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News from Clapham and Patching

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July 2, 2020

Playground Open

From Saturday 4th July, children and adults will be able to use the new equipment on the Rec.  It will be closed again briefly when the final piece of equipment is installed (the original supplier has gone out of business), and an official opening will follow.  The new access path, with a safer exit to The Street, will be put in as soon as possible.

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June 26, 2020

Businesses offering local deliveries

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

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June 26, 2020

When Vera Lynn came to Patching

Vera Lynn opened the Patching Church Fete in 1989

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June 24, 2020

Adult fitness equipment

The two pieces of adult fitness equipment which the Parish Council has ordered will now be installed on Friday 3rd July.   That just leaves the big children's climbing frame still to come, though the playground can't be used until the path is put in.

 

June 22, 2020

C&P School wins its fight to become an Academy

Our precious little school at last has permission to join the South Downs Educational Trust - the first step to becoming an Academy

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June 12, 2020

Our village churches will be open for private prayer from 19th June

The opening times will be as follows:

  • Mondays, Fridays and Sundays 10am - 12pm

  • Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - Closed

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​June 8, 2020

 

Flowers for Clapham Lodge

A rota has been set up for someone to deliver a bunch of flowers 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.

 

June 2, 2020

Local deliveries

Findon Valley Residents' Association has compiled a directory of local suppliers who provide home deliveries - hopefully some of them will come as far as Clapham and Patching!

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June 2, 2020

Fresh fruit and veg delivered to your door

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

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May 23, 2020

Playground installation

The new children's playground is almost complete

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May 19, 2020

Reusable face masks for sale

A lady in East Preston is making and selling face masks

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May 18, 2020

Scrubs for the NHS - please help!

Rebekah West and Claire Kersley in Findon have been making scrubs for the NHS but they need more fabric.

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May 17, 2020

Face masks advice

Which? magazine has helpful reviews of the different face masks available, and advice on where to buy them and how to make your own

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​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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May 2, 2020

Church services online

As all church buildings are currently closed, on Sundays there will be an online Morning Worship, available from 6am on Facebook or shortly afterwards on the Parish website.   There will also be a Celtic-Style Evening Prayer on Zoom;  contact Helena or Colin if you'd like to join in.

 

April 9, 2020

A message about COVID-19 from Deborah Urquhart

Deborah (who lives in Clapham Common) is the Deputy Leader of West Sussex County Council

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​March 30, 2020

 

Help slow the spread of COVID-19

... and identify at-risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well.  There is an app you can download.

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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.

 

March 17, 2020

 

The Junction is here to help

The shop and cafe is not currently open.  However, should you find you need to isolate yourself or know of somebody doing so in Clapham or Patching, Yvette and John and team, in cooperation with the Parish Council, would like to offer a service to our villages.


Obviously they do not carry a large stock at the moment, so please contact them for essential items 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. 
(Please be aware that some items can be difficult to obtain due to panic buying.)

 

​February 10, 2020

 

Parish Council vacancy

There's a vacancy on Clapham Parish Council - it would be good to have some women on the Council!

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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

 

June 30, 2020

Beware of pet buying scams

Sussex Police are urging people to be cautious after several Sussex residents were caught out by pet buying scams

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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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