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    Welcome to Lavant Parish Council

    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 1330 in 750 households and at present a precept of £32,024.76. 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.

History, Charm & Community Spirit

Latest Parish News

The next Lavant Parish Council meeting

Green Room, Memorial Hall, Lavant


February 2024
Lavant PC

The next Ordinary Council meeting of the Lavant Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 7 00pm in the Green Room, Memorial Hall, Lavant.

Members of the Public and Press are welcome to attend this meeting and speak for a maximum of three minutes during the Public Session at the discretion of the Chairman. Please note that this is a meeting held in public; not a public meeting.

The agenda and draft Minutes of the last meeting are attached,

West Sussex County Council Recycling Centre booking system information


January 2024

We have been advised by WSCC of a new booking system for their Recycling Centre - please see below.

Paul Richards, Locum Parish Clerk


We would like to inform you that from Monday 12th February, West Sussex residents will need to pre-book a timed slot to visit one of the 11 permanent West Sussex Recycling Centres. Slots can be booked on the same day or up to 14 days in advance, and are for either 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the site chosen.

The system has been in place at Bognor Regis, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham-By-Sea, and Worthing since 2021. The performance of the scheme was reviewed as part of the decision-making process for the extension. It showed that most sites with the scheme in place were diverting more materials to recycling, reducing the overall amount of waste being processed, and making the sites more efficient. Additionally, a recent customer satisfaction survey found that 96% of those asked, who have used the system, thought that it was either ‘excellent’ or ‘good.’

The booking system also ensures a steady flow of residents can access our Recycling Centres without the inconvenience of having to queue at peak times. More information can be found on our website. We have also attached a copy of the postcard being handed out to residents at Recycling Centres, for your information.

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