The speaker at the Annual Parish Assembly on 23 May was local resident, Ms Philippa McCullough, representing Midhurst Vision.
Midhurst Vision brings together local people, groups and businesses to explore and agree a vision for the development of our town. This will help guide local plans and generate confidence in our town’s future. It’s an evolving process, encouraging collaboration between everyone in the Midhurst area and a real spirit of ‘can do’. The process is supported by Chichester District Council and Bloom Consulting, an independent organisation that specialises in bringing communities together to create a shared vision for the future.
The first step is a short town-wide survey that covers what Midhurst does well, what’s not so great and what people might like to see changed. It’s confidential and aims to give everyone a voice, old and young , with a chance to make a difference to our town.
Feedback from the survey will form the basis for developing a clear identity for the town. That’s important because it helps to create a better place to live, work and visit.
The survey launches early July so keep an eye on social media and the Midhurst Vision website for the link when it goes live. Printed copies of the survey will also be available at The Grange.
Go to MidhurstVision.org.uk or search #MidhurstVision to find out more.
The Parish Council of Bepton has a vacancy for a Councillor caused by the uncontested election result. The council has 35 days to co-opt a person, otherwise they must hold another election and meet the costs of that election.
If you are interested in being co-opted onto the Council please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Lorraine Grocott, email: email@example.com or speak to the Chairman of the Council Mrs Rosalind Hart, tel: 01730 815473.
Gillian Keegan MP will be hosting an Open Meeting at The Grange in Midhurst on 26th April from 7pm to 9pm. This is a chance for Bepton residents to raise any issues with her.
There is a poster here – open meeting with gillian keegan mp (1)
I am afraid that it is too large to copy directly on to this site.
Elections for Bepton Parish Council will take place on 2nd May 2019. Bepton will elect seven Councillors to represent the Parish.
Parish Councils play an important part in local government. They are the first tier of local authority and work along with other tiers of local authority. In our area, Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council are the next two tiers.
We welcome people who are interested in standing for Bepton PC. It is your opportunity to take part in your local community. There are no qualifications necessary, except the normal electoral ones. And it is important that the Council reflects the diversity of the community. There’s a link here to a list of the responsibilities of Parish Councils.
If you are interested in standing for the Council, come along to the next Bepton PC meeting on 21st March at 7pm in the Park House. Or, if you can’t make that, have a word with one of the current Councillors. Their contact details are on this website.
Nomination forms for the Council elections can be obtained from;
Howard Ewing, Three Bepton Grange, Bepton, GU29 0HZ (tel: 07958 316552).
The formal notice of election: Parish Council Election May 2019.
The local residents’ campaign group, ably led by Katherine Steele and Philippa McCullough, arranged to have Jo Kent from BBC South Today visit The Severals to talk about opposition to the proposed Sand Quarries.
The campaign group invited the Chairs of Bepton Parish Council (Howard Ewing) and Woolbeding with Redford Parish Council (Adrian Hearle) to join them. Jo Kent interviewed the Parish Council Chairs along with Katherine and Philippa and Loppy Gibson, who lives at Severals House.
The item appeared on the lunchtime, evening and late news yesterday. You can see it on BBC iPlayer for about 24 hours. In the player search facility look for BBC South Today News (13th March) and you’ll find all three episodes (all three are slightly different).