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    Lavant village lies in the heart of West Sussex within

    the South Downs National Park

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Welcome to Lavant Parish Council

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 Development 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.

Coronavirus - Lavant Support Group

Lavant Parish Council in conjunction with Lavant Churches is once again offering support to those who need it during this challenging time.  If you need help and support please contact 07823 474986

Please continue to look at the up-to-date advice from Public Health England about staying well and safe.

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09 March 2021

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Latest Parish News

Census Day - 21 March 2021


February 2021
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All households in Lavant should now have received a card in the post from Census 2021 and you will either have received a letter, or will do very shortly, which will mean that you can start to fill in the census form if you know who will be in your house on the night of Census Day 21 March, and I suspect most of us will. You can’t have missed the start of the national publicity campaign and that will continue over the next month or so.

Any doubt about who’ll be home, then complete it the day after or when you know. The letter gives you an access code if you want to fill it in online, which I think many of us will, but it will also tell you how to get a paper form, and how to access help if you need it. We’re also encouraging people to get help from friends and family to complete their census if they need to.

Later in the month you will see distinctively dressed census staff, with their i/d cards, on the streets. They have all been recruited now and are raring to go. Some are about to start, helping in properties where lots of people live. After Census Day and into April, others will be visiting households from which we’ve not received a completed census form. They’ll encourage people to fill in the census and help them to access further help if they need it.

In organising the teams, our main concern is the safety of the public and our staff. We want everyone to be safely counted during the census. To do this, we’re making sure that our plans are always in line with the latest government safety guidelines. As you can imagine, that means that they have been under constant review and been regularly tweaked. Our field officers will be working in the same way as a postal or food delivery visit. They will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment and will never need to enter your house.

If it’s safe and within government guidelines, we will also be opening Census Support Centres operated by West Sussex Libraries, if the regulations allow, to help people fill in their online questionnaire, or offer other support if that is not possible.

At the end of last year, some people asked me whether the census would go ahead and why now? We are all geared up and, equally importantly, the information it provides is incredibly important. The Office for National Statistics has used past census information to help us understand how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people in different ways and respond accordingly. Census 2021 will give us fresh information to improve our understanding of the pandemic. Although the questions in the census have not been changed, the guidance about how to complete them in the light of the circumstances of how we are living and working through it has been updated. The results will help to make sure that the services you use meet the needs of our changing society. This could include hospitals, schools, universities and job centres.

John Heaton, the local Census Engagement Manager will be liaising very closely with the people on the ground, sharing his knowledge of the area and what he has learned from working with charities and local authorities ranging from West Sussex County Council to District, Borough and Parish Councils. If you know of any organisations which work with those in the community who may need additional help, do ask them to contact John through or for more information, visit

Ultra-fast fibre broadband for Lavant?


February 2021
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It could happen!

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Notice - Ultrafast Fibre Broadband

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