Bognor Regis Herald Update 18 September 2022
Pictures: Bognor Regis residents lay flowers to honour Queen's memory
Members of the public were invited to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's lifetime of service by Arun District Council last…
Where is the Queen's funeral being screened in the South East? | ITV News
The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be shown at cathedrals, cinemas and big screens across the…
Police appeal after elderly man punched in the face in Bognor
The attack was unprovoked Police are appealing after an elderly man was punched in the face in Bognor Regis last month…
Inmates escape prison and could be headed to Liverpool
Police are warning the public to avoid two convicts who disappeared last week and are now believed to be on the run…
Butlin's in Bognor Regis doesn't need planning permission to replace its iconic roof
A letter with the application said the existing tensile enclosure is nearing the end of its design life and is the…
More details of Regis Centre deal made public
Minutes of the meeting have since been released and they contain details of the deal. In order to get Whitbread to…
Regis Centre agreement criticised by Lib Dems as 'deal from hell'
Following Tuesday night's meeting (see opposite page), Francis Oppler said his party had abstained from voting on the…
'Without control of Regis Centre no regeneration can happen'
The district council has previously explored a land swap with Whitbread PLC building a hotel on the former fire station…
Tories finally act on sewage crisis... but it looks like too little, too late - Sussex Bylines
Now the pollution of our seas and rivers has become a red-hot topic, Conservative MPs in Sussex are busily making sure…
Pollution of Sussex seas: how local councillors see it - Sussex Bylines
As a follow-up to our 'Toxic Shock' series of articles on the great sewage scandal, Sussex Bylines asked three local…
Southern Water's sewage discharge app changes provokes row
Critics say Southern Water is "manipulating" data but the company insists it is improving accuracy.
Southern Water alters pollution alert tool to curb automatic red alerts
A water company has changed its pollution alert map for the public to stop issuing automatic red alerts after a…
Southern Water and the Great Sewage Scandal - Sussex Bylines
It came as a relief to gardeners and farmers when, after the recent intense hot spell, the Met Office predicted…
In polluted Sussex, one trout stream's survival is on a knife edge - Sussex Bylines
The beauty of the Sussex countryside is much admired. But it also a land of floods and widespread pollution, a lot of…
A rush and a push and Sussex could be ours - Sussex Bylines
This is the second of two articles reflecting on how one-off moments in politics can have significant impact and how an…
Man airlifted to hospital after road traffic collision in Collyer Avenue, Bognor Regis
The incident took place on Collyer Avenue, Sunday afternoon and emergency services were called at approximately 1.30pm…
83 year old man pronounced dead after a car crash in Bognor Regis
Police were called to the incident at 3.50am on Monday morning after the man's vehicle collided with the sea wall on…
Town's improvement plan to receive go ahead but is already millions over budget
A TOWN could be set to welcome major regeneration works as part of a multi-million pound project. Bognor will see a…
Mum's 'disgust' at council after disabled son left without transport to school
A "PROFOUNDLY" disabled six-year-old was left without specialist transport to school for a week. Jo Spear, from…
Cathedral to offer chapel as reflective space for people who have lost a baby
A CATHEDRAL has offered one of its chapels as a reflective space for people who have lost a baby. As part of Baby Loss…
Three children robbed and threatened with being stabbed at night as arrest made
Police have released an image of two men connected to the aggressive behaviour. Between 9pm and 10pm at night, on…
Bognor Regis Town Council vote to improve livestream set-up
Livestreaming was first introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic when live, in person meetings were impossible and…
Setting up Chichester council's own housing company not supported
During an overview and scrutiny meeting on Tuesday (September 20) members will receive a report from a Task & Finish…
ROCKS KNOCKED OUT OF THE FA CUP
Bognor Regis Town battle to 3-3 draw with Carshalton - picture special
Tom Bragg and Nathan Odokonyero (2) struck to salvage a point for Robbie Blake's men after all looked lost. The Rocks…
Sussex bat out day to draw with Worcestershire
Sussex's Tom Alsop led the resistance with an unbeaten century as Worcestershire's promotion hopes in the County…
Bognor bring in Worthing winger - The Pitching In Isthmian Football League
Luke Robinson moves along the coast
LEISURE & ENVIRONMENT
Work to begin on West Sussex part of world's 'longest coastal trail'
Work is set to begin on the West Sussex section of the "longest coastal trail in the world". The England Coast Path is…
Children and adults with learning disabilities in Bognor Regis could get free music tuition
Taking place on October 29 from 10am to 3pm at The Salvation Army hall in Canada Grove, the taster day will see…
Bognor Regis bathing machine finds home at museum after years in storage
Popular from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, bathing machines were once used to preserve the dignity…
As Sussex dries up, beavers make a splash - Sussex Bylines
In the Sussex countryside and our local parks one can easily imagine being in a semi-arid region of Portugal, or North…
Campus and curfews: Sussex Uni in the '60s - Sussex Bylines
Arriving in 1966 as a shy 17-year-old, I found life at Sussex University something of a shock. This was the era of the…
Chichester exhibition highlights tapestry from across the world - when and where to see it
The exhibition runs from Tuesday, September 13-Sunday, September 25 Organiser/curator Margaret Jones said: "Heallreaf…
Cherrie Taylor is Chichester poetry night guest
The author of a new collection entitled Stepping on Shadows (Dempsey & Windle), Cherrie opens the autumn season of…
Which films are heading to Chichester Cinema at New Park this week - all you need to know
When Julia Thistlewaite is jilted by London's most eligible bachelor she decides to exact a cunning revenge. This was a…
Gallery of the first BBC Good Food Festival at Goodwood Racecourse in Sussex
The event took place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 with 8,500 visitors over the two days…
Amazing site - A wild seal was playing with a swimmer in the sea at Eastbourne
Lucy Griffith said "Just back from my walk along the seafront earlier this afternoon where I saw the most amazing…
SUSSEX POLICE & LOCAL COUNCILS
Sussex is honoured to be supporting the policing of Her Majesty's final journey
Hello For the past week and into next, thousands of police officers have been called on to ensure the smoothest and…
Update sent on behalf of Detective Superintendent Miles Ockwell
Following Thursday’s message, we wanted to update you further on a number of things which you may find useful.
We have now had a number of national updates regarding the official mourning guidance and confirmation of the date of the funeral. All of this content is together in one place on our website alongside links to travel information.
Sussex Police is playing its part, working with policing colleagues and other key partners to ensure the safety of the public throughout this period. Planning for this sad event has been undertaken for some time and we are continuing to police the county as normal while providing any support required for this national occasion. You may not see as much of this on our social media channels while we are in the mourning period as we are restricting what we publish to any critical operational updates.
As the nation comes together to ensure Her Majesty The Queen is laid to rest peacefully, and with the current UK terrorism threat levels remaining at substantial meaning an attack is likely, you should expect to see an increased police presence across the country — particularly on the transport network, around royal residences and at airports. You can also play your part in helping to keep each other safe. If you see something that doesn’t feel right, please report online in confidence to gov.uk/ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) and in an emergency always call 999.
Detective Superintendent Miles Ockwell
Community Lead for the national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II
We join the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The government has announced that Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.
You can find more details about the bank holiday and the funeral on the government’s website here.
On the link below we’ve pulled together a summary of our bank holiday opening hours and impacted services, including who you can contact at the county council if you need to.
You can also see a short video of the County Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III, which took place last Sunday on the steps of County Hall, Chichester.
Two minute silence on Monday
There will be a two-minute national silence on Monday (19 September) during the funeral, at approximately 11.55am.
Books of condolence
A reminder that an online book of condolence remains open on Buckingham Palace’s website at www.royal.uk.
If you know anyone who does not have online access, let them know they can post a written message of condolence to: The Chairman’s Office, Room 102, West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ.
Our 36 libraries across West Sussex can support anyone who would like to use a public computer to access the online book of condolence.
And anyone who would prefer to record a written message then we are able to collect these in our libraries and they will be collated with other written messages received by the Chairman of the County Council.
National Moment of Reflection
A minute’s silence is to be held at 8pm this Sunday (18 September).
You may wish to mark the silence privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils.
On behalf of the residents of West Sussex, the Chairman of the County Council will be sending a letter of heartfelt condolence to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Memories of our Queen
Her Majesty The Queen visited West Sussex on many occasions and you can view photos from some of these visits online.
Other historic photos of the late Queen can be found on West Sussex Pictures by searching ‘Queen Elizabeth II’, including this one of the young Princess Elizabeth making sandcastles near Bognor in 1929.
The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II may be an emotional time for many.
Her Majesty had been a central part of our lives for so long and the period of national mourning is a chance to reflect on loved ones we’ve lost over the years.
How people experience grief, loss and bereavement is very personal, and ahead of the funeral, or afterwards, you can access a range of support if you need to:
- If you are deeply affected by the death of The Queen, you are not alone. Read more here from Cruse Bereavement Support.
- Listen to Nicky Hitchcock from the As You Are Centre in Southwick on the stages of grief.
- Here are some ideas from Hospice UK about having a conversation with someone who is recently bereaved.
Rescheduled council meetings
We postponed formal meetings as a mark of respect for the period of national mourning. From Tuesday (20 September) all meetings will be held as usual and as published in our calendar of meetings. Meetings which were postponed have been rescheduled as follows:
- Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee: 23 September at 10.30am.
- Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee: 26 September at 10.30am.
- Governance Committee: 27 September at 2.15pm.
Business due to be considered at the cancelled meeting of the Cabinet on 13 September is being rescheduled to its next meeting on 18 October.