Coronavirus/Covid 19 Updates from Parish Council

Posted 24 March 2020 8.37am


Posted 23 March 2020

Message from WSCC

Closure of Household Waste Recycling Sites
All Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex are now closed until further notice due to the current Covid-19 situation.
This is to reinforce the need for social distancing, protecting staff and highway safety.
With high numbers of visits, the risks of spread are greater and we cannot encourage this risk or guarantee visitor or staff safety at the HWRSs. We will be looking at measures that can be taken to enable us to re-open the sites safely, but for the time being we have no choice but to close them entirely. We will issue guidance on disposal of excess waste, with the focus on vulnerable and elderly residents in the first instance. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please check the West Sussex Recycles website for updates and further information.

Household Collections
At the present time, household recycling and waste collections continue as normal across West Sussex, and we will be supporting our colleagues at the district and borough councils to enable these to continue, but would ask residents to be sensible about their waste production.
You can also find information about recycling and waste reduction on our website;


Covid-19 Update – Disposal of rubbish in households with suspected cases of Covid-19
The Government has issued advice about disposing of rubbish should you have a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in your household. Used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be put into a rubbish bag. The bag should then be put into a second bag and tied securely. You should then wait 72 hours before putting it in your outside bin. You are able to dispose of other household waste as normal.

Please continue to check for details of any impact to County Council services. We would also advise you to check any information or updates given by your local district and borough council, as they operate your waste and recycling collections and will be able to advise of any disruption or changes.



Posted 17 March 2020

Coronavirus/Covid 19 Message from the Parish Council 

The Fittleworth Parish Council would like to reassure residents that they are in direct contact with both the Chichester District Council  and West Sussex County Council and other bodies to make sure that we are able to keep the residents of our Parish as safe as possible.

If anyone has any concerns about how they or a neighbour or relative is going to be able cope with the restrictions to our day to day lives that the Government may ask us to make, whether this is financially, or practically with things like food deliveries or practical help, please can they either email us on:  or in an emergency phone us on: 07411571500 and we shall either provide immediate practical help or put you in touch with an agency you can assist.

Also please be aware that we have been advised that there fraudsters operating in our area who pretend to help with shopping but then end up stealing people’s money and credit cards so please make sure you only take help from someone you know and trust. Any worries, please contact us.

Here are some useful links that are being updated regularly

Chichester District Council Advice and guidance
A new page has been created on their website with links to key Public Health England and Government advice. Government advice is constantly being updated and so CDC advise you to keep referring to these sources. the CDC website will update residents and businesses on any disruption to our services and signpost people to key information and advice.

West Sussex County Council Advice and guidance
A new page has been created on their website

Government Advice useful sources of information.

We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and are here to support our parishioners wherever we can.

Fittleworth Parish Council

Last updated 17/3/20


What is fly tipping and why is it a problem? – Please click the link below to the Chichester District Council (CDC) Website to find out more about Fly tipping and your responsibility as a home owner or a business

See it, note it, report it.
Fly tipping is a serious offence that we take very seriously. CDC are working hard to tackle the issue, but CDCneed your help.
If you see someone fly tipping or would like to report an area where an incidence of fly tipping has recently taken place, please report this to CDC using the link at the bottom of this page.
You will need to make a note of the following, which will help us take action:
The date, time and place of the occurrence.
What the waste looks like and how much there is.
A description of any vehicles involved, including the vehicles registration numbers, if known.
A description of any persons seen to be involved in the offence.
A description of events as you saw them happen.

Advice from the CDC website –

Detailed reports with this information are very important in helping us to prosecute offenders, but be sure not to put yourself in any danger to get it. Fly tippers are doing something illegal so they do not want to be caught. Some may even become violent so you should not approach them.
Only approach the site when you are sure that it is safe to do so, but don’t touch any of the waste as the contents could be hazardous — always assess from a distance.
You can also report larger scale fly tipping to the Environment Agency.”