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The latest news and stories from East Ashling

Councillors Reject Unpopular A27 Scheme
At a special meeting on Wednesday 27 September, Chichester District Council members refused the temptation to back Highways England’s Option 2 and see the £250m funding restored. With West Sussex County Council highly likely to do the same and with the backing of MP Gillian Keegan, the city will turn its back on the unpopular...
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Bogus Police Officers Target City
Residents are being warned about bogus phone callers pretending to be police officers. The warning follows more than £20,000 being stolen from three residents in our area. In a statement police said the fraud involves the pretend police officers getting people to hand over money to couriers. Police say that one elderly lady had a...
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South Downs Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation 26 September – 21 November 2017
The South Downs National Park Authority has published the Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan for public consultation. This is your final chance to have your say on the Local Plan, before it is submitted to Government in 2018. This is the first Local Plan to cover the entire South Downs National Park....
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East Ashling Traffic Signs – Update May 2016
VEHICLE ACTIVATED SIGNS IN EAST ASHLING At long last the Highway Authority, WSCC, has granted a licence for the erection of the vehicle activated signs in East Ashling. Our clerk, Lisa, will now submit the application for the payment of the grant from Chichester District Council which was awarded on 2nd October 2014, will order the signs and instruct...
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The East Ashling Phone Box is back in use- April 2016
On Monday the East Ashling Association contacted BT about the state of the phonebox opposite the Horse & Groom (missing panes of glass, neglected, only an  intermittent dial tone etc). On Tuesday morning BT responded to say it would be fixed. And TODAY – lo and behold – we have new glass, it’s been cleaned...
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The Sign to the Nature Reserve
East Ashling Residents are pleased to see that the sign to the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve has been replaced. It was taken down after it was damaged in an accident more than a year ago. As well as the new a Welcome to East Ashling sign there are two large signs in the picture  advertising local...
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Salt Bins – Update December 2015
You may have noticed that three new salt bins have been installed, at Moutheys Lane, East Ashling, Heather Close, West Ashling and Church Lane, Funtington. Salt supplies have been ordered and the bins will be filled shortly. The Parish Council has been able to provide the bins with the assistance of a New Homes Bonus....
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Fatal Accident on B2146 Aug 2015
Just before 2.30pm, the police said a silver VW Polo saloon car crashed into a parked goods vehicle on the B2146 between Funtington and East Ashling....
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Two Recent Fatal Accidents in the Parish
There was a fatal night time road traffic accident recently on Common Road to the west of Funtington when two cars were in collision and one of the drivers died. The police are appealing for witnesses here This is only the second fatal road traffic accident recorded in the Parish in the past ten years, the...
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Man Electrocuted at Pond Farm, East Ashling
A MAN has died on Saturday afternoon after he was electrocuted while working on a farm at East Ashling.  ...
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Village Gates in East Ashling
From the Parish Council Chairman Councillor Geoffrey Keech. East Ashling Association must be congratulated on obtaining an £1,800.00 WSCC “Quick Fix” grant to enable it to erect decorative gateways and signs in the verges at the entries to the residential area of East Ashling. From the East Ashling Association Newletter “It was announced that planning and funding...
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New Gates in East Ashling
The new East Ashling Gates were informally opened on March 28th with attendance of East Ashling residents, including children and horses near the cross roads to Moutheys Lane and Lye Lane. The event was followed by a village Litter Pick and drinks at Rose Cottage in the village centre. The Chairman of the East Ashling Traffic Action...
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Roadworks in Common Road and Clay Lane starting on April 15th
Excavations in  Common Road to repair fault in Carriageway from April 15th until April 21st. Safety Repairs in Clay lane from April 15th until April 30th. Two way traffic lights will be in place. Resurfacing in Moutheys Lane and Lye Lane has been completed...
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Road closures next week – where can you go?
We have now received fuller information. Traffic due to each of these closures will be diverted through EAST ASHLING. Moutheys Lane, East Ashling between the junctions Clay Lane and B2178 is temporarily prohibited from 6th February 2015 for 2 day for carriageway pre surface dressing (div route: B2178, B2146 and Clay Lane).Lye Lane, East ASHLING...
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Superfast Broadband Update Nov 2014
The latest report from West Sussex Broadband lists the villages including East Ashling and Funtington which are now able to get fast Broadband speeds. In East Ashling we are sometimes able to get 75Mb with BT Infinity. One website subscriber reports that ” Às a TalkTalk customer, and having endured a tortuous experience trying to join...
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Road Traffic Order Update Latest News
ROAD TRAFFIC ORDER – B2178 – WEST BROYLE TO EAST ASHLING The amended draft Order was approved by the County Local Committee on 4th March. It will not require further publication which will expedite its imposition. ROAD TRAFFIC ORDER – B2178 – WEST BROYLE TO EAST ASHLING The recently advertised RTO to regulate traffic speed...
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Live Cabinets in East and West Ashling and Funtington
The Cabinets in West Ashling, East Ashling and Funtington are now live. Residents can now to subscribe to BT Infinity. At the Funtington Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday April 23rd, WSCC Cabinet Chair, Louise Goldsmith, explained that the WSCC Better Connected programme is now underway and Funtington Parish had been one of the most active...
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Moutheys Lane – June 2014 Update
Moutheys Lane was closed during the week beginning Monday May 19th  for Ditching and Highway Patching. Ditches have been dug along much of the west side but there has no been no patching done yet. It was open again on Friday May 23rd.  ...
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New Homes Bonus and Operation Watershed Nov 2014
The New Homes Bonus for the provision of a pavilion at The Dell has now been received from the District Council and we are ready to  proceed. Plans to use the Bonus for the Vehicle Activated Speed signs in East Ashling have been approved by CDC and we are waiting for the WSCC to implement these plans....
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Traffic Regulation Order to be modified
Monday January 20th The proposed Traffic Regulation Order will be modified to retain the 40 mph limit from Chichester to East Ashlng but to leave the 30 mph limit where it is now. The amendment will be reported back to the West Sussex Chichester South County Local Committee on 4th March for amendment...
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Bus Crashes between Funtington and East Ashling
Thanks to the Chichester Obseerver and Alison Gaudion on the Funtington Parish Facebook Has anyone got any further information please? BREAKING NEWS: Bus crashes between East Ashling and Funtington A BUS drove into a tree this afternoon (December 15), in what is believed to be an attempt to avoid an oncoming car. M.CHICHESTER.CO.UK  ...
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Flooding in East Ashling
Some improvements following the drain clearance by the WSCC Highways Dept but the problem is not solved yet. During the  monsoon on Tuesday 9th , the flood subsided a bit quicker than on previous occasions but the problem obviously still remains. not all the pipes have been cleared!...
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Roadworks in the Parish in October 2014
Traffic Lights at the end of Salthill Road have been causing long traffic jams on the road between East Ashling and Salthill and are expected to continue for several days.  Some traffic from Funtington to Chichester is travelling via West Stoke and Oldwick Farm at peak times. A new footpath is being created between Pine...
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Stoke Road to be Closed on April 9th
Temporary Road Closure. Traffic on Stoke Road, West Stoke is temporarily prohibited from 9th April 2014. This closure is necessary to allow pre surface dressing patching to be safely undertaken. It is anticipated the works will be completed in 1 day. Residential/Pedestrian/Emergency access will be maintained....
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Upping the Speed Limit into East Ashling ludicrous!!
The Chichester Observer published an article here on Thursday January 2014. (Open this full article in order to see the link) Residents feel they have been ‘slapped in the face’ after two years of campaigning look set to be ignored. Funtington Parish Council and the East Ashling Association and  many East Ashling residents have sent...
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