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FITTLEWORTH PARISH NEWSLETTER
CORONAVIRUS/ PARISH UPDATE
County, District & Community updates
Issue Date: 2 July 2021
1.COVID 19 Updates
- Sussex/NHS COVID 19 Vaccination Update
- Fittleworth Parish Council news
- Incident Exposure Hesworth Common
- Centenary Gardens
- Recreation Ground – New Trash Screen update
- Dog Fouling on the Recreation Ground
- MP News
Sussex/NHS COVID 19 Vaccination Update
The Next Three weeks are crucial, get your vaccine NOW
Every adult is now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination, and we are working to make sure everyone has the chance to get vaccinated against the virus.
The government may lift COVID-19 restrictions on 19 July if they think it’s safe and the more of us that have had the vaccine, the more likely that is to happen.
There are now lots of ways you can have your first dose – by booking online, calling 119 or going to one of the walk in sessions in your local community.
At the same time, if you are due your second dose – some people are able to bring this forward to eight weeks so check that out, and when it is your turn, please come forward.
It is important to remember – the vaccine is free, it is quick and easy, and you can arrange it today!
Walk-in vaccinations this week
More than 30 walk in sessions are happening across our communities this weekend.
Saturday 03 July – Angmering, Angmering Community Centre
- 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm
- All adults – first and second doses (second dose after 8 weeks) (Pfizer)
Sunday 04 July – Storrington, The Glebe Surgery
- 8am to 6.30pm
- For patients of Billingshurst, Storrington, Henfield and Steyning. All adults, first doses only (Pfizer)
Sunday 04 July – Worthing, Charmandean Centre
- 8am to 4pm
- For adults first and second doses (second dose after 8 weeks). Book by calling 0333 370 4111 or walk in (Pfizer)
Saturday 03 July – Worthing, Durrington Health Centre
- For all adults – first doses only (Pfizer)
There’s no need to book for these sessions, simply turn up with some ID and your NHS number if you know it.
There’s a full list of all the walk-in sessions on our website.
See the full list of where you can go this weekend.
Fittleworth Parish Council news
Incident Exposure Hesworth Common
Following a report of another indecent exposure incident on Hesworth Common last week, we have been in contact with the Police. We have been advised by our PCSO that the Police are looking into the case and following up all lines of enquiries. If you have any information please contact the police or forward the information to the clerk who will then pass it onto the PCSO.
Over the last few years Carol Twite has been taking care of the flower beds in the centenary garden as well as watering the beds throughout any period of warm weather. This involves carrying water to the garden in cans in her car. This is now becoming a difficult task for Ms Twite and she is looking for a volunteer or two to help with watering of the flowerbeds. Please contact the clerk if you are happy to help.
The Parish Council would like to thank Ms Twite for taking such good care of the flowerbeds that always looked so well loved.
Recreation Ground – Replacement Trash Screen
The Parish Council are pleased to report that the replacement trash screen for the culvert on the Recreation Ground will be installed tomorrow, Saturday 3rd July. It is hoped that the new trash screen will allow the ditch on the Recreation Ground to flow freely during heavy rainfall and not build up with debris and silt as it has done so in recent years. The cost of the new trash screen has been covered by an Operation Watershed grant.
Dog Fouling on the Recreation Ground
We have been made aware that some people are allowing their dogs to do their business on the Rec and not clearing up after them.
Apart from being a Health hazard for all the villagers and their children who use the Rec, we have been advised that if the relevant sporting authorities become aware, they could potentially ban sports like Football and Cricket being played, which would be a real shame as these have only just started up again.
Please, please can we ask you NOT to allow your dogs to foul the Rec, there are plenty of other places they can go, and if they do so, please can you keep a bag with you and clear it up.
Please click here for the July Newsletter from our MP Andrew Griffith
The Summer Reading Challenge is back at all 36 West Sussex Libraries from Saturday 10 July
This year’s theme is called ‘Wild World Heroes’, where readers will join the heroes of Wilderville and their trusted animal companions, who are ready to take action to save the natural world.
It’s free for children and their families to take part and all they need to do is:
- sign up online and look out for the secret code word,
- collect a Wild World Heroes map and sticker pack from their local library,
- borrow some books to read at home or download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the eLibrary.
There’s also a ‘Mini Challenge’ for preschool children, so they can take part too.
Children can decide how many books they want to read as part of the challenge and can read picture books, stories, comics, or information books, as long as it’s something they are reading for fun.
A medal and certificate will be available from Monday 2 August for children to collect once they have completed the challenge. These can be collected from any West Sussex Library.
Complete the online registration form to join now.
Children will need a West Sussex library card to take part, but it’s free to join online or by visiting your local library
The challenge starts on Saturday 10th July and finishes on Saturday 11th September.