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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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Arson at a barn in Funtington Sussex Police
Sussex Police Officers are appealing to anyone who can help after a huge fire was started at a farm near Chichester. The fire was still burning on Thursday evening. Emergency services were called to New Barn farm at Funtington around 6.15am on Thursday (March 9) after around 100 tonnes of hay had been set on fire. There was damaged caused to two Caterpillar diggers and tools were found in the barn where the fire was started....
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Funtington Churchyard Ashes Memorial Plot
The new plot for the burial of ashes at Funtington Churchyard has at last been finished and much thanks must be given to Rob Marshall for his painstaking work to it just right, despite the considerable difficulties posed by the undulating nature of the ground and the concentration of flints in the soil....
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HM Queen’s Birthday Barbecue Update – July 2016
From the July 2016 Parish Newsletter THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY We are pleased that the barbecue in the Church Field on 11th June to celebrate that Queen’s birthday was a great success and attracted over 120 visitors. We would like to thank the Church for organizing the event which was open to all parishioners regardless of...
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Neighbourhood Watch Update – Jan 2016
Watery Lane, Funtington – Theft of black waste bin. Stolen between 3:30pm, 10th January – 10am, 11th January. Funtington – Theft from wood yard of timber. Occurred between 5pm 4/1 and 7am, 5/1....
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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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Another Collision in Funtington Oct 13 2105
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – Yet another serious road traffic accident occurred on Tuesday 13th October on Common Road to the west of Funtington. Luckily no one was killed but we understand that a motorcyclist was seriously injured. We do not know the circumstances of the accident but it is noticeable that there has been an...
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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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Bees in the Postbox in Funtington
The Funtington Letter Box played host to a swarm of honey bees for a few days recently only to be exterminated. The Bee keeper and post office turned up this morning to find them all dead . They had made their honeycomb nest. Tragic !! From Funtington Parish Facebook per Bindy Vinall....
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The place of Funtington Village in the Roman Palace Estate
The Annual Parish Meeting in April was preceded by a brief talk by Dr Rob Symmons, curator of Fishbourne Roman Palace and resident of Funtington. Rob shared some thoughts on the place of Funtington Village within the Fishbourne Palace “estate”. Could it be possible that the village marks the northwest corner of this estate? The village’s...
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Editor for the Funtington Parish Magazine
The Funtington Parish Magazine, the monthly Funtington Churches’ publication with a circulation of about 400, is in urgent need of a new editor to replace the previous post holder. You should be computer literate although support will be available from the Funtington Parish Magazine webmaster. This is a great opportunity to support your local Parish...
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Submission of Planning Permission FDCC
The application for planning permission for the proposed community centre was submitted on 12th March and may be viewed on the South Downs National Park Public Access Website – Reference SDNP/15/01340/FUL For more information see the FDCC website...
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Footpath Repairs between West Ashling and Funtington
Repairs have started to Footpath 263 (from West Ashling pond to St.Mary’s church in Funtington)  The path may need to be closed for several weeks while the work is being carried out. There are a number of footpaths and bridleways in the Parish which are in desperate need of attention and maintenance. Works are carried...
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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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The Funtington Larder – Use it or Lose it!
  We want the village to keep the Shop and Post Office. If we don’t use them we will lose them. if the Post Office closes, it may never return! USE IT OR LOSE IT Funtington Larder Action Group (FLAG)- Why? About three and a half years ago we sadly lost Country Fare in Funtington and local people...
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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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Funtington Village Shop March 2014 Update
VILLAGE SHOP An application for listed building consent has been submitted to the National Park Authority to refloor the Village Shop in Funtington. The Parish Council has been concerned that the existing cobbled floor might constitute a hazard particularly to the elderly and we understand that because of the floor the proprietors have been unable...
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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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FDCC Roadshows
NEW VILLAGE HALL/COMMUNITY CENTRE The First Roadshow at the Fox and Hounds on 10th January was well attended and gave a welcome insight into the proposals for the new Village Hall/Community Centre. By the time of the publication of this Newsletter the five proposed Roadshows will have been completed and we hope that a review...
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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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Police Update in the Parish September 2014
Sept19th – Sept 26th  No incidents recorded by police in the parish West Stoke –Between 3pm – 5pm 29/8 a vehicle at the location was broken into and a handbag stolen from within. In East Ashling  on the night of August 20/21, a garage was entered and a sit on lawn mower and tools stolen...
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Broadband Update for June 2014
The Cabinets in West Ashling, East Ashling and Funtington are now live and it is reported that demand from residents is high and considerably greater than was originally estimated by BT. The three villages have  benefitted from the Government subsidy through the WSCC Initiative Better Connected for rural areas. Residents have reported speed of up...
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