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Understanding Major Parking Proposals Audit and Consultation
Radical ideas to try to re-allocate parking in Chichester city centre have been outlined by West Sussex County Council. But how could the changes affect you? A consultation is running unti 31 October on possibilities to reduce traffic and rearrange parking from long-stay car parks onto various streets, in the road space audit. For more...
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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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A new Parish Clerk appointed
New Parish Clerk appointed...
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Funtington Neighbourhood Plan – Update Jan 2017
At the January 2017 meeting, the Parish Council resolved to set up a new Working Group to enable production of the Funtington Parish Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where...
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A27 Chichester Consultation – Update Feb 2017
  The Parish Council have been asked by the Chichester Observer for their views on the proposal that the A27 consultation should be re-run. They decided at their last meeting to express a preference agains a re-run. The Observer reports that Funtngton Parish Council is strongly in favour of an improvement of the A27 bypass in...
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WHITEHOUSE FARM Development – Update Jan 2017
From the January 2017 Parish Newsletter. The proposed roundabout on the B2178 and the need for a speed limit in Salthill Road. You will no doubt have seen that Chichester District Council recently granted planning permission for the first phase of the development amounting to 750 houses. They did however provide that the southern access...
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South Downs National Park (SDNP)- Development in the Parish
From the January 2017 Parish Newlsetter We were told last year that the SDNP Authority had determined that there should be no further residential development within the Parish. We were, therefore, very surprised to hear at the recent SDNPA Annual Planning workshop with parish councils that the Authority’s strategic housing policy is due to be...
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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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A27 Chichester Consultation – November 2016 Newsletter
Update from the Parish Council September 2016 Newsletter A27 CHICHESTER BYPASS Louise Goldsmith, Chairman of the WSCC Cabinet, reported at the October 2016 Parish Council meeting. West Sussex County Council has resolved not to support any of the proposed options published by Highways England. To consider an elevated A27 to be constructed above the route of the present A27 from...
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Closure of Marlpit Lane MHWS- Latest News
Latest News It has now been confirmed that Marlpit Lane site will close next week and the last open day will be Monday September 26th. See the Changes at WSCC Household Waste Recycling Sites In July 2016 Funtington Parish Council sent a letter of objection to the closure of the Marlpit Lane Waste Collection Site.  see letter...
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The Debate on the A27
The meeting of the Environmental and Community Services Select Committee to debate the A27 proposals will be the subject of a Webcast and so it will be broadcast live on Thursday  September 15th at 10.30 am. Please comment below if you would be interested in meeting to watch the live debate or the recorded debate with...
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Funtington & District Community Centre Consultation August 2016
PROPOSED NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE Chichester District Council, which acted as an independent third party to receive and collate the responses to the Parish Council consultation regarding the proposed new Community Centre, reported the receipt of 529 voting papers ( about 40% of the voting population of the Parish). In response to the question “Do you...
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Highways Flooding June 2016
From the August 2016 Parish Council Newsletter HIGHWAY FLOODING Following the recent unseasonable high rainfall we have suffered highway flooding throughout the Parish. The main places of concern have been the Main Road at East Ashling; run off from Downs Road, Funtington which caused flooding in Watery Lane; Down Street, West Ashling; run off from Hares Lane, Funtington which...
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Ratham Lane- Letter to Highways- June 2016
From the Minutes of the Parish Council May 2016 145/16 A member of the public raised the issue of public footpaths in Ratham Lane from Bosham railway to Clay Lane. Noted that Bosham Association are working on a footpath. Clerk to find out details of the Bosham Association plans. Funtington Parish includes that part of...
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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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Monument Lane, Racton July 2016 Newsletter
MONUMENT LANE RACTON / PARK SLIP STANSTED Although this bridleway is not in Funtington Parish we are aware that a number of parishioners are concerned about notices which have appeared to the affect that an application is due to be considered by the Planning Inspectorate to upgrade the bridleway to a byeway for use by...
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Planning in East Hambrook – July 2016
LAND SOUTH OF 2 SCANT ROAD EAST HAMBROOK From the July Parish Newsletter. Readers may recall that a planning application to change the use of land abutting Scant Road East from the keeping of horses to a mixed use of keeping horses and as a residential caravan site for 10 caravans, including the laying of...
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Fly Tipping in Watery Lane – June 2016
See the comments by Parishioners on the Funtington Facebook Page When you report fly tipping to the CDC the problem is usually dealt with quickly but this fly tip contains asbestos and will have to be removed by a licensed contractor.  It can take up to 15 days for the asbestos to be removed after we have received...
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Keeping us in the Dark- SDNP Update April 2016
The South Downs National Park has been named as the World’s newest “international dark sky reserve” for the quality of its starry nights. The accolade was awarded by the International Dark Sky Association. The Park is only the second such reserve in England, the other being the Exmoor National Park, and is one of only 11 such reserves...
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Crash on the Lavant Road April 5th 2016
The Lavant Road north of the Wellington has reopened after the three vehicle crash there on April 5th...
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Western Sussex NHS Trust is seeking new members
Western Sussex NHS Trust is seeking new members. The work of our hospitals touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year – whether directly as patients or indirectly through the care of someone they know or love. Around 7,000 members have so far stepped forward to join as members of the Trust....
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Minerals Plan Update April 2016
From the April 2016 Parish Newsletter We are relieved to note a recent report that all of the sites identified in the Minerals Sites Studies within the Parish and that in Woodmancote have been ruled out of the draft Joint Minerals Plan. Whilst this may be very reassuring it does not explain why Chichester Railway...
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A27 Update – Proposed Northern ByPass – Mar 2016 Newsletter
A27 PLANS from the February 2016 Parish Newsletter   You have almost certainly heard that the Department of Transport has stated that it will not be considering a route for a Chichester bypass to the north of the City It has however indicated that it is considering the uprating of the existing route with the upgrading...
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Latest News A27 Update – March 2016
See the latest Newsletter  from Highways England about the Chichester Bypass Improvement Scheme. Chairman of the Funtington Parish Council received a letter from the Department of Transport which implied that the Northern Routes have been deleted but that the options to the east of the current bypass remain open.  ...
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Parish Council Precept 2016/2017 -Update Feb 2016
Parish councils are funded by levying a “precept” collected with the Council Tax paid by the residents of the parish. Changes in the Grant Funding in 2016 will affect the Parish Council funding. See the response  to the changes in Grant Funding by the  Rural Services Network From the Parish Council Newletter February 2016 The Parish Council was...
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