Refuse and Recycling

At present the regular Wednesday weekly refuse collection and fortnightly recycling is happening as normal.

Green Waste collections are fortnightly, alternating with the recycling collections.

The Westhampnett Amenity tip is open 7 days a week from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
You need proof you are a resident in West Sussex – preferably a driving licence – and face masks must be worn on site.

Fly-tipping has become a real problem in some places. There is information on how to report fly-tipping elsewhere on this website – click here to jump to the page.

Local shopping news

Last updated 20 April

Please let us have any corrections, updates or additions. Thank you.

There are many alterations to opening hours and many ‘essential’ shops are in fact closed, even though one might expect them to be open. The reasons seem to have more to do with staff shortages and difficulties conducting business within ‘social distancing’ guidelines rather than stock shortages.

Here are some of the key ones we know about

Earleys in Barnham (which was closed) re-opened on 15 April, but is now shut all day on Mondays.
All of the following are also still open – Merry Meats Yapton, Arundel Butchers, Charlies Farm Shop (and the Forge usually has a selection of fresh meat from Jordans, Rose Green).

Goodwood Farm shop has normally only been open for trade customers but is now open to the public Monday-Friday and Saturday morning. They sell their own organic meat at trade prices – and also all their dairy products.
To find the shop, use the postcode PO18 0QF.

Barnham shops
The Co-op closes early (8pm), but Tesco is open until 11pm as usual.
Trading Post is open as usual and seems to have good stocks (including compost and some plants) – but also fairly long queues.

Any news on Eastergate Stores?

Fontwell Waitrose is open (until 9pm) but is said to be busy during the day, quieter around 7pm. David Kibble Wines is open Wed-Sat 10am-7pm

Arundel – Pallant Deli now closes at 3.30, so they can make deliveries.

‘Home and Hardware’ stores are classified as ‘essential’ but all seem closed – Robert Dyas, Lakeland and Homebase (but B&Q in Bognor is open but for ‘essential home repair’ goods only). The Range is open, but usually busy.
Turners Pies is closed (despite rumours to the contrary), and at Cook they go and get items for you – you can’t enter the shop (but you can phone through an order and collect later).
All the banks & builidng societies are open shorter hours (see separate page with details).

Local delivery services

Last updated 25 April.
See also the detailed post about prescription servicesclick here to jump to that section

Deliveries and such like from local businesses 

We are fortunate that a number of local businesses have taken the initiative and organised delivery services or ‘order and collect’ arrangements.

This page gives a summary of the ones we know about, and please email us with any additions or corrections to

The Forge

The Forge now offer a delivery service for Slindon, Fontwell, Eartham and Madehurst (free with orders over £5).

This includes all the usual fresh produce (fruit & veg, bread, milk and meat) and grocery items plus their home-baked goods (sausage rolls, quiches etc) and they have started to make some frozen ready meals. 

This service has proved very popular and special thanks are due to the team of village volunteers who are helping the Forge handle the volume of deliveries.

To order ring 814324 (emailing your order is not recommended as they are so busy that reading emails can be delayed). Ideally ring in the afternoon for next day delivery, to help them smooth their workflow!

Take-away from ‘The Spur’

The Spur is closed of course but they are offering a take-away service.

Click here for the menu on their website which includes order and payment arrangements. Or call 814216

We have had good reports from people who have used the service. 

Sussex Orchards apple juice

Slindon-resident Sean Lewis works for Hft in Walberton, the charity that has orchards and produces their own apple and apple & pear juice. He will deliver their juices on Wednesdays.

For details contact Sean Lewis 814568 o 0774 771 3588

Browns Seaford, Littlehampton

The shop is currently closed, but they will deliver free of charge for orders over £20.

Or you can ‘order and collect’. Contact them on 01903 723582

‘Order and collect’ from Charlies Farm Shop, Bury

Charlie Hughes farm shop is open, but in addition, Charlie Hughes is offering an ‘order and collect’ service. Click here for details 

Existing milk and newspaper deliveries

Don’t forget the long-standing village delivery services offered by Milk & More and Sussex Dairies (milk and other groceries) and Hardham Stores (newspapers etc).

Click here for contact details etc

‘Catch of the Day’ fish van

This van tours the village early afternoon on Thursdays – you can either catch him as he passes or contact details are :

Tim Woodward of Catch of the Day : .

His phone numbers are:

Phone: 01273 58 2637
Mobile 0797 446 4724

Elite Fine Foods

Elite Fine Foods  deliver although there is a £50 minimum spend.

Hillside Nursery, Bury

This independent nursery just over the Downs in Bury grow their own veg plants, bedding etc (and also sell compost).

They are closed of course, but offer an ‘order and collect’ service. It is well organised but to keep themselves and customers safe they have to be very specific about how to order and collect.

See their website for details of what is available and how to buy.

Bank & Building Society current opening hours

Last updated 9 April

All Banks & Building Societies seem to operating restricted hours.

All of them are different!

Below are the main ones we know about – please email us with any updates, additions or corrections. Thank you & many thanks to all who helped us compile this list.

Chichester Banks (all in East Street)

Barclays Mon – Fri 9-2 EXCEPT Wednesday 10-2. Saturday 9-12

HSBC Mon – Fri10-2 Mon-Fri (closed Sat)

Lloyds – Mon-Fri 10-2 (closed Sat)

NatWest Mon – Fri 10-1 (closed Sat)

Chichester Building Societies

Santander (North ST) Mon – Fri 10-2

Co-op – incomplete info “open til 3.30”

Kent Reliance – Mon – Fri 10-2

Halifax – Mon-Fri 10-2 (closed Saturday)

Nationwide Mon – Fri 10-2; Saturday 9-12

Yorkshire Mon-Fri 9.30 – 2.30 (closed Sat & Sun)

Bognor & Littlehampton Banks & Building Societies

Santander – Mon-Fri 10-2 (closed Saturday)
(Branches in both Bognor & Littlehampton.
They warn that some unexpected closures MAY happen if they hit staff problems.

More information needed please. 
Likely to be the same as Chichester but uncorroborated.


Barclays – Mon – Fri 9 – 1 EXCEPT Wed 10-1 (closed Saturday)

HSBC – Mon – Fri 10-2 (we think)

Dance your way to Keeping Fit – every Thursday Coronation Hall



Every Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm during term time

At present this class in not running because of the Coronavirus crisis.
When the weather improves we may be able to run this class outside, within ‘social distancing’ guidelines – but this will depend on the detail of government guidelines at the time. Keep watching!

This is an alternative to a regular Aerobics or Zumba class. The class is informal and friendly and you will be encouraged to work at your own pace.  Over time the classes will improve your co-ordination and movements and sequences will become familiar.

All abilities and ages welcome

Drop-in class £6 per session

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact

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