Do you fancy learning something new?

Chichester College is holding a festival of learning on 24th – 27th  June 2019 for more information please use this link 

Road Closure Notice – Bookers Lane


NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the
Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on)
Lane, Earnley
from junction with Almodington Lane to the junction with
Clappers Lane with works outside The Old Rectory
is temporarily prohibited from
20/05/19 at 08:00 until 24/05/19 at 18:00

The restriction will be in place 24hrs

This closure is necessary to allow Southern Gas Networks to install a new
connection for a customer

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times
The alternative route for traffic will be signed via
Bracklesham Lane, Clappers Lane
and vice versa

This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact
West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105

Any queries about the works please contact
Southern Gas Networks – 02392 624523
Dated 30 April 2019

Matt Davey
Head of Highways and Transport

Land Settlement Assoication Newsletter

The LSA newsletter is now available 


RSPB Events for JUNE 2019

APULDRAM                             Saturday 1 June

Morning Bird Walk on Fishbourne Marshes with Roger Morris of the RSPB Chichester Local Group.

Meet by car park next to Rymans, Map Ref: SU841033 at 10.00 am            

01243 262833


DUNCTON                               Friday 7 June  

Evening walk to see and hear nightjars/woodcock on Lavington Common with Bob Yarham of the RSPB.

Meet in car park, Map Ref: SU952187 at 8.00 pm                 

01243 262833


SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST Events for June 2019

SLINDON                                 Tuesday 4 June

Evening Walk on The Rise of Northwood with David Hart from 7.0 pm until 9.30 pm approx.

Meet in Northwood car park, at end of Courthill Road, Slindon BN18 0RL.

Donations to the Trust appreciated. 01243 262833


EBERNOE                                 Sunday 16 June

Conservation – Bracken Control with Richard Wilson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Ebernoe Common.

Meet in church car park at 10.00 am

01243 528056



WOOLBEDING                         Sunday 23 June

Conservation – Himalayan Balsam Control with Scot Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers

on The River Rother at 10.00 am            

01243 552113/07722 025339



Fire-hit Westhampnett site opening soon for green waste only



The fire-hit Westhampnett Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) will be open for residents to dispose of their green waste only from Thursday (18 April).

A blaze broke out in the main building at the centre involving more than 500 tonnes of household waste on 2 April and was extinguished on 9 April. However, the area where green waste is deposited was unaffected by the fire, enabling Viridor to re-open this part of the site.

Steve Read, the county council’s Director of Environment and Public Protection, said: “I’m pleased we will be able to offer residents this green waste disposal facility from Thursday and would like to thank everyone again for their patience and cooperation at this difficult time.

“Safety has to be our top priority and a structural engineer visited the site on Friday (12 April) to assess the damage to the main building there – the waste transfer station – and we await the outcome of this initial inspection.

“Until the extent of the damage to the building and concrete surround is known, we do not know which other parts of the site have been affected, and will therefore require works.

“We have to ensure it’s safe for both staff and the public, as well as ensuring compliance with all legislation and permits to allow the site to open.

“Once this is known, we will work with Viridor to develop a long-term plan for rebuilding the site.”

From Thursday, the Westhampnett site will be open for the disposal of green waste only, seven days a week from 9am-6pm.

Residents needing to dispose of other materials are advised to visit Bognor or Littlehampton HWRSs. Bognor and Littlehampton will remain open seven days a week until further notice. Please note these sites do NOT accept trailers or over-height vehicles (2.2m height restriction). Also, these sites do NOT accept plasterboard or asbestos.

The nearest trailer and over-height facility is Worthing HWRS or an alternative HWRS which accepts trailers is Billingshurst HWRS.

The alternate weekly (Thursday) service at the Witterings and Selsey is available and this service will accept trailers with the relevant permit.

HWRSs that accept asbestos are Burgess Hill, Crawley and Worthing. HWRSs that accept plasterboard are Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Horsham, Shoreham and Worthing.

Please see our website 
for further details and updates.

The Mulberries Fund Raising Event

PAGHAM                                            Saturday 11 May

The Mulberries present a 50s – 80s Night with Freeway at the Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Pagham at 7.30 pm.

Tickets in advance £8-00 on 01243 697593                                                             

Bring your own food and drink.        

Proceeds to local charities.        

Wheelchair access

RSPB Events for May 2019

CHICHESTER                                     Thursday 23 May

Short AGM followed by an Illustrated Talk by Sue Watson on ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ 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


EARNLEY                                           Saturday 25 May

Bird Walk on west side of Medmerry with Rob Yarham of the Chichester Local Group from 10.00 am until early afternoon. Meet at end of Clappers Lane, Grid Ref: SZ817968 at 10.00 am                          01243 262833



Notice Of Uncontested Election

Election of Parish Councillors for Earnley Parish Council on 2nd May 2019 

The number of candidates is the same as the number of vacancies to be filled and they will all be declared to be elected as unopposed and it will not be necessary to hold an election for your Parish, they will take office on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

  • Robert Carey 
  • Keith Martin
  • Sandy Simpson 
  • John Stant 
  • John Williams 

West Sussex County Council – Preventing Falls Slipper Swap

Preventing Falls

We’re hosting a free Slipper Swap throughout the month of March in our bid to help reduce the number of falls and serious injuries.

Residents who feel they are at risk of falling are being invited to trade in their old slippers for a brand new pair, free of charge.

Ill-fitting slippers, or those which are beyond their best, pose a real risk of causing a nasty fall. Anyone who feels they may be at risk of falling is invited to come along to their local event where they will be able to find out more information on how to keep themselves safe.

These events have been organised to coincide with activities that are being held in West Sussex libraries throughout March, in support of Wellbeing Month.

There has already been a lot of interest in this new initiative and we are actively looking at more ways to reach other communities. 

In addition, we’re also encouraging residents to try out our simple ‘Super Six’ exercises to stay steady, reduce falls and prevent serious injury.  

Further information can be found on our website.