Chichester District Council report that “£37 million in COVID-19 grants is being issued to local businesses in the Chichester District.
Local businesses will receive more than £37 million in council grant payments aimed at supporting them through the COVID-19 crisis.
In the first two weeks, Chichester District Council has issued over £23 million in grants to 1,900 businesses through the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality grant scheme launched by the Government.
Through the Small Business Grant Scheme, a one-off grant of £10,000 is available to businesses currently eligible for small business rate relief, rural rate relief or tapered relief to help them meet ongoing business costs, whereas the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality grant provides a payment of either £10,000 or £25,000 to eligible businesses to help meet ongoing costs.
Businesses are encouraged to apply for assistance at www.chichester.gov.uk/businessratesmarch2020”
Rev Greg at The Rectory on 01403 752320 or at the Church office 01403 753821 email firstname.lastname@example.org leave a message with your contact details.
Volunteers will help with:
Where to find the latest information:
Updates on COVID-19:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Different services and government agencies are responsible for leading different parts of the response and this may help you when sign posting local residents to the relevant organisation:
Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC): the Chief Medical Officer for England confirms each incident
Public Health England (PHE): co-ordinate the response, information and advice on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
NHS: local and national NHS services are working on the front line to test individuals, and provide advice through calls to NHS 111
West Sussex County Council: provides local public health leadership by working in partnership to safeguard the county. They are working with system partners via the LHRP (Local Health Resilience Partnership) and LRF (Local Resilience Forum) to ensure appropriate application of the Sussex pandemic Plan. They are also responsible for the Vulnerable People’s Plan.
Our response – Chichester District Council
Advice and guidance
We have created a page on our website www.chichester.gov.uk/coronavirus with links to key Public Health England and Government advice. Government advice is constantly being updated and so we would advise you to keep referring to these sources. Our website will update residents and businesses on any disruption to our services and signpost people to key information and advice. We will also provide regular updates and information through our social media channels:
We are currently looking at how decisions will be made over the coming weeks and months and will be keeping you closely updated on this. Many of our meetings have already been cancelled and we will issue you further guidance later in the week.
The council has business continuity plans in place and these are under constant review in order to respond to the unprecedented situation that we are all facing. Our priority will obviously be continuing to deliver vital community services.
Are you a resident of Loxwood or Alfold?
Are you in need of transport to a medical appointment?
We are a small charity, known as the Loxwood & Alfold Relief in Sickness Fund (LARISF).
Available to ALL residents of Loxwood & Alfold.
We provide transport to medical appointments to those who have no access to a means of transportation.
All we ask for is a small donation towards our running costs.
To book, please contact Helen on 07799 415595 or email email@example.com with your appointment details and we will endeavour to arrange this for you.
Loxwood Parish Council
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Call for Sites
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is working on an updated and revised Neighbourhood Plan to take into account the requirement by Chichester District Councils requirement for additional housing in Loxwood published in their emerging Local Plan.
Accordingly, the Steering Group is issuing a “Call for Sites”. Each new site put forward to the Steering Group will be assessed against a strict set of criteria so that the best sites are chosen for any new development.
Once the site assessment has taken place, extensive consultation will take place within the Parish.
The Site Proposers' nomination and information form is available to download.
Forms should be returned to the Parish Council Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Post to Loxwood Parish Council, Foxways, Pinkhurst Lane, Slinfold W Sussex RH13 0QR.
The next meeting of the Flood Forum will be held on 13th November 11.30am Mursell Room North Hall
This meeting is to discuss the results of the hydrological surveys carried out by the Consultant Water Environment with a view to establishing the best work to be undertaken to have maximum impact for flood mitigation. All residents with an interest in the matter are invited. Please let the Clerk know email@example.com if you are intending to come along. Representatives from West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council and the consultants Water Environment will be present as well as members of the Parish Council.
Reply from the consumer council/southern water in response to Parish Council letter to Ofwat/ consumer council.
The Parish Council has received a reply to its July letter (see below) from Southern Water. You can read the reply here.
All surgeries are help between 11.00am – 1pm. Residents are also encouraged to call me (07958 918056) if they cannot meet these meetings and would like me to visit or organise an alternative date:
Saturday 21st September, Old Mill Café, Wisborough Green;
Saturday 5th October, Half Moon Inn, Northchapel;
Saturday 19th October, Plaistow Stores;
Saturday 2nd November, Kirdford Stores;
Saturday 23rd November, Onslow Arms, Loxwood.
OFWAT/ Water Council. The Parish Council after a series of meetings with Senior Infrastructure Managers from Southern Water has felt compelled to write to Ofwat and the Water Council regarding the situation that exists in Loxwood with the sewerage from extra development being added to an already overloaded system. The letter is available to read HERE. This letter has been copied to our MP Gillian Keagan and also the CEO of Chichester District Council.