News & Diary


There have been a number of incidents recently in our Parish. Please click here to read a letter with advice from our PCSO Caroline Wilson.

West Sussex County Council Climate Conversation

People in West Sussex are being invited to take part in a survey to find out how Covid-19 restrictions have affected their response to climate change.

The West Sussex Climate Conversation will look at how our behaviour has changed during the pandemic – for example working from home or exploring locally - and how this has affected our local environment.

Information gathered will be used by Councils across West Sussex to help support residents and businesses to continue with, or start more, positive actions.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We want to hear from our residents to understand what they are now doing differently as a result of the pandemic and how this could help our response to climate change.

"Covid-19 has presented us with some extremely challenging and difficult times, but in some circumstances, it has created opportunities for us to look at how we live our lives and how we might be able to change for the better in the future."

West Sussex County Council has recently adopted a Climate Change Strategy for the next ten years, which includes a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Deborah added: "Climate change continues to be a critical issue to address. We want to use this opportunity to see how we can help tackle climate adaptation and further encourage positive environmental changes we have seen this year."

The survey is being led by Local Partnerships, a body set up to support councils in tackling challenges and to share their findings.

People can take part in the survey by visiting

The West Sussex Climate Conversation runs until 6 December 2020.

Section 137 Grants

Applications may now be made for Section 137 grants. We welcome grants from local organisations seeking to benefit our community.

For more information on eligibility, please click here.

For an application form, please click here.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 30th November.

Welcome to our new councillors - Andrew Titmus and Craig Skillicorn

Neighbourhood Plan 

The Reg 16 consultation commences Thursday 12th November and closes at 1700 on Thursday 7th January 2021

WPC Coronavirus Response Update

The Chairman has produced a report detailing what we have done and how we did following the priorities decided at the Extraordinary Meeting on 17th March. You can read the report by clicking here.

Letter to Secretary of State for Housing

We have sent a plea to the Secretary of State for Housing regarding Arun's 5 year housing supply and the threat to our villages from developers using the Covid-19 crisis to push for extra planning consents. The letter can be read here.

We have received a reply, which can be read here.

Arun District Council revised HELAA

Arun District Council has recently published its revised Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). We are concerned that this contains a number of inaccuracies which will adversely impact our region.

We have submitted a formal response to Arun.

We have now received a reply from Arun, which can be read here.

Coronavirus COVID-19

New lockdown rules from 00:01am Thursday 5th Novemeber.

Please note that information is constantly changing.

For the latest up-to-date information, please consult:

Concerned you may have symptoms? Stay at home and consult the NHS 111 online advice page. Please do not phone 111 as they are exceptionally busy.

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.

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.