CLYMPING PARISH COUNCIL

 

Peter J Bilbrough F Inst L Ex

Clerk of the Council

34A Thorn Road

Worthing

West Sussex

BN11 3ND

Tel: 01903 603193

Email:clymping@ntlworld.com

 

 

 

Location, Sites and Issues

AERIAL VIEW OF CLYMPING AND SURROUNDS (© Google Earth)

 

 


 

Clymping is in the county of West Sussex and Arun district. On the south it is bounded  by the sea and to the east reaches the River Arun. 

 

While the Parish Council prefers to use the more traditional spelling used here it is also often spelt "Climping" and this is the way it usually appears on maps. 

 

It is some 690 hectares in area and had a population of 600 in the 2001 census.

 

It is crossed roughly east to west by the A259 Littlehampton to Bognor Regis road. The other main routes in parish are the B2233 and the B2132 going from their junctions with the A259 north-west to Yapton and northward to Ford/Arundel respectively.

   

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Within the parish there are several interesting structures:

 

St Mary’s Church – Originally a Norman watchtower, built in 1170, with the church added about 1230

 

(Below: A 1930s postcard of the Church Tower)

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The Black Horse Public House –
In Clymping Street is an 18th century smuggling Inn.

 

(Below: A 1930s postcard of the Black Horse)

 

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Bailiffscourt

Now a hotel, this was built by Lord Moyne between the wars in historic style. 

 

After the Norman conquest the manor of Atherington (now largely eroded by  the sea) was given to the Abbey of Seez in Normandy and they sent over a monk to act as bailiff.  Hence the name. 

 

While the Hotel is therefore quite modern there is a 12th century chapel of the bailiff within its grounds.

 

(Below: A postcard of Bailiffscourt dated 1984.)

 

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While all aspects of life in and around Clymping are discussed at the meetings, there are issues of particular concern which keep cropping up. These include:

 

 

Traffic Congestion

The problems are generated by new development in the area, by the the Rudford Industrial Estate, and by the use of Ford Airfield for a Saturday Car Boot sale and a Sunday Market.

 

(Below: traffic arriving for the Ford Sunday Market)

 

 

 

Housing Development

Much new housing has recently been built just off Horsemere Green Lane.

 

The Council was concerned to ensure that these developments have been appropriately designed, properly drained and that road improvements are made to ensure the increased traffic in what is really a rural area does not cause a danger.

 

(Below: the ribbon of development along the south side of Horsemere Green Lane © Google Earth)

 

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The Rudford Industrial Estate

On the northern boundary of the parish is the Rudford Industrial Estate.

 

This generates traffic from both the employees on the site and from goods vehicles.

 

Furthermore the development of the estate and of the units within it is also of concern both from an aesthetic and use point of view.

 

(Below: Rudford Industrial Estate © Google Earth)

 

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Planning issues – 

The Council reviews all relevant planning applications, paying particular regard to the Clymping Gap.

 

This is the area of the parish to the south of the A259 and is one of the few rural areas of coastline along the whole of the Sussex coast. 

 

(Below: the northern end of Bread Lane which leads from the School to the sea)

  

 

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Makeup of Parish Council

 

The Parish Council is composed of seven members elected by the Parishioners at large. There are no wards.  Meetings of the Parish Council are held  at approximately six weekly intervals.  Three new members have been co-opted recently to fill vacancies on the Council.

 

VILLAGE FETE/BARBEQUE

 

Clymping Village Fete : 18th June 2011 2pm-5pm

Venue: In the grounds of St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Clymping, BN17 5RB

Tel: 01903 722443

Email: clympingfete@gmail.com

Traditional village fete. Refreshments: cafe serving cream teas, ice creams and soft drinks. Stalls: cakes and preserves, bric-a-brac, plant sale, books and toys, bottles and jars, raffle and tombola. Prize rose and gingerbread house competitions. Arena featuring live entertainment: maypole dancing, Irish dancing, circus skills. Games and activities: guess the weight of the cake, name the teddy, coconut shy. Much more on the day!
Tickets: Adults £1.00, Children under 12 years free; available from outside the church on the day.

 

Barbeque and Live Jazz Evening : 18th June 2011 7pm-10pm

Venue: In the grounds of St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Clymping, BN17 5RB

Tel: 01903 722443

Email: clympingfete@gmail.com

Barbeque and live jazz evening. Featuring trad-jazz band "Fidgety Feet". BYO event: bring your own drinks, picnic rugs, chairs etc. Gazebos will be provided in case of inclement weather. Tickets £10 to include BBQ food and entry into our champagne prize draw.
Tickets available in advance only from Tel: 01903 722443 or E:clympingfete@gmail.com

 

 

ADDRESSES  AGENDA  MINUTES  ACCOUNTS  DATES  VILLAGE HALL  PHOTOS PAMPHLET  FORUM

LOCATIONS

 

               ADDRESSES

               This is a list of the names and addresses of Councillors and local organisations.

 

PARISH COUNCILLORS

ABBOT, Graham

3 Westgrounds Cottages, Horsemere Green Lane, Clymping BN17 5QL

Tel: (work – answer machine) 01903 715298

BAIRD, James (Chairman)

Church Farm Cottage,  Church Lane, Clymping BN17 5RB    

Tel: 01903 726848

BURRELL, Henry

Atherington Farm, Clymping Street, Clymping BN17 5RN     

Tel: 01903 718755

DEARNLEY, Chris

2 Cropthorne Drive, Clymping BN!7 5GG

 Tel: 01903 731520

HOCKLEY, Terry

21 Cropthorne Drive, Clymping BN17 5GG

 01903 719765

REID, Charles

25 Cropthorne Drive, Clymping BN17 5GG

07881 505489

SHEARS, Barry

The Glebe, Yapton Road, Clymping BN17 5RU

01903 721568

 

OTHER PARISH CONTACTS

Christina Coleman (West Sussex County Councillor)

Victoria House, West Ashling Road, Hambrook, Chichester PO18 8UD

 Tel: 01243 572281

Stephen Haymes (Arun District Councillor)

Woodlands Park House, Woodlands Park, Main Road, Yapton BN18 0EZ
Tel: 01243 551475
Angus McIntyre (Arun District Councillor)
9 Wooldridge Walk, Clymping BN17 5TB
Tel: 01903 725521
Clymping Primary School,
Brookpit Lane, Clymping BN17 5QU
 Tel: 01903 714325

Mr J Wooldridge (Secretary, Village Hall)

Clepinges, Yapton Road, Clymping BN17 5RU

 Tel: 01903 713574

Mrs S Belcher (Secretary, Church Hall)

11 Summerhill Dv, Felpham  PO22 6AJ

 Tel: 01243 584133

Clymping Church Rectory,

St Mary’s Meadow, Yapton BN18 0EE

 Tel: 01243 552962 

Website

 

OTHER BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS

West Sussex County Council

County Hall, West Street, Chichester  PO19 1RQ

 Tel: 01243 777100

Website

Arun District Council

Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton BN17 5LF

 Tel: 01903 737500

Website

The Governor, HM Prison (Ford)

Ford Road, Ford BN18 0BX

 Tel: 01903 717261

Website

Ford Parish Council (Clerk)

Mrs Lisa Wilcock, 2 Belle Meade Close, Woodgate, West Sussex PO20 3HD3

Tel: 01243 543005

Website

Littlehampton Town Council

Manor House, Church Street , Littlehampton BN17 5EW

 Tel: 01903 732063

Website

Middleton-on-Sea Parish Council (Clerk)

Mr.D.F.Allsopp,  10 Chalfont Close, Middleton-on-Sea  PO22 7SL

Tel: 01243 586903
Website

Yapton Parish Council (Clerk)

Mr D Tansley, 12 The Loop, Felpham  PO22 7ND

 Tel: 01243 582128

Website

West Sussex County Times (local newspaper)

14-16 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1HD

Tel: 01403 751200

Website

 

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AGENDA OF NEXT MEETING

The Agenda for the next meeting will be updated a few days before that meeting takes place and can be found by clicking here.  It is saved in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for which you will need the free Reader which you can get by clicking here.

 

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PAST MINUTES

To see the minutes of past meetings (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) click on the appropriate link.    The minutes prior to 2000 are saved in one large file covering the whole year and are not sub-divided by meeting date.

 

 

 

1990-1999

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2007

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6 Jun

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28 Sep

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31 May

19 Jul

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15 Nov

20 Dec

31 Jan

14 Mar

25 Apr

30 May

11 Jul

15 Aug

26 Sep

7 Nov

19 Dec

30 Jan

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8 May

19 Jun

31 Jul

11 Sep

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4 Dec

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26 Feb

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20 May

1 Jul

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4 Nov

16 Dec

27 Jan

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26 May

7 Jul

18 Aug

29 Sep

10 Nov

22 Dec

26 Jan

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25 May

6 Jul

17 Aug

28 Sep

9 Nov

14 Dec

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25 Oct

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2012

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17 Jan

28 Feb

3 Apr

8 May

19 Jun

31 Jul

11 Sep

23 Oct

4 Dec

15 Jan
26 Feb

9 Apr
21 May
2 Jul
13 Aug
24 Sep
5 Nov
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21 Jan

4 Mar

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27 May

8 Jul

19 Aug

30 Sep

11 Nov

16 Dec

27 Jan

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19 May

7 Jul

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29 Sep

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26 Jan

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31 May

12 Jul

23 Aug

4 Oct

15 Nov

20 Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACCOUNTS

To see the past year end accounts (in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format) click on the appropriate link.

 

1999/2000

2000/2001

2001/2002

2002/2003

2003/2004

2004/2005

2005/2006

2006/2007

2007/2008

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

 

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DATES OF MEETINGS

This is a list of dates for Council meetings.  They are all start at 19.30 hours (except the AGM/Assembly meeting which will start at 19.00 hours).  The venue is the Village Hall.  The public are encouraged to attend these meetings, and a time is always set aside for them to raise issues with the Councillors.

 

2011

2012

19  May (AGM/Assembly)

7 Jul

18 Aug

29 Sep

10 Nov

15 Dec

26 Jan

8 Mar

19 Apr

31 May (AGM/Assembly)

12 Jul

23 Aug

4 Oct

15 Nov

20Dec

 

 

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VILLAGE HALL

This is the social heart of the Village, situated at the junction of Church Lane and the A259. It is the home of the Clymping football teams, the senior of which plays in Division 3 of the Sussex County Football League and the reserves in Division 1 of the West Sussex League. In the summer months cricket is played on one of the best squares in the county. Two teams play in the Sussex Invitation League and most weekends sees a game on a Saturday and often on a Sunday too. Also during the summer the ladies do battle in the County Stoolball League.

 

As well as sports on the Recreation Ground, attached to the Hall, the Village boasts a Sports and Social Club which is always happy to accept new members. Facilities include a bar, well appointed kitchen, and a reasonably large main hall, with a stage. There is also a large car park. John Wooldridge is the Chairman of the Club and also looks after bookings for the Hall, which is available at most competitive rates. For his details Click Here.

 

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CLYMPING BEACH and SSSI

The beach at Clymping, although mainly privately owned, has, for many years, been made available for family use. It is emphasised that as it is frequented by families an acceptable standard of dress is expected and enforced. Local residents are very pleased to see visitors enjoying themselves within these constraints.

 

Adjacent to the family beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where uncommon and indeed, in some cases rare, specimens of flora and fauna are to be found. The site is protected and all members of the public are asked to exercise particular caution. Such events as barbeques and parties are not appreciated within the area because of the damage that could be caused.

 

The watchwords are “Enjoyment with Responsibility”

 

 

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OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Click here to go to an album of  old pictures of Clymping.  This is saved in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The pictures have been updated to 6 June 2010.  The file is now 12mb in size due to the number of pictures involved and should only be downloaded if you have a broadband connection.  New cards are now found much more rarely so this page is likely only to be updated annually from now on.

 

CLYMPING CHURCH AND PARISH

Click here to go to a booklet on the parish written by the Vicar of Clymping, the Rev Henry Green in 1907 which also contains some interesting local advertisements from the period.  This is saved in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

 

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FORUM

It has been suggested that having a forum on which to post messages about activities in the parish could be an advantage.  Therefore one has been created here and everyone is free to use it.

 

 

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© Clymping Parish Council: 2003 - revised Oct 2006, May 2008 and Jan 2009