Parish Council Emergency Group – January 2021 Update


image of nurse giving injectionVaccinations are finally underway for those residents registered

with GP’s in Midhurst and some have already received their appointment dates.  Vaccinations will be given at the Riverbank Medical Centre.

Parish councillors have raised queries with our county councillors and MP as to why West Sussex is far behind Hampshire in getting mass vaccinations underway. 

Holders of concessionary bus passes will be able to travel free in West Sussex before 9.30am so.  More information about the county council’s bus pass scheme is available here.

An information guide to the vaccine is available on the Government website.  The PCEG are hoping to have some hard copy guides available soon.

View the online guide 

Mass Vaccination Centre in Chichester 

A mass vaccination centre is expected to open soon.  Residents will be invited by letter to book an appointment via National Booking Service.

See more about the West Sussex Vaccination Programme

Trouble Travelling?

If you are invited to attend a vaccination appointment but can’t make your own travel arrangements, please Contact Us or call the Parish Council on 07787 651701



Rainbow with text thanking NHS and key workersWe know that many of us want to show our heartfelt appreciation for our NHS staff who are working so hard in such difficult and overwhelming circumstances.

The PCEG have been in touch with QA hospital to see how we can help.  We cannot send gifts or cakes but we can send donations which will be used to support the staff showing such dedication in looking after us.

If you are able to show your appreciation by donating, the details are;




Recover and rise for local businesses

Local businesses in your area may be interested to know that a series of online workshops are available to them. The West Sussex Recover & Rise in 2021 workshops aim to give West Sussex small businesses a robust toolkit to survive – and hopefully grow – in 2021.Topics include goal setting and business planning, plus critical digital skills like social media, Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimisation.

Vintage local film coming soon

On Tuesday 16 February series two of West Sussex Unwrapped goes live.

Brought to you by West Sussex Record Office and Screen Archive South East, this new 8-part series will allow residents to explore the historical, celebratory, nostalgic & quirky sides of West Sussex. Watch the trailer here.




Is lockdown stirring your creative juices?

Are you an artist or craftsman who has been unable to do business?

Harting Art Trail could be for you

poster with information



cartoon image of cookery book and utensilsIf you enjoy cooking and baking and have missed being able to share food with friends and family, how about making something lovely for your neighbour.

Maybe just make something nice and drop it off as a surprise.   Or get in touch with your neighbour and have a meal swop.   



Our community patchwork project is still going.

cartoon image of patchwork quiltGet creative and be as colourful as you dare and sew your ‘patch’.  The design can be anything that depicts this moment or your family or the nature that surrounds us – in fact anything you like as long as its colourful. All the ‘patches’ will be joined together for one wonderful community quilt that can be displayed in our community as a lasting testament. Do as many as you wish.

Result………The assembled artwork will be charted and generations to come will be able to identify the family creation!!

Any questions – contact Sally Woodhead 07551 728 199 or 01730 825 958



The South Downs National Park are giving live online tours of the night sky starting from Monday 15th February. The highlights will include stunning astrophotography, nocturnal wildlife talks, children’s colouring activities and a chance to win a top-of-the-range telescope. Also on offer will be a guide to stargazing from your home, a night-time safari and talks from astronomers. Have a look at the South Downs National Park website where the full programme will be published soon.

Did you know? – the national park is one of only 18 designated Dark Sky Reserves in the world.

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