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Chichester Eco-Festival – 6 November 2021

Transition Chichester has announced a free entry Eco-Festival taking place at the Newell Centre, Tozer Way, on Saturday 6 November.

The free entry event will be a family-friendly celebration of everything that is happening in Chichester to protect the environment and will inform residents about how they can get involved.

An Eco-Fair will run from 3pm until 6pm with food being supplied by UK Harvest.

Activities will include music, poetry, t-shirt and card printing as well as stalls showcasing the work of local organic gardeners, conservation volunteers, tree wardens and Transition Chichester.

The event will feature a swap-shop clothing rail and UK Harvest will be providing hot food for donations.

The Eco-Fair will be followed at 7pm by a panel discussion on the theme of “Working Locally to tackle climate change and protect our environment”. This will be chaired by Councillor Martyn Bell and panellists will include Councillor Heather Barrie (Green Party), environmental solutionist Nicola Peel, UK Harvest Chief Executive Yvonne Thomson and Sussex Wildlife Trust President Tony Whitbread.

The panel event is free entry but spaces are limited so please book your space here:

www.eventbrite.com/e/chichester-eco-festival-panel-event-tickets-176585862067

Eco Chi festival - November 2021 - flyer

City Council North Ward byelection – call for nominations

Nominations to open for West Sussex County Council and Chichester City Council by-elections

Nominations will open next month for a councillor vacancy in West Sussex County Council’s Bourne Division and in Chichester City Council’s North Ward.

The nomination period for both by-elections will commence on Friday 1 October 2021 and end at 4pm on Friday 8 October 2021.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate can ask for nomination forms from the Elections Office at Chichester District Council by calling 01243 521010 or emailing elections@chichester.gov.uk. Nomination papers must be submitted by hand to the (Deputy) Returning Officer at Chichester District Council.

If contested, a by-election for the North Ward of Chichester City Council will take place on Thursday 4 November 2021. The polling stations for this election will be:

  • The Sunray Building, Little Breach; and
  • St Michaels Church Hall, Summersdale Road.

If the Bourne Division vacancy of West Sussex County Council is contested, a by-election will take place on Thursday 4 November 2021. The polling stations for this election will be:

  • St Wilfrids Church Hall, Broad Road, Southbourne;
  • Southbourne Age Concern Centre, New Road, Southbourne;
  • Tuppenny Barn, Main Road, Southbourne;
  • Bourne Leisure Centre, Park Road, Southbourne;
  • Station Staff Office, Baker Barracks, Thorney Island;
  • Forestside & Stansted Village Hall, Forestside; and
  • Westbourne Parish Hall, Westbourne Road, Westbourne.

The hours of both polls will be from 7am until 10pm.

The successful candidates will serve on Chichester City Council until May 2023 and West Sussex County Council until May 2024.

Notice of a vacancy for Chichester City Council (North Ward)

Image of Chichester City Council crest

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PARISH COUNCIL OF CHICHESTER CITY

NORTH WARD

  1. THERE IS A VACANCY ON THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL.
  2. A BY-ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY WILL BE HELD, IF WITHIN 14 DAYS (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  Good Friday or Bank Holidays) FROM THE DATE BELOW, TEN (10) ELECTORS FOR THE PARISH WARD (in which the vacancy has occurred) OR PARISH (whichever applies) 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, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO19 1TY (Telephone 01243 785166).
  3. THE NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN IN WRITING OR 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.

DATED: 7th September 2021

Clerk of the Parish Council

ADDRESS: The Council House, North Street, Chichester. PO19 1LQ

Save the date for the Fire Service Virtual Open Day

West Sussex Fire Service is holding a Virtual Open day on 20 August 2021 from 11.00am to 12.00pm

For more information visit their Facebook page: @WSFRS

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will once again be hosting its Virtual Open Day on Friday 20 August.

The event will be hosted on the service’s Facebook page and feature demonstrations from fire stations around the county.

Firefighters from Worthing Fire Station will be throwing open the station doors to show viewers around the station, while the crew at Bognor Regis Fire Station will demonstrate some of the capabilities of the service’s fire engines.

There will also be demonstrations organised by the retained crew based at Billingshurst, while the team at Haywards Heath Fire Station will be offering some top fire safety tips.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark Andrews said: “I know our crews are really looking forward to the return of our Virtual Open Day this year, as it provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the important work we carry out every day of the year. We can’t wait to share our day with you and hope you are all able to join us and get involved on the day.”

The event will take place on the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service facebook page between 11am and 12pm on Friday 20 August. You can find out more here.

Support for students opening their results

West Sussex County Council has released the following information to support students opening their exam results this August.

Watch a video of one of our careers advisors Tania speaking about ways the team support young people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr-aoa9XWCs

Students in West Sussex will be opening their A/AS Level and GCSE results two days apart this week after overcoming another hugely disrupted academic year.

Results day for A levels and other vocational courses is Tuesday, 10 August 2021, with GCSE results day on Thursday 12 August. Exams were cancelled for a second year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so students will be awarded teacher assessed grades.

Nigel Jupp, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills, said: “I want to congratulate every West Sussex student, even before they have opened their results, for the resilience and determination they have again shown this year. Many of you will have completed your course almost entirely through the pandemic, studying remotely and without the motivation of being with your friends or teachers, and without the opportunity to sit exams.

“I also want to thank every teacher and school staff member for finding new and innovative ways of supporting our young people, while doing everything you can to keep them safe and able to learn.

“The very best of luck to everyone opening your results and please remember, even if you don’t get the grades you wanted, there are many options open to you and lots of support and advice is available.”

Careers advisors from West Sussex County Council are available to offer one-to-one support to any young person who needs them.

They will be able to discuss your situation and help you consider your options.

You can contact the careers team by calling 0330 222 2700 or email careersadvice@westsussex.gov.uk

For those planning to go to University, the government has advised that universities may accept lower grades than expected and individuals are advised to make contact with them directly.

Emotional wellbeing support is also available for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties in West Sussex, either linked to exam results or for other reasons. Those who are in need of help are encouraged to explore the wide range of advice and guidance available, and to seek wider professional help if needed.

Information and resources available to support children and young people’s mental health:

Chichester Neighbourhood Plan – public event – 27 September 2021

The Chichester Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be holding a roundtable discussion event on Monday 27th September in the Assembly Rooms, The Council House, North St, Chichester PO19 1LQ.

The event will run from 7pm until 9pm.

This will be an opportunity to review all the brilliantly detailed survey work undertaken by the PLACE assessors in recent weeks.

It will also be a chance hear from a range of voices about the changes that could be brought about by the neighbourhood plan, addressing the challenges as identified by the PLACE assessments.

More details about the event to follow shortly, but in the meantime, please put this date in your diaries.

In the meantime, you can read more about the Neighbourhood Plan and PLACE assessments here:

Councillor of the year nomination – Councillor Richard Plowman

Richard Plowman

Chichester City Council is very pleased to announce that Councillor Richard Plowman has been named as a finalist in the prestigious National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Star Council Awards, 2021.

Councillor Plowman has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Councillor of the Year category.

NALC’s Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise and celebrate the contribution local (parish and town) councils make to their communities.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a real difference locally.

The theme of this year’s awards focused on projects that have positively impacted communities in the context of Covid-19.

The winners will be announced at an online ceremony in October.

On receiving the news, Councillor Plowman said:

“To be selected as one of only 5 Finalists from the 100,000 parish and town councillors represented by NALC is an honour and very humbling. It is the equivalent of getting a nomination for an Oscar or a medal in the Olympic games in the Local authority world! However, what is most important it nationally recognises Chichester City Council and the people of Chichester for how they stepped up during the Pandemic to meet the challenge.”

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