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16 February 2018 - Protect yourself against fraud - talk at St Nicholas Wed 4th April 2.30pm. ALL WELCOME
The local police will be giving a talk on how to protect yourself from fraud - including internet and door-to-door scams.
All residents are invited to come. For further information contact the Parish Council.
13 February 2018 - Eastmeade Industrial Estate Plans - Lavant Memorial Hall 19th Feb at 3pm - 8pm
The proposal for the Eastmeade Industrial Estate will be on show on 19th Feb at Lavant Memorial Hall and residents are invited to comment.
Read proposal here
22 January 2018 - Retail trends and needs study by CDC
Retail trends research to be carried out among Chichester District residents
A retail needs study looking into residents' shopping and leisure habits is currently taking place as part of Chichester District Council's Local Plan Review.
The council has commissioned the study which will include a telephone survey. The survey starts on Monday 15 January, and will take place over three weeks.
It is being carried out by NEMS Market Research and will take around seven and half minutes to complete. Most calls will be made outside normal working hours in order to ensure that the working households can take part.
"We want to reassure residents that this isn't a scam and that the survey is being carried out lawfully, according to strict market research regulations," explains Councillor Susan Taylor, Cabinet Member for Planning at Chichester District Council. "As part of the Local Plan Review we want to look at retail and ensure that the needs of the future can be planned for and look at some of the issues affecting the retail sector in our district.
09 January 2018 - Best way to support the homeless? Donate to Stonepillow CDC says
Leading councillors at Chichester District Council have agreed to fund a Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker, who will be dedicated to helping the homeless access accommodation and rebuild their lives.
"The reasons why people become homeless can be extremely complex, and quite often they require much more support than just a roof over their heads. In many cases, people are offered accommodation, only to turn it down. This is because they have other issues that need to be resolved and supported," says Cllr Jane Kilby, Cabinet Member for Housing at Chichester District Council.
"We are very lucky that we have the support of Stonepillow, who are one of our key partners. We know that a lot of residents want to support the homeless. The best way to do this is by donating to Stonepillow, which plays such a crucial role locally in helping people to get back on their feet."
08 January 2018 - Proposed New Development for Football Field and public meeting 17th Jan at LMH
Please click here to see the proposal.
There will be an public viewing of the proposals at the Lavant Memorial Hall between 3 and 6.30pm on 17th January.
05 January 2018 - WSCC News for communities
02 January 2018 - WSCC information about cold weather alerts and how to stay safe and warm
For information about how to be alerted to cold weather click here
11 December 2017 - STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL PLACE
The application deadline for Reception or transfer to Junior school places is Monday 15 January 2018.
Apply online and find more information by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions.
If you are unable to apply online, you can request a form by phoning 03330 142 903 and ensure that the completed form is returned before the application deadline.
Your child is due to start Reception in September 2018 if their date of birth is between
1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.
27 November 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
14 November 2017 - Lavant History Project - Graveyard Recording St Nicholas Church
Graveyard Recording. St Nicholas Church, Mid Lavant
Purpose of the Project?
Church graveyards are recognised as key historical locations and they are a local heritage asset which often contains archaeological artefacts. They reveal much about the religious, cultural and social life and values of the residents of a local area. Indeed St Nicholas, fondly known as St Nic's, continues to have a spiritual significance in Lavant. In addition many graveyards have developed unique ecological environments . Through the recording of inscriptions and monuments the LHP can help preserve and share both local family and broader historic knowledge about one of Lavant's invaluable heritage assets.
The graveyard of St Nic's has been decommissioned, since then it has become neglected both in terms of its physical condition and the Village's awareness of it. The initial survey made by the LHP revealed that there is some urgency regarding the preservation and recording of the graves/gravestones that currently remain. The LPC has already located some graves that are not identified in the most recent plan of 1993 including a rare example of a brick grave and there are others, including that of Henrietta Poole which are at risk of serious further deterioration.
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