Chichester District Council

District Despatch

04

December 2020

District Dispatch –Why the Local Plan is vital in protecting our area

Over the past couple of weeks, I have read with interest the articles claiming that we must ‘delay the local plan,’ and I felt I needed to respond to explain why this is the worst thing we could do.

There is one thing all of us have in common – we all want to protect our district for years to come and retain its character and beauty. The only way we can achieve this is by having a Local Plan, because it is the only way we can control development – and this is why it is so important we continue to progress with this important piece of work.

The message from Government has never been clearer – progress your plan or risk losing local control over the plan. The Secretary of State has powers to intervene in the production of the Plan, where he considers that a local planning authority is failing to prepare, revise or adopt a Plan. I’m sure that you will agree that we must not reach this point and it is vital that we keep this control locally.

You may also remember that we have already strongly requested an extension of time in which to prepare our plan from the Government, pointing out the unique character of the area and the challenging environmental constraints we face. We have also made strong representations to the Government about the proposed changes to the planning system. Unfortunately, as things stand, no extension has been given to us and we wait to see with interest how the Government proceeds with its proposals for the future planning system.

In one of the articles written it suggested that a moratorium must be imposed on all new large housing developments. This isn’t possible. Even if we could delay investment in homes and jobs, under the law, developers have the right to submit planning applications which must be determined within agreed timescales. If not, they have a right of appeal to Planning Inspectors and we would be likely to be found to have acted unreasonably, with applicants appeal costs awarded against us.

Now, let us focus on what the Local Plan can deliver. Firstly, it is a chance for us all come together to protect our area and take control of how we want our district to look in the future. The issues raised by the Harbour Trust and its campaign – nitrates, sewerage capacity and roads infrastructure - require long term thinking that a Local Plan provides.

But the Plan is not just about housing. There are proposals for jobs – something that is more vital than ever – wildlife corridors and other environmental improvements. These all need the Plan to proceed.

The Plan gives us the chance to take control and to make sure that we access the infrastructure we so desperately need. Without the Plan, we will not be able to access the funding for this. This type of funding pays for roads, schools, medical facilities, community facilities, parks and more.

By progressing with the Plan, we are testing the evidence to see whether we can deliver our identified development needs in a way which will have weight with Government Planning Inspectors. This will strengthen our case with Developers, Planning Inspectors and the Government, when considering development proposals and making the case for investment in our area, which is vital for the future of our children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, planning issues are never simple. To get through them, we need to work together, look at the evidence and build a plan that will protect our local plan area while delivering much needed jobs, housing and infrastructure.Your views and involvement are at the heart of this – which is why we consult with you regularly throughout the whole process. We are aware that concerns have been raised that decisions around the A27 are being taken in secret. You can be absolutely assured that this is not the case. Any proposals that are part of the Chichester Local Plan will be fully consulted on with both our partners and our communities.

What you can be sure of is that our priority is to get the very best outcome for our district, our residents and our businesses – and with your help, I believe that we can achieve this.

Best Wishes,

Cllr Susan Taylor

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning at Chichester District Council


Town and Parish News

Issue 16

04

December 2020

Information from West Sussex County Council

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Issue 21 | December 2020


New Tier 2 'High Alert' rules now in place

West Sussex has been placed in Tier 2. Please help us get the message out about the new tier-2 rules by sharing the following within your community messaging groups (e.g. Whatsapp, Facebook, emails etc.)

The new restrictions include:

  • Mixing indoors only with people in the same household or bubble
  • Sticking to the rule of six outdoors (including private gardens)
  • COVID-secure businesses can re-open
  • Spectators will be allowed to watch sport, with a maximum crowd capacity outdoors of 50% of the capacity of the stadium or 2,000 people, whichever is smaller. Indoors, the maximum capacity is 1,000
  • Indoor entertainment venues, such as cinemas, casinos and bowling alleys, can open, but must close at 11pm
  • Everyone who can work from home should do so.

Please familiarise yourself with the full list of new restrictions by visiting the GOV.UK website.

The very latest COVID-19 information for West Sussex, including data about incidence rates, is always available on our website.


Immunisation job opportunities

The NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.

They're looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.

If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.


Reminder: the Brexit transition period ends this month

The UK has left the EU and on Thursday 31 December the transition period will end. There will be a guaranteed set of changes and opportunities from this date, which residents and business owners need to prepare for.

The dedicated UK Brexit Transition Hub is the key place to go for information on how to prepare and it includes an easy-to-use tool so everyone can check what steps they need to take now.

We encourage you to signpost your local residents to the Hub, reminding them that Time is Running Out, and that they should Act Now.


Deadline approaches to take part in our Climate Conversation

Our lives have changed in unprecedented ways this year.

For the first time in a generation, millions of us have started working from home, stopped travelling abroad and socialised far more online.

The West Sussex Climate Conversation is a surveyto find out how these changes as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions have affected our response to climate change.

If you haven’t already, please alert your residents that they have until this Sunday (6 December) to take part.


Support local businesses

Help to back local businesses in the run-up to Christmas by letting your residents know about the #ShopSussex campaign.

The initiative has many online gift ideas and the chance to buy vouchers for unusual local experiences. Experience West Sussex is responding to calls from businesses for meaningful, practical support and #ShopSussex is free for businesses to use this year.

Some of our district and borough council partners have also launched Christmas campaigns to help local businesses including Chichester and Mid Sussex.


'Wilding' our roadside verges

We are beginning to work with local communities to create less manicured roadside verges in a process known as 'wilding'. These verges will attract pollinators and encourage wildflowers.

This is part of the ‘Improving Local Places and Places’ initiative, empowering neighbourhoods to focus on local needs and priorities.

Anyone interested in ‘wilding’ the verges in their neighbourhood, through ‘Improving Local Places and Places’, or taking part in other local priority activities should contact active.communities@westsussex.gov.uk


Find out about the role of a county councillor

Ahead of the next election in May 2021 the County Council has been hosting a series of events for people to find out more about the role of a County Councillor.

The final event is aimed at those who have decided to stand for election or have been selected by a political party to stand and will be taking place virtually on 23 February 2020 from 6pm.

Those wishing to attend will need to register in advance via this link. You can find out more about the role from our ‘Be a Councillor’ website.

If you have any questions regarding this virtual event please contact Amanda Drinkwater in Democratic Services: amanda.drinkwater@westsussex.gov.uk


New Year project funding on offer to community groups

Applications to the County Council's Community Initiative Fund (CIF) are now being accepted to support the delivery of local projects across the county from February and March 2021. The deadline to upload a project idea to West Sussex Crowd and submit a crowdfunding pitch is Monday 8 February 2021.

The process for submitting applications to the Micro Fund and crowdfunding pitches, via West Sussex Crowd, still applies.

Please help us to remind groups that CIF funding will continue to be awarded remotely, should the spring round of County Local Committees (CLCs) not be held in person.

For information regarding Micro Fund application deadlines email: talkwithus@westsussex.gov.uk


Views wanted on creating 'healthy and sustainable places'

We’d like to hear your views on new plans to make West Sussex a more healthy and sustainable place.

The ‘Creating Healthy and Sustainable Places: A Framework for West Sussex’ is a new policy for developers, investors, planners, service providers and decision makers which maximises opportunities to create healthy and sustainable places across the county.

Residents and stakeholders are being asked to look at this framework and take part in the consultation which runs until 11 January 2021.

Find out more www.westsussex.gov.uk/healthy-places.


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For daily updates, residents can follow us on social media @WSCCNews and @WestSussexCC.

We are also now on nextdoor, the app designed with communities in mind. Your residents can follow the link and join the conversation.

Thank you for your support. Keep safe.


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November 2020

West Sussex County Council

Covid-19 - Latest Information

27

November 2020

26 November 2020

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West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week

New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus will come into effect next week. The government has announced that from Wednesday (December 2), West Sussex will be in Tier 2. This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place.

You can find a full breakdown of the new restrictions here.

National restrictions continue to apply until December 2.

Find out more


Local support for NHS Test & Trace

Test and traceA new service has just gone live to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

Working from West Sussex County Council’s COVID-19 Community Hub, the Local Tracing Partnership will take on responsibility for contacting individuals across East and West Sussex who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but were unable to be contacted by the national NHS Test and Trace team within 48 hours.

Residents in West Sussex who need to be contacted by the Community Hub, will receive a text, call or email from one of the below:

  • Text: COVID TRACE
  • Phone: 01243 642153
  • Email: West Sussex County Council Local COVID Tracing Partnership

Find out more


Immunisation job opportunities

immunisation recruitmentThe NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.

They're looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.

If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.

find out more


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Chichester District Council

Coronavirus Update

26

November 2020

1 December 2020

Issued by the Communications Team –publicrelations@chichester.gov.uk

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This briefing is to keep you updated on the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the actions being taken in the district.

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

· Service status update

· Businesses urged to apply for grants

· New funding opportunity for local businesses

· COVID Ambassadors to assist in our High Streets

· Shop local, Visit local, Support local

· Chichester Farmers’ Markets

· Parking offers

· St Wilfrid’s Christmas tree recycling scheme

· Coronavirus related advice from Citizens’ Advice

· Chichester’s Wednesday and Saturday markets

· Census 2021 job opportunities

· Scheme to prevent loneliness

  • Guidance for working safely during coronavirus
  • Webinar on support for businesses affected by coronavirus
  • Safer travel guidance for passengers
  • Guidance for landlords, tenants
  • Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU

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Latest update

The Government has set out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know.

The Chichester District has been put in ‘Tier 2: High Alert’, which means that from 2 December, new restrictions will apply in our area. You can find all the details on this here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know. National restrictions continue to apply until 2 December.

For a list of local restrictions by area, see:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-of-local-restriction-tiers-by-area

Please remember: Hands, Face and Space; increase ventilation in enclosed spaces wherever possible; and if you have symptoms, get tested and isolate yourself from others when instructed.

You can find local coronavirus information athttps://www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus while the very latest Government advice is available athttps://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Service status update

Both the council’s leisure centres, which are run by Everyone Active, and our Novium Museum will reopen on Wednesday 2 December. The very latest update on our services can be found athttp://www.chichester.gov.uk/councilservicestatus

Advice on forming a Christmas household bubble

Government has also made an announcement around some changes to social contact restrictions over the Christmas period between 23 and 27 December. To find out how households can form a ‘Christmas bubble’, visithttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family

Businesses urged to apply for grants

There are currently three separate business support grants available including: the council’s COVID recovery grant; the Local Restrictions Support Grant and the Additional Restrictions Support Grant. To find out more and to see if your business is eligible and to apply, please see: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/covidbusinesssupport

New funding opportunity for local businesses

Coast to Capital has announced further funding available for eligible small or medium-sized enterprises in the area. This funding aims to support businesses affected by COVID-19 and there are two funding streams: Visitor Economy (Kickstart Tourism) and Wider Economy (Restart & Recovery SME). Eligible businesses can access grants of between £1,000 – £3,000 (up to £5,000 in exceptional circumstances) for specialist advice or equipment/technology. Full applications will need to be returned with related quotes by Monday 7 December 2020 at 11:59pm. For more information, visithttps://www.coast2capital.org.uk/erdf-grants?fbclid=IwAR2SQnV0dOsy7984pTGYMA3oXENZQbG0iRghqfFqfNIn0XLTGJ8EtW1Awko

COVID Ambassadors to assist in our High Streets

Using Government funding, we are employing COVID Ambassadors to help manage social distancing and to offer you reassurance when the shops reopen on Wednesday 2 December. The Ambassadors will be in place from December through to January in all of our High Streets across the district.

Shop local, Visit local, Support local

As businesses gear up to welcome customers back in person when the current restrictions end, we are encouraging everyone to play their part in supporting their local businesses by shopping locally this Christmas as part of our Countdown to Christmas campaign. Businesses have been working hard to put in place all the necessary measures to keep you safe. Don’t forget that parking incentives will also be on offer during December. Find out more atwww.chichester.gov.uk/countdowntochristmas

New coronavirus social distancing signage for businesses

We have a range of coronavirus signage available on our website to help businesses. This can be downloaded fromwww.chichester.gov.uk/supportlocal New signage will soon be added to this to reflect the branding from our current Christmas campaign. You can also sign up for our Christmas Business Marketing pack atwww.chichester.gov.uk/christmasbusinesspack

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

The Government has updated guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus, in line with the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December. Find the updated guidance here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Local restrictions advice for businesses

If you’re a business in the district, the Government has released information about the restrictions that will be in place in our area from 2 December. We will be in ‘Tier 2: High Alert’ and you can find the details of the restrictions that have been published at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know

We expect further guidance and legislation to be released shortly. To receive the latest local coronavirus news, sign up to our news alerts atwww.chichester.gov.uk/newsalerts and follow our social media channels.

Chichester Farmers’ Market

Offering everything you need to make Christmas special, Chichester Farmers’ Market will be operating on Friday 4 and Friday 18 December. The markets will be held in Cattle Market car park in Chichester from 9am until 2pm with social distancing measures in place to help everyone shop safely. A number of stalls will also be taking orders for Christmas. Find out more at http://www.chichester.gov.uk/farmersmarket

Parking offers
Due to the coronavirus crisis, we are not running our normal park and ride this Christmas. Instead, throughout December we will be running two parking incentives to encourage you to shop locally. There will be free parking every weekend in December in our Avenue de Chartres car park in Chichester. You can also select two hours and get the third hour free in the majority of our council-owned car parks every day in December across the district when using the MiPermit app. To use MiPermit visit http://www.mipermit.com

The Novium Museum launches virtual field trips schools competition

The Novium Museum is offering 10 schools the chance to win a Roman themed virtual field trip to celebrate the launch of the its new digital learning programme. The virtual field trips have been developed in response to the challenges faced by primary schools as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and have been made possible thanks to grant funding from Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine programme. Find out more on the museum’s Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/TheNovium

University of Chichester research project focuses on men at high risk of social isolation

The University of Chichester study has found that men at high risk of social isolation can boost their mental health by engaging in their community. The Step by Step project aims to engage with lonely men by providing a space to learn skills and socialise using the popular Men’s Sheds concept. It’s in a bid to tackle rising rates of suicide among men in the UK and Europe. You can find out more at

https://www.chi.ac.uk/news/men-high-risk-social-isolation-can-boost-their-mental-health-engaging-their-community-suggests-new-study

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Christmas tree recycling scheme

We’ve teamed up with St Wilfrid’s Hospice again this year to offer a simple, green and charitable way to dispose of your Christmas tree. By signing up to the Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme, the hospice’s team of volunteers will collect your tree and recycle it for you from 6 to 22 January 2021, in return for a donation to the hospice. If you are not signed up to our Garden recycling service, this is a great way to ensure your tree Christmas tree is recycled whilst supporting the hospice charity.

Visithttps://stwh.co.uk/christmastrees or call 01243 755184 to find out more and book your slot.

Coronavirus-related advice from Citizens Advice

If you are worried about financial issues as a result of the pandemic or need advice on other matters then Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice is there to help you find a way forward. In the last six months the charity has helped thousands of people and its trained team of volunteers and staff here to support you, online and by telephone.

To access their advice you can call 0344 477 1171 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm), start a web chat athttps://bit.ly/AdviceWebChat (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) or read their self-advice guidehttps://bit.ly/SelfAdviceGuide

2021 Census

The Office for National Statistics are preparing for next year’s Census and are currently recruiting temporary Census officer, team leader and management roles. You can find out current openings, FAQs and apply at:

https://www.censusjobs.co.uk/

Scheme to prevent loneliness

Living Letters is a project that connects people and develops intergenerational friendships to help prevent loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. The Chickenshed charity has volunteers aged from 18-21 who want to connect with senior members of communities. If you have care homes or group settings that may benefit from this scheme to help prevent lockdown loneliness please contactRachely@chickenshed.org.uk for more details. You can find more information athttps://www.chickenshed.org.uk/living-letters-four-week-project and you can also watch a video about the scheme athttps://youtu.be/g23YjdBcQ0o

Guidance for working safely during coronavirus

Guidance on working safely during coronavirus has been updated to reflect the new local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December. Find out more athttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Webinar on support for businesses affected by coronavirus

A new webinar aimed at supporting businesses affected by coronavirus will be taking place on selected dates in December. The webinar provides an overview of the Self-Employment Income Support Grant Extension and further support available for self-employed people. You can sign up athttps://bit.ly/2V4SI10

Safer travel guidance for passengers

The Government has updated its guidance on walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport in line with the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December. It has also updated guidance on safer working principles and risk assessments for transport operators and organisations, drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs), in line with the new local restriction tier system. You can find out more at:

Guidance for landlords and tenants

Guidance has been updated for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors in line with the new local restriction tier system. You can find out more information athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-and-renting-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities andhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-the-possession-action-process-guidance-for-landlords-and-tenants

Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU

If you trade with the EU then a webinar has been produced to explain what businesses need to do make sure they are ready when changes to how the UK trades with the EU take effect from 1 January 2021. You can find out more and sign up athttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-trades-with-the-eu

Share this with a friend

As the situation around coronavirus changes, it’s important that people across our district have the most up-to-date information possible. Please encourage your friends and family to sign up to this newsletter so that we can all be prepared and play our part in the fight against the virus. Sign up athttp://www.chichester.gov.uk/newsalerts

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Home Insurance - Environment Agency River Lavant Lavant Flood Classification

18

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, 
ssdenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

South Downs National Park

South Downs News

06

November 2020

November 2020

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WORK AND PLAY IN YOUR NATIONAL PARK

THIS MONTH:

  • Awesome astrophotography Find out about our first-ever Dark Skies photography competition and how you can win a prize, wherever you are.
  • Autumn upliftAs we enter a second lockdown period, find out about mindful and restoring walks in your beautiful National Park.
  • A helping handLearn more about a much-needed boost to the arts and heritage sector.
  • Quiz time!Sign up for our fun Christmas Advent Calendar quiz and potentially win a beautiful hamper or exquisite sparkling wine from local vineyards.

As always please send your comments and ideas to newsletter@southdowns.gov.uk

Click here to read a PDF version of South Downs News

Win £150 prize by capturing incredible beauty of the night sky

The enchanting Dark Skies of the South Downs National Park will be celebrated this autumn and winter with an awesome astrophotography competition.

As the clocks go back and the cosmos comes into view earlier in the evening, people are being invited to capture the beauty of the night’s sky in and around the National Park.

There are three categories available to enter:

South Downs Dark Skyscapes – an image that captures the star-studded Dark Skies of the South Downs National Park. Judges will be looking for awe-inspiring photography that shows off the landscape and/or cultural heritage and the dark skies above it!

Living Dark Skies: people and nature – any image that captures human or wildlife activity. Ideas include images of people stargazing, people running or walking under the cover of darkness, or images of nocturnal wildlife or trees at night.

Our Magnificent Moon – judges will be looking for breathtaking shots of our nearest neighbour in the solar system.

Learn more from our Dark Skies Ranger Dan Oakley!

Enter the astrophotography competition and win up to £150

Enjoying fresh air and walks this autumn

The South Downs is a beautiful place to explore at any time of the year, but there’s something really special about enjoying a walk in the countryside in the autumn, with misty mornings and the crunch of frosted fallen leaves under your feet.

As we enter another national lockdown, there’s plenty of space to walk, run and cycle safely in the great outdoors of the South Downs National Park while social distancing. Did you know the National Park has over 3,300km of rights of way?

Our advice is to prepare ahead and look to use your local green space for exercise and fresh air.

Here are five wonderful walks to give you some inspiration.

Response submitted by National Park Authority on Planning White Paper

The South Downs National Park Authority has submitted its response to the Government’s consultation on its Planning White Paper: “Planning for the Future”.
Find out more.

Arts and heritage sector receives funding boost from National Park

New nature trails, a community exhibition and a scheme to support wellbeing for service personnel are among the initiatives to receive a boost from the National Park Authority’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

Earlier this year the National Park set up a Recovery Fund of £375,000 to help support partner organisations and local communities in the wake of the impact of the pandemic.

The Authority is pleased to announce the first tranche of successful projects. Learn more.

Challenge yourself in our South Downs Christmas Advent Calendar quiz!

The first day of December will see the return of our popular Advent Calendar quiz – and we have some great prizes on offer!

Every day until Christmas, people will be able to open a door to reveal a new question about the South Downs.

The trivia will cover all kinds of topics, including the festive season, wildlife, history, landscape and weird and wonderful facts about the South Downs.

At the end of quiz, the winner with the most correct answers will receive a £150 hamper of South Downs produce and a bottle of The Grange Estate Pink Sparkling Wine from the Hampshire vineyard. The runner-up will receive a Magnum of Nyetimber’s Classic Cuvee, while third place will receive a bottle of The Grange Estate Pink Sparkling Wine.

Register to take part in the Christmas Advent Calendar quiz

Budding artists are “Truleigh inspired” by beauty of South Downs

The breathtaking South Downs has inspired many forms of artistry over the centuries, from poetry to world-famous oil paintings.

Now a beautiful collection of sculptures, wood carvings and wood paintings have been created, thanks to a community project called “Truleigh Inspired”. Learn more.

Introducing the “Wild Winter” Family John Muir Award

An exciting initiative launches on 23 November to help connect families with the joys of nature through fun learning activities.

Following the success of the Family John Muir Award during the summer months, the National Park Authority is once again looking for families who want to learn about our amazing natural environment.

Connect with nature by signing up to the Wild Winter initiative

Discovering the Sculpture Trail

Glyn Dodwell, Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion, recently tried out the Heathlands Sculpture Trail and describes his adventure here.

Have your say on city's downland plan

People living in and around Brighton and Hove are being invited to have their say on a new long-term vision for the council’s Downland Estate.

A century ago land was purchased around the city within the South Downs to protect the area’s water supply.

With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, the city council is now at a pivotal point where a new long-term vision is required.

The Plan will refresh and develop the existing Downland Estate Policy, building on current successes and finding new opportunities to meet the demands of a challenging future and a changing world. The development of the strategy will follow the South Downs National Park’s Whole Estate Plan process, which has been successfully used by other major landowning bodies.

People can have their say by joining an online discussion group on Zoom on 17, 21 or 24 November.

If you would like to take part please contact Citydownlandestateplan@brighton-hove.gov.uk

More information about the Plan will be available soon at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/CDE

Public notice – revised conduct for SDNPA members

At its meeting on the 15th October 2020 the National Park Authority agreed a revised code of conduct for its Members. This can be found here.

This code sets out clearly the standards expected from all members of the SDNPA.

For further information contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Legislation requires the SDNPA to publish any revisions to the code.

Things to do in November

  • Take part in the Making Natural History online festival in Eastbourne. The online event showcases examples of environmental activism, conservation and education through a series of family-friendly virtual presentations, discussions and masterclasses. Find out more here.
  • Get active in the National Park by finding a walking route near you. Visit our website at www.southdowns.gov.uk/get-active/on-foot/

The South Downs National Park's 2021 calendar is now available to purchase online. The stunning calendar, priced at £8.49 including postage and packaging, features iconic photography from across the National Park and includes beautiful images from last year's photo competition. Order a calendar here.

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Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Have your say on Singelton Playground and The Glebe Field

27

October 2020

Young People of Singleton and Charlton

We Need Your Help

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Are Looking for Ideas of What Exercise/Play Equipment

You Would Like to be Installed on The Glebe Field alongside the Playground

We would need to obtain grants to enable us to carry out this work so Unfortunately this wouldn’t happen immediately, however, we want to ensure that we provide equipment that would be regularly used.

Please email your suggestions tosingletonparishcouncil1@gmail.com or phone 01243 811810

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

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July 2020