NEW Oving Community Coronavirus Information page

NEW Coronavirus Information page added to the website

Please visit the new page which includes information on:

  • Local sources of help and support
  • Information sources
  • Tools to help you stay in touch
  • Other sources of support

The link to the new resource is at the top of this page.

If you know of something that should be added, please contact the Clerk via the email address at the top of this page.

Oving Jubilee Hall Closed until further notice

With the spread of the virus continuing and the Government and Public Health England’s advice asking everyone to adhere to the self distancing instructions together with the closure of many of our High Street shops which are not food shops, the Management Committee has taken the decision to close the Hall until further notice.

Many apologies to those who have bookings in the next couple of weeks but I think it is unlikely we shall be able to honour existing bookings for some time yet. Our aim will be to re-open as soon as we can but we do have to abide by the Government guidance. We will be reviewing this decision as the situation continues to change and contact you as soon as we are able to.

For further information please see this document

Oving Scarecrow Day Cancelled

It is with real regret that in the current circumstances which we are globally experiencing, we will be cancelling this year’s Oving Scarecrow Day. We would like to thank everyone for their support to date and ask you to mark May 8th 2021 for the next one, which will of course be bigger and better! In the meantime, please stay safe and be kind and supportive to one another.

Oving Scarecrow Day website

Oving Scarecrow Day Facebook page


Coronavirus support in Oving Parish – additional volunteers needed

Oving Community Watch supports residents of our parish and is staffed by a small band of volunteers.  The current coronavirus pandemic is likely to require significantly higher levels of support and the current volunteers in Oving parish (which includes Colworth, Drayton, Merston, Oving and Shopwyke) are unlikely to be able to cope without additional assistance.

If you are able to offer help or support to residents, for example collecting prescriptions, shopping, or just checking in with the lonely and isolated, and would like to get involved with Community Watch, please contact the coordinator, Liz Smith via the details below.

Home: 01243 780733
Mobile: 07808 062368

Oving Community Watch web page:
The Community Watch page is currently being updated in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oving Parish News Alerts
Please consider subscribing to our Oving Parish News Alerts here.  They have previously been used only rarely but may be useful in the coming months.

Of course, you should always consider doing this for your neighbours, even if not as part of an organised group.  People may feel safer asking for assistance from someone they know.

Oving Jubilee Hall Wedding Fayre – 16 Feb 2020

Wedding Fayre OJH

Oving Jubilee Hall Wedding Fayre – Sunday 16th Feb 2020 – 11am-3pm

Petition to stop the closure of Oving traffic lights

A formal consultation has opened into the closure of the Oving lights crossroads over the A27 as the county council looks to create a traffic regulation order.

The TRO, which can be found here, will legally prevent all traffic, apart from buses travelling northbound, from exiting the B2144 Oving Road east at the A27 junction.

To find out more about the petition please use the link below:

Petition to stop the closure of Oving traffic lights

New Oving Community Website

We are pleased to announce that the new Oving Community Website is now live!

While some of the content needs to be updated, rest assured that this new site is the one to visit for all things related to Oving Parish in West Sussex – this includes the villages of Colworth, Drayton, Merston, Oving and Shopwhyke.  User groups are being contacted to provide updates to their content, and are always welcome to get in touch to request changes.

Do you have any Oving News that you would like to share?
If you have any news that you would like to see shared via the website, please contact the Oving Parish Clerk via the email address at the top of the page, via the Contact Us page or via the link in the site footer.

Oving Parish News Alerts
If you would like to sign up for the Oving Parish News Alerts service, please enter your email address in the left hand column, and click the Sign up button.  You can unsubscribe at any time.


Oving Scarecrows

Oving Scarecrow day is fast approaching May 13th

Oving Parish Council Meeting Alteration

The Oving Parish Council meeting previous advertised for Thursday 19th March has been moved to Tuesday 17th March. It will be at the usual time of 06:45pm at the Village Hall.

Click below to view the agenda for this meeting.

Oving Parish Council Meeting Agenda 17th March 2015



Chichester Pickers go to Church

The Chichester Acoustic Music Club (affectionately known as the Chi-Pickers) have been meeting in the skittle alley of the Gribble Inn for some time now, and were heartbroken to learn of the fire at the Gribble and send our best wishes and prayers  for our affable and welcoming hosts Simon, Nicky and staff.

However, with some hasty action from Oving resident Neil Linford, and with the kind agreement of Steven Bennett the Church Warden, the strictly unamplified music club will meet in St.Andrew’s Church as of the 24th of July.

The Chichester Pickers is similar to a folk club but our musical choices are not limited and we have amongst us singers and players of folk, blues, jazz, “American Song-book” close harmony, bluegrass, comedy – and in fact anything anyone cares to perform.   Some are of professional standard and others  ….not, but we all have fun.

The mostly but not exclusively local artists usually play 15 minutes spots and the music is started off by the organiser – Andrew Perry and his “Good Company” – stalwart pals Bob on mandolin and Ian on double bass.

All are welcome to come and join us – whether as musicians/singers – or simply to enjoy the music of others.

We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday – the evenings start shortly before 8 when the music starts. Contribution is a modest £4 per person.

Bring your own refreshments – and enjoy an evening of fun and music at the Church.

For further details and/or to be added to the mailing list – please contact Andrew Perry on 01243-776391, or

Chi pickers - members - Dec.11-2