Duncton Parish Council, Chichester District, West Sussex

This website provides information about the activities of the Parish Council and is designed to serve the local community in and around Duncton and it's visitors. 

Duncton is a beautiful village nestled against the South Downs in the heart of the magnificent West Sussex countryside. Situated on the A285, we are 11  miles from Chichester and a short hop over Duncton Hill to the sea.  

All of our councillors are volunteers and are committed to representing their community. They:
  • give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities
We want to work closely with our community and encourage residents to get in touch with us and attend meetings.

*** Jeffrey's View Point, Duncton Hill - Restoration Project***

We are looking for local volunteers to help with this project. If you can please spare some of your time we'd love to see you. Please just turn up on site whenever you are able.
FAQ's below...

When:
Friday 27th, Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st January, Thursday 9th and Monday 13th February.
Meeting on site at 10am each day. 

Where:
Jeffrey’s View Point Car Park, Duncton Hill 

Contacts:
John Mayes – 01798 343960
Jane Landstrom, Clerk (only on Friday) – 07708 028656 clerk@duncton.org  
Darren Rolfe, Senior Community Solutions Officer, WSCC - 07793 187893 

Who is carrying out the work?
Darren Rolfe from WSCC and his community team, with help from local volunteers. 

What work will be undertaken:
Litter picking, weed/ scrub clearance from around the car park and tree felling / lopping. 

What to wear:
Warm work clothes, walking boots / wellies, suitable gloves for protection against brambles 

What to bring:
Yourself! Tools will be provided by WSCC however if you have some hand tools (no machinery) you like using please bring them along. 

Refreshments / toilets:
Jill Mayes is kindly providing light refreshments on all days however you may wish to bring a packed lunch. There are no toilet facilities. 

What work will the volunteers be undertaking?
It would be helpful if local volunteers could begin the clearance of the light undergrowth close to the parapet edge. (This undergrowth will then be dragged down hill, and burnt)
Litter picking - rubbish (tins, plastic etc) to be put into black bags and left for collection by District Services on Wednesday 1 Feb.
A 'path watch' service will be needed when the tree felling begins to protect any walkers who may want to use FP716
Some help would appreciated by the 'local' team in dispensing refreshments.
Darren and his team will undertake all the tree felling / lopping work. 

How long will we work each day?
As long as you like! There is no requirement to stay all day. The WSCC community team will most likely stay until about 3pm. 

What about the weather?
Play it by ear. The forecast for Friday is cold and breezy
but staying dry with sunny spells. Even if it’s raining, Darren and his team will turn up on site and work may or may not go ahead. 

Who are the volunteers and how many are required?
We require up to around 6 volunteers per day. Parish Councillors, the County Councillor and a few local walkers have confirmed but we do please require some more local support. 

Thank you, your help and support us much appreciated!


Notices

Latest News

Councillor Vacancy
We have 2 vacancies and are keen to fill them. If you are interested, read more and contact the Clerk

Duncton Winter Maintenance Plan - read it to see what will happen in the event of snow or severe ice

Next Full Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 7th March, 7pm, Duncton Village Hall.

Next Planning Meeting
Tuesday 11 April, 3.30pm, Duncton Village Hall