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ASH FARMING

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“We want to engage, listen, research and we will react where possible and seek to avoid causing nuisance to local villagers”

We wanted to write and firstly thank everybody who attended the village meeting on Monday evening. We found it a useful meeting and a great opportunity to meet some of our neighbours.

We took away your list of points and we wanted to update you with some of our first actions following the meeting.

  1. Traffic through the village
    1. We will be putting within our contractor policy that we have imposed a 20mph speed limit through the village and ask that they make all their drivers aware of it.
    2. Clearly labelling our machinery so you can identify our machinery so it can be identified if one has caused a problem.
    3. We will speak to other local agricultural businesses that traffic through the village is causing a nuisance for residents.
  2. Odour
    1. We will pay for and conduct a new odour modelling survey for the site to establish if there are any ways, we can improve our odours. We will keep you updated on the progress.
  3. Flies
    1. Speaking to our local Environmental health to find out if the fly increase is just a Funtington issue or if overall the region has seen an increase in flies.
    2. We would like to gather a sample of fly papers from those of you who have got an fly issue. We will then get the fly types identified and seek advice on action. If you could help by supplying us with used fly papers please could you get in touch with us.

A visit round our site was also requested which we would love to do so we are just arranging the details and we will send out the details as soon as they are finalised.

 

Our email address is ashoffice@affg.co.uk so please get in touch with any concerns.

Care and Support at Home – Consultation

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Around 1900 people across West Sussex currently receive care and support at home (domiciliary care), which is purchased for them by West Sussex County Council.

These contract arrangements for purchasing domiciliary care come to an end in January 2021. The Council has developed a new approach and residents are invited to share their views on the proposed new arrangements

Some of the priorities set out in the proposals include:

  • Focusing on peoples strengths and support networks;
  • Achieving a set of goals and outcomes;
  • Improving Council systems.

If you would like to have your say on the proposed arrangements you are encouraged to complete a survey which forms part of a wider programme of engagement around the provision of Care and Support for people who have eligible social care needs. The survey will close on Sunday 15 September 2019.

If you would like a copy of the consultation document and survey in an alternative format, such as Easy-Read please contact West Sussex County Council on 03302 224145 or via email to adultscommissioning@westsussex.gov.uk. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have the NGT app installed on your laptop, PC or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 03302 224145.

The findings from the consultation will inform the decision being taken by the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care in November 2019. 

SPEED INDICATOR DEVICES

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Residents may have noticed that, recently, Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) are being used across the Parish. These devices deliver a clear message to approaching drivers, displaying their speed as a means to actively encourage safer driving and, as a recognisable piece of road equipment, they provide interactive feedback to drivers. Collecting, digitally storing and reviewing a range of vehicle speed data, will help to make informed road safety decisions where speed management is revealed as a priority.

A study of five sites (albeit undertaken by Transport for London) determined that, after the initial period of operation, all drivers reduced their speeds; whether they had been driving above or within the speed limit. However, as drivers became accustomed to the presence of the SID, only those driving above the speed limit tended to reduce their speed which, of course, is what most of us want. This ‘novelty’ effect was found to last about a week and then speeds slowly increased in the second week of observation.

 

Therefore, the study concluded that SIDs have been found to be effective at reducing vehicle speeds on 30mph roads but only when deployed for a short time. In light of that conclusion the SIDs in the Parish will remain at each site for at least two weeks and no longer than three weeks. Please see rota below, which covers the next few  months. Further rotas will be published as and when the position of the SIDs is going to be changed.

SID ROTA    WEST ASHLING  &  FUNTINGTON

Aug 4 – Aug 25:      Mill Road Eastbound

Aug 31 – Sept 21:   Mill Road Westbound

Sept 21 – Oct 12:    Funtington Westbound

Oct 12 – Nov 9:       Funtington Eastbound

Nov 9 – Nov 30:     West Ashling Village Hall

Nov  30 – Dec 21:  West Ashling Southbound

Dec 21 – Jan 11:     Mill Road Eastbound

Jan 11 – Feb 1:        Mill Road Westbound

Feb 1 – Feb 22:       Funtington Eastbound

Feb 22 – Mar 14:    Funtington Westbound

Mar 14 – Apr 4:      Mill Rd Eastbound

Apr 4 – Apr 25:       Mill Rd Westbound

 

Please note: all data collected is anonymous and not attributed to any specific vehicles/drivers.