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21 July 2020 - Dispose of your rubbish properly!
Members of the public are being urged to dispose of their litter and instant barbecues properly this summer as people head out to enjoy the sunshine.
Litter Enforcement Officers have been working with Chichester District Council's Environmental Protection Team to tackle littering and dog fouling offences across the district.
"Since lockdown restrictions began to be relaxed a few weeks ago, we've seen a huge increase in the amount of litter being left behind when people leave our parks, beaches and beauty spots, as well as an increase in roadside litter, particularly fast food packaging," says Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council. "We know that the majority of people are responsible and many people have been in touch to say how upset they have been to see the amount of litter being left. I want to reassure residents that our teams are working as hard as they can to clear this litter, and our litter enforcement officers are focussing on hotspots and busy areas to assist with this, but the public also have a crucial role to play.
I would really urge everyone to think before they leave at the end of their visit. Please dispose of your rubbish properly or if bins are full then take your litter home with you and recycle as much of it as possible, and encourage others to do the same - do not leave it behind to ruin our beaches and countryside. What we have been seeing recently is completely unacceptable. Please remember that dropping litter is a crime and if caught, people will be given an on the spot fine of £100."
Disposable barbecues have also become an issue, with scorch marks found in the grass of public parks and spaces where people have put them directly on the grass. There have also been instances of barbecues being buried in the sand and shingle on the district's beaches and then left, or people simply leaving them while they are still hot which poses a serious danger to other beach users, particularly young children and animals.
People can find out more about the council's #AgainstLitter campaign and the work of the Litter Enforcement Officers at www.chichester.gov.uk/againstlitter
21 July 2020 - Dog Control Rules in Public Spaces - have your say!
There is an opportunity to give your views on dog control rules in public spaces within the Chichester District as part of a new public consultation.
As a council, CDC are currently reviewing the dog control rules that apply to public spaces within the Chichester District. Rules around dog fouling, dog exclusion areas, and areas in which a dog must be put on a lead when directed, are all outlined in a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). This is in place to help ensure everyone can enjoy our beautiful open spaces and beaches, and to help protect wildlife. We are proposing that the current Public Space Protection Order, which is due to end in October this year, continue for a further three years with a few minor changes.
You can find more information about the consultation on the CDC Let's Talk: Dogs in Public Spaces page, where you can also find Frequently Asked Questions providing background details associated with some of the questions, plus details of what is being proposed and how this differs slightly to the current rules.
21 July 2020 - Temporary Cycle Segregation Route - Chichester City Centre, various roads
NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, West Sussex County Council intend to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to:-
(i) prohibit motor vehicles from driving at a speed of more than 20mph on the following lengths of roads:
Broyle Road - between George Street and Churchside;
St Paul's Road - between St Paul's Gardens and Northgate;
Northgate - between Churchside and Oaklands Way;
Churchside - between St Paul's Road and Northgate;
Oaklands Way - between Northgate and New Park Road;
New Park Road - between Jubilee Road and Oaklands Way;
Spitalfield Lane - between Adelaide Road and Oaklands Way;
Avenue de Chartres - between Southgate and Westgate Fields;
Via Ravenna - from the Avenue de Chartres to the carpark;
A286 Orchard Street - from Westgate to the Records Office carpark;
(ii) create a temporary bus and cycle lane on the Avenue de Chartres between the Westgate Link roundabout and Tollhouse Close.
09 July 2020 - Temporary Post Office - moving back to St Nic's
Please be aware that the temporary mobile Post Office service that is being parked at the Memorial Hall will visit there for the last time on Friday 17th July.
After that date it will revert to St Nicholas' church, which re-opens on Monday 20th July.
See attached poster.
18 June 2020 - Notice of Public Rights to inspect unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2020
Each year the smaller authority's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by
Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed
auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all
books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
DAWN SALTER CLERK/RFO
LAVANT PARISH COUNCIL
LAVANT MEMORIAL HALL
commencing on Monday 22nd June 2020
and ending on Tuesday 31st July 2020
See attached document for full unaudited AGAR
24 May 2020 - LPC has a new councillor
We are pleased to announce the co-option of Mrs Jenny Quest to the council, which was unanimously approved at the last full parish council meeting held on 12th May 2020. Her contact details can be found on the Councillors page.
As well as general council duties, Jenny will attend future Fete Committee meetings, as one of the two LPC reps on this group.
We welcome Jenny and wish her well in her new role.
28 April 2020 - Covid-19 Ongoing PPE Appeal
Huge thanks have been paid to members of the public, businesses and volunteers who have supported Sussex key workers in accessing essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to tackle COVID-19.
The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) is responsible for co-ordinating the response to COVID-19 alongside emergency services, local authorities, health and other agencies.
The SRF is sourcing supplies of PPE and providing an essential link to central Government, monitoring remaining stocks in Sussex for colleagues such as care and social workers, firefighters and volunteers, until additional national supplies are in place.
23 April 2020 - Latest WSCC advice on Covid-19
We appreciate that at this particular time there is a greater awareness of the potential increase in opportunities and risk to vulnerable people to be victims of crime.
A number of you have been in touch regarding concerns of increase in Scams and Domestic Abuse during this particular time so I have pulled together some information that WSCC have disseminated through various platforms over the past couple of weeks.
Please do sign up to and follow WSCC on the Community Safety Facebook and Trading Standards Twitter if you have an account as they will provide regular updates.
WSCC are also producing its Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice email newsletter to Residents who sign up (see Read More...)
08 April 2020 - CDC warns against bonfires during the Coronavirus outbreak
People are being urged not to light bonfires in the Chichester District in order to protect the health of others during the coronavirus crisis.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Chichester District Council has seen an increase in reports of residents burning garden and general waste at their properties.
"Smoke and smells from bonfires can aggravate respiratory problems, which people with virus symptoms may be experiencing," says Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services." Please do not burn your garden waste, or any other waste, and be mindful of your neighbours and local community who may be spending time in their gardens during the lockdown.
08 April 2020 - Council Tax Help for residents in the Chichester District
Chichester District Council is making people aware of all of the support that is available to help them pay their bills during this challenging time.
The council offers a number of discounts for council tax payers, including Council Tax Reduction, which is a means tested benefit and does not take account of outgoings. For people that are already claiming Council Tax Reduction, the Government has announced a Hardship Fund to support residents who are struggling financially.
Residents who are eligible for the support will have their award automatically credited to their council tax bill. Residents do not need to contact the council to receive this payment because they hold all of the relevant details to apply this discount automatically. Payments are estimated to be processed from mid to late April and will be done as quickly as possible. People who are eligible will receive a revised council tax bill, which will reflect the hardship fund that has been applied.
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