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Slindon Housing Needs Survey Report

Action in Rural Sussex recently undertook a survey in the parish on behalf of Slindon Community Land Trust.

The key findings are as follows -

A very good response rate of 37.5 per cent

Strong community support for a small affordable housing scheme for local people with 75 per cent of respondents supporting this principle, and

A considerable number of local people who are in need of affordable housing (mainly to rent) with 32 households identified

A27 Consultation Response

Council's formal decision re consultation process - A27 Arundel Bypass

The council listened to the public representations and, having balanced the needs of Arundel with a desire to negate the impact on local villages, voted to support the Crimson option. It objected to the Magenta route. In response to the second question (B2) on the Consultation response form, the Council supported the Beige route, with the proviso that it carried a 40 mph speed limit and single carriageway and provided appropriate narrative under B5.

Consultation on proposed changes to concessionary rail travel for older people

A new consultation has been launched on a proposed change to the concessionary travel support provided by West Sussex County Council.

There will be no changes to the national 'free bus passes' provided to older and disabled people. However, council funding is currently provided for certain additions to the national 'free bus pass' scheme. The proposal being consulted on is to no longer offer a free Senior Railcard as an alternative to the bus pass.

A Named Police Community Support Officer for Slindon

The way PCSOs will be deployed across Sussex will start to change from Monday 4 November.

The new way of working will give every PCSO responsibility for a defined geographic area and every community in Sussex will have a named PCSO over the coming months.

A27 - The Arundel Alternative

The Arundel Alternative is a 40 mph, wide single carriageway between Ford Road roundabout and Crossbush Junction. it is a suggested alternative to the 6 routes that feature in the consultation process


Progress report from Highways England (HE)

Following the preferred route announcement in May 2018, HE began carrying out studies and surveys of the preferred route and surrounding area to progress preliminary design for the A27 Arundel Bypass.

In doing so, they have discovered new and important information that could affect their decision around the most appropriate option for the improvement scheme.

So that they can ensure customers and communities are fully considered in the design and delivery of all road improvement schemes, they will be holding a further public consultation to ensure the option chosen is the best solution for the area, and this is planned for late 2019.

The HE team have expressed their commitment to deliver a fair and informative consultation, and shape a scheme that best delivers on the needs of the region.

Public Consultations are now taking place from 30 August to 24 October 2019.


We are very fortunate to live or do business in an attractive and vibrant Parish. This means that a lot of people visit Slindon. Please consider how issues such as parking will be addressed as part of your event. There is also some very useful guidance for event organisers on the Arun District Council website - please click on the headline title to take you to the site.

The Parish Council also has a supply of traffic cones for use by local groups arranging events in the village. To book the cones for an event please contact the Clerk and we would ask that you consider the following when making a booking.
1. Where possible we ask that the cones are booked well in advance to ensure availability.
2.You will need to collect and return the cones
3. The cones are quite bulky so please have this in mind.
4.There is no charge for borrowing the cones although any not returned will need to be paid for so that they can be replaced.


Now that the better weather has arrived gypsy and traveller activity will be on the increase.
The responsibility for taking enforcement action lies primarily with the owner of the land concerned and landowners are expected to take reasonable precautions to prevent encampments. In the first instance you need to identify whose land is being occupied so it is best to report your observations to Arun District Council so that the landowner can be identified and informed.
Gypsies and travellers seen at the side of the road or parked on the edge of the road are probably on West Sussex County Council land and you should advise the County Council accordingly.

Please click on the headline title to take you to the District Council's website for more detailed information and see the full story for the relevant contact details.


To report potholes and other issues on the roads such as flooding, traffic signals, non-illuminated signs and bollards and overgrown vegetation. Contact the County Council online using any of the methods outlined in the information below or telephone 01243 642105 and follow the instructions. Issues relating to Public Rights of Way should be reported to the landowner or to the County Council's Access Rangers. See the full story for their contact details.
To report issues relating to the A27 and other major "A" roads in the area please go to the Highways Agency whose contact details are also give in the full story below.


The Parish Council is working towards implementing a highways scheme which aims to reduce the speeds at which traffic approaches and passes through the village and provide a better sense of place. Read the full story for more information and view the report below.

Updated July 2019


The next ordinary Parish Council meeting will take place on Monday 9th December 2019 at 7 p.m. at Coronation Hall, Reynolds Lane, Slindon.

Please click the title to view the agenda


This year, the Parish Council put aside one thousand five hundred pounds for Grant Funding and adopted a policy of seeking applications from local organisations that will benefit the residents of Slindon.Please see "The Full Story" for more information.

Slindon is famous for cricket

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