Ardingly Parish Council Clerk Vacancy

Ardingly Parish Council Clerk Vacancy

Ardingly Parish Council is looking to appoint a Clerk with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload. Working 18 hours a week mostly from home and attending evening meetings. Salary scale SCP 27 – £12.82 per hour. Responsibilities will include preparation of agendas, attendance at meetings and production of minutes, advising the Council on matters of local council law and procedures.  In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council.  

The ideal applicant will have administrative experience, IT, organisational and inter-personal skills and have knowledge of local government and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations.  If not already in possession of CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) the Council will require the successful candidate to obtain this qualification by 2021. Please note the Council employs a Responsible Finance Officer as a separate role.

Closing date for applications: 2nd January 2019  Please contact Sarah Mamoany, Clerk on 01444 226209 or for an application form and job description. 

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Ardingly Films presents Bohemian Rhapsody – Thursday, 10th January 2019

Come along with family and friends to the first 2019 Ardingly Films event – Bohemian Rhapsody on Thursday, 10th January 2019 from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £6 each and will be available from Fellows Bakery and Ardingly Post Office from the 2nd January. Refreshments will be available on the evening.

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Calling all West Sussex Charities, Clubs and organisations – Final Grant Funding Window 2018/19

Charities, clubs, organisations and other groups are encouraged to pitch for a West Sussex County Council grant during their final funding window of 2018/19.

Groups have until 14 January 2019 to apply for a share of the Community Initiative Fund (CIF) using the West Sussex Crowd.  This online crowdfunding platform has already helped worthwhile projects across the county raise more than £170,000.  The county council has so far awarded 25 successful crowdfunding campaigns with more than £49,500 courtesy of the CIF.  A guide hut in Hassocks and a horticulture project in Selsey both benefitted at the last round of funding, receiving £4,000 between them from the county council.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “It’s fantastic to see such a variety of projects choose West Sussex Crowd and reach their crowdfunding targets with support from our Community Initiative Fund.

“Leading up to the festive period and into the new year, there’s one final chance for groups to pitch for community funding and deliver their projects from spring 2019.

“If you’re involved in an existing community project or have a new idea you want heard, pick up the phone and find out if you’re eligible – call 033 022 25075.”

Crowdfunding campaigns must have started fundraising by 24 January 2019 in order to be considered by the CIF.  Pitches received by the deadline will be reviewed at the next round of County Local Committees taking place in February and March next year.  For more information and details on how to apply, visit

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Mid Sussex District Council Christmas & New Year Rubbish and Recycling Collections 2018-19

Please see information below in relation to Mid Sussex District Council Christmas and New Year Rubbish and Recycling Collections 2018-19 (click on image to enlarge) or visit  Don’t forget to recycle real trees at the collection point in Ardingly Recreation Ground from 29th December to the 11th January. 


MSDC Christmas Collections
Created by Readiris, Copyright IRIS 2009

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Sign up to coldAlert – a free service for Sussex residents that alerts you to severe cold weather events

coldAlert is a free service for Sussex residents, which alerts you to severe cold weather events before they happen.

coldAlerts are sent directly to you 24 to 48 hours before a cold weather event is expected.  You can choose how you receive coldAlerts either via mobile App, text, automated voice message (to your home phone) or by email – it’s easy and free!

Receiving a coldAlert can help you prepare by prompting you to heating your home, to stock up on supplies of hot food and drinks and medication, it can also act as a reminder to wear extra layers of clothing when going outside in the forecast cold conditions.

Who should register for coldAlerts?  Carers of elderly relatives or friends, parents of young children and people with health conditions (e.g. arthritis, heart or lung conditions) that worsen in severe cold weather, could benefit from receiving coldAlerts.   To receive coldAlerts simply download the airAlert App (from the App Store or Google Play and subscribe to the coldAlert service), register at or call us on 01273 484337.

The service is managed by the Sussex Air Quality Partnership and funded by the Sussex local authorities & Public Health.
Helping you prepare for severe cold weather

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Shared Ownership Opportunity in Ardingly – Plover Place – 2 bed semi-detached house

Shared ownership opportunity in Ardingly – 2 bedroom semi detached house presented in excellent condition.  Applicants will need be able to demonstrate a local connection to Mid Sussex and priority will be given to those who live, work  or have a family connection in Ardingly or the surrounding parishes.  Applicants must also be registered with Help To Buy.
For further information contact Raven Homes on 0300 303 3855 or follow the link

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Mid Sussex Older People’s Council continues with free one to one IT sessions

Ardingly College Monday afternoons (in term time only) from 4.20 – 5.20pm.  Are you having problems with your phone, laptop or iPad?  Then why not pop along to the free sessions being held during the Autumn term.  Located in the Lower Library at Ardingly College – just follow the MSOPC signs, you will even find a few car parking spaces reserved specifically for MSOPC.  No need to book just turn up from Monday, 10th September 2018.  For further information contact 01444 242760 or email


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Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival

The Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival held another successful event this year.  Well done to all those that took part in an effort to reduce the speed of traffic through the village, lots of effort was put into the fabulous scarecrows.   Safer Streets in Ardingly can be found on Facebook for further information.  Thanks to Hansons UK who kindly sponsored this years festival.

The Parish Council represented at the Scarecrow Festival


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Discount Travel Information

Please note that Metrobus have introduced a new 25% Student Discount that replaces the Student 3in1 scheme that is now ending.  25% of the adult bus fare for Crawley Metrorider period tickets – Horsham Metrorider period tickets – Metrovoyager period tickets only when purchased on the key smartcard.  For further details contact 01293 449191 or go to the Metrobus website or see the attached Metro Bus Poster

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