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26 February 2020 - Early Warning Notice - various Chichester road closures - 26th February, 11th March and 25th March


WSCC have advised that it is proposed to close the following roads on 26th February, 11th March and 25th March between 6pm and 9pm each evening, to allow the Chichester Corporate Challenge Road Running Races to take place safely:


North Street, East Street, East Walls, Priory Road, St Peters, St Martins Square, St Martins Street


Diversions will be place via Market Avenue and Market Road, St Pancras and New Park Road.


Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and vehicular access will be allowed between races. Marshalls will be on site to assist with any emergency access and resident/business access.



31 January 2020 - Public Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - Spitalfield Lane, Chichester - Start date 31/01/20 & 07/02/20


Please find attached two notices in relation to a temporary traffic regulation order which WSCC will make and will be operative at the location and on the dates and times indicated.


Notice 1 - 31/01/20 - 03/02/20


Notice 2 - 07/02/20 - 10/02/20


27 January 2020 - Road Safety Scheme Trundle Hill - works rescheduled


WSCC have advised that they are installing replacement warning and directional signing at the junction of Trundle Hill and Racecourse Road, adjacent to Goodwood Racecourse, from 27 January for four days. They apologise for the change of date (previously notified as 14th Jan for 4 days).


Please find attached a copy of the scheme's Frequently Asked Questions document for your information - please do not hesitate to contact WSCC using the details below if you require additional information or have any further questions.


David Jukes, Senior Engineer, Improvements

Highways, Transport and Planning

West Sussex County Council

Contact: 0330 222 7327 or E-mail:


Frequently Asked Questions document


06 January 2020 - Hunters Race - advance road closure warning


Please be aware that Hunters Race will be closed for road surface repairs on 6th January 2020, between 9.30am and 3.00pm.


See attached notice for further details.


31 December 2019 - West Sussex County Council News


Did you know that WSCC regularly issue news bulletins highlighting topics of interest to residents around the county? If you would like to know more, please go to the WSCC News page on their website.


21 December 2019 - Santa Sleigh Ride raises money for the Churchmead Playground Restoration Fund


On Friday 20th December, just as it was getting dark, Santa and his elves "flew" around Lavant, saying hello to as many children as possible. Lots of children came out to see him and Santa's elves tried to ensure that every child got a small gift and/or some reindeer food for the garden. Parents very kindly donated to the playground fund and a grand total of £75.52p was collected. Santa says a huge thank you to anyone who contributed. It was lovely to see so many children, and Santa says he will see you again next year! Merry Christmas to everyone and best wishes for a Happy New Year!


12 December 2019 - New Parish Clerk Appointed


We are delighted to announce that Dawn Salter has been appointed as our new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. Dawn has already started work for us and our Locum Clerk & RFO will handover to her over the coming month. Dawn will attend her first meeting as our Clerk in January 2020.


Dawn does not live in Lavant, but after the Christmas/New Year holiday will work from the Committee Room in Lavant Memorial Hall each Tuesday morning, where members of the public can drop in to see her between 9.30am and 12.30pm.


All the contact details for our Clerk will remain unchanged.


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.

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