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January 11, 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.

January 12, 2021

Long Furlong Road Closure

The Long Furlong will be closed from the A27 Junction 9.30am to 3pm from Thursday 14 January for up to 5 days.  Residents (and emergency vehicles) will still have access.
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​​January 11, 2021​

Clapham and Patching Churches

Services at Patching have now been discontinued for the time being, but will continue in Clapham.  However, Patching Church is open daily for quiet thoughts and prayer 10am - 5pm and Clapham Church is open Thurs - Sun, 10am - 4pm.  Please observe strict social distancing, sanitise your hands on entering and leaving, and complete the track and trace register when you enter.  
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January 11, 2021

What's it like having Covid-19?

Haydn has been there - he can tell us

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​December 21, 2020

Patching Pond

Patching residents, and others, have been watching the works at Patching Pond with some concern; the Parish Council has been in regular contact with SDNPA as well.

Andrew George, the Planning Enforcement Officer at SDNPA, asks parishioners and local residents who are out and about over the holiday period to let him him know immediately by email if they see activity on the site. He will be keeping an eye on emails during this time.

Andrew's email address is andrew.george@southdowns.gov.uk

December 7, 2020

School Open Evenings

C&P School held an open evening for prospective pupils and their parents on 10th December; there will be another one on 14th January

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​November 4, 2020



The Junction


The Junction team, in cooperation with the Parish Council, are offering a service to supply essentials to residents of Clapham and Patching.  You can contact them via the village WhatsApp (email Yvette or John and ask them to send you the link).   Failing that, you can email or phone them 07803 074424 or 07753 662418.  



They will try to source any products you need; they will order your goods and have them available for collection, or delivery should it be absolutely necessary, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

November 1, 2020

Local deliveries

Angmering Village Greens are a local greengrocer, who will deliver orders over £15 for free within a 5 mile radius of Angmering.


WSCC also has a list of businesses which will deliver to your home



October 12, 2020



Better broadband for Patching?

Patching Parish Council are working to secure a better broadband speed for the parish.

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​September 9, 2020


Neighbourhood Watch

Would you be interested in joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Clapham?  There is already one set up in Patching.  Quite apart from improving the level of safety around the village, you can also claim 5% off your house insurance.   Email your interest to: alongthefurlong@gmail.com

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​​July 20, 2020

Limetree Pharmacy to cease deliveries to Clapham

Limetree Pharmacy say they no longer have the capacity to deliver prescriptions to Clapham, which is a nuisance for those of us who can’t, or prefer not to, go out.  However, you can get free deliveries from Lloyds Pharmacy’s ‘Echo’ service by signing up online.

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​​​​​​June 8, 2020


Flowers (or baking) for Clapham Lodge

A rota has been set up for someone to deliver a bunch of flowers (or, if you don't have any flowers, something home-baked) to Clapham Lodge every Thursday, both to thank the heroes who work there and to cheer up the residents.  Please contact Sally if you'd like to add your name to the list.


​​May 2, 2020

The library is still open online!

Libraries may currently be closed, but you can still access lots of services online.  There are dedicated children's activities, home learning and wellbeing resources available, as well as eBooks and eAudio, plus newspapers, magazines and comics

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March 25, 2020


Let Clapham Parish Council know if you need help

You can contact any of the Councillors if you are self-isolating at home and need extra help.

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March 25, 2020

Where can I take my daily walk?

Here are maps of the footpaths and open access areas for Clapham -

and here's an interactive map for the whole of West Sussex.


​February 9, 2020


Join the Clapham Oil Club

By grouping your order with those of other locals, you can both get the best prices and reduce the number of different oil lorries on the village street

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Other local news


January 11, 2021

Fundraise for St Barnabas by keeping fit!

FitFeb is your chance to join hundreds of others and kickstart 2021 in a positive way whilst raising money for our local hospice.  All you have to do is an hour a day of physical or mental activity throughout February, and get sponsored for doing it.

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January 11, 2021

The Big Garden Birdwatch

It's not just a chance to sit with a cuppa and enjoy watching the nature you love.  You'll also be part of the world's largest wildlife survey, which provides an annual snapshot of how the birds in our gardens are faring.  You simply need to count the birds you see in your garden (or elsewhere) for one hour between 29 and 31 January.

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January 11, 2021

Protect your identity online

Don't let cybercriminals steal your details

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January 4, 2021

Have you received an unwanted gift of scam mail through the post?

Rid your home of scam mail by sending it through to the 'Friends Against Scams' team!

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January 4, 2021

Safety warning after tumble dried linen fire

West Sussex Fire and Rescue service reminds residents to be very careful when using tumble dryers:

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October 30, 2020

Enhanced NHS 111 service for Sussex

People who call 111 – free from mobiles or landlines 24/7 - or access the service via www.111.nhs.uk will now speak to call handlers and/or healthcare professionals who will be able to assess symptoms over the phone, issue prescriptions and directly book people into onward care appointments if they need one.

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June 30, 2020

Arun District Council launches e-Newsletter

The council has launched an e-Newsletter service to keep residents up to date with news and information.  It's quick and easy to sign up.

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February 23, 2020

Beavers are coming back to West Sussex

A partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Knepp Estate is reintroducing two pairs of beavers at Knepp.

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February 3, 2020

Community Transport Sussex

From 2020, Community Transport Sussex will now be operating in our area

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