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Arun Parish

News from Clapham & Patching

  1. Save the Long Furlong!

    24 February 2017

    Please write to oppose the idea of an A27 bypass running along the Long Furlong, ruining an iconic view

  2. Could you become a County Councillor?

    12 February 2017

    West Sussex County Council is lifting the lid on life as a county councillor with an information event for potential councillors ahead of the local elections in May.  The event takes place on Monday 27 February from 5.30pm to 8.45pm at County Hall, Chichester.

  3. South Downs Dark Skies Festival

    12 February 2017

    What better way to celebrate the South Downs National Park becoming the world’s 11th International Dark Sky Reserve than a two-week South Downs Dark Skies Festival? Events run from 10 to 26 February 2017 across the National Park.

  4. Affordable warmth for West Sussex homes

    03 February 2017

    Support for residents at risk of fuel poverty. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be in need.

  5. Don't let our Neighbourhood Plans be ignored

    03 February 2017

    An online petition has recently been set up, asking Parliament to allow communities to take back control of where new homes are built.

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Clapham Parish Design Statement

The Parish Council has set up a working group which is developing a 'Parish Design Statement'.  Once approved by SDNPA (in early 2018, we hope), the final document will provide useful practical guidelines for anyone submitting a planning application in the Parish, and should help to ensure that applications are approved first time around.

So far, the group has carried out a survey of the Parish as it is today, so that we have an accurate record of the features, look and feel of both the built areas and the all-important surrounding countryside.  Based on this, we've carried out a series of walks so that residents can share their own ideas on what is important to them.  We'll repeat the same walks in the Spring,  There are sketch maps and notes available in The Junction for anyone who can't join the group walks.

What we've learnt on these walks will be shared - and more input gathered - at a couple of open meetings; the first of these is on Saturday 25th February in Clapham Church, from 2-5pm (refreshments provided) [CPDS_OpenMtg_25Feb17 [pdf] 3MB].  Then residents' feedback will provide the basis for the planning guidelines themselves.


Clapham Parish Council

Jenifer Bower, claphamclerk@gmail.com


Patching Parish Council

vacant - email patchingpc@gmail.com


Village Hall Bookings

Cheryl Casebow, 01903 871138, rcasebow@hotmail.com



Sally Morris, 01903 871286, webmaster@morris-assocs.demon.co.uk


Parish Council Meetings

Clapham Parish Council 


  • 9th March (Annual Parish Meeting)
  • 26th May (AGM)
  • 13th July
  • 28th September
  • 30th November (Precept-setting Meeting)


  • 25th January

Patching Parish Council


  • 23rd February
  • 11th May (Annual Parish Meeting and AGM)
  • 10th August
  • 9th November (Precept-setting Meeting)

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