk,
  • encouraging people to isolate when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace, and
  • keeping border quarantine in place for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.

International travel from amber countries

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced that guidance on international travel between amber list countries and England will change on 19 July: From 4am on this date, arrivals who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK, and are returning to England from amber list counties, will no longer need to quarantine. Passengers will need to provide proof of their vaccination status to carriers in advance of travel and will still be required to complete a pre-departure test before arrival, alongside a PCR test on or before day two after arrival.

The recommendation for people not to travel to amber list countries will also be removed from 19 July and children under the age of 18 will be exempt from quarantine on returning to England from amber countries.

Guidance on protecting clinically extremely vulnerable people

The Government has published new guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19: The guidance will come into effect on 19 July and is for everyone in England who has been identified by the NHS or through the Covid-19 population risk assessment as being clinically extremely vulnerable.

The guidance advises clinically extremely vulnerable people, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else. However, it also notes that they may wish to think particularly carefully about additional precautions they might wish to continue to take. It sets out a number of suggested measures, including on socialising, vaccination, work and travel.

Working safely guidance from Step 4

The Government has published guidance on working safely during Covid-19 as part of step four of the roadmap: This guidance reflects the measures different types of workplaces should follow from 19 July, and has been published to inform planning and business operations. It includes a number of guides which cover a range of different types of work including construction, shops, restaurants and offices. Organisations may need to use more than one of these guides as they think through what they need to do to keep people safe.

Guidance for events and attractions has also been published as part of this update.

Covid-19 infection rates three times lower for double vaccinated people

The interim findings of a study released earlier this month show that Covid-19 infection rates for double-vaccinated under-65s are three times lower than in unvaccinated under-65s. The prevalence of infection in under-65s who had received two doses of vaccine was 0.35% compared with 1.15% among those who had not received any, demonstrating the importance of vaccination. More information about this study can be found here:

Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness in clinical risk groups

Public Health England has published the results of a study which has found that Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective in clinical risk groups. The study found that the vaccines used in the UK were as effective at preventing symptomatic disease in the majority of people with underlying health conditions as the rest of the population. More details of the findings can be found at:

Rapid lateral flow testing study results

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that findings from three studies have confirmed the effectiveness of Covid-19 rapid, lateral flow tests: The three research papers analysed the use of rapid tests in a variety of scenarios, including against variants of concern. The studies found the accuracy of tests remains high whether the tests are performed by an experienced or inexperienced user.

Weekly Covid-19 reports

The Government continues to publish weekly national influenza and coronavirus reports, the latest of which can be found here: Updates on the number of cases of variants of concern are also published weekly and can be found here:

The R value and growth rate

The R value in England is currently between 1.2 and 1.5. This means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 12 and 15 other people. The growth rate in England is currently between 3% and 7% meaning that the number of new infections is growing by between 3% and 7% every day. More information can be found here:

EU Transition update

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that the Movement Assistance Scheme has been extended until the end of December 2023 and expanded to offer greater support for traders: The Movement Assistance Scheme helps traders by covering certain certification costs incurred when moving agri-food products from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

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Stay up to date

Keep up-to-date on all the latest council news by visiting our Latest News page: Here, you can find:

· the latest media releases, including the news that a further £50,000 has been approved by the council for a new district-wide celebration of culture in 2022, more details about the council’s new recycling collection trials, and further details about the exciting plans for this year’s Summer Street Party.

  • this week’s District Dispatch column, and

· previous issues of our newsletter that you may have missed.

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Goodwood Estate

Festival of Speed - Air Displays & Firework Displays


July 2021

Thursday – 8th July

1600-1615 Air Display - The Blades (propeller aerobatic aircraft)

2210-2230 Goodwood House Fireworks Display

Friday – 9th July

1200 -1225 Air Display - Red Arrows

Saturday – 10th July

1200 -1225 Air Display - Red Arrows

1600-1615 Air Display - The Blades (propeller aerobatic aircraft)

2240-2255 Goodwood House Fireworks Display

Sunday – 11th July

11.50 Air Display - Red Arrows

1545-1600 Air Display - The Blades (propeller aerobatic aircraft)

Please allow 10 minutes either side of these times in case of any delays or set backs on the day.

Consultation on West Dean Estate Plan

Consultation on West Dean Estate Plan


January 2021

Have your say on your local Whole Estate Plan

LUC (Land Use Consultants - has been appointed to assess the process and development of Whole Estate Plans (WEPs) forthe South Downs National Park Authority(SDNPA).

For further information about WEPs, please visit:

Tounderstand the impact that the West Dean Estate plan has had on the people who live and work on (or near) the Estate, we are inviting you to take part in a short online survey. This will take no more than 5 - 10 minutes of your time.

The survey will run for 6 weeks from Monday 8th February - Sunday 21st March.

The communities local to the West Dean Estate are likely to have been consulted during the production of the plans and we would like to understand if and how you were included in the consultation, and how effective you felt this process was.

Your feedback on your experience will help us to assess the impact and challenges of the current process, and will inform any recommendations for future changes in approach.

We look forward to hearing your feedback.

To complete the survey, please visit the below website which will be live from

Monday 8th February - Sunday 21st March.

If you have any queries regarding this evaluation, please contact Verity Roberts:

Verity Roberts

Principal Landscape Manager, LUC

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Home Insurance - Environment Agency River Lavant Lavant Flood Classification


November 2020

I you are having difficulty with property insurance in our area, concerning flood levels classification, the Environment Agency have given the following email for you to get help,

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Guidance for protecting your property with CCTV


July 2020