August News from Aldingbourne Parish Council

St Marys Church, Aldingbourne

Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting 3rd July 2018

District and County Council reports

Members were very disappointed that no District Councillors had attended the meeting for the third month in a row, which made engagement with Arun District Council even more challenging.

New Clerk 1st April 2019

Members noted that the process to appoint a new Clerk would start in August 2018 with a meeting with Trevor Leggo of SSALC who would be handling the appointment process. It was envisaged that a handover period would assist the new Clerk in providing a seamless transition. The vacancy will be advertised in September 2018 and interested candidates should contact the Clerk.

Cllr Warden attended the Arun District Association of Local Councils AGM

It was noted that this forum was becoming generally less effective and Members discussed if this was because of Arun District Councils general perceived unwillingness to engage with Parishes. Cllr Warden also attended the Arun Planning Department Peer Review and gave feedback from the Parish Council. He reported that the majority of the comments made about the Planning service were not complimentary.

Community Land Trust Steering Group

Members noted that progress was being made and that the legal form of the Land Trust had been agreed and also an appropriate bank account for the grants available for set up. A housing need questionnaire was to be designed and circulated in Aldingbourne Barnham and Eastergate. Also agreed to start the process of acquiring the affordable housing element of the Wing Nursery site for the Community Land Trust. Once the Trusts own web site is finished all information regarding local affordable housing will be found there.

Parish Newsletter

The Editor requires 4 weeks to prepare the newsletter so all contributions should be sent to the Clerk by the end of July 2018

Village Signs

Cllr Harbord agreed to have some plans and designs drawn up and now had the appropriate paperwork required by WSCC.


No 299 (Lamorna Gardens to Hook Lane). This will be cleared by the local volunteer group.


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