Lavant Parish Council

Welcome

Lavant is a rural parish with an electorate of approximately 1347 in 750 households and at present a precept of £27,420. The parish is just north of Chichester on either side of the A286 Midhurst Road.

 

Further details about the village can be found in the Lavant Neighbourhood Plan

The community is a vibrant one served well by its pubs, restaurants, schools, churches and village hall. The closeness of Goodwood adds to the activities in the parish.

 

Lavant is to be found in a beautiful part of West Sussex and yet is within easy reach of major urban centres on the coast from Brighton to Southampton. The close proximity of Chichester means access to both mainline trains and buses with direct links to Gatwick Airport and London, Brighton and Portsmouth and also across country to the West, the Midlands and the North.

 

Parishioners can, of course, use the varied commercial, leisure and entertainment facilities of Chichester with ease. The coast is also very close at Bosham and the Chichester Harbour area, the Witterings, Selsey and Bognor Regis.

 

 

NOTICE OF PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

NOTICE OF ELECTION

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

2 MAY 2019

 

1. Elections are to be held of Councillors for the Parishes and Parish Wards named below:-

 

 

Parish or Ward Number of Councillors to be elected

Person from whom Nomination Papers can be obtained

BIRDHAM 9 David Siggs, 28 Langdale Avenue, Chichester, PO19 8JQ

BOSHAM 11 Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

BOXGROVE 9 Imogen Whittaker, 2 McAdam Close, Hambrook, PO18 8FG

CHIDHAM AND HAMBROOK 10 Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

COMPTON 7 John Popplewell, 1 School Lane, Compton, PO18 9EZ

DONNINGTON 9 John Ridd, The White House, 38 Grovesnor Road, Chichester PO19 8RX Tel - 01243 783928

EARNLEY 5 Lousie Chater, 1 Charlmead, East Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8DN

EAST DEAN 7 Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

EAST WITTERING AND BRACKLESHAM 11 Sam Tate, East Wittering & Bracklesham Parish Council, Bracklesham Barn, Beech Avenue, Bracklesham Bay, PO20 8HU

FISHBOURNE 9 Lucy Wright, The Parish Office, The Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, PO18 8BE

FUNTINGTON 13 Pippa Jacobs, Funtington Parish Council, clerk@funtingtonpc.org Mobile - 07938640665

HUNSTON 7 Carol Smith, 6 Locksash Close, West Wittering, PO20 8QP

LAVANT 9 Imogen Whittaker, 2 McAdam Close, Hambrook, PO18 8FG

NORTH MUNDHAM 9 Louise Chater, 1 Charlmead, East Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8DN

OVING 9 Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

SELSEY

North Ward

South Ward

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Rebecca White, Selsey Town Council, 55 High Street, Selsey, PO20 9AT

SIDLESHAM 9 Tessa MacIntyre, 3 Hollybank Lane, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 7UD

SINGLETON 9 Vivien Nuttall, Riverside, Singleton, PO18 0HA

SOUTHBOURNE 13 Bob Hayes, 6 Westview Cottages, South Lane, Southbourne, PO10 8PS rhayes@chichester.gov.uk Call to arrange collection 07717 811345/01243 371388

STOUGHTON 9 Fiona Baker, Watergate Barn, West Marden, Chichester, PO18 9EQ

TANGMERE 10 Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

WESTBOURNE 9 Clare Kennett, 53 Skylark Avenue, Emsworth, PO10 7GB

WEST DEAN 9 Stephen Corbett, 110 West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QX

WESTHAMPNETT 9 Linda Lanham, Oak Tree Cottage, Claypit Lane, Westhampnett, PO18 0NU

WEST ITCHENOR 7 Carol Smith, 6 Locksash Close, West Wittering, PO20 8QP

WEST WITTERING 9 Joanne Brown Parish Clerk. Tel - 01243 582667

 

2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the Elections Office at East Pallant House, Chichester, and must be delivered there on any day after the date of this notice but not later than 4PM on Wednesday, 3 APRIL 2019. They may also be obtained from the person named above.

 

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019.

 

4. The last date for receipt of any requests for changes to permanent postal or postal proxy votes or for new postal vote applications to be effective for this election is 5 pm on Monday, 15 APRIL 2019. Any new applications for proxy votes or changes to existing proxy votes must reach the Returning Officer at East Pallant House, East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 APRIL 2019 to be effective for this election.

 

5. The last date and time for the receipt of an unforeseen medical emergency proxy vote is 5 pm on THURSDAY,

2 MAY 2019.

Diane Shepherd

Dated 19 March 2019 RETURNING OFFICER

 

Printed and Published by the Returning Officer, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, East Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TY

 

NOTICE OF DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL

2 MAY 2019

1 Elections are to be held of Councillors for the following Wards :-

 

Ward Number of Councillors to be elected

CHICHESTER CENTRAL 1

CHICHESTER EAST 2

CHICHESTER NORTH 2

CHICHESTER SOUTH 2

CHICHESTER WEST 2

EASEBOURNE (Parishes of Easebourne, Heyshott and Lodsworth) 1

FERNHURST (Parishes of Fernhurst, Lurgashall, Linch, Linchmere and Milland) 2

FITTLEWORTH (Parishes of Barlavington, Bignor, Bury, Duncton, East Lavington, Fittleworth, Graffham, Stopham and Sutton) 1

GOODWOOD (Parishes of Boxgrove, Eartham, East Dean, Singleton, Upwaltham, West Dean and Westhampnett) 1

HARBOUR VILLAGES (Parishes of Appledram, Bosham, Chidham, Donnington and Fishbourne) 3

HARTING (Parishes of Elsted & Treyford, Harting, Nyewood, Rogate and Trotton) 1

LAVANT (Parishes of Funtington and Lavant) 1

LOXWOOD (Parishes of Ebernoe, Kirdford, Loxwood, Northchapel, Plaistow & Ifold and Wisborough Green) 2

MIDHURST (Parishes of Bepton, Cocking, Midhurst, Stedham with Iping (Iping Ward), Stedham with Iping (Stedham Ward), West Lavington and Woolbedding with Redford) 2

NORTH MUNDHAM AND TANGMERE (Parishes of Hunston, Tangmere, North Mundham and Oving) 2

PETWORTH (Parishes of Petworth and Tillington) 1

SELSEY SOUTH (Parish of Selsey South Ward) 2

SIDDLESHAM WITH SELSEY NORTH (Parishes of Siddlesham and Selsey North Ward) 2

SOUTHBOURNE (Parish of Southbourne) 2

THE WITTERINGS (Parishes of Birdham, Earnley, East Wittering, Itchenor and West Wittering) 3

WESTBOURNE (Parishes of Compton, Marden, Stoughton and Westbourne) 1

 

 

2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the Elections Office at East Pallant House, Chichester, and must be delivered there on any day after the date of this notice but not later than 4PM on Wednesday, 3 APRIL 2019.

 

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019.

 

4. The last date for receipt of any requests for changes to permanent postal or postal proxy votes or for new postal vote applications to be effective for this election is 5 pm on MONDAY, 15 APRIL 2019. Any new applications for proxy votes or changes to existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at East Pallant House, East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY by 5pm on WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL 2019 to be effective for this election.

 

5. The last date and time for the receipt of an unforeseen medical emergency proxy vote is 5 pm on THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019.

Diane Shepherd

Dated 19 March 2019 RETURNING OFFICER

 

Printed and Published by the Returning Officer, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, East Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TY

 

 

2019 Election Year for Parish Councillors

 

Are you passionate about your village?

Are you concerned about your local area?

Do you want to represent the views and interests of local residents?

Do you want to help the vulnerable people in your community?

Do you want to improve the quality of life and the local environment in your village?

Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise to the community?

Are you passionate about services provided to your community?

 

If yes then you can stand for election as a Parish Councillor in May 2019.

 

All the current Parish councillors will retire from office in May 2019. ANY person who has resided in or worked full-time in the area of Lavant (or within 3 miles of it) for the preceding 12 months (ie from April 2018) can stand for election to the Parish Council.

 

What does a Parish Councillor do?

So many things! Parish councillors are the ears, eyes and mouths of their residents. They listen to their residents and present their views to the council and work together to find solutions and innovations; either by working together within the village or by petitioning for action outside the community at District or County level. They are also responsible for the more mundane but necessary tasks of supplying litter bins; street lighting in certain areas; cutting back overgrown hedgerows and controlling the flooding in the village. They can also provide leisure activities for the young and social interaction for the excluded.

 

If you think you might be interested please contact the Parish Clerk to find out , (or pop into St Nick's church on a Monday or Wednesday morning to talk to the clerk).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

 

27/02/2019 - Council leaders agree investment to upgrade CCTV cameras in Chichester city centre

 

A project to update certain CCTV cameras in Chichester is being recommended by leading councillors.

 

Chichester District Council's Cabinet has agreed to recommend that the council invest £165,000 in upgrading a number of original city centre cameras, including reinstating two cameras in Avenue de Chartres.

 

The upgrade will significantly improve the quality of surveillance footage captured in order to protect residents, visitors and businesses.

 

 

 

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At its meeting on Tuesday 5 February, Cabinet agreed that the best approach would be to replace all the nominated cameras together as part of one project. This would be more economical and for consistency, to ensure that all the cameras are of the same technical specification.

 

The project will involve replacing 11 cameras plus re-installing a camera at the top of the multi storey car park and another at the Westgate Roundabout. The cameras involved have been chosen because they are old and are located on-street so critical for public safety and security.

 

"Updating the CCTV system in Chichester city is long overdue so I am extremely pleased the project will be starting this year," explains Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council. "We first introduced CCTV in 1996 and it has made a real difference to community safety. Since then the technology has moved swiftly, so we need to ensure that the system is up-to-date and fit for the future, so that we can continue to keep people in the city safe.

 

"Our Avenue de Chartres car park already has the Safer Parking Award but the extra camera there will help enhance and improve safety even further. The award is given by the British Parking Association (BPA) following inspections from the BPA and police. This ensures that the car park is a safe environment and that active measures are being taken to ensure this continues. Our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) also regularly patrol this car park to provide assistance to members of the public.

 

 

"The CCTV team do an excellent job monitoring the footage and play a key role in helping our local police resolve and prevent crime. In addition, chiBAC (Chichester Businesses Against Crime) make great use of the system, and it is hoped that the upgrade will increase the number of incidents which are resolved."

 

 

Full Council will make the final decision on whether to release the money at their meeting on 22 February.

 

If approved, work on replacing the cameras will start this April and it is hoped the project will be completed by the end of March 2020.

 

27/02/2019 - Courts begin sitting at Chichester District Council offices

 

Local residents will continue to have access to justice now that rooms at Chichester District Council are being used for court sittings.

 

The council has agreed to provide a space to hold civil and family hearings after the closure of the Chichester Combined Courts following a shake-up of provision by the Ministry of Justice.

 

A pilot for the service took place last July which proved successful, and now Chichester District Council has offered space in its committee rooms for up to 50 Fridays per year. The first official sitting took place on Friday 4 January.

 

 

 

 

 

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The types of cases being heard are non-criminal and those that are considered to be lowest risk, including small claims and possession cases.

 

 

 

Leader of Chichester District Council, Councillor Tony Dignum, said: "Last year's trial went extremely well and so we are very pleased to be able to offer this provision and support to the Ministry of Justice. We have worked very closely with HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to create a solution that helps keep on-going court provision in the city, and ensures that residents continue to have local access to justice when they need it. The arrangement will also save the taxpayer money by providing better use of government buildings."

 

 

 

John Miller, HMCTS Estates Reform Lead South East Region, says: "We are delighted that hearings are now taking place at Chichester District Council offices, this is great news for local court users and their continued access to justice.

 

 

 

"Initial feedback has been positive and I'd like to thank the council for their support in making this happen."

 

04/02/2019 - Bus loads of sugar removed from county's school dinners!

 

School dinners across West Sussex now contain 2.5kg less sugar per child a year than they did just four years ago - and the proof is not just in the pudding.

 

The latest menu for children to choose from now includes just 5g of sugar a day on average, down 73% on meals served up in 2014 when the average school dinner contained 18.5g of sugar.

 

West Sussex County Council's Catering Services Team has been working closely with Public Health specialists since the end of 2014 in a targeted effort to reduce the amount of sugar in primary school meals.

 

The West Sussex Sugar Reduction Programme has been run at no extra cost in collaboration with Chartwells, the county council's main primary school meals provider. In total, the amount of sugar that has been removed from meals over a school year is the equivalent weight of more than five double decker buses.

 

But crucially, the toughest critics - a team of pupil taste testers - have given the healthier meals the thumbs up, proving that there's no need to compromise on taste and meal enjoyment when shelving the sugar.

 

 

 

 

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Around 30,000 meals a day are served up in schools right across the county to children from Reception age up to Year 6. This was seen to be a great opportunity to make some small changes to meals that could yield large health gains for West Sussex children.

 

Menus were re-engineered, new recipes were developed, and portion sizes were revised, allowing changes to be made without compromising on food choices, and crucially maintaining the requirements of the School Food Plan Standards.

 

The reduction comes as Public Health England release startling new figures showing that children across the country are eating twice as much sugar as they should be.

 

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, said: "We all know that eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain and related health and dental problems. Ensuring our school dinners are low in sugar is an easy way to make sure our children are getting the right balance they need. For some children, their school dinner is their main meal of the day, so it is vital that it is nutritious.

 

"I am very proud that we have been able to go the extra mile to ensure our school meals remain nourishing, without compromising on taste."

 

 

Picture shows year 6 pupil Ralph with 2.5kg of sugar - the equivalent amount removed form his annual school dinners.

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- Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, that's more than double the recommended guidelines.

- That's 8 sugar cubes too many each day, 56 too many each week and around 2,800 too many every year. That's equivalent to 312 cans of sugary cola each year or 469 higher-sugar yoghurts or 562 chocolate bars.

- Too much sugar is bad for children's health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can't see. This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, which people are getting younger than ever before, and heart disease and some cancers.

- Too much sugar can also cause painful tooth decay and every 10 minutes, a child (in England) has a tooth removed in hospital.

- Sugary drinks, confectionery, biscuits, cakes, desserts, higher-sugar breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts are all contributing to too much sugar in our children's diets.

- How much is too much? The maximum daily amounts of added sugar are:

4-6 years: 5 cubes (19 grams)

7-10 years: - 6 cubes (24 grams)

11+ years: - 7 cubes (30 grams)

 

More information can be found on the Change4Life website.

Forthcoming Events

 

30/01/2019 - Chichester District emotional wellbeing project rolled out in secondary schools

 

Local teenagers will benefit from a wellbeing project which teaches them skills to look after their emotional and mental health, thanks to the support of local company, Natures Way Foods.

 

Since October 2017, Natures Way Foods has been working with Chichester District Council's Youth Engagement team to deliver the successful Five Ways to Wellbeing project in local primary schools. This year the project is being offered to secondary school pupils for the first time.

 

The growth of the project follows a successful pilot with a group of young carers of the same age group, which took place last year. All of the young people who took part reported that they learnt new strategies they can use in their daily lives.

 

The project asks young people to focus on five positive actions they can incorporate into their daily lives as individuals and also as part of their communities.

 

The five actions are:

 

Connect

: encouraging children to strengthen and broaden their range of relationships and social networks. It encourages them to spend time with their friends and family whilst staying safe on the internet.

Be active

: stresses that being active is for people of all ages and does not need to be intense physical activity, you just need to raise your heartbeat and have fun.

h4>Keep learning: learning can be taken out of the classroom, skills and ideas can be learnt everywhere.

Take notice

: asks children to take time to stop, become aware of their surroundings and listen to their thoughts and feelings about them.

Give

: focuses on how giving and receiving acts of kindness, whether small or large, can make people feel happier and more satisfied about life.

 

The workshops are fun, but also a thought provoking way to build confidence, improve positivity and self-esteem. Activities such as brain aerobics help improve memory, further brain function, and concentration. Songs and dances improve co-ordination, team-work, and powerful relaxation. The sessions also touch on internet safety and include a snack and chat session to explore healthy new tastes.

 

The project has been running for three years in the district's primary schools and so far has reached more than 1,100 children across 16 schools.

 

 

 

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"We are so pleased with the great results of this programme and the positive impact it's having on young people's lives," says Stephanie Jones, Business Insight and Communications Manager at Natures Way Foods. "When we first partnered with the CDC Five Ways to Wellbeing team we talked about expanding to the local secondary schools and it's great to see that this is happening."

 

 

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council says: "I am very pleased that we are continuing to work with Natures Way Foods on this important project and that we are now able to offer it to older children in the district. Five Ways to Wellbeing shows children some essential ways to help them look after their emotional wellbeing both now and as they progress in their lives. Today's young people experience a variety of pressure, more than ever before, and as a society we are much more aware of how this affects our young people's wellbeing. Five Ways is about helping children learn how to approach life in general so that they can keep well."

 

04/02/2019 - Are you passionate about your countryside? Will you help?

 

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