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To Arundel Residents In December we will be presenting the 2020 Community Awards, and we invite you to provide your nominations. The closing date for nominations will be mid-day on Thursday 5th November. Last year the award was presented to one person. This year the awards will be very different because Covid-19 has made this […]

Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Arundel Town Council.

Remember from Home The government are urging the public to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by coming together for a national moment of silence at 11am as the service from the Cenotaph is broadcast nationwide on BBC One, Sky and ITV. With this in mind Arundel Town Council are asking the public […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a virtual Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Thursday 22nd October @ 6.45pm.This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting.The meeting agenda can be found here: shorturl.at/evJSZ.Any public questions must be emailed to the […]

“Arundel Town Council welcomes the announcement of Highways England’s plan to build a by-pass around Arundel. For over 40 years the A-27 has run straight through the town,  dividing our community into two halves. With the growth of traffic, Arundel has become a bottle-neck, with 21,000 journeys made each day on the single lane section […]

Calling on all dog walkers to help with a survey on dog walking behaviour in the heathlands of the South Downs National Park. The survey on dog walking behaviour is aimed at those who walk dogs in the South Downs National Park including dog owners, as well as those who walk dogs for others, such […]

Tony Hunt, Mayor of Arundel: At the last Farmers Market, some residents asked me where our MP, Andrew Griffith, stood on the subject of the planning application for the Energy Recovery Facilitator (incinerator) at Ford. I put that question to Andrew Griffith and here is his reply, which he is happy for us to publish:

Arun District Council have commissioned 2020 Consultancy Solutions Ltd to undertake an Active Travel Study for the district (not including those areas within the South Downs National Park). Active Travel focuses on modes of transport which require physical activity, such as walking (including wheelchair use), cycling, horse-riding.  The aim of the study is to identify […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a virtual Full Council Meeting on Thursday 15 October @ 6:45pm.This is a public meeting, if you would like to join, please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here: https://bit.ly/34CGhx. Any public questions must be emailed […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a Virtual Planning Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday 15 October @ 6:30pm.This is a public meeting, if you would like to join, please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here: https://bit.ly/34DuBe1. Any public questions must be […]

In addition to keeping the Town Hall operations running smoothly during the pandemic, in her off-duty hours our Town Clerk, Carolyn Baynes has been supporting the NHS by acting as a First Responder, and in that capacity  and has dealt with a large volume of calls logging over 3500 volunteer hours. Arundel MP, Andrew Griffith, […]

With cases of Covid-19 on the rise again, St. Nicholas church are looking for more volunteers who are willing to give up an hour or so each week to assist those in Arundel Parish who are in the higher risk groups and as such, need to self-isolate as much as possible. The project has been […]

A-one+, on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out tree reduction and associated vegetation maintenance works to the tree line adjacent to Wheelwrights Close and Maltravers Street and trees between Park Bottom and the A284, Arundel Bypass. The works will be carried out between Monday 5 October 2020 and Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Arundel Town Council.

Arundel Town Council is looking for someone with planning experience who would like to help to safeguard the town from inappropriate development and ensure that all local development benefits Arundel. The role of Planning Advisor would entail considering proposals that emanate from a variety of sources (government, West Sussex County Council, Arun District Council and […]

By the time that our ‘Clean Up’ exercise ended, there were more sacks on the cobbles than you would find in a Christmas grotto, with another heap over by the Scout Hut. Those sacks contained the rubbish collected during the day by the Arundel Clean Team. Blessed by perfect weather, about a dozen members of […]

Some Fitzalan Road residents have been bemused by the shin-high wall that Mackley installed as part of the tidal flood defence works. “To  prevent Hedgehogs falling into the River Arun?” was one suggestion. So we asked the Environment Agency to explain the thinking to us, and here is their response: We understand that some residents […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a Virtual Planning Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday 24th September at 6.45pm. This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here: shorturl.at/eqEFZ Any public questions must be emailed to […]

“Driven off the streets by Covid-19, the 42nd Arundel Festival refused to be suppressed and simply took to YouTube. We are deeply grateful to Sharon Blaikie and her team and to all the people who enabled a town with 3,500 residents stage such a spectacular 11-days of virtual entertainment, including our Town Crier who launched […]

WSCC’s Community Initiative Funding (CIF) window is now open to organisations seeking financial support to deliver local projects from October and November. CIF funding will continue to be awarded remotely, should the autumn round of County Local Committees not be held in person. The process for submitting applications to the Micro Fund and crowdfunding pitches, […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a virtual Full Council Meeting on Thursday 10th September at 6.30pm. This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here: shorturl.at/kS158 Any public questions must be […]

As part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase accessibility to testing, the Department of Health and Social Care is to begin work this week on a new drive-in COVID-19 testing centre at Tangmere airfield. West Sussex County Council owns the land where the testing centre will be located and has worked closely with the […]

Due to the coronavirus, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is unable to hold their annual electric blanket testing events for 2020. Last year, over 20% of the blankets that were tested were deemed unsafe – so it is vital that you still ensure your electric blanket is safe to use, especially as the colder […]

Do you look after a family member, partner or friend in need of support or services because of their age, physical or learning disability or illness? You could help shape the future of unpaid care in West Sussex for the next five years by taking part in this Carers Support West Sussex online survey and […]

A diary date for you: Friday 18th September is going to be the date of our Arundel Clean, the day when we arm ourselves with litter grabbers and trash bags, and set about picking up rubbish, collecting recycling and turning our beautiful town of Arundel into a litter-free zone. We have chosen to do this […]

Schools are ready to welcome pupils back when they reopen from next week – are you ready too? Don’t worry, there is lots of useful information for families and students on WSCC’s Back to School webpages. However you travel to school, there’s guidance – such as the need for children aged 11 and over to […]

ADC has written to properties in Arundel to advise them of a change in collection service to allow them to recycle more items from the kerbside. Those residents that are currently using the plastic sack scheme will be offered the choice of either two lidded recycling boxes, a slimline recycling bin or a regular 240 […]

West Sussex Libraries are now open for browsing  ​All 36 West Sussex libraries are now re-open for customers to browse the shelves (in small numbers to allow for social distancing) and for a limited IT Service (which needs to be booked in advance through your local library). The ‘Select and Collect’ service, which started in July, […]

WSCC continue to run the Keep West Sussex Safe Campaign and we encourage residents to keep visiting the webpages for the very latest information on how to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Please visit West Sussex County Councils transport pages for important information including videos and information on things like the use of face coverings, and all the measures being undertaken to keep West Sussex schools safe. https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-information/coronavirus-schools-and-education/#getting-to-and-from-school

For those residents who didn’t see the virtual opening ceremony for Arundel Festival of the Arts 2020 featuring the Mayor of Arundel and the Town Crier, please find a link below with the Mayor’s words transcribed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2J1pG9CEjE Happy Birthday to the Arundel Festival! This year our Festival is 42 years old. It’s in the prime […]

The High Sheriff of West Sussex has launched a unique award to celebrate residents who have shown exceptional acts of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic. The Special Recognition Volunteer Award is aimed at any resident in West Sussex who has acted in a voluntary capacity throughout lockdown and beyond. Nominations can come from those who […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a Virtual Planning Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday 27th August at 6.30pm. This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here:  https://bit.ly/31osM38 Any public questions must be emailed to […]

For those that were unable to attend a socially distanced drop-in session this week, The Norfolk Estate and Savills have left their consultation boards at the Town Hall where they will be displayed in the Holmes Chamber for the next week or so. If you would like to come and have a look, the Town […]

Arundel Festival of the Arts is moving from the streets to the screens for 2020 to help showcase and keep alive the wonderful tradition of arts, entertainment, culture, community events and businesses in the town with a diverse taster of the normal programme that will appeal to all generations.  The show will go on – […]

A new webpage on the WSCC website has been created to help West Sussex parents and children feel ready and confident to get back to school. It has videos guidance and key information on the changes put in place to keep all pupils and staff safe, including information on ‘bubbles’, transport, mealtimes and emotional wellbeing.

You may find WSCC’s template to record contact details useful. Download a printable version from their website here or a digital version here.

Following a decision made by Councillors at last week’s Virtual Full Council Meeting, Arundel Town Council has submitted an objection to the Ford Energy Recovery Facility planning application (WSCC/036/20) on the following grounds: The impact that an industrial building of this size and massing would have on an otherwise rural landscape is enormous and the […]

Arundel Town Council are delighted to welcome Councillor John Bradley to the team. John is an Arundel resident with extensive knowledge of retail and experience in commerce, financial planning, analysis and reporting, objective setting and delivery, strategy development and long term planning. We look forward to the perspective that John will bring to the Council […]

Great thanks to resident photographer Charlie Waring for the beautiful photos of Arundel’s VJ Day commemorations on Saturday where a two-minute silence was observed at the Town Square to remember the millions of people who died in the war. #VJ75#WW2#Commemoration#VJDay

On the 15th of August 1945 the country celebrated VJ Day bringing to an end the Second World War. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of this historic day we have returned the soldier to the Causeway roundabout. Special thanks to Booth Engineering for strengthening Tommy to better withstand our unpredictable British weather!

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) will be recognised on 15 August 2020 commemorating the end of the Second World War by a a two-minute silence at 11am in the Town Square to remember the millions of people who died in the war. #VJ75#WW2#Commemoration#VJDay

The Met Office Level 3 Heat Health Alert is remaining in place until 0900hrs on Friday 14th August. There is a 90% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met. View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site. What are the potential impacts? The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are […]

Latest Update from the Environment Agency: All construction for the Arundel Tidal Defences Scheme are complete and we are working closely with residents to discuss finalising plans for reinstatement and compensation. We also remain committed to repairing any damage we have caused. We are aware that there are still some outstanding queries and we would […]

The Norfolk Estate and Savills (Project Team) are working together to bring forward proposals to develop land at Ford Road with 90 new homes (including 30% Affordable Homes), a community building and public open space as set out in the 2019 -2031 Arundel Neighbourhood Plan. A Public Consultation invitation has been sent to all households in […]

Osborne on behalf of Highways England will be returning to resurface the footpath between The Causeway roundabout and Crossbush roundabout. The works will include localised areas of reconstruction. In order to carry out these works as efficiently and safely as possible, work will be carried out under 6 phases overnight between 8pm and 6am utilising […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a Virtual Interim Planning Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday 13th August at 6.00pm. This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here:  https://bit.ly/31osM38 Any public questions must be […]

Arundel Town Council will be holding a virtual Full Council Meeting on Thursday 13th August at 6.30pm. This is a public meeting, if you would like to join please request an invitation by emailing admin@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk at least 24hrs prior to the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found here: https://bit.ly/33EpYkW Any public questions must be emailed to the […]

It is great to see that Network Rail have started to carry out essential work to repair the embankment and bank of the River Arun at Offham. The River Arun has partially eroded the railway embankment and Network Rail therefore need to carry out work to repair the damage to maintain a safe railway. They […]

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