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Suffragette Centenary Booklet

Here is the link to 'THE SUFFRAGETTES AT LITTLEHAMPTON booklet written by our Hon Secretary, Angela Tester:

Download 'The Suffragettes at Littlehampton'

We hope to obtain the funding to print this later this year.
Any enquiries, please use the info on 'Contact Us Page'6th Feb 2018, 14:23

A Search for a new Hon Secretary

Our New Management Committee need an Honorable Secretary to support the running of committee meetings, the AGM and communications between Chairman and other committee members. This will need about two days of time per month. Please do get in touch if you would like to join our team.23rd Jan 2018, 00:28

Winter Toilet Closures

Norfolk Gardens Public toilet and also Disabled Toilet have been closed until 31st March.
The same applies to West Beach toilet, which was a pay to enter, behind the cafe.
There is a sign at both from Arun District Council, stating that this is a trial period, and gives an email address: toilets@arun.gov.uk. You may wish to give them your views.
At West Beach car park this Sunday (15/1), there were 30 cars. Arun District Council hopes that local businesses will replace the toilets in the winter season, and at Norfolk Gardens the public are directed to the cafe in the park, open from 9-3pm. However, traffic through the cafe to the toilet is often busy, and only one toilet for women with or without children, many of whom use the Lion's Den Playground on the Green.
It is not possible to enter far into the cafe with a pram, and impossible with a wheelchair to get into the toilet.
On West Beach it is worse, as there is no cafe open at all.
We have been approached to start a petition, however Arun District claim they are consulting on this.
As our President stated, she had not noticed that going to the toilet was a seasonal occurrence.
The Coastgard toilet by Smarts is open until 5pm.23rd Jan 2018, 00:17

MAGAZINE SALE

Find our 2017/18 Magazine on sale at an offer price of only £1.00
at Look and Sea,
Felix Dancewear,the White Hart, and the Dinky Doo Diner in Pier Road.
New sellers of the last box of this issue are:
Pier Road Art and Coffee, Bargains Extra in High Street, Ace Couriers in Beach Road.
Also Wick Information Centre, who sold a super 15 copies.
Thanks so much everyone.
We have had very good feedback from this issue, especially as many people still don't know that we have a Fort, one of the articles.23rd Jan 2018, 00:16

Rain Gardens

We worked with the Town Council,WSCC, ADC Gardens officers and support from the Ltn. Flood Action Group,to install the first Rain Garden into the grass verge beside Maltravers Road, opposite Arun District Council offices. This project was advised by expert Gary Grant,paid for by the Lottery funding from the 3 year 'Arun and Rother Connections' project lead by the RSPB.
You can download the Rain Garden guide at: http://raingardens.info.
We had £3000 Lottery funding towards this first project in the Arun catchment. There should have little upkeep. Rain Gardens are designed to relieve excess surface water. The wild flower seeds looked great last year, as the bed matures.23rd Jan 2018, 00:15

Library Garden

As we were involved with the original planting of the Library Garden in its present form, we have been working on replacing and renewing the plants.
Using the original planting design and plant list, we obtained a quote from the present contractors who care for the site.
On Friday 19th May, the new plants arrived, and as the contractor only sent one gardener, Angela Tester and Danny Surridge worked to weed and plant the new plants to fill gaps, replace the lavenders, and refresh the sustainable design many people have said they enjoy.
The Town Council's Planning and Resources Committee granted us the funds needed to pay for this upgrade, along with £150 gifted to us when the Littlehampton in Bloom committee closed.
A sack of Daffodil bulbs were planted before Christmas for Spring Colour as part of the Big Royal Bulb Plant.23rd Jan 2018, 00:11

2016 Magazine available to Download

The Committee have decided to make the 2016 magazine PDF free to download, we hope you enjoy it! Download Magazine Now5th Jan 2018, 08:10

Our K6 Phone Box

Where is it?
Answer: Beside the road at Norfolk Gardens.
British Telecom has finally managed to paint it and replace the broken windows.
We hope to have the windows cleaned soon.
It's not perfect, and very weathered inside, but at least it works.17th Nov 2017, 00:33

Rain Garden Award

We were presented with the CPRE 'Full Award for New Sussex Landscapes 2017', at their ceremony held at Petworth House on the evening of October 11th.
Lady Egremont made the presentation to us, along with several other award category winners.
This is something for all the volunteers who have worked with us on this project, mostly youngsters, so many thanks, and WELL DONE EVERYONE.
We have yet to decide where to hang the cast iron plaque we received, along with the Certificate.14th Oct 2017, 19:19

Arundel By Pass Proposals

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Littlehampton Leisure Centre & Pool

UPDATE ON WORK SCHEDULE
Arun District Council will shortly be entering the next exciting phase of the leisure centre project. The following key dates will take the project through the site preparation works to the main construction works starting on site:

May 2017
Site set up and construction preparation works - estimated 9 weeks duration, to include demolition of the sports dome

September 2017
Main construction of new leisure centre starts

April 2019
New leisure centre opens to the public

The contractors will be working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum but due to the nature of the work, it is inevitable that there will be some disturbance. Where possible we will endeavour to give residents and stakeholders advanced warning of specific operations, e.g. the demolition of the sports dome.

Arun’s website www.arun.gov.uk/newleisurecentre will be kept up to date with the latest news and developments as the project progresses and I shall maintain communication throughout.9th Jun 2017, 22:28

Foxes at the Allotments

Foxes are being trapped and 'culled' at the Allotments here in Littlehampton.
This is a closed community at the allotments, and views differ as to how necessary this is.
Do you have an allotment?
This is being monitored now, as to how many are being killed.
What are your views on this?
December update: Foxes are not to be killed now, and the situation will be monitored.18th Dec 2016, 23:52

Tidal Power in our Harbour

Saunders Energy are testing their 'Power Frame' at the moment.
They have told us that testing is ongoing at the red bridge.
They have also kindly accepted our invitation to update us on their progress and will be at our July Coffee Morning.
Alan Saunders will be speaking, and will answer questions.
Go to www.saundersenergy.co.uk, their present website, or on Youtube: Saunders Energy Limited.28th Jun 2016, 19:14

Message from Foreshore Officer

The Foreshore Officer asks that people feeding swans in the Harbour area please do not feed dry bread, but instead throw it into the water for swans to feed there.
Some swans have been found with a blockage in neck, due to bolting down dry bread.
Further to this, their natural food is weed they find at low tide from river, so best is no bread at all!
RSPB also support this message.
A recent news item found ducks like kale, in fact our swans stay overnight in fields in the Arun valley, so may well like kale. let us know if you try this out.19th Apr 2016, 00:47

COMMUNITY CHARTER

Our Members supported the proposal for a Community Charter on 7th June 2013. This was produced and then debated by all present at the Public Meeting on 28 June in the Millennium Chamber, Manor House. We worked with East Beach Residents Association and others to make as many people in the town aware of this event as possible..The Chamber was full with little room left to stand. Some Town and Parish Councillors were also present and Dr Walsh sent a letter of support.Nick Gibb, local MP supports us.
Representatives of many organisations, Societies and Clubs were present, from traders to Opera, actors, Charities and Sports.
All present voted in favour of the Charter,it's presentation to Neighbouhood/Town planners and a request for the consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan to be extended for up to three months past the present 17 July deadline.
We need to engage with the Town's Neighbourhood Plan as this is important for the future of Leisure sites not to be developed and built over, but cared for and up-graded for us and visitors to our unique sea and riverside town.
The Leisure Strategy of Arun District Council is a main issue in our campaign but not the only one.
A copy of the Charter is available by Email from: savelittlehamptonwindmill@yahoo.co.uk
or: http://communitiesplanlittlehampton.weebly.com/the-community-charter.html
Printed reference copies are kept at Littlehampton Library,Rustington Library,
Look and Sea Information Desk and Wick Information Office.
A DVD of the Meeting was made by our Member (and ex Windmill Projectionist)Paul Burnett-Kirk.29th May 2014, 13:24

The Conveyance of The Community Charter

The Community Charter of Littlehampton was delivered with a covering letter to the Mayor, Mrs Joyce Bowyer, at the Town Council Offices, Manor House, Church Street, together with a list of Organisations who had signed it to date on 16th July 2013
A copy was also sent to Mr Peter Herbert,Town Clerk, to forward to Councillors.
Further Copies were sent to Arun District Council and West Sussex County Council Chairmen.29th May 2014, 13:22