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
by Mike Imms
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
Butchers 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.
Chichester ‘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).
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 email@example.com
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.
Dance your way to Keeping Fit – every Thursday Coronation Hall
by Moira Richards
DANCE YOUR WAY TO FEELING FIT
AT THE CORONATION HALL, SLINDON
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