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.

 

Lavant Fete and Fun Dog Show - Saturday 15th June 2019 at 2pm

 

Susan, Duchess of Richmond will open the Fete at 2pm.

 

Come and enjoy the fun of this traditional Village Fete on the village green in Lavant - bouncy castle; beer and pimms tent; BBQ;circus skills; Winnie the Witch; raffle; pony parlour; Maypole dancing; tea and cake; ice creams; local groups and lots of stalls and games.

Fun Dog Show - most handsome dog; prettiest bitch; best rescue; waggiest tail; dog/bitch most like its owner; dog/bitch judge would most like to take home.

 

 

Items needed please: cakes - books- plants- bric-a-brac- tombola prizes - raffle prizes. All can be brought to the hall on Friday 14th June 4-6pm or if collection required please contact 527894 or 527489

Evening Music at Goodwood Events* Early Warning Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation - Pook Lane / Selhurst Park Road / Kennel Hill, Goodwood

Road Name: Pook Lane

 

Closed between junction Fordwater Road and Kennel Hill Road

Reason for TTRO

 

To manage the safe egress of pedestrians from Goodwood Racecourse

 

Proposed start date/Time

 

Date: 07/06/2019

14/06/2019

21/06/2019

 

Time: 12:00

 

Proposed End date/Time

 

Date: 08/06/2019

15/06/2019

22/06/2019

 

Time: 01:00

 

The restriction will be effective

 

Day-time only from 12:00 to 01:00

 

Diversion route (if applicable)

 

Fordwater Road, New Road, Kennel Hill Road and vice versa

 

Access arrangements

 

Pedestrian, residential and emergency access will be maintained

 

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

 

Road Closures and Speed restrictions

 

New Road, Kennel Hill, Strettington Lane, Claypit Lane, Pook Lane & Lower Road

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

From 29th June until 10th July 2019

 

The restriction will be effective

 

Speed restrictions:

 

24hrs a day from 29/06/2019 at 00:01 until 10/07/2019 at 12:00

 

Road closures:

 

Daily between 06:00-21:00 from 04/07/2019 to 07/07/2019

 

Access arrangements

 

Pedestrian, residential and emergency access will be maintained

 

The application is currently being processed and you will be advised further when details are confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

 

11/06/2019 - Keep up-to-date with the latest on-line safety resources to protect you and your family

 

Keep up to date with the latest online safety advice by signing up to our free Staying Safe Online E-Newsletter. This will share helpful tips, information, upcoming events, training and news each month to help you and your family stay safe. To sign up visit https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKWSCC/subscriber/new and register or login to your account and tick 'Staying Safe Online' to subscribe.

 

For regular top tips about online safety, start following us on Twitter @WSxSafeOnline or visit our webpage https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/staying-safe-online

 

27/05/2019 - Chichester District residents encouraged to record local wildlife sightings on new app

 

Residents and visitors of Chichester District are being encouraged to help provide vital information on local wildlife in the area by reporting sightings through a dedicated phone app and website.

 

Chichester District is home to a wide range of wildlife that lives across a variety of habitats including flower-rich meadows, ancient wooded areas, coastal sand dunes and shingle.

 

National data has shown that wildlife numbers are in decline. In order to understand where wildlife lives in Chichester District and how this changes over time, residents are being asked to report sightings of wildlife in their gardens, or out and about in the district.

 

It's easy to report any sightings of wildlife by visiting www.brc.ac.uk/irecord, or by downloading the iRecord app on to a smartphone. Records entered into the iRecord website are freely available to the public, so they can be used locally, and nationally. More information on using the website or app can be found by visiting www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/how-do-i, or by downloading the iRecord app on to a smartphone. Records entered into the iRecord website are freely available to the public, so they can be used locally, and nationally. More information on using the website or app can be found by visiting www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/how-do-i

 

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It's easy to report any sightings of wildlife by visiting www.brc.ac.uk/irecord, or by downloading the iRecord app on to a smartphone. Records entered into the iRecord website are freely available to the public, so they can be used locally, and nationally. More information on using the website or app can be found by visiting www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/how-do-i

 

Data submitted using iRecord is one of many sources of data used by Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre to provide biodiversity data and information services to organisations across Sussex, including Chichester District Council. For more information on accessing local biodiversity data, please visit www.sxbrc.org.uk.

 

 

Alison Stevens, Divisional Manager for Environmental Protection: "Using the iRecord app or website is really easy, and therefore we hope as many people as possible can get involved in helping to record any sightings of wildlife in the district.

 

 

"Whether you spot a hedgehog in your garden or a water vole whilst you're out on a walk, recording the sighting will help us to understand the state of nature in our district.

 

"Protecting wildlife for future generations is extremely important to us, and any information gathered can be used to help us understand what steps we need to take to do this."

 

27/05/2019 - Process underway to find development partner for major Chichester regeneration project

 

The hunt is now on to find a development partner for Chichester's major Southern Gateway regeneration project.

 

Chichester District Council is inviting developers to submit their ideas to the council over the next six months. Developers will need to ensure their ideas are in keeping with the adopted Southern Gateway Masterplan approved in 2017, and the more detailed Development Brief. The brief was developed with involvement from Chichester District Council's partners West Sussex County Council, Homes England, plus other city stakeholders including Chichester City Council and Chichester BID (Business Improvement District). The document outlines all the objectives which developers will need to meet as part of the process.

 

"We are delighted to be able to formally announce this important stage," explains Paul Over, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director at Chichester District Council. "Over the past year, we have carried out two 'soft market tests' to gauge possible reaction, and we know that there is strong interest in the project from developers and we are looking forward to seeing how the market responds to the opportunity over the coming months. This is a landmark project for Chichester and the development partner will be absolutely key in helping make it a reality."

 

The Southern Gateway aims to stimulate economic growth and create new, better paid jobs by transforming this largely brownfield area. The 30-acre site will be turned into a vibrant and attractive new quarter featuring an estimated:

 

365 new homes;

20,600 square metres of new commercial space including business and retail space and leisure and tourism facilities;

improved transport links and a focus on cycling, walking and public transport; plus,

public space enhancements and landscaping.

 

 

 

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The Southern Gateway is predicted to create more than 1,400 jobs and protect at least 200 existing jobs, as well as improve air quality in the centre of the city.

 

 

 

Last year, the project received £5 million of funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and Coast to Capital. It is also being promoted by the Department of International Trade as part of its overseas programme.

 

 

 

The Southern Gateway is a key project in the Chichester Vision, which aims to boost economic growth in Chichester City Centre. The aim is to help Chichester attract inward investment and stimulate economic growth by making the most of its heritage and culture, while also adapting to better meet the needs of residents, workers, visitors, and students. Priorities are to reduce traffic, support independent businesses and create a more diverse evening culture.

 

 

 

The project is also part of the One Public Estate West Sussex programme, which aims to reduce revenue costs, improve public services and release land for housing and economic growth.

 

 

 

Chichester District Council anticipates announcing its selection in November 2019.

 

 

 

Following this, the next stage then will be for the development partner to present their ideas and show them to the public.

 

 

 

People can keep up to date on the project by visiting www.chichester.gov.uk/southerngateway.

 

 

 

Interested developers can view the full list of tender documents via the council's portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/Home

 

 

 

20/05/2019 - Residents encouraged to have their say on events in the Chichester District

 

People are being asked to give their views on which events they would like to see in the Chichester District as part of public consultation which goes live on Monday 27 May.

 

Chichester District Council is currently developing a new events strategy, which aims to provide a year round programme of events to entertain, educate and inspire residents and visitors across the district. To help shape this work, the council will be asking residents and businesses to say what events they would like to see in the district by taking part in a short survey.

 

The consultation starts on Monday 27 May and the deadline for responding is midnight on 29 July 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

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People can give their views online at www.chichester.gov.uk/letstalkevents. There is also a list of frequently asked questions to help put the survey into context and explain some of the terms used. Residents can request a paper copy of the questionnaire by emailing letstalk@chichester.gov.uk

 

Questions include: how people feel about the number of events currently held in the district, what would encourage them to attend a particular event, and when and where people would like to see more events.

 

"We're delighted to have recently employed an Events Officer to shape and manage a new events strategy for the district, and we're really keen to find out what our residents and businesses want to see," says Laurence Foord, Divisional Manager for Communications, Licensing and Events at Chichester District Council. "The Chichester Vision has identified that developing an events programme could bring significant benefits to the city, its residents, businesses and visitors, as well as the district as a whole."

 

People who would like to get involved with more consultations and surveys in the future can also join Chichester District Council's Let's Talk Panel. By signing up, they will be automatically notified of any consultations by email, and can decide whether or not they want to take part. People can join by visiting www.chichester.gov.uk/letstalkpanel

 

HELP TO CLAIM UNIVERSAL CREDIT

 

Through Help to Claim at Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice we can provide people with advice on how to apply for Universal Credit and support them through the application process. The support provided will vary depending on individual need, but might include things such as: helping someone gather evidence of their housing or childcare costs; ensuring people know that Alternative Payment Arrangements are available; and offering advice on what to expect at a work coach appointment and how to prepare for it.

 

Locally the service is available in all three of our Centres - Bognor Regis, Chichester and Littlehampton between 10am and 4.30pm.

In addition to this full support is available through our free phone line and web chat from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday -

Phone: 0800 144 8 444

Web chat: citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim

Forthcoming Events

 

03/06/2019 - LAVANT VILLAGE FETE and FUN DOG SHOW 15th June 2019 at 2pm

 

Susan, Duchess of Richmond will open the Fete at 2pm.

Come and enjoy the fun of this traditional Village Fete on the village green in Lavant - bouncy castle; beer and pimms tent; BBQ;circus skills; Winnie the Witch; raffle; pony parlour; Maypole dancing; tea and cake; ice creams; local groups and lots of stalls and games.

Fun Dog Show - most handsome dog; prettiest bitch; best rescue; waggiest tail; dog/bitch most like its owner; dog/bitch judge would most like to take home.

 

 

Items needed please: cakes - books- plants- bric-a-brac- tombola prizes - raffle prizes. All can be brought to the hall on Friday 14th June 4-6pm or if collection required please contact 527894 or 527489

 

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