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8 December, 2023

Get Arty in the New Year

A small group will be meeting at The Junction on Monday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30, starting 8th January.  Cost £3 - bring your own materials, pay for your drinks.  Contact Yvette to reserve a space (numbers are limited).

18 October, 2023

The Junction has a new owner

Hayley Croome, a local school mum, is taking over from Yvette and Moose; Hayley will own and run the shop/cafe from January 2024.  Huge thanks are due to Yvette and Moose for holding the fort so brilliantly and for so long - it was only ever intended to be temporary!

17 October, 2023

Book Swaps

C&P School have set up two book swaps outside their front entrance - one for children and another for adults.  Village residents are welcome to participate!

28 September, 2023

Over 65? Get your Covid and flu jabs now

All adults over 65 are eligible, as well as others who are particularly vulnerable. 

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination:

How to get your flu vaccination:

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5 September, 2023

Cheap or free bus travel

Bus fares are now capped at £2.50.  But if you're over state pension age or disabled, you can get a free 5-year bus pass for travelling off-peak all over England.

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10 August, 2023

Are you in the C&P Facebook group?

Keep in touch with what's happening in the villages.  The group is open to all residents, as well as those who work or go to school in the villages.  To join, contact the Admin.

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25 May, 2023

C&P Village Hall needs volunteers

The Hall and field belong to the residents of Clapham and Patching; they are managed on our behalf by a hard-working committee, which meets 4 times a year.  Additional enthusiastic committee members are now needed, including:  Facilities admin; Chairperson; Website admin; and Marketing.

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3 December, 2022

Toddler Group

Why not bring your baby or toddler along to the Village Hall on the third Thursday of each month, from 9 to 10.30?

More toddlers needed - please spread the word!

​4 October, 2022

Coppice volunteers needed

The SDNPA is looking for volunteers to join a small but growing woodland coppice team in Clapham Woods.  You will support the management of Church Copse as an important habitat for declining woodland species such as the hazel dormouse and pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly.  The group meets every Thursday, 10am-3pm.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved in all weather!  All training and equipment is provided.

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24 July, 2023

Are you recycling everything you could?

Many people aren't sure whether they can recycle some things -  such as black plastic pots, tubs and trays, and empty aerosols - and are putting them in the general waste just in case.  

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11 April, 2023

Cut the cost of composting

Composting has lots of benefits, and simply involves recycling your fruit and veg peelings, along with any other organic materials like grass cuttings, unwanted plants, tea bags, coffee grounds and egg shells.

Together, these will naturally decompose over time to produce a ready-made mixture rich in nutrients to feed your soil and nourish your garden.

It’s a great way to minimise waste collected from your household, and a simple way to help the environment and give your garden a natural boost.

WSCC has a special offer on GetComposting compost bins,

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23 March, 2023

Recycling centres - longer opening hours

From Saturday 1 April, all West Sussex Recycling Centres will switch to extended summer hours.  Remember that you will still need to book a slot in advance.

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31 March, 2023


Although many potholes have already been filled in, last winter's severe weather and temperature changes have caused many more to appear.  WSCC Highways team are doing all they can to repair as soon as possible those that need filling for safety reasons. You can help by reporting a pothole online, giving as much detail as you can.

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