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Roadmap out of lockdown


Wow what a crazy 12 months for everyone, a difficult and challenging time for all.

As we start to come out the other side of this pandemic and return back to normality, we need to start planning for a controlled return to working days at the Fort. Its not going to be a easy ride getting back on track with the project, and so your help is needed to get things started once again.

The Fort has never in the last ten years, gone so long without our help to clear it and protect it and so what we face will not be easy at all.

Keep an eye out here on the website and Facebook if you have it, for the returned plan to working at the Fort, we will need all the help we can get. If you want to be able to enjoy the fresh air of the beautiful West beach whilst doing some thing good, we would love to see you there

If you aren’t a volunteer as yet and would like to help us in the project, please drop me an email and I will point you in the direction of the next induction

What is Step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown?

Step one of the roadmap to recovery begins on 8 March where primary and secondary schools will reopen again meaning wraparound childcare can also resume.

Exercise or recreation outdoors with one other person is also permitted, however, the message to remain at home still remains strong.

A second stage of step 1 also begins on 29 March where the rule of 6 outdoors is allowed again along with outdoor sports. Outdoor parent and child groups of up to 15 can also begin again.

What is Step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown?

If all goes well and the four tests to carry on with the roadmap are passed, step 2 will begin around 12 April.

This will be confirmed a week in advance but from this date in England:

  • Gym and indoor leisure will reopen.
  • The rule of 6 outdoors continues but no mixing indoors.
  • Outdoor attractions such as zoos, theme arks and drive in cinemas to open.
  • Eating outdoors will be permitted.
  • Non-essential shops to reopen.
  • Person care premises to resume business.
  • Libraries and community centres to open.
  • Household over night stays permitted.
  • Indoor children’s activities resume.

What is Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown?

At least five weeks after step 2, and along as all four tests are passed, step 3 allows the following to begin again from 17 May.

  • Indoor entertainment and attractions
  • 30 person limit outdoors.
  • Rule of 6 or two households can meet indoors.
  • Organised indoor adult sport.
  • Domestic overnight stays.
  • Remaining outdoor entertainment including performances.
  • Remaining accommodation to open.
  • International travel review.

What is Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown?

At least five weeks after Step 3 and no earlier than 21 June, the following will be permitted as life returns to some normality.

  • Nightclubs to reopen.
  • No legal limits on social contact.
  • Larger events.
  • And no legal limits on all life events.

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SloanE and brown kind donation

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project would like to thank Sloane and Brown Architectural Services for there kind donation of £100.

As a company we like to Donate to a chosen charity each year, we have decided to donate to your Fort Restoration Project this year.

A donation will be transferred into your account on the 9th January, with pleasure from Sloane and Brown.

Hope this helps your restoration project, good luck with all your work.

Whether you are looking for someone to deal with a loft conversion, an individual new house, the renovation and refurbishment of an existing building, or other construction work we would be very happy to help and are able to tailor our service to suit the specific requirements of each client.

We adopt a sensitive, thorough, practical and carefully considered approach to design proposals and are able to provide a personal, attentive service to clients. We are very familiar with working on listed and historic buildings, and also sites within Conservation Areas, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks.

We are normally able to respond quickly and have an ability to deal with both large and small projects in a cost effective and professional manner.

Computer Aided Design software is used for design work and we have close links with a number of other consultants such as structural engineers, land surveyors, ecological consultants, thermal consultants and acoustic consultants.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss any possible future projects where we may be able to be of assistance – we would be delighted to hear from you!

Telephone 01243 774764