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April 2020, Lock down Newsletter

Hello and how are you in these testing times? We hope you are well and doing your best to stay that way.

What with self isolation and safe distancing, to say nothing about our individual difficulties and sadnesses, we may find it hard to cope, at least today we have the phone and the internet and can communicate with each other.

Our Littlehampton Society is fortunately in a sound financial state, which is more than can be said for many charities and institutions. There is an avalanche of appeals for donations of money so please support those you choose as much as you feel you can, perhaps think back over the charities who have provided speakers for our coffee mornings. Can you sew or knit? You can join in making items for our local medics and care workers. You may be able to give support to an organisation by making phone calls to very isolated people. If you, yourself, are in need of any help do not hesitate for a moment to ask for it. And, of course, support our local traders whenever possible.

Our meeting to discuss the first phase of the Town Regeneration has been cancelled with all the others, so we are writing to John Edgvet with a list of questions we would like answered and when we have any information we will pass it on to you.

A planning application in respect of 28, Surrey Street, the old Market Shop has been made, reference is LU/46/20/PL. The materials proposed for the roof and the front windows would, in our opinion, be unsympathetic with the surrounding buildings, so our Society is submitting the appropriate objection. If you can back with up with your own individual objections it would add weight to the need for changing those specifications.

We have obtained a grant for the production of our next Link magazine and work is going to to get articles for it. If you think you have something to contribute, an article of local interest, or a poem about the area for a projected poetry page, or even a suggestion of a contributor we might approach, then please contact Angela, our events secretary.

Stay safe, stay well and we will meet again in the fullness of time.