Lavant is a rural parish with an electorate of approximately 1347 in 750 households and at present a precept of £27,420. The parish is just north of Chichester on either side of the A286 Midhurst Road.
Further details about the village can be found in the Lavant Neighbourhood Plan
The community is a vibrant one served well by its pubs, restaurants, schools, churches and village hall. The closeness of Goodwood adds to the activities in the parish.
Lavant is to be found in a beautiful part of West Sussex and yet is within easy reach of major urban centres on the coast from Brighton to Southampton. The close proximity of Chichester means access to both mainline trains and buses with direct links to Gatwick Airport and London, Brighton and Portsmouth and also across country to the West, the Midlands and the North.
Parishioners can, of course, use the varied commercial, leisure and entertainment facilities of Chichester with ease. The coast is also very close at Bosham and the Chichester Harbour area, the Witterings, Selsey and Bognor Regis.
VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR - Lavant Parish Council
1. There are two vacancies for a Parish councillor on the above Council
2. A BY-ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY WILL BE HELD, IF WITHIN 14 DAYS (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or Bank holidays) FROM THE DATE BELOW, TEN (10) ELECTORS FOR THE PARISH GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO REQUEST THAT THE VACANCY BE FILLED BY ELECTION TO:
THE RETURNING OFFICER,
CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL,
EAST PALLANT HOUSE,
1 EAST PALLANT,
(Telephone: 01243 785166)
3. The notice must be given in writing on a form obtainable from the office of the returning officer and must include the electoral numbers of all electors requesting the filling of the vacancy by the election process.
4. If no such notice is given within the time allowed the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
Date: 27th June 2018 Signed: I. Whitaker
Clerk to the Council
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED - 11TH - 15TH JULY
ROAD CLOSURES AND NEW SPEED RESTRICTIONS UNTIL 20TH JULY
Please be advised that West Sussex County Council has received a request for Temporary Traffic Regulation as follows:
Road Closure: New Road from New Road Roundabout ( Woodcote ) to the junction of New Road and A285 Petworth Road:
Kennel Hill from the junction of New Road roundabout to the junction with Race Course Road:
Strettington Lane at the junction of New Road to the junction of Hat Hill Road:
Claypit Lane from the junction of New Road roundabout (Woodcote Roundabout) to the junction with Old Place Lane:
Pook Lane from the junction with Kennel Hill and the junction of Fordwater Lane:
Lower Road at the junction of Fordwater Lane. Reduction of current speed limit from National speed limit to 40 mph New Road from junction with A285 to Waterbeach Road & Racecourse Road from Trundle Hill to Hat Hill Road / Hat Hill Road from junction with Racecourse Road southwards to for 1.25miles to Sculpture Park & Trundle Hill from Knights Hill southwards for a distance of 0.75miles. And reduction in speed limit to 30mph of Hat Hill Road through Garden Furze from Sculpture park southwards to junction with New Road & New Road from junction with Waterbeach Road westwards to Fordwater Road & Madgwick Lane northwards from junction with Old Place Lane through Claypit Lane, New Road roundabout, Kennel Hill Road continuing into Trundle Hill to approximately 1/3 mile north of Forage Yard Road distance of 1.18 miles.
Village / Town / Parish Singleton, Lavant, Westhampnett
Specific Location As above
Type of TTR Road Closure and speed limit
Reason for TTR Festival of speed
Proposed start date Closure start 12th July 2018 - 06:00hrs daily
Temporary speed restrictions start: 00:00hrs Monday 2nd July 2018
Proposed duration Closure end 15th July 2018 - 21:00hrs daily
Temporary speed restrictions ends: 12:00hrs Friday 20th July 2018
09/07/2018 - STAY FOOD SAFE IN THIS HEATWAVE!
For residents planning a barbecue or picnic during the warm weather, Chichester District Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have some advice to help make it a success.
"Many people think that food poisoning is just a passing stomach bug but it can be very serious," says Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council. "Anyone in the family could get food poisoning but children and elderly people are especially at risk.
"We know lots of residents will be hosting barbecues for their family and friends and going on picnics this summer. By following our food safety advice, people can have a great time and stay healthy."
In hot weather, it is important to keep food chilled where possible to prevent harmful bacteria growing. It is best to keep food in the fridge until it is needed, but this is not always possible at a barbecue or picnic. For these occasions, using a cool box with ice and frozen gel packs distributed throughout is a good way to keep food chilled.
When food is left out at room temperature for too long, the risk of bacteria increases which makes it unsafe to eat. Leftover food should be stored in the fridge as soon as it has cooled or put back in the cool box. Any food left out for longer than two hours should be thrown away to minimise the risk of food poisoning.
22/05/2018 - Lavant Parish Council Open letter re A27 sent to MP, WSCC, CDC, SDNP
Lavant Parish Council has sent an open letter signed by three Parish Councils and 2 residents' associations concerning the A27 consultation. To read the letter click here
07/03/2018 - Eastmead Industrial Estate plans for development
For residents who were unable to go to the presentation at Lavant Memorial Hall please find the information here
27/11/2017 - ATTENTION BOOK LOVERS
Are you, or someone you know, finding it difficult to visit the library? Do you know about West Sussex Libraries' Home Library Direct Service?
This free service is for anyone who is unable to access the library due to age, illness, disability, caring responsibilities or other reasons.
A volunteer will select your choice of books - including large print and audiobooks - deliver them to your home, and return them to the library. All of our volunteers are DBS checked.
You can also download items from our Digital Library 24/7 - eBooks, eComics, eMagazines and eAudio, without visiting the library.
If you would like this service or know anyone else who would benefit, please contact or visit your local library for an application form, or complete the online form here: www.westsussex.gov.uk/HLD
13/07/2018 - Festival of Speed - Fireworks
Fireworks will take place each evening at any time between 8 - 10pm. Please make sure that all livestock and pets are protected.
15/07/2018 - ALL DAY ROAD CLOSURE LAVANT 23RD SEPTEMBER 2018
Due to the Velo South cycle event on 23rd September 2018 access in and out of Lavant will be virtually impossible. If you have carers visit on a daily basis or know someone who does please contact Velo South. More information here
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