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November 9, 2020

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.

November 9, 2020

Clapham and Patching Churches

We have been unable to hold services in church during this period of lock-down, but hope they will be able to resume on Sunday 6th December.  Clapham Church is open for visitors and for quiet thoughts and prayer Thurs - Sun, 10am - 4pm.  Patching Church is open daily 10am - 5pm.  Please sanitise your hands and complete the track and trace register when you enter.  
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November 4, 2020

Lockdown means The Junction can't open

Sadly, there can be no Saturday coffee mornings outside The Junction for the duration of the current lockdown; the Table Craft Fayre will also have to be postponed,

Although the shop and cafe is not currently open, 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 22, 2020

What's going on at Patching Pond?

Many residents have expressed concern to the Parish Council about works being carried out at Patching Pond.  SDNPA have investigated, and concluded that while tree felling was permitted, the dumping of soil and rubble was not.

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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


​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 later this year.

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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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