Latest news and events from across the Chichester District - Initiatives Newsletter
The Valley Diary - August 2022
Please see file attached.
Chichester District Council - District Dispatch
Now that the summer holidays have officially started, you may be looking for activities to keep your children or grandchildren entertained. Our Novium Museum is running a variety of events and activities, from summer art workshops through to a family geology day. All of the events available are listed at:www.thenovium.org/whatson The museum also has a number of fascinating exhibitions to visit this summer, including ‘The Art of Chichester: 60 Years of Creativity’; ‘200 years of Chichester’s Canal’; and ‘The Novium Museum at 10.’ Admission to the museum is free. For further ideas, it is worth visiting our events calendar atwww.chichester.gov.uk/whatson which includes events from across the district. And don’t forget to refer to our ‘What’s On’ pages in our magazine ‘initiatives’, which has recently been delivered to all households.
While on the subject of summer, we are encouraging you to look out for vulnerable friends and family during the hot weather. During the recent heat wave, our local health services saw a significant increase in older people who were very dehydrated and needed urgent kidney care. This is why it is really important to encourage family members to take steps to stay cool and drink plenty of water. For further advice, please visit:www.nhs.uk/Live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/
I’m also pleased to tell you that we have agreed to fund a new holistic service to help residents who are struggling with the cost of living. The new service will be delivered by a specialist team of trained advisors who will be able to extensively support people with a range of issues. The team will help people access support through the council, such as financial help to pay bills, help with housing, and health and wellbeing support. The service will also help people access help from partner organisations, such as Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice; Arun and Chichester Food Partnership; and, the Community Hub, for debt and energy advice, food support and employment. This service will be launched later this year. We know how difficult it is for people at the moment and so a top priority for us is to make sure that people can easily access the support that is available to them.
We are also busy working on our ‘Supporting You’ campaign, which will be launched in September, in partnership with the Observer Series. The campaign aims to highlight the range of support available from both the council and its partner organisations. We have already created a ‘Supporting You’ leaflet which you can find on our help with finances web page at:www.chichester.gov.uk/helpwithfinances which I know many people have already found very useful. I would also encourage you to sign up for our initiatives+ email newsletter atwww.chichester.gov.uk/newsalerts which highlights the latest news and updates and is issued monthly. We are also signposting people to the support that is available on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Next Door and LinkedIn.
We are also more than aware of the continued support that is needed for those who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. Councillors agreed last week to passport government funding from the Homes for Ukraine scheme to Voluntary Action Arun Chichester and Sanctuary in Chichester, to strengthen the support offered to Ukrainian guests who are living in the district. This funding will enable these voluntary organisations to further develop their response to those living in the district who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. I know how welcoming and supportive our communities have been to Ukrainian guests and I would like to thank all of those who have played their part and gone above and beyond to help those who need support.
Have a wonderful summer.
Cllr Eileen Lintill
Leader of Chichester District Council
West Sussex County Council - Update for July
Singleton and Charlton Parish Council - Community Highways Scheme
Community Highways Scheme (CHS)
Singleton and Charlton Parish Council hav now agreed on a draft proposal to be submitted to WSCC. The next stage is that the document will be reviewed by WSCC highways engineers, the proposal will be scored against the CHS Assessment scorecard. At this stage this document contains the Parish Council's suggestions, based on feedback from the Village Forum and the Questionnaire circulated to all parishioners. A copy of the proposal is attached. The proposal contains the following sections:
1. Executive summary
Why Singleton and Charlton needs a Community
An outline of the history of road evolution within the parish and why this presents us with a unique problem.
The traffic calming virtuous circle:
A brief look at how the various elements of traffic calming link together to create a scheme in which each element enhances the effectiveness of the others.
4. Overview of locations within Singleton
What is a ‘Courtesy Crossing’?
There is no official definition, so we explore the extent to which courtesy is necessary at all crossings that don’t have traffic lights.
Removal of ‘fast road’ markings and signage:
If a road looks like a fast road, drivers will drive faster; replace the visual appearance of a fast road with that of a village street and they slow down. We look at how this principle can be put to good use within our parish.
20mph speed limits:
Local government policy is now to encourage 20mph limits in residential streets; it certainly makes sense in ours. But we also explain why having 20mph between Cobblers Corner and the cricket pitch entrance would transform road safety along that stretch, while only adding around 3 seconds to journey time.
As well as courtesy crossings at the museum entrance and the junction, we make our case for altering the shape of the junction and reducing the speed limit to 30mph.
Centurion Way / Cricket Pitch crossing:
Plans for a courtesy crossing slightly south of the entrance, to enhance safety for players/visitors at the cricket club, walkers and local residents.
Carefully thought out plans to reconfigure the entire bus stop, with a courtesy crossing, to create safer access to the northbound side.
The Victorian heart of Singleton, we set out how making this look more like the junction it used to be and less like a bend, will calm the traffic heading north/south and east/west.
Midhurst Road – Budd’s Hill:
We outline plans to slow traffic as it arrives from the north and provide a courtesy crossing for walkers and residents approaching the village centre from the north/west.
Our plans to create parking spaces for parents to safely drop off and pick up directly outside the school, extend the layby and add a courtesy crossing for those arriving from the south side.
In line with local responses to the survey, the proposals are simple: reducing speed limits and village gateways.
Appendix 1. Community Traffic Survey:
A detailed summary of the results of the 2021 survey.
Appendix 2. Improvement Scheme Priority Assessment Scorecard:
The scorecard used by Highways and the Local Authority to assess the value for money of any proposed scheme; we believe that we should score highly.
Appendix 3. A brief History of the development of Singleton and its roads:
A more detailed explanation of our road history, based on information provided by local historian Richard Pailthorpe.
The proposal is a long read, but it brings together all the elements of a comprehensive scheme that we believe will calm the traffic through our villages and dramatically improve safety for non-motorists.
The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor - Sussex Martyr Productions
Sussex Martyr Productions will be filming scenes for the above production in Singleton and Charlton during week commencing 22nd August 2022 for three days and will likely be returning for another two or three days between mid October and early December 2022.
Please see attachments for information on filming and if you are interested in applying to become an extra in the filming or a marshall a form is attached.
West Sussex County Council - Summer Special
14 July 2022
Your Town and Parish Council News July 2022
Eroica Cycling Event to be held at Goodwood Race Course on 6th & 7th August 2022 - Cancelled
This event is cancelled.
See Attached Document for detailed information.
Local Plan Review Newsletter
South Downs News - July 2022
Festvial of Speed - Air & Firework Display
Good morning, I hope you are all well.. We now have the confirmation of air display timings for the Festival of Speed….
Thurs Red Arrows 1230L
Fri Red Arrows 1615L
Sat Blades 1240L
Sun Red Arrows 1240L
The times above are the start time for each display. The airspace around Goodwood will be closed to all other air traffic for 15 minutes
prior to the display start time, and for 20 minutes from the display start time to allow the display to complete and the aircraft involved
to depart from our airspace.
Firework start times below…..
Wednesday 22nd 2230
Thursday 23rd 1320 and 2230
Friday 24th 1215
Saturday 25th 1205 and 2230-2300
Sunday 26th 1210
And re the FOS air display notification I sent out on Saturday, please note that the Red Arrows displays will be a ‘full’ display, so 30 minutes in length.
AIR RACE World Championship 2022 - 2nd-4th September 2022 - CANCELLED
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
Singleton and Charlton Parish Council - Playground Project