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Discover the Secrets of St Nicholas' Church, Lavant 12th - 14th October


The Secrets of St Nic's Weekend. A weekend of rediscovery and excitement.


Driving past St Nicholas Church in Mid Lavant, have you ever wondered about lichen covered silent stones?


Lavant's "Secrets of St Nic's Weekend" will reveal all!


Research has rediscovered a thousand years of fascinating local history. Starting with the Yew tree and reaching to the 21st century we can share with you the stories of people who lived, loved and died in this country parish. Over the weekend we will present intriguing information and interesting activities for adults and children alike. Just a few are: -

- Visit the Vault; last opened over 30 yrs ago.

- Discover the people and places of Mid Lavant over 300 yrs through our Graveyard Trail.

- Drop into the workshop held by the Novium Museum.

- Make the connection between the Weald and Downland Museum and Lavant.

- Listen to Lavant's Choirs.

Have a bite to eat. Refreshments including lunch are available all day.


Friday 12th October. Illustrated Talks by local historians - A thousand years of a life and death in country parish.

7pm Tickets £10 to inc. wine and canapés

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th ... 10:30-4:00pm


All taking place at St Nicholas Church Mid Lavant.


Tickets and further information from 07530552151 or


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Dog-walkers' guide to West Sussex Free Event


West Sussex County Council is pleased to offer its large dog-walking population a unique opportunity to come along and discover more about the County from a dog-walker's perspective. The sessions will bring together a host of partners who will present on a range of topics including:

Sussex Police - Dog Walking and the Law; this is in response to the increase in livestock worrying and mythbusting around the law.

RSPB - Protecting our environment

South Downs National Park - Take the Lead campaign

Community Safety - Being vigilant


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Important Public Meeting about the future of the A27


Thursday 22nd March at St Nic's church - 7pm


LPC is holding a PUBLIC MEETING to hear residents' views about the current A27 proposals.


LPC, as well as all individuals, has until 29th March to feedback these views to the BABA27 Group/WSCC.


If you would like to express a view and are unable to attend, please write to the Parish Clerk by email to this address: or phone one of the councillors.


You may also complete the WSCC online "Have Your Say" survey at this website page


We can all also feedback as individuals using the form in the current edition of the Chichester Observer, which is freely available at libraries and the council offices.


The Observer will also be carrying out surveys of the key options on their website. These surveys will also inform the debate although will not carry the same weight as completed forms from the paper.




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Lavant's Out & About Day - Sunday 28th April


From 10am until 3pm on Sunday 28th April, Lavant Parish Council will be hosting Lavant's Out & About Day on the Village Green


There will be lots of Fun Bike Races (see details below) a Best Dressed Bike Competition and Bike Talent Competition for the kids, lots of information about how to get out and about walking in the Lavant area and wider SDNPA. Bikeability, Whizz Bikes, and Lavant Football Club will be there. So will CDC to tell us all about their projects to help keep our local environment beautiful. We will have information about the new Lavant Speedwatch team and recent work by our brilliant Lavant Volunteers as well as an update on the future of Churchmead Playground.


There will be refreshments (drinks & cakes) all day - but if it's a nice day, why not bring a picnic? Get Out & About with all the family - come and join in the fun!




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Remarkable Roman Discovery to be unearthed


One of the most remarkable Roman discoveries found in the centre of a thriving city, will be uncovered at the end of May.


The remains of three Roman buildings will be uncovered for the first time in Chichester's Priory Park, after surviving over 1,600 years in its city centre.


Visitors and residents will be able to watch the dig take place between Saturday 27 and Monday 29 May 2017. James Kenny, archaeologist at Chichester District Council, will then hold a series of talks on Wednesday 31 May in the park to reveal the findings. The event has been organised in order to tie in with the city's Roman Week ( , which will offer a variety of activities and events to celebrate the city's Roman heritage.


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01 July 2015 - Chichester in Partnership Funding possibilities


Looking for funding?


Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin for Chichester in Partnership, I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather. If you have anything you want to put in the bulletin the deadline for input is the 3rd Thursday of every month( Next deadline is the 16th July 2015) . If you want to be our partner profile please get in touch.



Celebrate Chichester Careline's 30th anniversary on 9 July

People across Chichester District are invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chichester Careline at a special Open Day being held on Thursday, 9 July.




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01 July 2015 - Marriott House fete


Marriott House Fete on Saturday 1st August


Marriott House Fete details


19 August 2015 - Beautiful Sussex


Win a competition with your favourite walks in West Sussex!

Competition details


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19 August 2015 - Heritage grant for chichester Hero


Heritage Lottery fund grant to tell story of Chichester Hero Admiral George Murray


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19 August 2015 - Loan from London museum inspires Novium


Loan from London Museum inspires new Exhibition at Novium Museum


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