PARISH COUNCIL for the year ahead
Rick Kelsey- Chair
James Hume – Vice Chair
Charles Todhunter- Chair of Planning
Annette Gardner- Vice Chair of Planning
Roger Newman- Chair of Finance
Rick Kelsey – Vice Chair of Finance
Jamie Lynch – Council member
Sarah Dobson – Council member
Please note for a trial period of six months Parish Council meetings are the move to Tuesday evening and be reassessed at the November meeting.
LOXWOOD HERITAGE TRAIL
The website for the Local Heritage Trail is now live. Here is the link
Notice Boards with details of the trail are in position and leaflets regarding the trail have been distributed to all in the village.
The link for the website is
Please take a look.
For all Highway road and pavement related issues including potholes, flooding, tree, hedges, weeds and grass and faults or obstructions on the road, pavement or cycle paths then please use the following link
Report a problem with a road or pavement
Full URL as follows:
Loxwood Parish Council Objection
Residents and landlords reminded to apply for up to £10,000 of home energy efficiency funding
Eligible homeowners, tenants and landlords in the Chichester District are being urged to apply for grant funding to help them install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in their homes. Last year, Chichester District Council announced that it had secured Government funding to help residents keep warm and save money through improved insulation; air source heat pumps; and solar PV panels. Funding under the scheme is available until the end of March this year and people are being reminded to check to see whether they are eligible and apply as soon as possible by visiting: www.warmerhomes.org.uk or calling: 0800 038 5737
To be eligible, an applicant’s household income has to be £30,000 or less, or they need to be in receipt of a means-tested benefit. The applicant’s home must also have an Energy Performance Certificate of E, F, or G (with limited funding for EPC D rated properties). People can check their rating at: www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
People who rent privately should speak to their landlord, who will be required to make a financial contribution and give consent for the improvements. Landlords looking to improve their properties through this scheme are required to seek their tenants’ consent.
Please contact Terri Foster, Senior Communications Officer at Chichester District Council on 01243 534679.
WSCC Highways have developed a new online reporting tool for reporting highway issues. Assessable by the following link Report a problem with a road or pavement.
I have attached two documents which you might find useful: a ‘Flyer’ that gives a bit more detail and a ‘How to’ guide which is a step-by-step guide to reporting and explains how you can ‘bookmark’ the reporting pages to make it easier to find when you want to report again.
The rationale for making this change is to improve our journey for customers. For many years, we have been using ‘Love West Sussex’ which is essentially a national tool called Love Clean Streets. We want to make further enhancements to improve the functionality but we can’t do this using the ‘Love West Sussex’ tool.
Our new tool includes an enhanced map and improved functionality to enable regular, detailed updates to the customer; however, this is very much the first step in an improvement journey and we will be taking on board feedback to help us shape future changes.
We appreciated that this is a change for customers but would like to assure you that this is a first but necessary step to improve our customer offer.
As part of this change initiative please consider the following:
Please note that the dog bag bin along Spy Lane will be relocated shortly to North Hall. The odour from the bin in this location was offensive to adjacent neighbours and the Parish Council would be grateful if you could respect this and take your rubbish home instead. Thank you.
Many people are finding things tough at the moment due to rising goods and energy prices, inflation, and cost of living pressures. Chichester District council know that people are worried and want to make sure that you are aware of the help that is available to you. See the website below which aims to highlight some of the key schemes you can access www.chichester.gov.uk/supportingyou
The Parish Council wish to express their sadness at the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The Country will be in a period of national morning until 19th September. The official book of condolences will be on the website www.royal.uk but a local book may be made available and details will be recorded here in due course. The will be county proclamation of the new Monarch in due course at County Hall Chichester