Lancing Parish Council


Lancing Parish Council was set up in 1894. It covers the area between Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing from Western Road (adjacent to Brooklands) and Sompting in the west through to the River Adur in the east and the parish of Coombes to the north. It stretches from the beach and coast inland to include part of the South Downs.


Working in partnership with the local community to make Lancing a great place to live, work, visit and enjoy.






Sustainability Framework



In May 2019, Lancing Parish Council declared a Climate Emergency - the first Parish Council in West Sussex, or indeed the south east, to do so. All around the country, councils, including parish councils, are committing to become carbon neutral and Lancing Parish Council hopes lead the way.



The Council committed to making the Council's activities carbon neutral by 2030, both directly in its day-to-day activities and indirectly through its procurement and outsourcing.


The Council also committed to working in partnership with other organisations to determine and implement best practice methods that limit Global Warming and/or mitigate the impact of climate change. The Council aims to incorporate and prioritise climate change impact mitigation into all reports, plans and reviews put to Council, including contracts and procurement, and ultimately its decisions.


The Sustainability Framework can be found here.


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Latest News


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return
23rd July 2020



Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Year Ending 31st March 2020


Coronavirus Covid-19 Update
23rd March 2020


Coronavirus Covid-19 Update


Following the weekend's developments on the situation, the Parish Hall and Parish Council Office are now closed to the public. Council business will still be carried out with relevant staff working from home and contact can still be made via email and telephone.


Receipt of any Allotment or Beach Hut rents can be paid through bank transfer or cheque but cash payments will need to wait until the Office reopens.


All Household Waste Recycling Centres are also now closed to the public - please see the latest news from West Sussex County Council -

Stay safe Lancing.




22nd March 2020



Please click on the attached link to view details of Loan Sharks who are capitalising on the current Corona Covid -19 Virus pandemic and please inform your family and friends.


South Downs Newsletter - Summer Edition (July)
22nd March 2020


Please click here to view the latest edition of the above newsletter.


Friends of Lancing Ring Spring Newsletter 2020
20th March 2020



Please find attached the latest newsletter.


World of Widewater Winter Newsletter
19th March 2020



Please click on the link to view the latest newsletter from World of Widewater.


There are no litterpicking events at the current time due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.





Don’t snooze and smoke – smoking related fires on the rise
6th March 2020



Please view below the latest press release from West Sussex



Firefighters in West Sussex are urging residents about the dangers of smoking in beds or comfortable furniture after a rise in the number of smoking related fires.

Latest figures from the service show that in the last five years smoking related fires have increased by 52% in the county.

Crews are now spreading the message #DontSnoozeAndSmoke in a bid to prevent further fires as a result of smoking.

Head of Prevention for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Nicki Peddle, said: "In addition to the health risks smoking is is a major cause of fires, particularly for those who are over 65 and living alone.

"If you know a smoker who isn't ready to quit, and you want to help them reduce the risks, encourage them to get out of their comfortable space when they smoke if they are able to and if not to consider vaping as an alternative."

During 2018/19 the service saw an increase particularly in Crawley, Bognor Regis and Worthing of smoking-related fires.

Other tips include:

- Make sure cigarettes are completely put out.

- Take care not to fall asleep when smoking.

- Never smoke near flammable liquids or creams.

- If you can, try not to smoke indoors altogether.

- Consider buying child resistant lighters and match boxes.

- Make sure you have a working smoke detector installed in your home.

Would you like to be more fire safe in your home? Book a free Safe & Well Visit today, a crew will come to your home and to offer advice, and where appropriate, fire detection equipment free of charge

The most effective way to keep you and your home safe from a fire caused by smoking materials is to quit. Although this can be extremely challenging, there is help available through West Sussex Wellbeing.



Declaration of Result of Poll in the Widewater Ward
25th October 2019



Please click on the link to view the results of yesterday's by election in the Widewater Ward.




Men in Sheds - Lancing and Sompting
11th October 2019



Please click on the link to view the poster from the above group


Refill Lancing Launch Event
9th October 2019


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Refill Lancing went live on 8th October with its launch at Lancing Parish Hall with over 80 people attending for films, talks, presentations and information stalls. The event was hosted by the Chairman of Lancing Parish Council, Cllr Lydia Pope supported by Francesca Iliffe of A&W Councils, Joel Hufford of Southern Water, Mala Nathan of Refill South-East and Claire Potter of Surfers Against Sewage.


It was organised by Wendy Peters of the community group, Keep Lancing Lovely, together with Lancing Parish Council, supported by Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council. Among those attending were Cllr George Barton, Chairman of Adur District Council as well as West Sussex County Cllr Ann Bridges and several District and Parish Councillors.


Since Lancing embarked upon the Refill journey early this year, Wendy has signed up more than 25 local businesses and community organisations to the Refill Scheme's App, which sees them offer water stations to allow the public to top-up reusable containers on-the-go rather than buying single-use bottles.


Southern Water, Surfers Against Sewage, West Sussex County Council's Waste Team and Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust as well as local community groups World of Widewater, Sustainable Sussex, and Worthing Climate Action Network were among those in attendance at this event. These organisations had stalls and their attendance created a great atmosphere so greatly contributing to the success of the launch of Refill Lancing. Another great effort by a great community champion, Wendy Peters. Congratulations and well done, Wendy!


Monks Rec. Improvement Project
12th June 2019


Update on Monks Rec. Improvement Project


Beach Green Lighting Project
8th April 2019



Many comments are received regarding the lack of lighting on Beach Green. The Parish Council had considered installing promenade lighting (possibly extending as far as Widewater) but this has proved too costly.


However, there is an alternative option - to install lighting from the path at the southwest corner of the Car Park, along the back of the Car Wash running south towards The Perch and kiosk, along to the central path, to switch on at dusk and automatically switch off at a nominated time. There would be the ability to add to the scheme in the future.


We would like to hear your views on this suggestion. Please contact the Parish Office to let us know whether you support this section of Beach Green being lit.