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Published 00:00 on 26 Jun 2020

Dear residents and partners,

The beginning of the week saw the Prime Minister announce the new guidance for social distancing to be implemented from 4 July. This included changes to the two meter distance rule, the relaxing of rules for certain shops and venues, plus changes for those in the shielding category.

These announcements will have come as good news for residents and local businesses but we would urge everyone not to jeopardise the good progress our county has made so far in slowing the spread of the virus. Support our businesses and make the most of the relaxation, but please continue to take the necessary precautions at all time.

Finally, before you take a look at our latest updates below, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who makes up the Armed Forces community, especially for all of the help they have provided our county during the pandemic. Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day and here are some ideas on how you can show your support.

Keep safe and thank you for your continued support.

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Green light for 21km of temporary cycleways in West Sussex
Great news for cyclists! Funding for all seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex has been approved by the Department for Transport.

Read the full story.

Photo credit: Darren Cool Images

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Bereavement support during COVID-19
The Sussex Bereavement Helpline has been set up to provide information and guidance. Run by a team of experienced support workers, the service can talk you through the whole process, step-by-step.

The helpline can also advise of the support available for you and your family and friends as you grieve.

Please call: 0300 111 2141 (Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm).

Find out more.

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Thank you to local businesses
Since the end of March a number of local businesses have been kindly supporting our Community Hub operations.

Read the full story.

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Ceremonies
Our Ceremonies team will restart marriage and civil partnership services from 4 July.

They are open to take notice appointments for booked ceremonies and are also taking bookings for 2021.

They hope to reopen for new 2020 bookings in a few weeks.

Find out more.

Chichester Parking

Local suppliers: new listings
Do you know which organisations and shops are delivering food and other essential goods in your area? Find out here.

Does your business deliver essential goods but isn't listed? Please email us and we'll add you to our website.

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Gigabit Voucher for residents & businesses
Struggled with your broadband during lockdown?

Partnership working by West Sussex councils and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport means extra money is available for gigabit-capable broadband for residents and businesses in our rural areas.

Read the full news itemor get more information regarding the scheme.


Last updated 08:00 on 29 June 2020

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