Changes at the Parish Council

At the Annual Parish Council meeting this month Councillors elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman for the ensuing council year.

Joan Foster takes over as Chair of the Parish Council.  Joan joined the Parish Council in September 2016 and was instrumental in organising the village tea party in April 2018.

David Betts takes over as Vice Chair of the Parish Council. David joined the Parish Council in November 2017.  He was also heavily involved in the organisation of the village tea party.

Grateful thanks were passed to Steve Baker who has guided the Parish Council as Chairman over the past two years having joined the Parish Council in May 2007 and spent a number of years as Vice Chairman before taking over as Chairman.  Also to Sharon Gregory who has served for two years as Vice Chairman having re-joined the Parish Council in January 2016.


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A27 Update

As a result of the cancellation of the proposed scheme for improvements to the A27 around Chichester, West Sussex County Council with support from Chichester District Council created a stakeholder group Build a Better A27 (BABA27) to look at engaging with the local communities to formulate proposals that would be acceptable to the majority of the communities around the A27.

The BABA27 group has engaged consultants to look at the issues and come up with proposals for the wider community to review.

Having attended a briefing meeting on 15 March 2018 the Parish Council is preparing to share and explain these suggestions and to gather feedback from residents on the outlines presented.

Details of the options presented can be found by clicking here.

The Parish Council office will be open at the following times to enable residents to come and give their views and hear some more detailed explanations of the process.

Wednesday 21st March             3 – 5pm  and 7 – 8.30pm
Thursday 22nd March               7 – 8.30pm
Friday 23rd March                     7 – 8.30pm

Tuesday 27th March                 3 – 5pm
Wednesday 28th March          3 – 5pm

The Parish Council will be considering its response giving consideration to the feedback received from the above sessions at its meeting on Wednesday 28th March.  Residents may wish to respond directly to West Sussex County Council directly by using the link below.

Online survey:


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Job Vacancy

Hunston Parish Council has a vacancy for an enthusiastic Admin Assistant for 6 hours a week to assist the Clerk of the Council in their legal duties. Reporting to the Clerk of the Council you will assist by providing a clerical and administrative support service alongside the Clerk. As the first point of contact to all callers and visitors you will be ensuring they are dealt with promptly, efficiently and courteously.

Hours to be worked will be split over two days a week at the Annexe, Hunston Village Hall, Selsey Road, Hunston PO20 1AW

The successful applicant will be qualified to at least GCSE level and must be fully proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), have good organisational skills and a good telephone manner. Local Government experience useful but not necessary as training will be given.

If you would like more details or an application form for the post, please contact the Parish Clerk, Carol Smith on 01243 789039 or via email

Applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday 14th February 2018 and interviews will take place the week commencing 19th February 2018.

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Vacancies for Councillors

The Parish Council currently has vacancies for two councillors.

If you are interested in your village and can spare a few hours a month then why not come along to the Parish Office on a Wednesday morning or a Parish Council meeting and find out more about being a Parish Councillor.

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit – Accounts year ended 31 March 2017

The notice of conclusion of audit is available to view here.
A copy of the completed Annual Return may be viewed here.

A Local Government Elector for Hunston may obtain, inspect or take a copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditor’s Certificate and report by arrangement with the Clerk.

Anyone wishing to make such arrangements should in the first instance telephone (01243 789039) or email ( to make an appointment.

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Annual Parish Meeting

This years Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 31 may 2017 at 6.30pm in the Village Hall.  Look out for the notice coming through your door in the next few days.  We hope that you will come along and find out what the Parish Council is doing for the village. We have some funding available for the village and we would like to know what residents might consider a worthy project.

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Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council would like to express its grateful thanks to Keith Furlong who recently tendered his resignation from the Council.  Keith had been a Councillor since May 2015 and will be missed.

In accordance with regulations the Parish Council has now published the required ‘Notice of a Vacancy’.

Vacancy for councillor

Should there be no call for an election within the timescale indicated then the Parish will seek to co-opt someone to join the Parish Council.

For further information please contact the Parish Office.

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Night Time Road Closure – Advance Warning


NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, West Sussex County Council intends to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from travelling southbound along the length of B2145 Hunston Road from the A27 southwards for a distance of 20 metres.

The Order is necessary to allow Highways England to undertake highway renewal works

The Order will come into effect on 24 April 2017 and will last for 18 months or until the proposed works are completed, whichever is earlier. It is anticipated the works will commence on or after 24 April 2017 between the hours of 2000 and 0600 and will take 10 nights to complete.

Any queries about the works to take place should be directed to Highways England, telephone number (0300 123 5000). Any queries about the effect of the Order on vehicles using the highway should be directed to WSCC, telephone number (01243) 642105.

Dated this 6th day of April 2017.

Director of Law & Assurance
County Hall,

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Notice of Elections – West Sussex County Council

Nominations are now open for the West Sussex County Council elections on Thursday 4 May.

A number of district by elections are also due to be held and nominations are also now open.

Notice Of Election – Chichester (2)

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Hunston Community Clean up

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