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07 November 2019 - WSCC updates its Winter Road Gritting Plan


WSCC has now reviewed the West Sussex Winter Service Policy in line with the national code of practice, Well Managed Highway Infrastructure. To make best use of finite resources, it is important to focus efforts on gritting roads where there is high demand. The new service level during icy conditions reduces from 41% of the road network to 31%. This equates to 1,283 km of the network and targets high speed/high volume roads.




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10 October 2019 - Lavant Playground Survey 2019 - results


After an excellent turnout at this year's Playground Party in Churchmead Close, we have had 50 surveys completed and returned (so far). Initial results have been collated and the attached summary report/graphs were presented at the October Lavant Parish Council Meeting this week. Read more below for the detailed reports.


If you have volunteered to help determine the contents and layout of the playground when it is refurbished, LPC will be in touch shortly to arrange a meeting to move this forward. Once preferred contents are established by this group, LPC will arrange 3 quotes to see how much fund-raising will be required to bring this project to fruition.


Thank you to everyone who has taken part. If you haven't completed a survey, but would like to, please contact Elaine Mallett on 01243 776997 or by . Similarly if you would like to be involved in the group to plan the contents of the playground get in touch with Elaine Mallett.


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30 September 2019 - Flood Defence Exercise - POSTPONED


The flood defence exercise planned for TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER has, unfortunately, had to be postponed. Ironically this is due to the bad weather we are currently experiencing in the UK! They guys who were due to come down are probably busy elsewhere helping those that are in need at the moment. Never mind, we will re-arrange for another date and advise this in due course.


12 September 2019 - Planning Permission granted for 18 homes at Pook Lane, Lavant


On Thursday 12th September, the SDNPA Planning Committee gave their approval to the application by Sunley Developers to build 18 houses on the field at the top of Pook Lane. 9 of these will be affordable homes. The start of any building works is not anticipated until Spring 2020. This application includes the provision of additional parking at LMH and road safety measures on Pook Lane. The replacement football pitch is the subject of a linked planning application currently with CDC for progression.


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


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For regular top tips about online safety, start following us on Twitter @WSxSafeOnline or visit our webpage


27 May 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, 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, 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


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27 May 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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20 May 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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15 April 2019 - New Ways to contact Police when NOT an emergency


A New Way To Report Crimes And Information Across Sussex

Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online.





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