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​12 August, 2022

Clapham Parish Design Statement

The first stage of formal consultation is now complete, and the final stage is about to start - you'll be able to view the document online, or at The Junction or in Clapham Church.  Watch this space for the consultation details.

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12 August, 2022

Road closure overnight

The two roundabouts on the A280/A27 junction will be closed from 8pm to 6am between 5 and 8 September.   An alternative route will be signed on site.

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10 August 2022

Do something for your community!

Clapham Parish Council urgently needs two more Councillors - they are currently down to three, which means that if any Councillor is absent, a meeting is not quorate and can't take any decisions.

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​3 August, 2022

Save the date for the Summer Show

The Horticultural Society has scheduled a Summer Show for Saturday 3rd September - this will be more like a scaled-up version of the (very successful) Spring Show, but no less welcome for that.

3 August, 2022

Proposed Nursery and Garden Centre (with cafe)

There is a new planning proposal to transfer (and enlarge) Lansdowne Nursery from Ferring to the site between Clapham Common and the A27.

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July 20, 2022

Teas (and ice cream) at The Junction

During the summer holidays, The Junction @ Clapham will be open from 2-4pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Teas, soft drinks and ice creams will be available - just the thing during hot weather!



Other local news

25 July, 2022

Shoreham Cement Works

The last day to submit comments on the public consultation on the Issues & Options version of the Shoreham Cement Works Area Action Plan (AAP) is 02 August 2022.  Thank you to those that have already responded.

The AAP for Shoreham Cement Works is a mini Local Plan for the site, which follows on from its allocation as a strategic site in the South Downs Local Plan.

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25 July, 2022

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Local Plan

Arundel Town Council is producing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) in line with government guidance.  They
are currently consulting with the community on their proposed routes.
You are encouraged to take part in this important survey, so that as many views as possible are represented from all ages, abilities and reasons for walking/cycling!   They need to find out if people would walk or cycle more if it was safer and more attractive to do so for shorter  journeys (3-6 miles) or if they use a car because they do not feel safe to walk/cycle.
You are invited to attend a workshop at Arundel Town Hall on 6 August from 11-1pm.

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21 July, 2022

Masks are back in local healthcare settings

People are being asked to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask in Sussex healthcare settings to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

As cases increase across the country and in our communities, all NHS organisations in Sussex have agreed to reintroduce mask wearing for staff, patients and visitors. This applies to all clinical settings – including consulting rooms, hospital wards and outpatient departments.

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21 July, 2022

Covid-19 boosters

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now published its final recommendations for this autumn’s programme for Covid-19 vaccination boosters.  Work is now under way in West Sussex to plan where and how people will be able to receive their booster; this information will be available in the coming weeks.  Those who were previously eligible continue to remain so and are encouraged to come forward for their vaccinations

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April 6, 2022

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Over a million people are fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. The Disasters Emergency Committee, working with 15 major aid charities, has set up a fund to provide them with food, water, shelter and medical assistance in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.   Public contributions will be doubled by the Government up to a total of £20m.

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April 2, 2022

Donations for Ukraine

The Lamb Pub in Rustington is a local collection point. Things needed: warm hats & gloves, batteries, first aid items (plasters and bandages).

Also, Barnabas Fund is calling for donations of tinned food (that can be opened without a can opener), cup-a-soup packets and energy bars; blankets; good quality winter clothes, particularly coats. Please leave donations at the Rectory, School Hill, Findon.

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