A company known as Loxwood Clay Pits aims to extract the clay for use in brick-making and also wants to build a construction materials recycling facility on the site over a 33-year period.
It is currently seeking views from West Sussex County Council and local parishes/ residents and has issued a scoping report on its proposals before submitting a formal planning application.
The proposed site is on the old Pallinghurst Estate, north east of Loxwood and west of the A281.
On the 25th August Protreat Ltd (consultants to Loxwood Clay Pits Ltd) ran a Zoom webinar (see link for contents) to provide information regarding the plans for the development of the Loxwood Clay Pit (a pre-planning application has been submitted) . It has been confirmed that Loxwood Road will be used for vehicle movement.
A second webinar has now been arranged for Tuesday 27th October at 5pm.
Should you wish to register for this webinar, please use the following html link or scan the QR Code using your smartphone or tablet camera. Unfortunately, some people who registered for the last webinar shared their registration link, resulting in some multiple log ins and one ‘anonymous’ attendee. Therefore, additional steps have now been taken to authenticate all registrants:
When: Oct 27, 2020 05:00 PM London
Topic: Loxwood Clay Pits 2nd Webinar
Register in advance for this webinar:
Rudgwick Parish Council is evaluating its Emergency Plan in readiness for winter (and other emergencies) and the Council is looking for two (or more) volunteers who would be willing to assist with this (the evaluation) and also act as coordinators at the time the Plan would have to be put into action (weather, etc.).
If you would be able to assist, please contact the Clerk on 07927 702321
The Skate Park surface has been damaged and, as a result, closed for repair as it is too dangerous to be used at this moment in time.
The Rudgwick Litter Warden regularly reports fly tipping incidents. This was done on the LoveWestSussex website, as recommended. However, the Council has now been informed that fly tipping is to be reported directly to Horsham District Council:
If you see any fly tipping, and during the lock down and closure of recycling centres there is a marked increase of this pollution of the environment, please report
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If you would like to offer/receive support, please contact Paula Cooper (07753 650817) or Ari Knight (07912 943289)
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Please note that all contact for volunteering/ community information now has to be done via the Community Hub webpage.
Previous email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) are now void and should not be used.
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Rudgwick Parish Council:- if there is any news, it will be published on the website/ Rudgwick Facebook page http://www.rudgwick-pc.org.uk/news/
Play parks and skate park are still closed; the Parish Office staff work mostly from home so if you do need to make contact, please use firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07927 702321.
For reporting of fly tipping, potholes, etc - please visit https://love.westsussex.gov.uk/account/logon (reporting can be done with/ without an account - just go down the page a little for the latter.)
Rudgwick Covid 19 Community Care Group for village information and if you require/ wish to provide support during the Corona Covid 19 lock down period: https://www.facebook.com/groups/579339462789951/
Alternatively you can phone Paula 07753 650817 or Ari on 07912 943289
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.
For the latest Horsham District Council Corona Covid 19 virus update - please visit HorshamDC@stayconnected.horsham.gov.uk
For an update on the latest guidelines on social distancing, what activities are essential, how green spaces should be accessed as well as general council activities, please click on the link (for those who do not already read the "Weekly Clerk's Update").
Also, please note that the clerk and assistant clerk are mainly working from home for the foreseeable future, so if you want to get in touch with the Parish Office, please email email@example.com or telephone 07927 702321.
On behalf of Rudgwick Parish Council,
Jonna Foote, Clerk
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Please find below a useful piece of information from HDC:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Waste disposal
Waste from households with possible cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), or from cleaning of areas where possible cases have been (including disposable cloths and tissues), should be dealt with as follows:
Please do not put your waste in communal waste areas until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours.