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PARISH COUNCIL: I was at the parish council meeting last week and thought you might be interested in a couple of things that were mentioned. Did you know that you can report a problem with a road or a pavement directly to West Sussex County Council, who are responsible for these matters? If you are computer literate, go towww.westsussex.gov.uk /roads-and-travel/report-a-problem-with-a-road-or-pavement/ and follow the links. However, if you want to report a problem with the A23 or M23 you will need to contact Highways England www.gov.uk/ government/organisations/highways-england). I appreciate that not everyone is computer literate so if you would like to report a problem the address to write to is: West Sussex County Council, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ. WSCC are also running a survey to find out what matters to us and the results will feed into how they plan their work and spend our money over the next two years. If you are interested, go tohttps://www.westsussex.gov.uk /campaigns/what-matters-to-you/ and follow the links. The survey is being run between July 5 and August 30 and if you complete it you will be automatically entered into a free draw for an IPad and other locally sourced prizes. If you would like to complete a paper copy of the survey, call 01243 777100 and a copy will be sent to you. As so many services are being cut back due to less money being available, this is an ideal opportunity to have a say in what you feel is important to not only you but the community of West Sussex as a whole.

One other thing that came out of the meeting is that we do need some more parish councillors. If you would like to know more about how to become a councillor and what is involved, please get in touch with Sally Mclean, the parish clerk by email clerk@slaughampc.co.uk or call on 01403 733881. There is no meeting during August so the next one will be on Thursday September 29 at 7.30pm in the Pavilion. There will be a meeting of the Planning Committee next month but at the time of writing I’m afraid I am not aware of the date but will let you know nearer the time.

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