Next stage in closure of the Oving Traffic Lights – Start Date 11/10/2021

Early Warning Oving Road (Crossroads), Chichester – Start Date 11/10/2021

Please be advised that West Sussex County Council has received a request for Temporary Traffic Regulation as follows (please click link):

The application is currently being processed, please be aware that the details are subject to change.

For any questions regarding this TTRO, please email




Oving Community Garden update – May 2021

An update on the progress of the Oving Community Garden can be found on the Community Garden page

Follow the group on Facebook for more updates!

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Oving Gets Growing!

Neighbourhood Plan – Feedback on draft Vision and Objectives so far

View the latest feedback on the draft Vision and Objectives for the Oving Neighbourhood Plan here

There is still time to tell us what you think. Click here to see the Vision and Objectives and the link to the feedback form.

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Oving Community Garden – Saturday 3rd April

Saturday 3rd April. 9.00. Let’s start growing!

Important: We need to ensure that we are compliant with government guidelines so there may be some limits to what we can do at this time.
Lockdown is easing, so please come along and join us at the garden. We are going to start work on the growing beds, laying cardboard and moving topsoil.
Please collect and bring along cardboard. Cardboard is a great compostable medium that will suppress the weeds allowing us to place a growing bed right on top of the grass or weeds. The weeds underneath the cardboard will rot down and provide growing plants with nutrients.
There are plenty of jobs we need a hand with.
  • Growing beds need setting up.
  • 2 tons of topsoil to move and spread on the beds.
  • The hedge needs a weed and tidy.
  • The shed needs a base.
  • Compost bins need building.
  • The guttering needs finishing to collect rainwater.
We will discuss what we are going to plant and when!
Come and join in, everyone is welcome.
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New Oving and District News delivered to the Parish, including Neighbourhood Plan Supplement

The Oving and District News for Spring 2021 has been delivered and includes the Neighbourhood Plan Supplement.

Both documents are now accessible via the links on the Oving and District News Page, here:

Update on closure of Oving Traffic Lights

Following the notice posted by Highways England in the Chichester Observer on 25/2/2021[I can’t find a link on their website, unfortunately], WSCC were approached and provided the following response:

“There are no plans for the works to start in the next couple of weeks. The plan is for the Shopwyke junction realignment to be done first to allow traffic to be diverted through the new spine roads and then follow straight after with the Oving junction works. However there is a another development site (Redrow Homes) on the other side of Shopwyke Road and they need road space to run a foul rise main up Shopwyke Road straight through the realigned junction. So it has been agreed that they will get road space first and then the Shopwyke junction will be undertaken and then the Oving junction works. At this point I would say that it is likely that the Oving Junction will not be able to be closed until the end of June at the earliest.

Therefore the Oving junction works are still some months away and Cala need to produce a comms plan in advance of starting. I have had confirmation from HE that the Traffic Order for the banned movements has been made. HE still need to get a S278 in place with Cala and a S4 Agreement with us for the Oving junction works.

With respect to the transition and safety concerns Cala have stated that they are working on some traffic management ideas and will communicate those shortly. They are hoping to utilise the website previously used to update everyone.”

The above is in relation to the original Order posted on 20/08/2020:

New Opportunity – Community Support Worker

Are you looking for a new challenge, with part-time hours in your local community? 
Are you a good communicator who likes helping people?
Are you a good organiser?  Then this could be the role for you!

Oving Parish Council is currently recruiting for a Community Support Worker to continue an established parish project.  The ideal candidate should be positive, compassionate, and caring, ideally with a background in health care, social care or teaching.  A knowledge of the benefit system and local authorities would be beneficial however the ability to reach out to people and gain their confidence is paramount.  You will be supporting adults with complex needs and running a monthly tea party at Oving Jubilee Hall (when COVID restrictions allow).

This role has previously been staffed by volunteers, however given the increasing challenges that we face in today’s environment, we would now like to employ someone to lead and extend the role.

The probation period for this role is three months with the intention of this becoming permanent for the right candidate.  You will work six hours a day, two days a week but may need to be flexible to meet demand.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate will require a DBS check.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact the clerk to the Parish Council, Ruth Palmer (telephone 07770 742041) by email to   or by letter at 4 Church Way, Pagham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 4QN.

For a PDF version of this ad, please click here:  Community Support Worker 13.2.21