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The latest news and stories from West Ashling

Youth Club in West Ashling Closed – April 2016
Funtington Parish Council agreed at their March meeting to close the Youth Club on Wednesday Evenings at Funtington School indefinitely owing to the lack of interest.   See the Youth Club Page for the latest news....
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Vehicle damaged in West Ashling
West Ashling Vehicle Damage: At approximately 12pm on 31/1 a vehicle parked on a driveway had the windows smashed and tools stolen from within. A suspect had been identified and officers are investigating. Sussex Police reference 591 31/1   – See more at: http://www.westdownsnhw.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=177&Itemid=192#sthash.norLz3JV.dpuf...
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Under Fives on a Friday Morning
Chichester Children Centre has been running a Let’s Play Session each Friday morning at Funtington Primary School for children under five and their parents and carers. From January 16th this group will be moving to Westbourne Social Club, every Friday from 9.30am—11.15am. The session is free and there will be snacks provided for the children....
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Traffic Signals in West Ashling Road
Drainage work is to be carried out in West Ashling Road with traffic signals until Wednesday June 11th. In West Stoke Road there will be Stop Go boards for Carriage Dressing until June 16th At the Fishbourne end of Salthill  there will be road closures until August for replacement gas mains, services and connections....
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Theft of Trailer in West Ashling
West Ashling – Southbrook Road – Overnight 5 – 6 February a blue Ifor Williams 510 Horse Trailer was stolen....
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The Travellers Problem – What to do next?
Concern was expressed at the last Parish Council meeting about the  number of residential travellers sites which have sprung up within the Parish and in the adjacent parishes. This was prompted by the reporting of a planning application which has been made recently for four further pitches off West Ashling Road. The Parish Council is aware...
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The Parish Play Area
There has recently been damage caused to equipment in the Play Area which has cost the Parish a considerable sum to repair. If you see any incident of damage being caused please report it....
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The Old Post Office in West Ashing – January 2014
THE OLD POST OFFICE IN WEST ASHLING John Sicely was convicted in Worthing Magistrates Court recently, fined £1,000.00 and ordered to pay £100.00victims’ surcharge and £438.65 for failing to comply with a Chichester District Council notice relating to the Old Post Office in West Ashling....
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The Future of the Richmond Arms, West Ashling
An article that appeared in the Chichester Observer reads that, along with many other small businesses, the Richmond Arms faces an ‘uncertain future’ after a huge hike in its business rates. (The Picture from 1915 shows how little the pub has changed in 100 years) See the Chichester Observer  ...
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The Dell – Update December 2016
From the Parish Newsletter December 2016 The Dell is registered as a village green and the Parish Council has an obligation to ensure that facilities are installed to make it more attractive for use by the public. We have made a start by erecting the pavilion. Enquiries continue to be made for the provision of water...
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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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Sheep killed in Scant Lane
Councillor Medlam reports that a farmer near Cheeseman’s Lane has lost 25 sheep which were attacked by dogs that were running loose- 13 were killed and the rest were put down as they were traumatised. Another farmer also had some sheep attacked last week....
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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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Roadworks in Newells Lane
“Safety barrier work in Newells Lane from next Monday March 2nd for three weeks...
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Ray Knight celebrates 50 years as a school governor.
Funtington Primary School Governor, Ray Knight, is celebrating fifty years continuous service as a school governor this year, When he began in 1965, the school was located in the Dell, West Ashling and the Headteacher had his own class, Mr Knight has seen at least six headteachers in post at Funtington and his wealth of experience...
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Proposed Holiday Park in Ratham Lane
The Parish Council considered an application for planning permission to develop a site to the west of Ratham Lane for the siting of 15 mobile holiday caravans. Whilst the site appeared to be somewhat intrusive, the council did not feel that it could object provided satisfactory highway access could be obtained and the site adequately...
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Proposed Holiday Caravan Park at Ratham
From the Parish Chairman in the Parish Council Newsletter. Those of you who attended the last Parish Council meeting heard a presentation in advance of a planning application being submitted for a proposed holiday caravan park on the west side of Ratham Lane south of Clearwater with facilities for 15 sites. The proposal is that the...
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Portal Close, West Ashling Sept 2015
Portal Close , West Ashling, completed in 2011 , provides affordable housing and is managed by the Hyde Group with the assistance of Chichester District Council. When a property becomes available preference must be given to applicants who have a local connection to the parish. In April 2015, the Parish Council received a complaint that although there were...
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Police Cannabis raid in West Ashling Oct 2015
From the Chichester Observer Chichester Police wrote on their Facebook page: “As a result of valuable community intelligence, a cannabis factory has been found and dismantled in West Ashling today and the property has been returned to the registered social landlord. “Hyde Martlet will now seek re-possession of the property through the legal system where...
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Planning Application for new Travellers Pitches
TRAVELLERS SITES We received notice of a planning application for four new permanent travellers pitches on a  site on land south of West Ashling Road close to the existing site on Scant Road. Bearing in mind that the District Council in its draft Local Plan showed a requirement for 59 sites in its area, of...
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Permanent Residential Travellers’ Sites Dec 2015
In August 2015 the Government published a Planning Policy for Travellers and Showpeople which effectively means that an application for a traveller’s site is dealt with in a similar manner to that of an application for a residential property. It is encouraging, therefore, to note that an application for 10 new pitches in Scant Road East...
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Newells Lane – Safety Barrier Works
There will be traffic lights in Newells Lane from Monday March 23rd 2015 until Wednesday April 8th 2015 for Safety Barrier Works...
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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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Lost dog in Heather Close
“The Phantom Large black and white dog in Heather Close was wandering about again. Savaging any bin bags next to bins ready for todays collection. Does anyone know of anyone in or around Hether Close with a large black and white dog. Or is this truly a stray living around the area?...
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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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