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Rain Gardens

We worked with the Town Council,WSCC, ADC Gardens officers and support from the Ltn. Flood Action Group,to install the first Rain Garden into the grass verge beside Maltravers Road, opposite Arun District Council offices. This project was advised by expert Gary Grant,paid for by the Lottery funding from the 3 year ‘Arun and Rother Connections’ project lead by the RSPB.
You can download the Rain Garden guide at: http://raingardens.info.
We had £3000 Lottery funding towards this first project in the Arun catchment. There should have little upkeep. Rain Gardens are designed to relieve excess surface water. The wild flower seeds looked great last year, as the bed matures.

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Our K6 Phone Box

Where is it?
Answer: Beside the road at Norfolk Gardens.
British Telecom has finally managed to paint it and replace the broken windows.
We hope to have the windows cleaned soon.
It’s not perfect, and very weathered inside, but at least it works.

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Rain Garden Award

We were presented with the CPRE ‘Full Award for New Sussex Landscapes 2017’, at their ceremony held at Petworth House on the evening of October 11th.
Lady Egremont made the presentation to us, along with several other award category winners.
This is something for all the volunteers who have worked with us on this project, mostly youngsters, so many thanks, and WELL DONE EVERYONE.
We have yet to decide where to hang the cast iron plaque we received, along with the Certificate.

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Arundel By Pass Proposals

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Foxes at the Allotments

Foxes are being trapped and ‘culled’ at the Allotments here in Littlehampton.
This is a closed community at the allotments, and views differ as to how necessary this is.
Do you have an allotment?
This is being monitored now, as to how many are being killed.
What are your views on this?
December update: Foxes are not to be killed now, and the situation will be monitored.

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Message from Foreshore Officer

The Foreshore Officer asks that people feeding swans in the Harbour area please do not feed dry bread, but instead throw it into the water for swans to feed there.
Some swans have been found with a blockage in neck, due to bolting down dry bread.
Further to this, their natural food is weed they find at low tide from river, so best is no bread at all!
RSPB also support this message.
A recent news item found ducks like kale, in fact our swans stay overnight in fields in the Arun valley, so may well like kale. let us know if you try this out.

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COMMUNITY CHARTER

Our Members supported the proposal for a Community Charter on 7th June 2013. This was produced and then debated by all present at the Public Meeting on 28 June in the Millennium Chamber, Manor House. We worked with East Beach Residents Association and others to make as many people in the town aware of this event as possible..The Chamber was full with little room left to stand. Some Town and Parish Councillors were also present and Dr Walsh sent a letter of support.Nick Gibb, local MP supports us.
Representatives of many organisations, Societies and Clubs were present, from traders to Opera, actors, Charities and Sports.
All present voted in favour of the Charter,it’s presentation to Neighbouhood/Town planners and a request for the consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan to be extended for up to three months past the present 17 July deadline.
We need to engage with the Town’s Neighbourhood Plan as this is important for the future of Leisure sites not to be developed and built over, but cared for and up-graded for us and visitors to our unique sea and riverside town.
The Leisure Strategy of Arun District Council is a main issue in our campaign but not the only one.
A copy of the Charter is available by Email from: [email protected]
or: http://communitiesplanlittlehampton.weebly.com/the-community-charter.html
Printed reference copies are kept at Littlehampton Library,Rustington Library,
Look and Sea Information Desk and Wick Information Office.
A DVD of the Meeting was made by our Member (and ex Windmill Projectionist)Paul Burnett-Kirk.

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The Conveyance of The Community Charter

The Community Charter of Littlehampton was delivered with a covering letter to the Mayor, Mrs Joyce Bowyer, at the Town Council Offices, Manor House, Church Street, together with a list of Organisations who had signed it to date on 16th July 2013.

A copy was also sent to Mr Peter Herbert,Town Clerk, to forward to Councillors.

Further Copies were sent to Arun District Council and West Sussex County Council Chairmen.