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Hi All

We thought it would be helpful to let people know a bit more about the Liaison Group.

Overall aim

The Broadley Copse Liaison group has been set up to address and sustainably resolve the issues raised about Broadley Copse Farm that are having a material impact on local residents’ quality of life.

Aims of the group

The liaison group will aim to:

• provide a two-way channel of communication between Broadley Copse Farm at Funtington, and the local community or other local interest groups, with the express objective of addressing specific concerns raised by local residents about material impacts the farming operations at Broadley Copse Farm are having their quality of life.

• provide a central point through which the residents can channel concerns, to ensure that both farm and community representatives have visibility of all concerns at the same time.

• create a forum through which the key concerns of the community can be identified and agreed, and systematically addressed by the farm via a process agreed by all.

• improve the way the farm communicates back to the community to update on the steps being taken to investigate and address issues, and the results from those steps.

Members of the group

Four representatives (maximum) from Broadley Copse, comprising:

  • ASH Farming LLP – Tom Allen & Kate Mellor
  • Basil Baird (Fareham) Ltd – Nick Baird
  • Broadley Energy Ltd – Sam Waite or Nick McCallister

Six representatives (maximum) from the community, namely:

  • Patricia Young – Parish Councillor
  • Sheena King – Parish Councillor
  • Jono Oswin – Resident Woodend
  • Carl Rizzo – Resident Downs Road
  • Kate Du Port from the residents’ group – Lynch Down, Funtington
  • Bob Mousley – Resident Mid Funtington

Regulators/local public officers, namely:

  • A representative from Chichester District Council
  • A representative from the Environment Agency
  • David Palmer – District Councillor


We meet on a bi-monthly basis and plan to update the community using the parish website and grapevine.


** This group is separate to the Pig Action Group**


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For those residents who do not read the Chichester Observer and haven’t heard from other sources, I  thought it important to let you know that some roads in parts of the city and surrounding parishes will not be gritted  this winter.

‘Local’ roads within and around our Parish that will not be gritted are:

Salthill Road from Fishbourne up to Hunters Race near Lavant

New Road at Goodwood

Delling Lane and Bosham Lane in Bosham

Cheesemans Lane through Hambrook

Stein Road in Southbourne

Old Farm Lane and Whitechimney Row in Westbourne

Sherbourne Road

Parklands Road

As stated above, there are further roads closer to the city centre that will also not be gritted.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson has said that they have taken ‘…a risk-based approach to identifying the roads most in need of being treated, which prioritises roads that have highest use and provide access to key facilities across the network. To make best use of our infinite resources, it is important to focus our efforts on gritting roads where there is high demand…This means the new service level during icy conditions reduces from 41% to 31% … The reduction in the amount of network that we treat does produce savings … as we have reduced the number of gritters and drivers we need… The county council will continue to promote a ‘safety first’ message and remind road users that those who drive on public highways should do so in a manner and at a speed that is safe, having regard to such matters as the nature of the road, the weather conditions and the traffic conditions’.

NEW CHAIR – Funtington Parish Council

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Following the sad resignation of the Funtington Parish Council Chairman, David Ash, in November, the Council voted last night for their new Chair. The new Chair is Sheena King, who has been a Councillor for some years. She lives in West Stoke and can be contacted at

David Harwood remains as Vice-Chairman