CHICHESTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Tasks for MARCH 2019

EBERNHOE                                         Sunday 3 March

Conservation –  Downland Management on The Furze with Alan Walker of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers.  Meet at 10.00 am

01243 825091 or 07593 090509

SELSEY                                                 Sunday 17 March

Conservation – Wetland Management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on The Manhood Peninsula. 

Meet at 10.00 am. 01243 552113 or 07815 021331

LAVINGTON                                         Sunday 31 March

Conservation – Heathland Management with Richard Wilson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Lavington Common. 

Meet at 10.00 am. 01243 528056

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SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST Events for MARCH 2019

CHICHESTER                       Tuesday 26 March

Illustrated Talks by Clare Blencowe on the ‘Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre’ to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance members £3-00/visitors £4                        01243 262833                    wheelchair access

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Next Steps for A27 Agreed

news release

PR 14370

For Immediate Release

30 January 2019

Next steps for A27 Chichester agreed

Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, Councillor Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council, and Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, met last week to discuss how to respond to the disappointing letter received from Highways England.

The letter rejected both ‘Build A Better A27’ (BABA27) concept options for the A27 Chichester, including the preferred mitigated northern route supported by both councils.

Both councils confirmed their policy position on supporting both the mitigated northern route and the mitigated southern route with the MP.

Commenting after the meeting, Louise Goldsmith said: “It was a very positive discussion and we all agreed on the importance of securing Government support for a sustainable long term solution for the A27 that has the support of the community.

“We are still awaiting further information from Highways England regarding their reasons for turning down the BABA27 schemes and we have asked for a copy of their consultant’s findings.”

Tony Dignum added: “Improvements to the A27 are absolutely vital for this area, and I am committed to working with the community, the county council and our MP to help achieve the best possible solution for our residents.”

It was agreed that Gillian Keegan would urgently seek a meeting with Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport, to ask for funding from the Government’s next Roads Investment Strategy programme (RIS2: which covers the period 2020-2025) to undertake further technical work based on the policies of both councils to improve the A27 Chichester.

This could then form the basis for public consultation on the options and lead to future funding for a major Highways England scheme. Ends


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Fraud Alert

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

What you need to know
Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC.

The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle the balance but can avoid this by arranging for payment to be made immediately by method such as bank transfer or by iTunes gift cards.

If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, bailiffs or in cases where the victim appears to be of overseas origin; deportation.

Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.

What you need to do
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.

Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. No genuine organisation will ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using iTunes Gift Cards, or any other type of voucher.

Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.

Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, report this as a phishing attempt to Action Fraud. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

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RSPB & Sussex Wildlife Trust Events – February

RSPB Events for FEBRUARY 2019

 

NORTH MUNDHAM                        Sunday 10 February

Morning Bird Walk around Chichester Gravel Pits with Carol Griffiths of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. 

Meet in School Lane, Map Ref: SU873029 at 10.00 am                      01243 262833

 

CHICHESTER                                       Thursday 28 February

Illustrated Talk by Peter Holden on “Birds Without Borders” to the RSPB Chichester Local Group at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance members £2-50/visitors £5-00                

01243 262833                    wheelchair access

SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST Events for FEBRUARY 2019

CHICHESTER                       Tuesday 27 February

Illustrated Talk by Jenny Etienne on ‘Belize’ to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance Members £3-00/Visitors £4-00                

01243 262833                    wheelchair access

 

 

 

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CHICHESTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Tasks for FEBRUARY 2019

LAVINGTON                                                       Sunday 3 February

Conservation – Heathland Management with Richard Wilson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Lavington Plantation.  Meet at 10.00 am.                     

01243 528056                                             

 

HEYSHOTT                                                           Sunday 17 February

Conservation – Downland Management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Heyshott Down.   Meet at 10.00 am.                  

 01243 552113 or 07815 021331

 

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Chris Charter

It is much sadness that we have to advise you that following a short illness Chris passed away surrounded by his family on 27th December. 

Chris was a valuable member of the Parish Council and will be sadly missed.

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Open Meeting with your MP

Witerings Open Meeting with Gillian Keegan MP

Friday 11th January – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

West Witering Memorial Hall, Elms Lane, West Witering, PO20 8LW


Councillors will also be in attendance should you wish to discuss specifc district enquiries.

 

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RSPB & Sussex Wildlife Events for January 2019

RSPB Events for JANUARY 2019

CHICHESTER                                       Thursday 24 January

Illustrated Talk by Bernie Forbes on “A Bird Watchers Travels in West Sussex” to the RSPB Chichester Local Group at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance members £2-50/visitors £5-00                 01243 262833                    wheelchair access

 

BURPHAM                                          Saturday 26 January

Bird Walk on The Burgh with Chris Vine of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.  Meet at T junction Burpham Map Ref: TQ042096 at 10.00 am.  Bring lunch                     01243 262833

SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST Events for JANAURY 2019

CHICHESTER                       Tuesday 29 January

Illustrated Talk by David Johnson on ‘Sussex Chronicles’ to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester at 7.30 pm

Entrance Members £3-00/Visitors £4                       01243 262833                    wheelchair access

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CHICHESTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Tasks for DECEMBER 2018

HEYSHOTT                               Sunday 16 December

Conservation – Chalk Downland Management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Heyshott Down from 10.00 am                                               01243 552113 or 07539 090509

 

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