Lancing Parish Council


Lancing Parish Council was set up in 1894. It covers the area between Shoreham-by-sea and Worthing from Western Road (adjacent to Brooklands) and Sompting in the west through to the River Adur in the east. It stretches from the beach and coast inland to include part of the South Downs.


Working in partnership with the local community to make Lancing a great place to live, work, visit and enjoy.





Monks Rec Consultation


Lancing Parish Council, together with many community groups, has been working towards the Monks Rec Improvement Project. Those involved include Keep Lancing Lovely, Lancing Community Bike Project, Lancing Football Club, Lancing Parish Youth Council, Lancing United Football Club, Lancing Youth Football Club, Sussex County Football Association, The Globe Primary School, West Sussex County Council, Worthing & Horsham District Sunday Football League and local experts.


A survey was conducted locally in August 2017 to find out what Lancing residents want at Monks Rec. Since then, the working group has created a brief and conceptual design based on the results. A consultation was held in spring 2018, ending April 2018. The results can be found here


Additional information can be found here


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18th February 2019




Please click on the link to view the poster giving details of the NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group's three free events during March to join the discussion on the future of health and care services.

All the events will have the same content so you can choose a date or venue that is most convenient:


- Tuesday 19 March | The Barn, Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing, BN13 1NP | 5-7pm

- Wednesday 20 March | Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ | 10am-12 noon

- Wednesday 27 March | The Grange Community Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD | 2-4pm


It is easy to book your place either by completing an online registration form or by calling 01903 708411



Suggestions for a Theme for Monks Rec's New Play Area
13th February 2019



Please click on the link to view details of the above - we welcome your ideas!


Caretaker Vacancy at Sompting Parish Council (20 hrs per week)
11th February 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above vacancy at neighbouring Sompting Parish Council and also click here for the application form




Press Release : Demolition of Public Toilets at Monk's Recreation Ground
7th February 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above press release issued today.


Public Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - North Farm Road, Lancing - Start date: 7/02/19
7th February 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above public notice.


Public Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order -Mill Road, Lancing - Start date: 18/02/19
30th January 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above public notice


Public Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - Manor Road, Lancing - Start date: 29/01/19
29th January 2019



Please click on the link to access the above Public Notice.


Revised Public Notice - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - Elms Drive, Lancing - New Start Date - 18 February 2019
29th January 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above Public Notice.


West Sussex Local Access Forum - Aiming To Improve and Protect Countryside Access - Annual Report and Recruitment for Members
20th January 2019



The West Sussex Local Access Forum (WSLAF) aims to improve and protect access to the countryside. Please click on the link to view latest Annual Report of the West Sussex Local Access Forum (WSLAF), which outlines the work of the Forum over the past year which may be of interest.


Below is the WSLAF recruitment press release.


Helping everyone to enjoy the countryside


Do you feel passionately about public rights of way and access to the countryside?


Would you like to be involved in working to achieve opportunities for all?


If the answer to these questions is yes, then the West Sussex Local Access Forum would like to hear from you.


The Forum is an independent body which aims to protect and improve access to the countryside by providing advice and getting involved with important access projects.


The group is currently recruiting new volunteer members and would welcome hearing from anyone with an interest in access to the countryside, including land owners and managers.


Chairman of the Forum, Horsham resident Graham Elvey, said: "I have personally always found it incredibly rewarding to be given the opportunity, through membership of the Forum, of being involved in improving countryside access.


"Whether this is by working with other volunteers, using our influence to guide local authorities and other organisations, or involvement with works on the ground, the Forum positively represents all who use, care for, and enjoy the countryside.


"If you would like to help with this work, and take an active part in securing better access for future generations - please join us!"


The Forum holds four meetings a year and members also undertake site visits.


Full training is provided and any travel expenses are paid.


You can find more information by visiting or emailing


The Forum covers the area of West Sussex outside the South Downs, which has its own Local Access Forum.



Beach Green Car Park – Auto Number Plate Recognition system update
14th January 2019


Unfortunately, the ANPR system was introduced earlier than advertised and District Enforcement Ltd, the Parish Council's car park contractor, would like to apologise for this error and subsequent inconvenience.


All vehicles that genuinely paid to park and received a Penalty Charge Notice will have these voided if they contact DE directly - Email: or telephone: 01785 336780.


However, anyone who did not pay to park will have to appeal the charge. Signs have been up since December but more importantly, the pay and display system has been in place for 3 years and car park users should be well aware that by not purchasing a ticket, a parking charge will be incurred.



Important Notice - Changes to Lancing Beach Green Car Park
4th January 2019



Please be aware that from Monday, 7 January 2019, Beach Green car park will be operating via an AUTO NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION (ANPR) system.


Please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions sheet. If you have any further queries, please contact the Office.



Notice of Conclusion for Final Audit - Accounts For the Year Ended 31 MARCH 2018
27th September 2018



Please click on the link for further details on the above.

Forthcoming Events


News Release from West Sussex County Council re West Sussex County Council Re : West Sussex's Sugar Swap Hunt
12th February 2019


Please see below the press release regarding sugar in snack foods.



It's time to put your sugar knowledge to the test Think you can spot a sneaky sugar-filled snack from 20 paces?


Then West Sussex's Sugar Swap Hunt is looking for you. With half term just around the corner, school pupils across the county are being urged to swot up on their sugar to be in with the chance of coming top of the class in this year's Sugar Swap Hunt.


The popular half-term treasure hunt returns again from Saturday, February 16, running right through until Saturday, March 2. During this time, visitors to West Sussex's 36 libraries can take part in the fun challenge as they track down carefully hidden clues around the library while learning about which snacks are healthier for them, and which ones are likely to lead to toothache.


Families can choose to do the challenge just for fun, or they can hand in their entry once they have found as many of the answers hidden around the library as they can to be in with the chance of winning a healthy prize.


The challenge returns this year amid startling figures released by Public Health England which show that children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's 8 sugar cubes too many each day, 56 too many each week and around 2,800 too many every year. That's equivalent to 312 cans of sugary cola each year or 469 higher-sugar yoghurts or 562 chocolate bars.


Too much sugar is bad for children's health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside of the body that we can't see. This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like Type 2 diabetes, which people are getting younger than ever before as well as heart disease and some cancers.


Amanda Jupp, the County Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: "Unhealthy snacks and drinks account for around half of a child's sugar intake. We all know that too much sugar can lead to serious health problems, as well as tooth decay.


"The Sugar Swap Hunt is a great way of learning about which snacks are better for your health while having fun at the same time, and accessing the wonderful community facilities on offer within our libraries.


"I hope you can find the time to take part!" West Sussex families are encouraged to visit Change4Life for healthier snacking ideas at and to download the free Change4Life Food Scanner App to see what is really inside their food and drink, discovering which ones are healthiest. This is available from the App Store and Google Play.


Ends For further information please contact the news desk on 0330 222 8090 or email For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please call 07767 098415. Find us on Twitter and Facebook



Free Personal Safety Workshop at Impulse Leisure, Lancing Manor
16th February 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the above workshop.


Pilates Class on Tuesday Evenings
19th February 2019



Please click on the link for further details on the above class. The next class is on Tuesday 12 February.


Also there is a Meditation Class (Embodied Mindfulness) following the Pilates Class at 7.45 to 8.45pm. For further details contact Ana Marcela on 07805455437




Pilates and Relaxation - Wednesday morning class
20th February 2019



Please click on the link for further details of the above which is in our Jubilee Hall every Wednesday morning.


A second class has been added at 10.40 am - again for further details please click on the link.








Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club Concert on Thursday 21 February 2019
21st February 2019


Attention all Music Lovers - Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club will be performing at 7.15 pm on Thursday 21 February 2019.







Yoga Sessions on Monday and Thursday Mornings
21st February 2019



Please click on the link to view further details of the Yoga sessions at the parish halls.


Keep Lancing Lovely - Monthly Litter Picks -2018 - Sunday 24 February 2019
24th February 2019



Please click on the link to view the first date for this year's litter picking Sunday mornings.



Please wrap up warmly and ensure that you are wearing stout footwear



All the best to you!

The Keep Lancing Lovely Team





Lancing Indoor Market on Tuesday Mornings 9 am - 12.15pm
26th February 2019



Please click on the link to view the poster for the above Tuesday Market held in the Jubilee Hall.




The next Market in 2019 is on Tuesday 26 February as the Blood Doning Team will be in the halls next Tuesday.


Community Cinema - "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" on Monday 4 March 2019 at 7:00 pm
4th March 2019



Please click on the link to view details of the above film. No pre-booking necessary - just turn up!


National Federation of Occupational Pensioners - Local Group
6th March 2019



If you would like to view further information on the above group please click on the link but the programme is detailed below.




Wednesday 6th February - Annual Luncheon at the

Chatsworth Hotel,12 for 12.30pm, Members £17.50

Guests £22.00. Entertainer Singer Malcolm More.


Wednesday 6th March - TREE SURGEON- Lesley Baker


CHANGE OF DATE...............................



Wednesday 1st May - ALAN KINGSHOTT -



Friday 10th May - Kings College Bistro, Eastbourne -

Luncheon and Shops, £5 non-refundable deposit


Wednesday 15th May - The Wedding Singer -


Make your own way there.




HORSE DRAWN BARGE £15.00 members £20-00 guests


Wednesday 3rd July - GRAHAM BOWLING -




Weald and Downland Living Museum


Wednesday7th August - HASKINS GARDEN CENTRE.

11am for Coffee and a chat.


Wednesday 4th September- NEIL SADLER-

CALIFORNIA DREAMING - From Alcatraz to the

Grand Canyon via the Route 66.


Wednesday 2nd October - CHRIS HORLOCK -








Wednesday 6th December - Christmas Party by the Committee




Young at Heart - formerly Lancing and District Pensioners' Club
7th March 2019



The above club offers a warm welcome to new members - please click on the link to view details.


"Spring Skate" at Lancing Beach Green Skate Park on Saturday 6 April 2019
6th April 2019



Please click on the link to view the poster for the above event arranged by Electric Storm Youth Ltd.