Chichester District Council

Latest Covid Vaccination Update

24

September 2021

Covid-19 vaccination programme
West Sussex update
23 September 2021

People start to be invited for their COVID booster

This week invites have started to go out to people for their COVID booster vaccine.

Initially people aged 80 and over will be invited, but over the coming weeks people in all the eligible groups will be offered the autumn booster.

This includes people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

Care home visits have also started this week, with GP practice teams and GP Federations visiting care homes to provide their residents and staff with a booster vaccine.

It is important to note that people can only receive the booster vaccine six months after their second dose.


People will get a call or text from their local GP led site to get the jab, or will be invited to use the National Booking Service website or call 119 and vaccines will offered at existing vaccination sites including pharmacies, hospital hubs, GP practices and vaccine centres.

Read more about our plans for the booster programme.

School visits now underway to offer to 12 - 15 year olds

This week visits have started to schools to offer children aged 12 to 15 a COVID vaccine.

Parental, guardian or carer consent is being sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to their visits in line with existing school vaccination programmes.

Every parent, carer or guardian is being written to with the arrangements for their child's school and a link to the consent system. These letters will be shared over the next six weeks as the visits are arranged with schools.

Children with parental consent in place will then be offered a vaccine on the day of visit to the school.

Read more about these vaccinations, and FAQs for 12 to 15 year olds

Need your first or second dose? Come forward this weekend

Chichester’s large-scale vaccination centre is moving from Westgate Leisure to a purpose built venue in Northgate car park on Saturday 25 September.

The new site, which is adjacent to the Chichester Festival Theatre in the city centre, will be ready to vaccinate people with booked appointments, or those who just want to walk in, from 8.30am.

Vaccination appointments will continue at Westgate vaccination centre until 3pm on Friday 24 September before the move to the new venue.

Anyone who has an appointment booked at Westgate on or after Friday 24 September will be contacted by text message and email and informed about the change of location for their vaccination. The date and time of the appointment should remain the same.

The new centre will also continue to offer walk in vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds.

The Westgate vaccination centre was opened on Thursday 18 February by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. At its peak it delivered up to 1,000 vaccinations a day and the team there has given over 120,000 first and second dose vaccinations since opening.

“Even though we’ve moved, all booked appointments remain valid and it’s really important that if you have one, you still attend for your first or second jab."

To book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment call 119, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or walk in anytime between 8.30am and 7pm.

Read Mike's experience of getting his vaccine

To help encourage others, Mike, who has Learning Disabilities, has shared his experience of getting his vaccine at Brighton Racecourse.

He has helped to show step-by-step what is like and what people need to do.

Read Mike's story.

If you are yet to have your first or your second vaccination, there is still time.

It is not too late to have either vaccines – and we are keen for people who are yet to have theirs to make sure they receive this vital protection..

See the latest sessions taking place this week.

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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West Sussex County Council

District Roundup

24

September 2021

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23 September 2021

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Welcome to the September edition of our email newsletter. These updates are issued every month with the latest news and events in our area, details of schemes and projects that will benefit our residents and businesses, as well as national and local coronavirus updates.

In this roundup


Local updates

· The Chichester vaccination service is relocating

· Supporting Afghan refugees

· Help with council tax payments

· Business Enabling Grants reopen for applications

· Great Big Green Week

· Interested in solar panels? Solar Together scheme open until 28 September

· Funding to help faith groups support communities

· Packed programme of autumn events at The Novium Museum

· October half term space-themed sleepover

· Stonepillow’s Big Sleep Out

· Chichester Wellbeing returns to face-to-face appointments

· Accessing Chichester District Council services

· EU Transition updates

· Other local news

Coronavirus news

· Autumn and winter Covid-19 plan

· Update on plans for autumn boosters

· Vaccinations in schools for 12-15 year olds

· JCVI advice on third vaccine dose

· Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable

· Updates to Covid-19 guidance

· Weekly reports, R value and growth rate

· Share this with a friend

· Follow us

Local updates

The Chichester vaccination service is relocating
The vaccination service at Westgate Leisure Centre is relocating to Northgate car park in Chichester this Saturday 25 September. Vaccinations will continue at the leisure centre until 3pm on 24 September. The new purpose built vaccination centre in the council-owned Northgate car park will then be open for appointments and walk ins for all adults, as well as 16 and 17 year olds, from 8.30am on Saturday. Anyone who has a second dose appointment booked at Westgate Leisure Centre on or after Saturday 25 September will be contacted by text message and email to inform them about the change of location for their vaccination.

We’re really pleased to be able to continue supporting the national vaccination effort and ensure that people in and around Chichester can access a centrally located service in the city. If you haven’t had your first or second vaccination, you can book online at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/, call 119, or attend a walk in clinic. More information about the relocation can be found at:www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/news/Chichesters-COVID-19-vaccination-service-is-moving/494960

The Covid testing site will continue to be located in Northgate car park. People with Covid symptoms should book appointments at the test centre by going to:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Supporting Afghan refugees
As a council, we have pledged our support for the Government's programme to house Afghan refugees and are fully committed to doing everything we possibly can to help those most in need, including women, girls and those who have been helping British operations in Afghanistan.

In our area, West Sussex County Council will lead on managing the scheme and we will be supporting this effort by providing annual funding and by helping to identify suitable housing. We have created a dedicated web page with information about the scheme and our role within this, which you can find here: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/supportingafghanrefugees, and further information from the Government can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme.

If you’re interested in offering support, the Government has set up a special portal for people to offer housing, fostering or donations:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghanistan-housing-portal-offers-of-supportand locally, we have Sanctuary in Chichester, which is already supporting refugee families:https://sanctuaryinchichester.org/

Help with council tax payments

We’re keen to remind residents that there is a range of support available to help financially vulnerable people in the district to pay their council tax. We’d urge anyone on a low income to first apply for Council Tax Reduction at:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/counciltaxreduction. It’s important to point out that people receiving Universal Credit are not automatically signed up for this. If you apply for this benefit and are still worried about paying your bill, or if you are already receiving this support, you can apply for extra support through the Discretionary Council Tax Reduction scheme by visiting:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/benefitforms#dhp.

If you are unsure of what to do or what you are eligible for, please contact our team by email:benefits@chichester.gov.uk. You can also call us on 01243 534509, although please be aware that when lines are busy you may have to wait longer than usual. We’d urge anyone who is worried about their finances to contact us so that we can explain all of the different ways that we can help. We also have a web page dedicated to highlighting a range of financial support on offer:http://www.chichester.gov.uk/helpwithfinances

Business Enabling Grants reopen for applications
The second round of our Enabling Grant funding opened this week, meaning that small businesses across the district can now apply for a grant to help them grow and develop. Businesses can apply for a grant towards either a capital project or towards website and social media projects. There is a separate grant for start-up businesses. Businesses are encouraged to read the guidance notes on the scheme before applying at: http://www.chichester.gov.uk/enablinggrantscheme.Applications will close on Wednesday 13 October.

Great Big Green Week
This week, communities across the country are joining together for the Great Big Green Week. As part of this, we have been sharing lots of tips and information about how we can all make simple changes in our everyday lives to help reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve also been updating you on all the work that we’re doing as a council to help tackle climate change in our area, including investing in electric refuse collection vehicles; improving the energyefficiency within council buildings; safeguarding a series of wildlife corridors across the district; increasing tree planting within the district; and encouraging an increase in cycling and walking. You can find out more on this at:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/article/35848/Leading-councillors-are-updated-on-climate-change-actions-for-Chichester-District

You may also want to check out the Milland Green Fair this Sunday 26 September. Cllr Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for the Environment, and our Climate Change Officer will be there and are looking forward to meeting you! Find out more about the event at: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/events/milland-green-fair/


Interested in solar panels? Solar Together scheme open until 28 September
Working alongside West Sussex County Council and iChoosr, we are helping district homeowners and both small to medium-sized businesses to access affordable solar panels through the Solar Together scheme. Anyone who is interested in joining the scheme can register their interest by visitinghttps://www.solartogether.co.uk/chichester/home before next Tuesday 28 September. It’s free to register and there is no obligation to proceed with an installation. You can find out more about how the scheme works here:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/article/35734/Solar-panel-scheme-relaunches-in-the-Chichester-District

Funding to help faith groups support communities
The Government has announced a new £1 million fund to help faith groups support communities. Faith groups will be able to apply for a share of the £1 million Faith New Deal Pilot Fund for projects providing innovative solutions to issues such as food poverty and poor mental health. Projects combating loneliness and isolation, providing debt advice and helping those who were unemployed during the Covid-19 outbreak get back to work, are set to benefit from the new pilot.If you are a member or leader of a faith group and you are running similar projects, please do find out more about this fund at:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-1-million-fund-to-help-faith-groups-support-communities

Packed programme of autumn events at The Novium Museum
The Novium Museum in Tower Street, Chichester, is running a range of exciting events and activities for all the family this autumn. Make sure you don’t miss out — you can keep your diary up-to-date by visiting the museum’s What’s On calendar at:https://www.thenovium.org/whatson. From art for wellbeing craft sessions to workshops to evening talks, there’s something for everyone.

This Saturday (25 September, 10.30-14.30), pop along to the Farming Fun Day, which celebrates harvest and explores where our food comes from, with kids activities and craft sessions. Admission and craft activities are free, but flowerpot decorating must be booked in advance:https://www.thenovium.org/article/35369/Farming-Fun-Day-.

If you are looking for events and activities across the district, then head to our council’s What’s On pages at:http://www.chichester.gov.uk/whatson to find out what’s happening in the area.

October half term space-themed sleepover
The Novium Museum and Chichester Cathedral invite you to a unique space sleepover this October half term, complete with a torch-lit treasure hunt, hands-on activities, and games. The ‘Sleepanova’ begins with a special trip across to the Chichester Cathedral, where you’ll see the 'Museum of the Moon' by Luke Jerram — a 1:500,000 scale model of the moon measuring 7 metres in diameter — and take part in space-inspired crafts, before heading back to sleep amongst the museum’s Roman baths. The sleepover takes place at 7pm on Friday 29 October and is suitable for children aged 7 to11 years old, accompanied by a paying adult. For ticket costs and more details, visit:https://www.thenovium.org/article/35822/Sleepanova-at-The-Novium-Museum-&-Chichester-Cathedral!

Stonepillow’s Big Sleep Out
This October sees the return of Stonepillow’s Big Sleep Out to helpraise funds to support homeless and vulnerable people throughout Arun and Chichester. This year, there are two ways you can take part — join Stonepillow for a Sleep Out at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 16 October, or you can ‘Sleep Out at Home’ by building your own cardboard shelter and sleeping in it for the night. To find out more and to get involved, visit:https://stonepillow.org.uk/the-stonepillow-big-sleep-out-2021/


Chichester Wellbeing returns to face-to-face appointments
Our Wellbeing team are pleased to announce their return to seeing clients face-to-face for wellbeing appointments. To coincide with the easing of restrictions, Chichester Wellbeing have two new consultation rooms at 3 Market Road (directly across from the Cattle Market Car Park entrance) and are now able to book appointments for in-person Wellbeing Checks Ins. This is a great opportunity to have a general chat about your wellbeing or to access services such as: weight management, exercise, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, emotional wellbeing, menopause and more. At present, we are only able to offer pre-booked appointments — please call: 01243 521041 or email:info@chichesterwellbeing.org.uk to book.

Accessing Chichester District Council services

Using our website continues to be the safest, quickest and most convenient way of accessing our services, including settling council tax or business rates bills, applying for parking permits, and signing up to services such as bulky waste collections or the Garden Recycling scheme. You can access all of these services and many more at: http://www.chichester.gov.uk. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, our friendly customer services team can help, and you can call them on:01243 785166. If you need to visit our Customer Services Centre at East Pallant House, please continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.

EU Transition updates
The Department for Transport has published new guidance on steps individuals need to take when travelling to Europe for work as the UK has now left the EU. You can find details of these extra steps here:https://www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein/business-travel-extra-requirements

The Government has also set out a new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK. Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022, although safety and security declarations will now not be required until 1 July 2022:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-pragmatic-new-timetable-for-introducing-border-controls

The Government continues to offer businesses a range of webinars and videos about trading with the EU:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/organisations-that-trade-with-the-eu-webinars-calendar. Businesses can also use the Brexit Checker tool, which provides a personalised list of the most up to date actions that businesses need to take:https://www.gov.uk/transition



Other local news

Keep up-to-date on all the latest council news by visiting our Latest News page:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/latestnews. Here, you can find the latest media releases, including:

· news that work has started to install an outdoor power supply in Chichester’s Priory Park, which is hoped will help support the delivery of future events in the park;

· information about how our Community Wardens have partnered with a local charity to support vulnerable people in our district; and

· and the announcement that our next wave of pop up shops are opening this week in Chichester’s Crane Street.

On this page, you’ll also find this week’s District Dispatch column, and previous issues of our newsletter that you may have missed.

Coronavirus news

It’s important that we all continue to take simple steps to protect ourselves and each other, such as remembering good hygiene practices, wearing a face covering in crowded places, giving each other space, enjoying the fresh air, and getting double vaccinated against the virus.

As we’ve mentioned in our ‘local updates’ section above, the vaccination service at Westgate Leisure Centre is relocating to Northgate car park in Chichester this Saturday 25 September. Vaccinations will continue at the leisure centre until 3pm on 24 September and the new purpose built vaccination centre in Northgate car park will then open for appointments and walk ins from 8.30am on Saturday. Please see above for more information.

People are also reminded to take regular coronavirus tests, which can be ordered for free athttps://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communitytesting or https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests. If you test positive, or have symptoms, you should self-isolate and get a PCR test. If you haven’t taken a lateral flow test before, or you’d rather not do it yourself, you can have one at a local pharmacy, where trained staff will be able to help you — to find a list of participating pharmacies, visit:https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html

Autumn and winter Covid-19 plan
The Prime Minister has set out the Government’s ‘Covid-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ for managing the pandemic in England. This outlines ‘Plan A’ – a comprehensive approach designed to steer the country through autumn and winter 2021/22, and ‘Plan B’ — which would only be enacted if the data suggests further measures are necessary to protect the NHS. Further information can he found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-autumn-and-winter-covid-plan



Update on plans for autumn boosters
This month, the Government has approved plans for Covid-19 boosters to be given to eligible groups in order to maintain a high level of protection through the winter. Over the coming weeks, our NHS colleagues will start offering booster jabs to eligible people as the vaccination programme moves to the next stage. Care home residents; health and social care workers; people aged over 50; those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19; adult carers; and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals, will be offered a booster. Vaccines will be delivered through existing vaccination sites, including pharmacies, hospital hubs, GP practices and vaccine centres.

People do not need to contact the NHS to arrange their booster vaccine as they will be contacted when they become eligible — either by call or text from their local GP-led site or through an invite from the National Booking Service. Read more at:https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/phase-3/

Vaccinations in schools for 12-15 year olds

Following the Government’s announcement this week, it has been confirmed that all children aged 12-15 years old will be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at their school. This will be offered and given by trained NHS staff in the same way vaccines for flu are administered at school. The Government accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers in expanding the vaccine programme for healthy 12–15 year olds. Previously this age group could only be vaccinated if they were especially vulnerable to infection or live with someone who is. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination, and the NHS is due to provide further information for families shortly.

More information can be found here:https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/how-do-i-get-my-jab/vaccinations-for-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17/. A range of frequently asked question can also be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17

JCVI advice on third vaccine dose

The Health Secretary has accepted the recommendations from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to offer a third vaccine dose to people aged 12 and over with severely weakened immune systems following data from trials of those who are immunosuppressed:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-secretary-and-dcmo-statements-on-jcvi-advice-on-third-jabs. He also confirmed that the NHS will contact people as soon as possible to discuss their needs and arrange an appointment for a third dose where clinically appropriate.

Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable
The Government has ended the shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable. People previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable will not be advised to shield again, following expert clinical advice. The closure of the shielding programme follows a pause to shielding guidance in place since 1 April 2021. Since 19 July, the guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people has been to follow the same advice as the rest of the population, with the suggestion of additional precautions people may wish to take. More information can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/shielding-programme-ends-for-most-vulnerable


Updates to Covid-19 guidance
This week, the Government updated the guidance for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable to Covid-19:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19. The updates bring this in line with its autumn and winter plan for managing the pandemic

The working safely guidance for several sectors has also been updated to include changes to sections on face coverings and working from home, in line with the autumn and winter plan:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/updates.

Weekly reports, R value and growth rate

The Government continues to publish weekly national influenza and coronavirus reports, the latest of which can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/weekly-national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports-published. Updates on the number of cases of variants of concern are also published weekly and can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-variants-identified-in-uk. The latest R value and growth rate can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-r-value-and-growth-rate


You can see the latest Covid-19 figures for West Sussex here:https://wsx-c19-mobile.netlify.app/

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Town and Parish News

Issue 24

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September 2021

September 2021

West sussex county council

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

Issue 33 | September 2021


contact usWelcome to your latest Town and Parish Council eNewsletter.

We have taken on board some of the suggestions and comments on content and structure you made in the survey we carried out earlier this year.

We will be adding more in the coming months.

Please let us know what you think, and any other suggestions you have by emailing townandparishcouncilnews@westsussex.gov.uk


online safetyCyber volunteers wanted

We need people to sign up to become Digital Ambassadors so they can help educate and support their local communities to stay safe online.

Once accepted on to the scheme, Ambassadors will receive a series of specially tailored training sessions, delivered by experts from Get Safe Online.

When they have been trained, the Ambassadors will give one-to-one advice sessions, give out leaflets or even host a webinar where they can share tips on how people can use the internet safely.

Materials will be provided for the Ambassadors to use, as well as mentoring and support to help them deliver advice effectively and confidently.

The Digital Ambassador scheme is the first to launch in the UK having been run successfully in 19 commonwealth countries.

Prospective volunteers should email communitysafety.wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk to register their interest by 12pm on Monday 25 October.

More information about how to stay safe online


Pollinator highway lancingGive bees a chance!

Wildflowers and pollinators are making a comeback in Lancing, where our first ‘Pollinator Highway’ is underway.

It’s a joint project between us, Lancing Parish Council and Adur & Worthing councils and is helping to provide crucial food sources and habitat links for a variety of insects via the roadside verges.

Just as we use highways to move from place to place, pollinators in West Sussex will soon be able to do the same. By increasing the biodiversity of plants and wildflowers alongside the A2025's verges, from the sea to The Downs, bees, moths, butterflies, and other pollinators can thrive.

Pollinator Highways will be managed differently to the county council’s other road verges by:

  • Reducing grass cutting to once per year
  • Collecting grass cuttings to reduce soil fertility and enable wildflowers to compete against dominant grasses
  • Monitoring and tracking biodiversity changes
  • Not using herbicides to control weed growth. Local residents can help by pulling up and disposing of troublesome weeds on the pavement (although, do not remove noxious weeds, or weeds in the gutter or on the road itself- report these problems online via Love West Sussex).

Signage will be installed at intervals along the route and local people will receive a leaflet communicating the plans for the project with the opportunity to feedback.

This is the first of many potential county council Pollinator Highways.

Contact active.communities@westsussex.gov.uk for more details or opportunities for your area.

Read our Pollinator Action Plan


Covid get tested Help keep your communities safe

Covid-19 is still with us, so it's important not to let our guard down and do all we can to stop the spread of coronavirus as we head into winter.

Please help us by reminding your communities to:

  • Test regularly – order or pick up test kits, or have a supervised test at a local pharmacy. Testing info here.
  • Have both doses of the vaccination.
  • Remember hands, face, space, let fresh air in.

You can find the latest local Covid-19 data here.

Vaccination update - Covid-19 vaccinations in schools

Following the Government’s announcement this week, it has been confirmed that all children aged 12-15 years will be offered a dose of the vaccine at their school.

One dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be offered and given by trained NHS staff in the same way vaccines for flu and HPV are administered at school.

The government accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers in expanding the vaccine programme for healthy 12-15 year olds, previously this age group could be vaccinated if they were especially vulnerable to infection or live with someone who is.

Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination and the NHS is due to provide further information for families shortly.

Those aged 16 and 17 are already eligible to get their vaccine and the government says that over half of this age group have come forward for their first dose, with over 4 in 5 UK adults having had both doses.

Information for West Sussex parents and carers will be available on the Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme website.

The Booster Vaccination programme

It was also confirmed that priority groups will be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccine from next week.

The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.

Booster vaccinations will begin next week and the NHS will contact people directly to let them know when it’s their turn to get the booster vaccine. Read more here.

If you still haven’t had your first or second vaccination please book now , call 119 or go along to one of the many local walk-in clinics.

More local information about the pandemic


WSCC logoCritical support to Afghan nationals arriving in the UK

We are providing critical support to Afghan nationals arriving in the UK from Afghanistan.

The county council is committed to supporting the government’s Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy and ‘Operation Warm Welcome’ and is working closely with the district and borough councils to identify suitable properties which can be used to provide long-term accommodation for Afghan families who have arrived in the UK.

Please spread the word within your communities that we also encourage anyone who wishes to help those arriving from Afghanistan to visit our website. Here they can find details of local and national organisations accepting financial and practical donations.

More information about support


young carersVolunteer drivers wanted

Our Young Carers Service is recruiting volunteers to help out one evening a week during school term time by driving a child to a weekly group.

Please spread the word among your local voluntary group contacts and residents.

Email YCFRS.Admin@westsussex.org.uk for more information or to apply (closing date 27 September).

More info about volunteering with young people


Recycling centreRecycling Centres winter opening times

Winter opening hours at all 11 Recycling Centres in West Sussex start on 1 October 2021.

The opening times for centres will be 9am - 4pm until 31 March 2022.

Most sites will continue to open on the same days with the exception of Burgess Hill, Chichester, Worthing, and Crawley which will open for six days a week during the winter months.

Chichester will close on Tuesdays and Burgess Hill, Worthing, and Crawley will close on Thursdays.

Horsham will close on Tuesday and Wednesday each week.

Online pre-booking remains in place for Recycling Centres in Bognor Regis, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing.

Householders who drive a commercial-type vehicle are also being reminded to obtain a free permit before arriving.

The permits are designed to help address congestion at the sites and eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste.

More info on our Recycling Centres


Recover and riseDigital skills training for local businesses

The Recover & Rise training programme started last week. The series is designed to digitally up-skill West Sussex businesses. It consists of over 25 online webinars presented by industry-leading professionals. The programme is free to attend for any small or medium businesses (SMEs) based in West Sussex.

This series is broken down into four sections: Getting Online, Customers & Marketing, Systems & Productivity and Growth & Expansion.

Please spread the word among local businesses in your area.

They can book tickets online for the opportunity to learn how to transform their business, improve their skill set and get access to the latest digital tools, expertise and advice - delivered by experts and West Sussex Digital Champions.


solar panelsSolar Together scheme launched

The second round of the Solar Together Sussex scheme has been launched to help residents reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs by fitting solar panels to their home.

The group buying scheme brings households together to install high quality solar panels and battery systems at a competitive price.

Please pass this information on to as many residents as possible. They can register for free and without obligation.

And if they already have solar panels, they can register to have a battery storage system added so they can get the most out of the clean energy they generate.

To register or find out more information


Keeping in touch

Please share the information in this eNewsletter widely within your communities.

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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Traffic Calming Presentation

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September 2021

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


https://www.dropbox.com/s/6cwinjxcfs87k7y/CHS_Forum2021.pdf?dl=0

Chichester District Council

District Dispatch

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September 2021

District Dispatch

Last week, I mentioned that we were moving forward with a whole range of housing initiatives and promised to use a future district dispatch to update you further.

Over the past year, our Rough Sleeper Outreach Team has been working hard to help people turn their lives around and access specialist support and new opportunities. Working with our local homeless charities — Four Streets, HEART and Stonepillow — the team is working on a number of projects that are having a positive difference on both the individuals concerned and the wider community.

You may remember that last year, we launched our Make Your Change Count campaign, which encourages people to support these charities, rather than give directly to people on the street. I’m pleased to say that this has been having a positive impact. Local charities are reporting an increase in donations, as well as more volunteers keen to help them in their work. By diverting your donations to these important charities, you are enabling them to support new rough sleepers off the street; prevent ex-rough sleepers returning to the street; and, prevent vulnerably housed people becoming homeless. It also means that rough sleepers can access the right help to transform their lives.

We are also delivering a range of initiatives to assist those who need our help the most. This month, we are installing a number of lockers in a discreet location in Chichester for rough sleepers and other vulnerably housed people. This will enable rough sleepers to attend job interviews and other important appointments, without the worry of bringing all of their belongings with them, or leaving them in exposed locations. This will also enable those in insecure accommodation to leave their belongings in a safe place. We have also applied for Government funding as part of the Rough Sleeper initiative and have arrangements in place to accommodate any rise in the number of rough sleepers during the winter months.

I’m also pleased to tell you that we have teamed up with the University of Chichester to offer a resilience course for rough sleepers who have been housed. This aims to help build clients’ confidence and empower them using a range of methods, including team building tasks. The first one will take place this month. Another partnership is with Everyone Active, who has devised a 12-week programme which focuses on personal training and personal wellbeing. It aims to help former rough sleepers who have secured long-term accommodation to improve bother their physical health and their self-confidence.

We’ve also successfully bid for a number of Government grants to support further projects, including a programme which will prevent ex-offenders becoming homeless and provide the support they need to secure settled accommodation. This money has also been used to help Stonepillow recruit four staff and help pay for Hicks House, which Stonepillow opened in July. This has provided an additional six units of accommodation and will offer self-contained flats for rough sleepers on the first stage of their journey to independent living.

Earlier this year, we also started to build our new short stay accommodation for those who are facing homelessness in the district. The first stage is now complete, with three refurbished flats now ready to use in the existing building. The new flats are also coming along really well, with the roof tiles being laid and solar panels installed. All of this work is due to be completed early next year.

Finally, I just want to say a huge thank you to those who work and volunteer for Stonepillow, HEART and The Four Streets Project. The work you all do is incredible and we are very proud to work with you to support the most vulnerable. To find out more about how to support them, please visit:www.chichester.gov.uk/makeyourchangecount

Best wishes

Cllr Eileen Lintill

Leader of Chichester District Council

Goodwood Revival & Members Meeting

Aircraft & Firework Displays

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September 2021

Please find detailed below the aircraft displays and firework displays taking place in September and October.

Goodwood Revival Meeting - Air Displays (World War II aircraft only)

Thursday 16th September 1800 – 1815 Goodwood Park

Thursday 16th September 1815 – 1830 Goodwood Motor Circuit

Friday 17th September 0800 – 0810 Goodwood Motor Circuit

Saturday 18th September 0815 – 0825 Goodwood Motor Circuit

Saturday 18th September 1905 – 1915 Goodwood Motor Circuit

Sunday 19th September 0815 – 0825 Goodwood Motor Circuit

Members Meeting - Fireworks

Saturday 16th October approx. 2100 Goodwood Motor Airfield

House Function – Fireworks

Friday 29th October around 2030/2100 Goodwood House

Goodwood - Revival

Goodwood - Revival

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Goodwood Revival.

16th September 1700Hrs Single Spitfire displaying over parkland to the east of Goodwood House

1800Hrs Single Spitfire displaying over the Aerodrome

17th September 0745Hrs Up to 3 single engine Spitfires/Mustang displaying at the Aerodrome

18th September 0745Hrs Up to 3 single engine Spitfires/Mustang displaying at the Aerodrome

19th September 0745Hrs Up to 3 single engine Spitfires/Mustang displaying at the Aerodrome

Please note that there are no jet aircraft displays at Goodwood Revival. All of the above displays have been approved by the CAA in line with our usual procedures and a maximum display period

is 15 minutes. The only variable here is the weather, so some of the above timings may slip out of necessity.

All of the visiting traffic during the three event days is helicopter only, which arrives and departs on the main runway (RWY14-32) but exceptionally, there may be some helicopter traffic that

arrives on RWY06 and departs from RWY24. Runway 06-24 is closed to fixed wing traffic until the 30th September and RWY10-28 will be closed until later in October. The helicopter parking area

is west of the main runway and in line with our changed procedures from 2019, helicopter ground running will be limited to reduce any noise impact. These procedures worked well in 2019, to

the extent that we had no adverse community comment about ground running noise from helicopters.

Helicopter pleasure flying will operate from an area to the south east/west of the main runway.

The Valley Diary

August 2021

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August 2021

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South Downs National Park

South Downs News

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August 2021

September 2021

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WORK AND PLAY IN YOUR NATIONAL PARK

THIS MONTH:

  • Golden leavesWe embrace the coming autumnand offer tips on how to make the most of the seasonal delights of the South Downs.
  • The beauty of Seven SistersHave you ever wondered what makes this 280 hectares of coastal countryside so special? Find out seven reasonswhy it’s so remarkable.
  • Writing talentFind out the winnersof our short story competition.
  • Tree-mendous!Learn more about the National Park town that has big plans for tree planting.

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

Click here to read a PDF version of South Downs News

Enjoy the magic of the South Downs National Park this autumn season

Tis the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,with cool morning breezes, birds twittering in the skies, golden leaves, and crimson sunsets.

It’s not hard to see why autumn has inspired some of our greatest literary figures, from Keats to Shakespeare.

As we say the long goodbye to summer and enjoy the last of its comforting warmth, September and October are some of the best months of the year to experience the stunning beauty of the South Downs National Park.

It’s also a great time of the year to enjoy taking photographs in the National Park, which stretches for almost 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne and includes some of the UK’s most picturesque hills, valleys, rivers, streams and forests.

Find out more about how to enter the competition and ideas for days out this autumn.

Enter the photo competition and win up to £250

Why is Seven Sisters so special?

We recently took ownership of Seven Sisters Country Park and will be working throughout the autumn and winter on renovations, totalling almost £2m, to improve the visitor facilities.

Here we explore seven reasons why this 280 hectares of stunning coastal countryside is so remarkable!

Young people show off writing talents

Tales of horse-riding adventures, heart-stirring memories of visiting the South Downs and the magnificence of Seven Sisters are among the winning stories in this year’s MADhurst South Downs National Park Children’s Competition.

More than 140 young people from across the region let their imaginations run wild as they wrote intriguing short stories inspired by the South Downs National Park.

The fiction has now been brought vividly to life through the story-telling powers of actor Hugh Bonneville, who read the stories aloud for a film recording at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst.

Find out the winners here.

Rangers on tour! Pop-up events prove popular

People got the chance to speak to rangers and find out more about the National Park as more than 40 pop-up events took place this summer across Hampshire and Sussex.

Well over 3,000 people were chatted to as rangers and staff toured the National Park, setting up information kiosks at dozens of popular sites such as Butser Hill, St Catherine’s Hill, Blackdown, Kingley Vale, Stansted Park, Cissbury Ring, Midhurst Common, The Trundle, Truleigh Hill, Malling Down and Seaford. Learn more.

Community work is truly inspiring!

We’ve had an action-packed summer of outreach work, connecting dozens of families with the wonders of the National Park.

Siân Jones, Families Outreach Officer, gives an update.

Muddy route is transformed

A bridleway in the South Downs has re-opened after extensive work to refurbish the path.

Bridleway 504 in Hampshire was reopened to the local community during an official ceremony over the summer. The makeover will enable horse riders, cyclists, and walkers in the area to benefit from a safe, off-road route. Learn more.

Town tackles climate change with innovative tree planting bid

A “citizen science” project has revealed the tremendous potentialfor more tree planting in one of the National Park’s largest towns.

Last year the charity Petersfield Society organised a community survey of public green spaces in the parish that might have potential for tree planting. A total of 34 citizen science volunteers carried out the survey, which has now been published by the Society in collaboration with Forest Research.

Find out more.

Getting active with Olympic legend for physical and mental health

Olympic champion Sally Gunnellis helping to inspire people to get fit in the great outdoors.

Sally, who was the first female 400 metres hurdler in history to win the Olympic and World titles and break the world record, was filmed at Firle Beacon in the National Park as part of a nationwide campaign to help people with both their physical and mental wellbeing. Find out more.

‘Woolf beautifully captured the sense of freedom of open spaces’

Local writer Dr Heloise Coffey takes a look at one of Britain’s most celebrated and revolutionary authors, who found comfort as well as inspiration in walking the South Downs. Read her fascinating piece here.

Calling all history buffs! Heritage Open Days return

This September offers an amazing chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences.
The annual festival returns from 10 September to 19 September and, as a wellspring for wonderful cultural heritage, the National Park will have plenty of options for a great day-out, with many venues offering free entry on specific dates.
Here are some of the highlights in the South Downs:
Gilbert White’s Brewhouse
Visit Gilbert White's home for free and the venue will also be opening Gilbert White's Brewhouse, built in 1765 by White himself. Meet the brewers, taste the beer and learn more about brewing!
Arundel Museum
Discover the story of Arundel, the town, the castle, the river and its people. The Museum is located opposite the entrance to the castle.
Petworth Heritage Weekend: Town Walking Tours
Discover the unique local heritage of Petworth.
RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve
Visitors can enjoy the woodland trails of Wiggonholt Common and explore the visitor centre. There will be free access to the childrens' play area.
Coromandel Chinese Lacquer Screen at Lamb House, Lewes
In the 18th century, Chinese lacquer screens were used as a type of decorated 'wallpaper' in English Houses. The wall panels in Lamb House may be a unique example of a lost decorative tradition.

There are lots more events to see at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Tales from the river valleys

A series of thought-provoking podcasts have been launched inspired by the beautiful and mysterious rivers of Sussex and Hampshire.

Seven acclaimed writers and poets have teamed up for Full Harvest. This month we share two more of the fascinating audio stories.

River Cuckmere - "Meanderings" by Rosanna Lowe

River Rother - "The Baptism" by Theo Toksvig-Stewart

Things to do in September

Find other events and activities across the National Park and submit your own

  • Come and say hi! We have an information van every day from 10am to 4pm at Exceat, Seven Sisters, offering ideas for days-out and general information about the National Park. The lovely ice-cream kiosk is also next door!
  • Enjoy a “Journey Through Nature” art exhibition from 10 to 12 September in The Old Workshop on the Holt Estate at Upham. The natural history art exhibition shows off the work of Sarah Morrish and will take place from 10am to 4.30pm.
  • Listen to traditional music from yesteryear at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, near Chichester, as musicians play historical melodies at different locations in the landscape.
  • Looking ahead to next month, East Hampshire will be hosting its first ever Nature and Literary Festival from 2 to 10 October. The festival will celebrate local literary greats and their love of the East Hampshire countryside. Follow in the footsteps of author Jane Austen, our first ecologist and naturalist Gilbert White, the wartime poet Edward Thomas and lots more. You can enjoy short guided nature walks, writing and poetry workshops, garden tours, trails and yoga. The full programme of events will be posted here.







SDNP CIL Grant

SDNP CIL Grant

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August 2021

Please see attached document.

West Sussex County Council

Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 consultation

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July 2021

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Councillor

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July 2021

VACANCY FOR COUNCILLOR

PARISH COUNCIL OF SINGLETON AND CHARLTON

1. THERE IS ONE VACANCY ON THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL DUE TO THE RESIGNATION OF CLLR PHILIP AUSTIN.

2. A BY-ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY WILL BE HELD, IF WITHIN 14 DAYS (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holidays) FROM THE DATE BELOW, TEN (10) ELECTORS FOR THE PARISH WARD (in which the vacancy has occurred) OR PARISH (whichever applies) GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO REQUEST THAT THE VACANCY BE FILLED BY ELECTION TO THE RETURNING OFFICER, CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL, EAST PALLANT HOUSE, 1 EAST PALLANT, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO19 1TY (Telephone 01243 785166).

3. THE NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN IN WRITING OR ON A FORM OBTAINABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE RETURNING OFFICER AND MUST INCLUDE THE ELECTORAL NUMBERS OF ALL ELECTORS REQUESTING THE FILLING OF THE VACANCY BY THE ELECTION PROCESS.

4. IF NO SUCH NOTICE IS GIVEN WITHIN THE TIME ALLOWED, THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL FILL THE VACANCY BY CO-OPTION.

DATED: 15/07/2021 SIGNED:

Clerk to the Parish Council

ADDRESS: Riverside, Singleton, PO18 0HA

Chichester District Council

Covid Vacination Update

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July 2021

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15 July 2021

Issued by the Communications Teampublicrelations@chichester.gov.uk

www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.twitter.com/ChichesterDC

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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: https:www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/coronavirus-how-to-stay-safe-and-help-prevent-the-spread#keeping-yourself-and-others-safe

Regular testing can identify Covid-19 where symptoms are not present and can help you protect yourself and others. You can visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communitytesting or https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests 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: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19or 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:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/councilservicestatus.

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: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination 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: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme — 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: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/helpwithfinances, 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 benefits@chichester.gov.uk

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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-eu-settlement-scheme-guidance-for-applicants. 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: https://www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme. 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: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/covid19communityhub

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: http://www.chichester.gov.uk/textileandelectricalrecycling, 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: http://www.podback.org, where you can also sign up if you are eligible, and to find out more about this service, visit: http://www.chichester.gov.uk/podback

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:http://www.chichester.gov.uk/treescheme

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:https://www.chichester.gov.uk/whatson

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:https://wellbalancedprogramme.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call: 01444 657099 or email:info@wellbalancedprogramme.co.uk

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: https://census.gov.uk/about-the-census/about-the-census-quality-survey/

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 to:report@phishing.gov.uk. More information can be found here: https://www.census.gov.uk/your-data-and-security/how-we-will-contact-or-visit-you


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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do. 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:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quarantine-free-travel-to-resume-on-19-july-for-fully-vaccinated-passengers-returning-from-amber-list-countries. 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-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:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19. 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.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/events-and-attractions


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:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/latest-react-1-study-findings-show-covid-19-infection-rates-three-times-lower-for-double-vaccinated-people

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:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-vaccines-highly-effective-in-clinical-risk-groups

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:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asymptomatic-testing-backed-by-new-research-studies. 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/weekly-national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports-published. Updates on the number of cases of variants of concern are also published weekly and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-variants-identified-in-uk.

The 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-boost-support-for-northern-ireland-agri-food-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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· 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

05

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

30

January 2021

Have your say on your local Whole Estate Plan

LUC (Land Use Consultants -https://landuse.co.uk) 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:

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/planning-policy/whole-estate-plans/

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SDNPA_WholeEstatePlan_Evaluation

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

Verity Roberts

Principal Landscape Manager, LUC

Verity.Roberts@landuse.co.uk

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

Singleton and Charlton Parish Council

Guidance for protecting your property with CCTV

24

July 2020