10 years to make a positive difference to the community

Driven by residents

Helping the community to grow

Welcome to the Sompting Big Local website

Sompting is one of 150 areas in England to be awarded £1 million, to make a lasting and positive difference in the community Sompting Big Local is all about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. To find out more about Big Local, please click here.

Take a look at the 4 minute clip of how exciting Big Local opportunities can be for all residents click here.

What’s going on?

Find out the latest upcoming events for Sompting

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Who are we?

Read more on what the Big Local scheme is all about

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Find out if your group is eligible for our small grant scheme

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Making Sompting a more united community, and a better place to live, work and play.

Run by the Local Trust, Big Local is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners, to provide expert advice and support for residents.

The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them
  • People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future
  • The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises
  • People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

To find out how you can get involved in Sompting

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We are pleased to say SBL are working with Lancing Parish Council to enhance the play area at Crowshaw Park. The park is within the boundaries of Sompting & residents around the area pay precept to Sompting Parish Council. It has been agreed by partnership at SBL that 15k shall be in the budget for each of the remaining Sompting parks. Hamble was upgraded previously by ADC with enhancement contribution from SBL. We cannot upgrade what is a responsibility of local councils, however, we can work together & contribute to enhance existing. We look forward to helping to improve Sompting rec & Halewick Park in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sompting Parish Council has now received the plans for the submitted outline planning permission for 520 houses and planning permission for 100 houses.
The closing date
for comments regarding the application has been extended to 15th April 2019.
As a Parish Council we will display the Plans and associated documents at the Harriet Johnson Centre for residents to view on the following dates:

Weds 20th March 2019 7pm - 8.30pm
Tues 26th March 2019 2pm - 4pm
Weds 27th March 2019 7pm - 9pm
Thurs 4th April 2019 7pm - 9pm
Fri 5th April 2019 11.30am - 1pm
Sat 6th April 2019 2pm - 4pm
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2 days ago

Sompting Big Local

Our midnight walk numbers and fund raising packs arrived yesterday. Myself, Barbara SBL volunteer & Emma, administrator are taking part on June 29th raising funds in memory of Carol Cuckney who sadly passed away recently. Many of you knew Carol from her weekly craft session held in the hub. If you wish to sponsor us, whether one pound each or more every penny counts. Our target is to raise £300 EACH......All monies raised goes to St Barnabas. We don't have gym toned bodies, or lungs that will get us up kilimanjaro.....We do have determination & memories of Carol to motivate us! Will post here how you can sponsor us if you wish shortly. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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