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    West Sussex Covid News – Roadmap out of lockdown

    COVID-19 update The infection rates in West Sussex continue to drop. View our data dashboard here.At the same time, more than half a million COVID-19 vaccinations have already been given to protect people across Sussex in the most vulnerable groups.We’re now reviewing the government’s lockdown exit plan and the implications this has on our services.Dr Tony Hill, West Sussex County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, said: “As more and more people receive their vaccinations, each one takes us a step nearer to coming out of lockdown.“I’m pleased to see the cases in West Sussex fall, but COVID-19 is still present in our community and numbers will rise again if we…

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    Town and Parish News February 2021

    Issue 25| February 2021Latest on COVID-19Great to see that rates of COVID-19 cases continue to fall in areas of West Sussex but we urge you to act like you have it and #KeepWestSussexSafe.  In the seven days to Tuesday 2 February there were 1,795 new cases. This means on average, 256 people are testing positive for COVID-19 each day in West Sussex. However, cases are falling compared to the previous week.  The latest data indicates there have been 37,758 cases so far in West Sussex as at Sunday 7th February 2021. This is 4,370 cases per 100,000 population.Around one in three people infected with the virus do not have any symptoms and could be passing it on without…

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    Covid-19 Newsletter January 2021

    Issue 23 | Special edition COVID-19 news January 2021 Vaccination rolloutTo help you answer questions from residents on the vaccine rollout in West Sussex please view updated details here.The website also includes what residents can expect when they have their vaccination and a detailed list of FAQs, which can be found here. This page also provides contact details if you have a question or want to give feedback. National lockdown restrictionsYou can familiarise yourself with the new lockdown restrictions in full by visiting the GOV.UK website There are campaign resources including posters that you can download here.You can also help us get the message out about the new lockdown rules by sharing this information within your community messaging…

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    Town and Council Parish News December 2020

    New Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ rules now in place West Sussex has been placed in Tier 2. Please help us get the message out about the new tier-2 rules by sharing the following within your community messaging groups (e.g. Whatsapp, Facebook, emails etc.) The new restrictions include: Mixing indoors only with people in the same household or bubble Sticking to the rule of six outdoors (including private gardens) COVID-secure businesses can re-open Spectators will be allowed to watch sport, with a maximum crowd capacity outdoors of 50% of the capacity of the stadium or 2,000 people, whichever is smaller. Indoors, the maximum capacity is 1,000 Indoor entertainment venues, such as…

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    Chichester District Council Coronavirus Update – October 2020

    Monday 26 October 2020 Issued by the Communications Team – This briefing is to keep you updated on the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the actions being taken in the district. Who does it affect? Residents and businesses within the district Chichester District Council staff and councillors Parish councils Community groups and charitable organisations In this briefing ·         Latest update ·         Hands, Face, Space reminder ·         Test and Trace reminder ·         Walk-in Covid testing site in Chichester ·         Self-isolation payments from CDC ·         Halloween safety ·         Claim tax back for working from home because of Covid ·         Could you be entitled to help towards the cost of heating your home? ·         West Sussex Affordable Energy…

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    Issue 19 / October 20

    Information from West Sussex County Council Issue 19 | October 2020 New NHS COVID-19 app We are encouraging residents to download the new NHS COVID-19 App to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The app allows you to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, and check into venues by simply scanning a QR code. Businesses, such as restaurants and pubs, will be legally required to display a QR code poster for people to scan. This means if people visit the venue and later test positive for coronavirus, other app users who were there at the same time may be sent an alert, if necessary. The app does this while protecting…

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    Parish Matters

    village clean up Dear Fellow Resident, Hopefully, like us, you really appreciate how fortunate we are to live in these beautiful surroundings – and consequently become upset or annoyed to see the lanes strewn with litter, the drains blocked, the fingerposts green with mildew etc. Well, since the local authorities stopped providing such services years ago, there are but two options – accept the decline or do something about it! Hence the initiative of our Village Clean-up Day on Saturday 6th April from 9am to 1pm. This is now long overdue, as the last one, organized by the late and lamented Norman Young, was now about five (?) years ago.…

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    Parish Matters 32

    Last month I wrote at length concerning the General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR), by now you will have received an email from our Parish Clerk asking if you wish to continue to receive parish emails. If you were on our list and received an email and did not respond you will no longer received Parish Council emails. If you were never on our email list and wish to be, or you never got around to responding on time then you can still email the Parish Clerk asking to be included on parish circulars, the Clerks email is listed in the back pages of the Village News. As we begin to…

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    Parish Matters 31

    Last night we held the first parish council meeting of the year in the Church, the next three PC meetings will also be held in the Church as personal schedules and conflicting dates mean the Village Hall is not available. A subject that took up a great deal of time was the preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Hannah-Louise, our Clerk, has been following developments with SALC and NALC and advised the Parish Council that we need to put in place guidelines and policies to comply with the GDPR. So the Parish Council adopted and updated policies on Privacy Policy, Freedom of Information Guidelines, Document…

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    Parish Matters – December

    A Letter from Brittany Bonjour tout le monde, I am out in Brittany until the new year and whilst this is wonderful I have been pondering as to what to write in this article being far from the good people of Sutton and Barlavington. I am staying in a large village called Rochefort en Terre, which is on the South side of Brittany and has a population of roughly 700 people. Last year it was voted by the French to be their prettiest village. The consequences of this accolade is that enormous numbers of tourists descend on the place during the summer and particularly at this time of the year…