Dog Walkers – Take the Lead for National Park

Cartoon image of dogThe National Park Authority is seeking responses to a survey on dog walking behaviour from people who walk dogs in the South Downs National Park including dog owners, as well as those who walk dogs for others, such as dog walking professionals.

This survey is a follow up to one undertaken in 2018 and will help assess how dog walking behaviours have changed over the lifetime of the campaign.

It is part of a campaign called Take the Lead to encourage responsible dog walking and reduce the negative impact of certain dog walking behaviours on heathland and other habitats.  

Find out more or  take part in the survey

 

 

The Warren – Online Public Meeting

Harting Parish Council are holding an online public meeting on

Wednesday 7 October at 6.30pm via Zoom.   

Join us to hear about the regeneration of The Warren and the Harting Tree Project.

This is your opportunity to ask any questions and tell us your views.

If you would like to join the meeting please Contact Us for further details and a Zoom invitation.

 

Email: clerk@harting-pc.gov.uk or  call 01730 825201

Huge grant awarded for The Warren

The Tree Council have awarded Harting Parish Council a grant of £32,179.00 towards the regeneration of The Warren which has been so badly affected by ash dieback disease.  

The level of the grant is far more than expected and reflects the confidence this national charity has in the work undertaken to remove diseased trees from the area and the woodland replanting and management plan that will ensure future for this much loved area.

Harting Parish Council have been working with arboriculturists, the Forestry Commission, The Tree Council and other experts to meet the challenge presented by the discovery of ash dieback disease in nearly all the trees at The Warren, resulting in the tree felling last year.  A replanting and woodland management scheme has been developed for our community which will ensure a diverse and healthy woodland can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Find out more about the The Warren Woodland Regeneration and how you can get involved.

New website launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website  We hope you agree it is an improvement.

  • Keep up to date with the work of the Parish Council including by viewing  Your Parish Council
  • Find out about current projects undertaken by the council on Environment page
  • Information about other services supported by the Parish Council can be found on the Services and Facilities page
  • Details of local community organisations clubs and societies are on the Community page
  • Contact Us if you have any comments or questions.

A big Thank You to Ian Holloway for providing the images on the Home page and main menu pages

 

Its Accessible

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 200% without text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

Find out more about website accessibility including advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability or impairment.

 

Southern Water Warning – Remember the 3 P’s!

Southern Water Waste Management Team have warned that the treatment works are struggling to cope with the levels of fat, oil and grease as well as unflushable items experienced in the last 12 months or so.  Only quick action recently prevented pollution of raw sewage.

Please follow the advice of the 3 P’s – Pee, Poo and Paper only

Find out more about the 3 P’s and how you can help

 

New Play Equipment for Nyewood Youngsters

The play area at Furze Meadow in Nyewood has finally renovated. 

New equipment has been installed including two new swing sets, seesaw and slide, and new football goals.  Two new benches finish it all off.   

Great to see the area being used again.

Harting Minibus back on the road

The Harting Minibus service resumed on 3rd September for school runs and on 8th September for the regular service.  To keep passengers and drivers safe Covid-19 controls and social distancing are in place with a maximum of 4 passengers on each journey.  

To reserve your place contact the Secretary, Angela Bayfield, no later than 6pm the day before you intend to travel.

Call 01730 825162.  Email hmcicbookings@gmail.com

Find out more about Harting Minibus

View the Minibus Timetable

 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE – July 2020

Parish Council Emergency Group Suspended

You will have seen the news that the Government is lifting some of the restrictions to allow us to move about more freely again.  This means that the Parish Council Emergency Group (PCEG) is no longer required in the same way as before and will therefore be suspended.

However, we do understand that life cannot return to ‘normal’ for everyone. We are all having to learn to live with managing the risk of infection from Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and this may affect us in different ways. We will still be available to support those who remain in protective isolation, and to people who may have to self-isolate with members of their household in the future. 

get in touch if you need help

Please call our parish Clerk, Trish Walker, on 01730 825201 or email clerk@harting-pc.gov.ukIf you want to keep using the traffic light posters in your window please do so.

The Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation regarding the pandemic in our community and to work with Chichester District and West Sussex County councils.  The Emergency Group will remain ready to be fully reinstated if and when the need arises.

 

Where to get more information

Information from the Government

Latest advice from NHS England

Local information from West Sussex County Council

Old Club March Goes Ahead – 25 May 2020

Old Club members on the Church steps

The Old Club march went ahead on Whit Monday, as it has since before 1800, despite the lockdown.  Observing social distancing and with flags waving the annual march took place in The Street.  With the Festivities cancelled and no band to accompany them there were only a few to witness the event but the tradition goes on.