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June 2012 - Issue Nine


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So What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?

Cllr. David Simmons Member of the Shadow Police & Crime Panel

You may well have seen national coverage on the changes to policing which are due to come into force in November this year, but how many

people actually know what the proposals are all about? For many years, part of our annual council tax has been allocated to Sussex Police Authority, but as from this November, the Police Authority will no longer exist. They will be replaced by an elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), someone chosen by the people in Sussex to set in place the strategy for policing and tackling crime in Sussex, in discussion with the Chief Constable. We will of course still have to contribute through our council tax to policing, but the idea of an elected PCC is to give people more choice about how they want to be policed. While you are often asked to elect Councillors as your representatives in local government who cover a wide range of services, the new PCC will be concentrating on just two areas of public

policy and service delivery, policing and crime. His or her term will be 4 years when again the public have a chance to either re-elect them for a further (and final) four years, or select someone else to do the job. Undoubtedly it’s a big job for just one person, so who will hold the PCC to account? Sitting below the PCC is a Police and Crime Panel (PCP), whose job it will be to challenge the PCC and hold him or her to account. The powers of the PCP will require them to scrutinise the draft Annual Police and Crime Plan, scrutinise the Annual Report and review the proposed precept. In addition, they may undertake scrutiny of additional work, particularly around matters of public concern, and perhaps some proactive policy development work – perhaps in partnership with the PCC. So how is the PCP made up? In the case of Sussex, it is made up of 15 existing elected representatives of all the Counties, District and Borough Councils as well as the City of Brighton and Hove, plus 2 independent members. In the case of the Adur District Council area, Councillor David Simmons, himself a retired senior police officer, has been nominated to fill that role, as his background fits him particularly well to question proposals around policing. As Chairman of the Adur and Worthing Safer Communities Partnership, he is able to bring local issues to the fore in those considerations and contribute to county wide objectives for policing. Currently the PCP is in shadow form, but will be formalised after the election.


So will you be voting on 15th November 2012 for the new PCC? I do hope so, as this is your chance to select who will take responsibility for policing of our communities. Undoubtedly there will be party candidates, but in Sussex, there may well be independent people who feel that they have the necessary background and aptitude for the role. It really is your choice who is selected for this central and essential role in maintaining and ordered and safe community for all, so watch out for details of candidates which will be published nearer to the election.

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Policing in Sompting Your Local PCSO There were 3 old Nissans Stolen in the Sompting area on three consecutive nights over the Jubilee Weekend. One of the Nissans has been recovered in the Goring area but the other two are still yet to be located. It is believed that these incident’s are linked to each other and are also linked to the theft of Nissans in Worthing. There has been a number of sheds broken into in the Sompting area. The items which have been stolen are manly tools and pedal cycles. Please insure that your shed is secure. When possible it is advisable to use heavy duty padlocks and bolts. If your shed has been broken into please report it immediately. Meet Me in Person If you would like to discuss any issues that you may have within our community I will be at the following locations, or you can contact me by phone or email. In the Canteen of The Boundstone Children and Family Centre in Upper Boundstone Lane on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 11:30am Outside The Sompting Village Primary School in White Styles Road on Wednesday 20th June 2012 at 3pm There are many ways that you can report crimes and Anti-Social behaviour. Below is a list of the relevant numbers. Emergency – 999 Non-Emergency – 0845 60 70 999 Crime Stoppers – 0800 555 111 Adur and Worthing Anti-social behaviour team – 01273 446401 PCSO Martin Ferris Cokeham and Peverel Ward Mobile: 07909 533007 Email: martin.ferris@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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SOMPTING NEEDS YOU! The new Localism Act is providing an opportunity for us to influence future developments of the areas we live and work in. This means that local communities can now influence what happens in their area, particularly with regard to planning and building control in the form of a Neighbourhood Plan.

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An “Open Day� is being held for you to help shape the future of Sompting. Date: Wednesday 20th June Venue: Hariett Johnson Centre Time: From 1 - 8pm


SOMPTING’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Have you ever wanted to have your say about Sompting and its future and get results? IF SO – THIS IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY YOU WILL EVER HAVE TO DO JUST THAT!! Central Government has offered you with others to plan the future of Sompting through a Neighbourhood Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan will contain policies or statements affecting for example, land use, transportation, education, housing, business development, local employment, open spaces, access to countryside, provision of and safeguarding community facilities, specific local buildings and land parcels, strengthening existing and creating new conservation areas, nature reserves - policies that will reflect the community’s vision for Sompting for the next 20-25 years! As the only authority through the Localism Act 2011 able to promote the Plan, Sompting Parish Council wants its community to work together to make the Plan happen. Working with Action In Rural Sussex (AIRS) it will make sure your Plan meets the Government’s criteria through the Plan’s Steering Group. An “Open Day” is being held at Harriet Johnson Centre, Loose Lane, Sompting where representatives from the Parish Council and AIRS will talk with you about the Plan and how YOU can make it happen!

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History Corner Sompting is a village and civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England, located between Lancing and Worthing, at the foot of the southern slope of the South Downs. Twentieth century development has linked it to Lancing. The civil parish covers an area of 10.35 square kilometres and has a population of 8,514 persons (2001 census). The name Sompting (known as Sultinges in the Domesday Book) is said to come from the Old English for dwellers by the marsh. The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin is a Grade I-listed Anglo-Saxon and Norman church, separated from the centre of the village since 1939 by the busy A27 road. Its tower is topped with a “Rhenish helm”—a four-sided gabled pyramidal cap which is unique in England.[2] The church was originally built by the Saxons c.960 AD, then was adapted by the Normans when William de Braose granted it to the Knights Templar in the 12th century.[3] The church later passed to the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century. The Sompting Abbotts building, designed by Philip Charles Hardwickand completed in 1856, is a school. However this has been the site of one of Sompting’s manor houses since Norman times, when it was owned by the abbot of Fécamp in Normandy, and later owned by the abbott of Syon Abbey in Middlesex. In 1248 the abbott of Fecamp had a prison in the village. Queen Caroline, consort of King George IVstayed at Sompting Abbotts in 1814 on her way across the English Channel to the Continent. The old Sompting Rectorybuilding, now used as a nursing home, dates from 1791, however the Rectory has a long history, having previously been owned by the Knights Templar from 1154 and like Sompting Church, passed to the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century. During the Second World War

a prisoner-of-war campwas built on the Rectory Farm estate, on the west side of Busticle Lane. Sompting’s Parish Hall was originally built as a reading room in 1889 by HP Crofts of Sompting Abbotts manor. As well as the Anglican Sompting Church, there was formerly a Methodistmission chapel, registered in 1887, which still stands. Sompting Community Centre was originally built in 1872 as a Junior and Infants School. A house which belonged to Edward Trelawny, adventurer, author and friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, is also located in the village. The parish of Sompting includes the hamlet of Beggars Bush on the Downs as well as the former hamlets of Upper Cokehamand Lower Cokeham, which are now part of the SomptingLancing conurbation. Cokeham means Cocca’s homestead (ham). Sompting also historically extended west to the ancient droveway today known as Charmandean Lane, but in 1933 this land was given to the neighbouring boroughof Worthing. Sompting’s eastern border with Lancing has historically been defined by the Boundstone Lane, so called because of the boundary stone or boundstone that lay on the boundary. The stone is now kept in Boundstone Community College. To the north of the parish, a settlement existed at Park Brow on the Downs in the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age and Roman times. It lasted until its buildings were burned down c.270 AD, possibly by Saxon or Frankish pirates. It is supposed that the inhabitants moved from here to the relative safety of the hillfort at Cissbury Ring.


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Herons Dale Special School located in Shoreham, takes the most severely disabled children from across the Adur District and beyond. Sensory rooms are a key part of working with some disabilities, especially for those who cannot communicate in any other way, or need to be in a calming environment. The sensory rooms at Herons Dale are now in much need of refurbishment, and the Friends of Herons Dale are raising funds to assist. The next event is a Summer Fete, which is taking place in the school, Hawkins Crescent, Shoreham, details of which are below: The Friends of Herons Dale present: A Summer Fete Herons Dale School Hawkins Crescent Shoreham Saturday 30th June 2012 Commencing at 12 noon Attractions include: • Bar-B-Q • Bouncy Castle • Childrens Clothes Stall • Fancy Dress Competition with an Olympic Theme • Other craft stalls • Cake Stall • Raffle • Tombola. For further details or to donate items to the event, please contact Councillor David Simmons, Chair of Governors on 01273 464018 or by email: david_j_simmons@yahoo.co.uk


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