ONE MINUTE SILENCE – Sunday 18 September 2022

A one-minute silence will be held at 8 pm on Sunday 18 September 2022, the day before the Queen’s Funeral.

The Prime Minister’s office said: “The silence can be marked privately at home on your own or with friends and neighbours, out on your doorstep or street, or at locally arranged community events and vigils .. The shared national moment of reflection is an opportunity for everyone across the UK to mark the death of Her Majesty and we will set out details of where the prime minister will mark it closer to that time.”

The book of condolence in the Parish Church will remain open until the close of the day on Tuesday 20 September.  

Harting Film Night – Downton Abbey – A new Era

RESCHEDULED FROM 8th September

Tickets purchased for original September date remain valid.

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Meanwhile, strapped for cash and faced with a leaking roof, Lady Mary decides to allow a film crew to use the Abbey as the setting for their latest picture. WHY SEE THIS FILM? Because it’s irresistible.

The doors and bar open at 7pm and the film commences at 7.30pm, with one interval when the bar will be open and ice creams sold. Whilst the maximum number of tickets for sale should hopefully accommodate everyone, tickets for £6 can be bought in advance from the Harting Stores or at the door (card or cash). Tickets purchased for original September date remain valid.

NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM AND SCREENING

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Harting Parish Council joins the Nation in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In a statement the Chair of Harting Parish Council said: “It is with great sadness that the members of Harting Parish Council have been made aware of the death of the Queen.  We are not aware that her late Majesty ever visited the Parish, but it is clear that Councillors looked upon her as the beacon of stability during good times and bad throughout her seventy year reign.    Formal Council business has been suspended during the ten day official period of mourning as a mark of respect, though be assured we will still be addressing any day-to day issue that arises.”

Both the Parish Church and the Congregational Church are open for prayers at this time. A Book of Condolence will be placed in the Parish Church and all are welcome to sign this.

Harting Film Nights return! – Downton Abbey – A New Era

HARTING FILM NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY HALL

THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER @7.30pm

NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM AND SCREENING

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Meanwhile, strapped for cash and faced with a leaking roof, Lady Mary decides to allow a film crew to use the Abbey as the setting for their latest picture. WHY SEE THIS FILM? Because it’s irresistible.

 The doors and bar open at 7pm and the film commences at 7.30pm, with one interval when the bar will be open and ice creams sold. Whilst the maximum number of tickets for sale should hopefully accommodate everyone, tickets for £6 can be bought in advance from the Harting Stores or at the door (card or cash).

NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM AND SCREENING

Amber Hot Weather Alert – Thursday 11 August 2022

cartoon image of sun with sunglasses and fanThe Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat affecting West Sussex from Thursday 11 August, with temperatures set to peak on Friday and Saturday.There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0600 on Tuesday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England

Please take care of yourself and look out for vulnerable friends and family during hot weather. The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot.

Please follow this advice to keep cool and comfortable and reduce health risks:

  • Stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun – and remember that it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Shut windows when it is hotter outside. If it’s safe, open them for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially cold drinks, regularly. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.
  • Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the radio or TV, or on the Met Office website.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear loose cool clothing and a wide-brimmed hat if you have to go out

If someone feels unwell, find them somewhere cool to rest. Give them plenty of fluids to drink. Seek medical help if symptoms such as breathlessness, chest pain, confusion, weakness, dizziness or cramps get worse or don’t go away.

People can receive more heat wave advice(Opens in a new window)  from the NHS.

Please check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

Information supplied by West Sussex Emergency Management

Casual Vacancy – June 2022

Due to the resignation of a councillor, there is a vacancy on Harting Parish Council in the Harting ward.

No notice has been called for the election so the vacancy will be filled by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on 21 July 2022.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please contact the clerk via the link below.

Notice of vacancy for a councillor – 31 May 2022

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