West Sussex County Council are reviewing the West Sussex Transport Plan (WSTP) to update the County Council’s approach to investment in, and management of, the transport network for the period of 2022-2036. Transport affects every aspect of our lives including how we work, socialise, access education and health services. We must plan for our future transport needs in order to protect and enhance our beautiful and prosperous county. In Autumn 2020 we asked interested people about their key transport issues and priorities through the WSTP review survey. This information is being used to develop the draft West Sussex Transport Plan which will set out how the County Council intends to address challenges including:
· a growing and ageing population
· transport emissions
· rural isolation
· public health and wellbeing
· road safety.
The draft West Sussex Transport Plan is shortly to be published for consultation (summer 2021) and adoption of the new plan is expected in early 2022. The consultation documents can be viewed on this link West Sussex Transport Plan consultation For further information regarding this consultation, please email email@example.com or phone 01243 642105 - leaving your name, email address and interest (for example whether you are a resident, business owner, transport operator and so on).
Now we are on our way to being out of lockdown and groups inside becomes more feasible, the Parish Council is planning to hold a Parish Meeting in October 2021. This will be an update on Parish Council activities over the last 18 months, together with speakers on matters of interest for the community. Refreshments will be served. More details will be posted nearer the time.
For information on how to obtain your free kit for testing for covid-19 please visit
The Councillors and Clerk of Loxwood Parish Council are deeply saddened by the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Their thoughts are with the Royal family at this time.
If you would like to add your condolences to the official e- book of condolences please visit www.royal.uk
Here is a further update on the vaccination progress and centres available
.Please see the details here of support available for families during the pandemic.
Please see attached details of the vaccination programme for Chichester District and therefore for Loxwood. VACCINATION Programme
The Parish Council expect to receive shortly from West Sussex County Council a planning application for the woods North of Loxwood Pallinghurst Wood. The Parish Council are looking to appoint a specialist Planning Consultant to advise them with regard to this expected application on the implications for Loxwood Parish.
Residents have formed an action group against this site proposal and their website is:
The site proposers are holding webinars to update parishioners on proposals and the next is to take place on 27th October at 5pm the link to register for the meeting is below:
Please see the link below which supplies information on this Government Initiative for rural areas broadband:
THERE ARE THREE VACANCIES ON THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL
A BY-ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY WILL BE HELD, IF WITHIN 14 DAYS (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holidays) FROM THE DATE BELOW, TEN (10) ELECTORS FROM THAT WARD IN THE PARISH GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO REQUEST THAT THE VACANCY BE FILLED BY ELECTION TOTHE RETURNING OFFICER, CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL,
East Pallant House
THE NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN IN WRITING OR ON A FORM OBTAINABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE RETURNING OFFICER AND MUST INCLUDE THE ELECTORAL NUMBERS OF ALL ELECTORS REQUESTING THE FILLING OF THE VACANCY BY THE ELECTION PROCESS. However By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 if a by-election is requested, it will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by-election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.
IF NO SUCH NOTICE IS GIVEN WITHIN THE TIME ALLOWED, THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL FILL THE VACANCY BY CO-OPTION.
DATED 8th September 2020
SIGNED J Bromley
Clerk of the Parish Council