Coronavirus update from Turners Hill Parish Council


Post Office at The Ark

As the Post Office appears to be opening regularly now, we will no longer add on the website that it is open, we will only add a comment when it is closed.  Therefore, going forward, the Post Office will be open on Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 12pm. 


Sussex Suicide Campaign Awareness

Sussex Health and Care partnership has developed a suicide prevention campaign specifically aiming to reduce suicide amongst men across Sussex.  Details



Household Waste Recycling Sites will start accepting more items including wood, furniture and electrical items from Monday 1st June.

Residents will be able to dispose of the following items at all sites in West Sussex:

• Garden waste
• general household waste
• wood
• cardboard
• electrical items
• bulky items
• white goods
• furniture.

Unfortunately, soil, hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres and textiles/clothes will not be allowed at this time. This is to ensure social distancing measures can be maintained and to limit queues.

Residents are still asked to only visit sites if their journey is necessary and their waste or recycling is not suitable for kerbside collection.

Social distancing measures are in place at all sites which means a smaller number of people will be allowed in at one time, and could result in long queues.

Vans and pickup trucks with a permit can now enter sites. Trailers are still not allowed at this time, to help ensure social distancing and to limit queues.

Further information on what is happening at the Household Waste Recycling Sites at this time can be found on the links below and these will be regularly updated.


Following the Government's announcement today, The Ark will be closing to all sporting clubs and casual bookings. We will be open again as soon as we are able! 


Obviously we really hope that this awful outbreak does not make its way to Turners Hill but if it does we all need to be prepared to help each other by being good neighbours, as we need to be at all times anyway. There are some simple ways that we can help and support each other. By keeping an eye on each other in practical ways can be of great benefit. Talk to your neighbour and see what you can do for each other. Does one of you have the ability to order essential items online, would that help? Do they need medicines collected? Make a large HELP sign to put in your window if needed. Should there ever be a time when the area is in quarantine we will assess the situation to determine how access to goods and equipment can be provided and we are sure that we will receive instructions from the Government on the way forward.

Meanwhile we will stay calm and continue to protect ourselves as advised with good hygiene and, if anyone is showing any symptoms and is unsure of what to do, call 111 for up to date advice. Let’s all look out for our community.

We can help ourselves by following NHS and Government advice: 

• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

• always wash your hands when you get home or into work

• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

• put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards

• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

• clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

The Ark is still open and will remain open for as long as possible. However, there may be some disruption to normal office opening hours. We can assure you that we are disinfecting commonly touched areas daily. All staff and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands when they enter the building.  For more information follow these links:

Link to Government website

Link to NHS website 

Link to NHS 111 online website 


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