Singleton Parish Council - Name Change

This has now been approved, The Parish Council is now officially called 'Singleton and Charlton Parish Council'

The Purple Bus

From Wednesday 13th November 6.30pm to 8.30pm (and every Wednesday) the Purple Bus will be coming to Singleton outside the Village Hall,

The Purple Bus is like a Mobile youth club, organised and put on by SCYP. (Sussex Clubs for Young People)

For more info or to see what to look out for please check out the FB page

Come along and check out this new resource for young people in the Valley and if you know any other young people please let them know, 

Illegal Money Laundering & Credit Unions

Goodwood Events 

Friday 1st November

20:30 – 21:00                    Fireworks from Goodwood House                            Duration 30 minutes

 Tuesday 5th November

 09:45                                     Spitfire display in front of Goodwood House.       Duration 15 minutes

 Whilst these activities may not affect you, this letter is sent as a precaution should you have livestock within the area or animals which are sensitive to loud noises.

 If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Estate Office on 01243 755 043.

 We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

 Kind regards,

The Estate Office



Valley Youth Club

The Valley Youth Club is being held on:


Friday 11th October 2019

Friday 15th November 2019

Friday 13th December (this likely to be an xmas party type of affair)


Please arrive for 6.40pm.

Club finishes at 8.40pm

Costs  £1.50 per young person (plus tuck money)


hopefully we will sort out a new tuck shop,


as we heading into winter, we may even do some cooking activities


Helpful if you can let us know if young people are coming either rsvp or texting/wotsapp to Kathryn or I,


Please spread the word, all welcome.


ideas for group games/activities welcome,

any extra volunteers also welcome,

please get in touch,


It would be great to have this happening twice a month,

for that to happen we need more volunteers to host the young people.


We are also working on getting sussex Clubs for Young People's Purple Bus to visit the Valley, this will likely be on a Thurs or even a Weds evening.....

watch this space,


looking forward to seeing you soon (next Friday!)


Starting School - September 2020

 The application process for children due to start school in September 2020 will begin on Monday 7 October 2019. We try to advertise the application arrangements as widely as possible and it is in this connection that I now write to you.

 As a service to your local community we would invite you to advertise the starting school application window in your Parish Magazine, on your website or by whatever means you normally use to communicate with your residents.

 I have attached to this email a poster and leaflet giving details of the application process. The key points are:

Apply online at

  • Applications can be made between 7 October 2019 and 15 January 2020
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2020
  • Further information for parents is available on our website now
  • Staff are available to support on 03330 142 903

Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. We would therefore be grateful if you could help actively encourage all parents to apply by the closing date.



Issue 8 | November 2019

Paul Marshall - Leader of WSCCNew Leader of West Sussex County Council elected

Paul Marshall has been elected as the new leader of West Sussex County Council at a meeting of the Full Council on Friday 18 October.

He succeeds Louise Goldsmith, who stood down earlier this month.

Paul will, in the interim, retain the statutory responsibility for Children’s Services, including schools. He will support Jacquie Russell in her new role of Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, which covers social care and support services for children.

Nigel Jupp will take up the role of Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Duncan Crow is the new Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities.

More information can be found on our website.

ChildrenPotential changes to five small schools in West Sussex

Five small primary schools have been identified as potentially vulnerable.

As a result, views are being sought on options currently being explored - which may include federation, merger, relocation, no change or closure - at the following schools:

  • Clapham and Patching CE Primary School, Clapham, Worthing
  • Compton and Up Marden CE Primary School, Compton, Chichester
  • Rumboldswhyke CE Infants’ School, Chichester
  • Stedham Primary School, Stedham, Midhurst
  • Warninglid Primary School, Warninglid, Haywards Heath

Residents can offer their feedback online or by filling in a paper consultation form, which will soon be available in West Sussex libraries.

The consultation closes on Monday 25 November 2019.

Public meetings about each school are being held throughout October and November – visit for more details.

Stay Well This WinterStay protected against flu this winter

The NHS is advising eligible residents to get the flu vaccination and prevent the risk of developing serious illnesses.

People with long-term conditions, such as: breathing difficulties, heart problems or diabetes are urged to get the vaccine.

The free offer is also available to those aged 65 years and older and to people who live in a residential or nursing home, or individuals that work in health and social care.

It is recommended that residents get the vaccination each year because the flu virus changes.

More information can be found on the NHS website.

SALCImproving Local Places and Spaces - Launch Event

Improving Local Places and Spaces officially launched on 3 October at an event, held at the Sussex Association of Local Councils Autumn Conference.

West Sussex County Council's Highways team introduced the initiative and explained the benefit it has to Town and Parish Councils. Many great discussions took place throughout the day, including conversations on ways that we can help to resolve issues Town and Parish Council's face and support them better going forward.

We received lots of positive feedback regarding the scheme and many attendees wanted to engage with it in the future.

improving Local Places and Spaces helps to support Town and Parish Councils, and community groups, by providing opportunities on the following:

  • Community Highways Partnerships
  • Community Led Improvements
  • Community Action

For more information on how your council can get involved, visit our website.

Front cover of Taste magazineRead the latest edition of Taste West Sussex

The autumn/winter edition of Taste West Sussex magazine is out now.

It’s full of features about local food and drink producers, venues and events. There is also many competitions for residents to enter - prizes include: wine tasting, afternoon tea for two, and places on a chocolate making workshop.  

If you would like copies for your parish halls or offices please email Digital copies are also available on our website.

Campaigns Our latest communication campaigns 

Take a look at three of our latest communication campaigns:  

Feel free to share these links, and the information contained within, to help keep your residents updated and informed. 

Consultation Hub

WSCCHave your say on local issues that affect you

Have your say on matters that affect you and your local communities - and get your residents to do the same - by visiting our Have Your Say Consultation Hub. From major road schemes and Joint Area Action Plans, to premises licence applications and safeguarding in our schools; we want to hear your residents' views to help shape future policy and decisions.

Our current consultations are:

Go to the Have Your Say Consultation Hub for details of all of our current consultations.


Your Voice Your Voice: The People's Panel

Alternatively, encourage your residents to join Your Voice: The People's Panel where they'll be regularly consulted about a number of important local issues. Once registered they'll receive links to surveys, reports and outcomes and occasionally links to other public surveys.

Find out more information and subscribe here

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