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April 15, 2021

Latest updates on Coronavirus in West Sussex

West Sussex County Council provides regular updates on the latest Coronavirus figures and advice. 

BBC News also provides a search facility which provides statistics by postcode.

There's a useful briefing document here.

April 14, 2021

Friends' Bluebell Walk on Sunday 25th is ON!

Due to restrictions beginning to be eased, we are able to hold our walk. Hooray!  The weather forecast is good for walking and taking tea and cake in the churchyard.  The details are below; please let us know if you will join us, so that there is enough cake!

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April 11, 2021

Stonework at Clapham Church

Some of our stonework is in very bad condition and we'll need to raise £5000 to replace it.  Come to the Open Afternoon on 24th April.

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April 9, 2021

HRH Prince Philip

We can't have books of condolence in the village churches, because of Covid restrictions.  However, there is an online book of condolence  on Buckingham Palace’s website: www.royal.uk, and also one at https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip.

April 8, 2021

Broadband update

Sadly, we didn't manage to pull together quite enough pledges to qualify for the scheme.  However, don't lose hope - we can keep pushing for another chance!

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April 8, 2021

Work at Patching Pond

SDNPA is aware that work is taking place at the Patching Pond site. The owner may be in contravention of the formal stop notice that was served on him and the Enforcement Officer will be in liaison with the Environment Agency over this matter.


If anything needs reporting please email enforcement@southdowns.gov.uk. SDNPA are not asking anyone to actively monitor, watch the site, video or take photographs of any work taking place, though they cannot stop  residents from doing this.  But be aware that recently, a parishioner out walking took some photographs of activity at Patching Pond from the Arundel Road. Shortly afterwards he was assaulted and verbally abused. This has been reported to the police.

March 20, 2021

Give cold callers the cold shoulder

There have been 'problem' callers in both Clapham and Patching recently.  Always say no to doorstep callers.  Clapham PC has a stock of stickers to put on your door.

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March 19, 2021

Free advice on reducing your energy costs

Arun are offering the services of a specialist Home Energy Advisor.

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March 10, 2021

The Junction

We're hoping it will soon be possible to have socially-distanced coffee mornings once again (when the weather allows!).  And in the meantime, Yvette can order almost anything for you...

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March 9, 2021

Spring is (nearly) here!

... and Plant Swap is back.  Bring your spare plants, rooted cuttings, divisions of herbaceous plants etc to the footpath near Rectory Lane, Clapham, and take what you'd like for your own garden.  If you feel like making a donation, please send it to Turning Tides.


March 5, 2021

National Census

The 2021 Census is coming on 21st March - a record is made every 10 years, and provides a huge amount of information about who is living in Britain on that day.  If you need help completing the online form, local library staff are trained to help.  Phone 0330 222 3455 Monday to Friday, between 10.00am – 4.00pm, to book an appointment.

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​February 19, 2021

Clapham and Patching Churches

Services are re-starting in our churches - see the 'What's On' calendar for details.  The churches are also still open for private prayer between 10am and 4pm daily, and an online service will be posted weekly.

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​February 1, 2021

Clapham Parish Design Statement

The Parish Council approved the updated policies at their meeting on 28 January.  The next step is for the working group to finalise the complete document which - after PC approval - will be submitted to SDNPA.

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January 31, 2021

Clapham Parish Precept to go down

At its meeting on 28 January, Clapham PC approved an average precept (the part of the Council Tax which goes to the Parish Council) of £91.09;  last year it was £95.92.  The actual amount paid varies according to the band your house is in.  It's a small change, but every little helps!


Other local news


March 10, 2021

South Downs National Park consultations

SDNP currently has two open consultations - one on Parking and the other on Camping and Glamping.  Make your views heard!

​March 7, 2021

Proposed extension of Rampion Wind Farm

A consultation is in progress about the proposed doubling in size of the Rampion Wind Farm, which would power over a million more homes and significantly reduce carbon emissions

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March 2, 2021

Postal votes for the local elections

Local Arun District Council elections take place on 6th May.  To be sure of making your voice heard, sign up for a postal vote

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