News & Diary

Coronavirus COVID-19

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A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

As you may be aware, Highways England are running a further consultation on the A27 Arundel Bypass. We have been examining the updated documents and have made a formal response to Highways England.

In short, our conclusions were

  • 2019 - an inadequate and misleading consultation brochure and processes, with damaging mistakes that repeat many of the failings experienced in 2017.
  • 2020 - impenetrable documentation, still misleading, general public no better informed, extremely difficult to understand.
    Online survey open to abuse.

You can read the full letter to Highways England here.

You are still able to make or amend your comments to Highways England until 1st March. The new questionnaire is available here. Should you wish to make a particular comment, then it may be best to email Highways England.

Councillor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for one councillor. For more information, please contact Andy Peppler, the Parish Clerk or click here.

A memorial bench is planned for Walberton

St Mary's is proposing to install a new circular timber tree bench in the churchyard and residents are invited to make a donation towards the cost. The site is on the edge of the new extension giving lovely views across the fields to the south and west. The picture shows how it will look after a few years of weathering. The cost will be about £1,000 when fully installed.

Example Church Bench

If you would like to make a donation and it is in memory of a deceased friend or member for you family, for an extra £30 you can purchase a brass plaque with the name and the dates of their life.

Please make your donation to the Church Office in Bookers Yard (tel 01243 552792) with cheques made payable to Walberton PCC. An early response will enable to order to be placed soon. Any queries to Peter Brown at 01243 551829.

Did you know that in the event of an incident in our community or neighbouring area your Parish Council has a responsibility to help the emergency services?  To make the most of the facilities, equipment and volunteers, four neighbouring Parishes work together: Climping, Ford, Walberton and Yapton Parish Councils.  For more information, please click here.