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Donnington Parish Newsletter Spring 2013

Introduction

The Spring 2013 News Letter from Donnington Parish


Barratt Homes Proposed Development

The hearings of the proposal to build 100 homes and the proposal to build 112 homes on land at Southfields Close will be held on 6th March at the Area Development Management Committee of Chichester District Council in the Council Chamber of the East Pallant offices. Meetings usually start at 10.00 a.m. The two applications will be heard one after the other.

The hearing will be a public meeting but only those who have previously registered with the District Council will be allowed to speak - for three minutes and no more. If you do not intend to speak, but would like to attend, feel free to do so (in fact, the more people who attend, the better the effect on the meeting).

The Parish Council would like to co-ordinate speakers so that we can maximise the opportunity. So, if you do get accepted as one of the speakers, would you please contact the Parish Clerk, Nicola Jones on 07752 248905 or donningtonpc@gmail.com

The hearing will be a public meeting but only those who have previously registered with the District Council will be allowed to speak - for three minutes and no more. If you do not intend to speak, but would like to attend, feel free to do so (in fact, the more people who attend, the better the effect on the meeting).

To register your desire to speak, you should contact Graham Thrussell at:

Planning Department, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

Email: gthrussell@chichester.gov.uk

Tel: 01243 534653

Selsey Tram Site

Work has now begun on building on the Selsey Tram site

Queen's Jubilee

There was a tree-planting ceremony outside the Parish Hall on Saturday, the 1st December to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The tree is well protected from damage and a plaque will be added shortly. The tree is a whitebeam (sorbus majestica). Specialist advice and assistance in planting came from Brian Turbefield, Chairman of the Donnington Horticultural Society.

Playing Field

We are still looking for volunteers to help run Fun Days at the playing field. If anyone is interested, please contact the clerk, Nicola Jones (07752 248905).

Pothole Reporting

We all know how annoying it is for drivers having to negotiate potholes in the roads. We cannot assume that the authorities know where the potholes are. So, the way to report a pothole is either through the 'Love West Sussex' app on a smartphone or through the website. The app will prompt you what to do. If you go to the website and type in potholes under 'search' it goes to a page where you can choose which way to do it. If you can take a photo and upload it onto the website it will be a big help. There is a phone number for those who don't have access to the internet and it is 01243 642105

In all cases, apart from the app, as much information as to size - width and depth -and be as accurate as possible as to where it is.

You can also text: "By TEXT or MMS. Just send a Text or MMS message to 07725 20 20 20 with LCS-LWS in the Subject field or as the first part of the text in the message. Include a picture if you can and give us a description of the report and describe the location and we'll get back to you if we need more information."

Bridging Generations

The Rotary Club of Chichester Priory have come up with a scheme to help lonely people in Chichester and district. It consists of regular meetings in which young people from Chichester College spend time with the (usually older) lonely individuals. By encouraging people to talk/reminisce, it is hoped to bridge the generations and both parties will gain from the meetings. It is well-known that people who live on their own miss out on the stimulus of conversation that this scheme aims to provide.

If you know of anyone who might benefit, please contact the Parish Clerk, Nicola Jones on 07752 248905 or donningtonpc@gmail.com

Crooked Mead Farm

Some residents have expressed their concern that an application has been sent in to West Sussex County Council by the owners of Crooked Mead Farm for waste and recycling activities. The Parish Council have commented on this application even though it is outside the parish because of the potential for pollution, nuisance and traffic problems on the A27.

EDIBLE BRITAIN - AN EDIBLE COMMUNITY GARDEN

We all know about "Britain in Bloom" and how it has brightened the public areas in towns and villages but have you heard about "Edible Britain"? The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is sponsoring a scheme to encourage local groups (which includes Donnington Horticultural Society) to plant up spare or neglected spaces with vegetables and herbs. These will consist of a plot or border accessible to the public and who will help with sowing and planting and looking after the plants

and sharing the resulting harvest. In March the RHS is sending to us a collection of suitable seeds (free!) Does anyone please have any idea as to where we could make such a plot? It should be by one of our main roads so that as many people as possible can see it. Also if we can find somewhere we shall need help with preparing and planting and other jobs in the hope of making a bit of an unusual show for passers by. These have already been very successfully completed in various other parts of the Country. Anyone with ideas or offers of help please contact Brian Turbefield on 01243 782729. Further information on the RHS website.