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

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Oving Parish Council
Notice of two vacancies for a Parish Councillor

Oving Parish Council has two vacancies for those eligible to become Parish Councillor

The ‘Vacancy for a Councillor’ notice has been published on all noticeboards dated 18th September 2017.  If the Returning Officer has not received written notice to request that the vacancies be filled by election, the two vacancies will then be filled through the co-option process.

Preserve Our Parish

Oving Parish Plan Action List

Oving Parish Plan Action List May 2017

Affordable Social Housing



Bus Services

Care Homes

Community Cohesion

Cycle paths



Flood management

Flytipping and Litter


Horticultural Impact


Jubilee Hal

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Recreation Ground

Road Safety



street lighting

Verges and hedges

Flash news Public Rights of Way Routine Maintenance (PROW)

Flash news

Public Rights of Way Routine Maintenance (PROW)

We have a new and keen Access Ranger who is our public Rights of  Way inspector.

He will be organising an inspection of our Public Rights of Way next month (date yet unknown)

Following the inspection, he will be organising routine maintenance work to be carried out

BUT we (you) have the opportunity to notify him of any issues that we (you) are aware of.

Simply email your Parish Clerk at with your concern.

It would be helpful if you could identify the pathway using the following iMap   I would suggest you read ‘How to use the iMap’ before using it as, unfortunately, it is not as intuitive as we would like.

Oving Fibre Broadband

Oving Now Has Fibre Broadband !

The Oving fibre Cabinet is now LIVE !

Many properties within the Oving Parish can now have access to fast fibre broadband. This is described as FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) and our designated Cabinet is Chichester 87. If you would like to find out if your property can now avail of faster broadband, you should contact your preferred Internet Company (ISP) and ask them what speeds they can delivery to you, and what contract terms.



The Oving Parish Council has been working exhaustively with BT, BDUK, WSCC and other parties, to get Superfast Broadband into our community, and thanks to the excellent good cooperation from everyone,  OVING WILL NOW GET SUPERFAST FIBRE ENABLED BROADBAND DURING 2016. Initially it would be the village community (up to about 250 dwellings/users) who would mainly benefit from this, although areas further away from the village will also enjoy much improved internet speeds, and your Parish Council will continue with efforts to bring SFBB to the further reaches of our Parish in the future. Of course it’s always ‘subject to survey’, but we are confident that the current BDUK schedule to have it installed, commissioned and ready for our use by December this year is achievable, possibly earlier if the technical surveys are positive.


And the news gets better ! The fibre installation will not cost the community anything. The installation will be funded jointly by BT / BDUK / WSCC. Also, BT will continue to upgrade and maintain the installation in the future. The Oving Parish Council and Parish community wish to thank all parties for their assistance in this project.
Once up and running, users of internet services in the Oving Parish (home owners, businesses, etc…) will be able to choose if they wish to access this new superfast service, or remain on their existing contracts. If they elect to change over to the superfast broadband, they can negotiate directly with any ISP such as BT, Sky, Talk Talk, etc…  (there are about 500 to choose from…) to agree your own connection and data package.
We are also working with BT/BDUK/WSCC on a good solution for those areas further away from the Oving village surround, and will keep you posted.

Any queries or other related information, please email me on  

Andrew Wilkinson