Around the Parish

Velo South Road Closures – Sunday 23 September 2018

Please read the IMPORTANT information in the link below. It outlines road closures, changed traffic conditions and how residents and businesses are able to travel during the Velo South on Sunday 23 September.


Defib – CPR Free Training FULL

Surefire Training have kindly agreed to provide free training to ensure residents are confident and capable of using the defibrillators located around the parish
Where: West Stoke Village Hall
When: Thursday 18 October 7.00 – 8.30pm

The training will include how and when to use a Defibrillator, the procedures for resuscitation, recovery position and choking.

Booking required, first come first served               THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

To book, please contact Pippa Jacobs

Parish Clerk
Funtington Parish Council
07938 640665


  2. Funtington Parish Council has been notified by Chichester District Council that no request for an election to be held, has been received at the Council offices within the time scale allowed. Consequently, the Parish Council can now co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
  3. All potential candidates will be requested to put their request for consideration in writing with the following additional information, within 14 working days from the date below:


  1. reason for wishing to be a Councillor;
  2. previous Community/Council work; and
  3. other skills they can bring to the Council

Please note – it is a condition of a Councillor that a means of contact by telephone and/or email will be public information.

DATED……01 August 2018 ……………………….SIGNED: Clerk of the Parish Council (Please note: the original of the notification bears the actual signature of the clerk)

ADDRESS..Parish Clerk, Funtington Parish Council, 22 Second Avenue, Southbourne PO10 8HP


Declaration of Results – Funtington Parish Councillors July 2018


7 Top Tips on Avoiding Fires in the Countryside

Ensure all cigarettes are completely out

Do not throw cigarette ends out of the car window onto verges or vegetation

Put disposable BBQs on bricks, not straight onto the grass

Do not leave glass bottles on the ground – the sun’s rays reflect through the glass and can start a fire

When camping do not leave campfire unattended and make sure it is completely out before you leave

Use BBQs on a hard flat surface away from grass, shrubs or fencing

Talk to your children about the dangers of starting fires outdoors

Residents urged to have their say over ‘long list’ of suggestions for A27

The leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, today urged everyone to voice their opinion on the suggestions and ideas that could ease congestion on the A27. They have been collated from discussions by the Build a Better A27 group and range from smaller improvements to existing routes to whole new route plans that have not been discussed before.

The form for completion can be found in the Chichester Observer of Thursday 15 March 2018 and can be returned to a variety of places, including the Observer offices, County Hall and a number of libraries.

For more information, follow the link below and scroll down to find the article on the A27.

Your Energy Sussex – West Sussex County Council launches its own, local, not-for-profit energy supplier

West Sussex County Council has launched its own, local, not-for-profit energy supplier, called ‘Your Energy Sussex’, providing competitively-priced gas and electricity to homes across the county. The County Council is working on the initiative with district and borough councils across West Sussex and Louise Goldsmith, Leader of Chichester West Division of the County Council has asked that this news be shared across our community.

The aim is to encourage more of the residents to compare their energy costs, switch regularly and, ultimately, reduce their energy costs. The most recent figures from Ofgem show that the majority of energy customers have not switched their tariff or supplier in the last year and by doing so could save an average £300 per year.

‘Your Energy Sussex’ is different to other energy suppliers. It has established a Fuel Poverty Fund and uses its profits to support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. It also works hard to ensure its gas and electricity tariffs are always competitive and contacts customers by letter and phone to make sure they stay on their best energy tariff.

‘Your Energy Sussex’ will also help customers who stay in credit on their pre-payment meters to switch to a credit meter if they would like to, thus saving them money in the long term. Residents interested in getting a quote or switching to ‘Your Energy Sussex’ should visit or call 0800 952 0001.

Emsworth & District Motor Services announces the cessation of various bus routes as from 14 April 2018

Emsworth & District Motor Services is sorry to announce that the following bus services will no longer operate as from 14 April 2018

No 28: Southbourne -> Havant                                                                                                                                                                                  No 28A:  Southbourne -> Emsworth -> Horndean Technology School                                                                                                                No 635: Horndean Technology School -> Clanfield                                                                                                                                                No 636: Denmead -> Horndean Technology School                                                                                                                                               No  639: Clanfield -> Horndean -> Oaklands School -> Havant College                                                                                                           No 147: Rowlands Castle -> Bishop Luffa School

Sadly, these services are no longer economically viable to  operate. The loss of the Hampshire County Council revenue and the loss of government funding mean that the services have had to run commercially since July 2016 and, whilst, as a family firm, Emsworth and District Motor Services have tried their very best to continue to serve the local  community, the operating costs now exceed the revenue received. They do hope that the Government and Hampshire County Council will look at supporting Public Bus Services again.

The 54, 91, 92 and 93 services will continue to be operated by West Sussex County Council

February and March Road Works


Where: B2178 Southbrook Road to Moutheys Lane (2-way signals)

When: 20 February

Where: Stoke Road (stop/go boards) and West Ashling Road (multi-way signals)

When: 23 February

Why: Pothole Repairs


Where: Downs  Road, West Stoke from junction with Common Road and junction with Stoke Road

When: 2 March for a maximum of five days. 09:30 – 15:00

Why: Repair of potholes by Balfour Beatty

Note: The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Common Road to Moutheys Lane,  Stoke Road and vice versa. Emergency vehicle, residential and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

For any queries about these works, please contact Balfour Beatty on 01243 642105


Report it! – How does Love West Sussex and Love Clean Streets work?

With  more cutbacks to local services and increased anti-social behaviour it’s up to all to report problems to the authorities; technology makes it simple!

Love West Sussex is an award winning mobile and cloud based service. Parishioners can report environmental crime such as potholes, graffiti and fly-tipping or highways issues such as overgrown vegetation, damaged kerbs, footpaths and verges. Using the Love West Sussex site or app you are able to check on the progress of your report and any work being undertaken. You can sign up to the Love West Sussex website or download the free app to your smartphone. Whatever your choice, just follow the instructions on the screen.

Love Clean Streets is where you can also report an environmental issue such as abandoned cars, dog mess and many other categories. Again, log into the website or download the free app to your smartphone