The next Lavant Parish Council meetings

Memorial Hall

14

May 2024

The next Annual Parish Meeting (a meeting of the electors and resident) will be held at on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 6:30pm at Lavant Memorial Hall. Members of the Public and Press are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to the public but only those persons registered as Local Government Electors for Lavant Parish are entitled to speak and vote.

This meeting is your chance to meet your Parish Councillors and hear what they have been doing on your behalf in the past year. If you have particular concerns about Lavant here is your opportunity to voice them.

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After the Annual Parish Meeting, at 7pm, the Annual Council Meeting will be then be held where the Councillors will elect their Chairman and Vice Chairman for the following year. 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 next Lavant Parish Council meeting

Green Room, Memorial Hall, Lavant

06

February 2024

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

24

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

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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.

“Book-a-Bus” service to be expanded

WSCC has informed us that following the success of the “Book-a-Bus” service in rural areas around Petworth and Chichester, the service has now expanded with the introduction of the “96 Flex” zone serving those in the northwest area of Chichester up to Midhurst. See details below.

Paul Richards, Locum Parish Clerk

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“Book-a-Bus” is a demand-responsive transport system for those living or working in the county’s rural areas with limited or no traditional bus service. The “96 Flex” has no fixed timetable or route, instead operating on the bookings it receives via the Ride Pingo app or via the call centre. The ”’96 Flex’ Book-a-Bus” service travels around rural areas in north west Chichester including Lavant, South Harting, West Marden, and Singleton.

To “Book-a-Bus” or plan your journey, download the Ride Pingo app or contact our call centre at 01243 858854. Anyone can use the service anytime between 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday through Saturday. Passengers travelling in groups can request up to 5 seats per booking, subject to availability.

For more information on the “Book-a-Bus” service, how and when to book and the different locations it covers, visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/travel-and-public-transport/bus-and-coach-travel/bus-passes-and-discounts/bus-it/book-a-bus/