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 and the parish of Coombes to the north. 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.






Boat Winch on Beach Green


Fishy goings on in Lancing!


A new information panel has been added to Lancing Parish Council's Heritage Trail that allows residents and visitors alike to find out about Lancing's once vibrant fishing industry. With the help of Lancing and Sompting Pastfinders, West Sussex Records Office and the Lancing History Facebook group, the information panel describes the days of old when there were numerous fishing vessels involved in the trade. A renovated boat winch has also been re-installed alongside an existing winch to add to the details of the panel.


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World of Widewater Winter Newsletter
4th April 2020



Please click on the link to view the latest newsletter from World of Widewater.



Please be aware of the Spring litter pick. Help make Widewater beautiful for the new season All welcome.


Sat 4th April 2020 11.00 am - 12.30


Please meet at the Information booth by the car park entrance. All equipment provided. Prize for the most unusual item of litter found!


Temporary Road Closure - Curvins Way Lancing
3rd February 2020



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


Temporary Road Closure - South Street Lancing
3rd February 2020



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


Keep Lancing Lovely - Beach Cleans in 2020
26th January 2020



Please click on the link to view details of the dates for this year for the regular monthly clean up at Beach Green Lancing.


Safety Advice During Winter And In Connection with Electrical Appliances
23rd January 2020


Please click here to view important details and also please look at the news release below.



news release

PR 14756


23 January 2020


Washing fires prompt safety warning


Firefighters are reminding householders of some simple safety steps when using electrical appliances such as tumble dryers and washing machines.

It follows two incidents in two days.

In the first incident firefighters were called after a pile of folded washing caught fire after being tumble-dried over the weekend.

A crew from Bognor Regis Fire Station was mobilised at 01.56am on Saturday to reports of a fire in a home on Lion Road in Pagham.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the property was heavily smoked logged, but thanks to a working smoke alarm, the three occupants had been alerted and had been able to escape from the property.

The fire started after the home owner had washed and tumble-dried some towels earlier on in the evening. These were then stacked and put in a hessian type bag in the hallway. But in the early hours of the morning, the towels, which had self-heated, began to smoke and caught fire. Fortunately, the homeowner had a working smoke alarm.

Crews removed the towels to fresh air and extinguished them.

In the second incident at 4.10pm on Sunday, firefighters were called to a washing machine fire in a first floor flat in Imperial Mews. Two appliances from Crawley and a Surrey Fire & Rescue Service crew from Salfords were mobilised. On arrival, firefighters wearing two sets of breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel and a CO2 extinguisher.


The fire damaged washing machine was removed from the property. Nobody was injured during the incident, but the property sustained smoke damage which meant the resident needed alternative accommodation for the night.

Simon Foster, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Performance Risk and Improvement Team Group Manager said: "At this time of year, people are using their tumble dryers far more than at other times of the year.

"When taking clothes out of the tumble dryer, make sure you wait for laundry to cool down before putting it away. Oil residue and oxygenating chemicals from stain removing detergents can create a chemical reaction causing items like tea towels to self-heat, smoulder and could catch fire.

"Once clothes have cooled down, make sure you store them in a well-ventilated area."

The fire service is reminding people of the following safety tips when using electrical appliances:

-Look out for product recall notices.

-Register your appliance - appliances up to 12 years old can be registered on the Register My Appliance website.

-Don't run appliances such as tumble dryers, washing machines or dishwashers overnight or when you are out.

-Always read the manufacturer's instructions.

-Have your appliance serviced by a qualified engineer.

-Do not put rags or materials into a tumble dryer if they have been used to soak up flammable liquids.

You can find out more about home fire safety by visiting the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service website here:



"Take the Lead" Campaign from the South Downs National Park Authority
15th January 2020



Please click on the link to view the advert summarising the key messages of the Take the Lead campaign which promotes responsible dog ownership in the South Downs. The issues of dog mess and livestock worrying are a common concern for most of the parishes in the National Park so anything you can do to help spread these important messages to your familes and friends will help us raise awareness about the importance of being a responsible dog owner.




WSCC/Education & Skills/Children, Young Prople and Learning - Consultation on our Admission Arrangements for September 2012/2022
1st January 2020


Please click here for details of the above here



West Sussex County Council are proposing to make a change to the catchment area for the residents of Kilnwood Vale Development, give priority to children of staff and to give priority to children placed under a Special Guardianship Order who have not previously been in local authority care.


The consultation will close on 31 January 2020. Responses should be sent to



Thrive and Live -challenges to tackling loneliness in Adur and Worthing revealed in new magazine
19th December 2019


Please click here to to view further details of an initiative to combat loneliness.


News Release from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service - "Simple steps to avoid electrical fires this autumn"
8th November 2019



West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging residents and businesses to check electrical appliances to highlight the risk of fires. Please click here for further information







Completion of the renovation work at the Croshaw Recreation Ground Play Area


A real success story has happened at the Play Area at Croshaw Recreation Ground. A makeover has been completed thanks to a joint-funding partnership. Children can now twirl and whirl or spin and spring on the new roundabout, spinner bowl, scooter and sealion springers as well as test their skills crossing the wobbly bridge in the toddler multi-play. These new items have been introduced to complement the existing swings and remaining junior multi-play. The Play Area has also been upgraded to make play safer with all the safety surfacing having been replaced.


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Declaration of Result of Poll in the Widewater Ward
25th October 2019



Please click on the link to view the results of yesterday's by election in the Widewater Ward.




Starting School - September 2020
20th October 2019



Please click on the link to view details from West Sussex County Council regarding the next primary school intake of 2020.


Men in Sheds - Lancing and Sompting
11th October 2019



Please click on the link to view the poster from the above group


Refill Lancing Launch Event
9th October 2019


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Refill Lancing went live on 8th October with its launch at Lancing Parish Hall with over 80 people attending for films, talks, presentations and information stalls. The event was hosted by the Chairman of Lancing Parish Council, Cllr Lydia Pope supported by Francesca Iliffe of A&W Councils, Joel Hufford of Southern Water, Mala Nathan of Refill South-East and Claire Potter of Surfers Against Sewage.


It was organised by Wendy Peters of the community group, Keep Lancing Lovely, together with Lancing Parish Council, supported by Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council. Among those attending were Cllr George Barton, Chairman of Adur District Council as well as West Sussex County Cllr Ann Bridges and several District and Parish Councillors.


Since Lancing embarked upon the Refill journey early this year, Wendy has signed up more than 25 local businesses and community organisations to the Refill Scheme's App, which sees them offer water stations to allow the public to top-up reusable containers on-the-go rather than buying single-use bottles.


Southern Water, Surfers Against Sewage, West Sussex County Council's Waste Team and Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust as well as local community groups World of Widewater, Sustainable Sussex, and Worthing Climate Action Network were among those in attendance at this event. These organisations had stalls and their attendance created a great atmosphere so greatly contributing to the success of the launch of Refill Lancing. Another great effort by a great community champion, Wendy Peters. Congratulations and well done, Wendy!


South Downs News Letter Update
9th October 2019


Please click here on the link for the latest update on the South Downs National Park


Monks Rec. Improvement Project
12th June 2019


Update on Monks Rec. Improvement Project


Beach Green Lighting Project
8th April 2019



Many comments are received regarding the lack of lighting on Beach Green. The Parish Council had considered installing promenade lighting (possibly extending as far as Widewater) but this has proved too costly.


However, there is an alternative option - to install lighting from the path at the southwest corner of the Car Park, along the back of the Car Wash running south towards The Perch and kiosk, along to the central path, to switch on at dusk and automatically switch off at a nominated time. There would be the ability to add to the scheme in the future.


We would like to hear your views on this suggestion. Please contact the Parish Office to let us know whether you support this section of Beach Green being lit.

Forthcoming Events


Friday Yoga Class
24th January 2020



Please click on the link to view further details of a this Yoga class that takes place in our Green Room.


The next class will be on Friday 24 January.





Yoga Sessions on Mondays
27th January 2020



Please click on the link to view further details of the Yoga sessions at the parish halls. The next session is on Monday 27 January.






Pilates Class on Tuesday Evenings
28th January 2020



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


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.


The next class is in the New Year on Tuesday 28 January.






Trigger Point Pilates - Wednesday morning class
29th January 2020



Please click on the link for further details of the above which is in our Jubilee Hall every Wednesday morning at 9.30 am.


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











Young at Heart Fitness Sessions on Thursday Mornings.
30th January 2020


The next session of is on Thursday 30 January at the Parish hall .


West Sussex County Council - Two Recruitment Fairs Coming up in February
1st February 2020



Please click on the link to view further details of the above Recruitment Fairs aimed at staff in schools.


Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club Concert on Thursday 20 February 2020
20th February 2020



Attention all Music Lovers - Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club will be performing at 7.15 pm on Thursday 20 February 2020.







Wealden Railway Group Exhibition on Saturday 7 March 2020 in Jubilee Hall
7th March 2020



Please click on the link to view further details of the above event which will be held in the Jubilee Hall on the above date.