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The Parish Council-led Lancing Vision Group (which helps with the regeneration of Lancing) has been working on ways to help promote Lancing village centre as a place to visit following the consultation carried out in 2017.
One idea is to have lamp post banners to act as additional signage from the A259, South Street and Grinstead Lane to attract visitors into the centre has been explored and as part of this, a Lancing 'brand' has been designed.
We now need to know what YOUR thoughts are on this BEFORE the design is actually put to use - please let us know by 20 May 2019.
Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online.
The police non-emergency phone number 101 remains available if personal contact is required. However, using SOH significantly reduces wait times for those reporting crimes or incidents, or if you simply wish to provide some information to the police. Reporting online via SOH is easy and effective. It has been positively endorsed by a number of Neighbourhood Watch members who have had the opportunity to use it.
The new portal can be found on the home page of the recently updated Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk. In addition to the Report area, here you will find a new box "Tell us about …". There is a drop down from which you can select, for example, "Something you've seen or heard".
We have given you this information as we know that some people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. However, there are some shortcut links available as below, which we have tested for you.
If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred in Sussex, SOH is available directly via https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/. You can scroll further down that page to see other options.
If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred outside of Sussex, SOH is available via https://report.police.uk.
If it's something that you've seen or heard the link is https://www.sussex.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/.
SOH should not be used for an emergency - dialling 999 remains the means of contact if there is danger to a person or if a crime is being committed.
All reports submitted via SOH will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.
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.
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 www.wslaf.org or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forum covers the area of West Sussex outside the South Downs, which has its own Local Access Forum.
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Sussex Police funding 2018-2022
Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the frontline than it does today.
Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the PCC has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.
Please take a moment to make your views known on this link here
You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 here:
In respect of an article recently published in a political newsletter, the Parish Council would like to confirm that it has NOT closed the public toilets at Monks Recreation Ground. The toilets, located at the entrance to Monks Rec from North Road are very much open between 9am and 3pm, and include disabled facilities by use of a RADAR key.
The toilets are owned and managed by Adur District Council and were given an internal refurbishment not so long ago.
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