Yesterday we found that Littlehampton and Rustington libraries had run out of the Bypass Consultation document and did not know when more would be available. But if you haven’t been able to get a copy from any of the other collection points (click here for a list) you can download one from that same Highways England page. There were plenty of copies of the questionnaire available in public libraries and elsewhere and WE ALL MUST COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE if our voice is to be heard. It can also be completed online, again using the link above. The Bypass Consultation document really must be read before completing the questionnaire because it has important information regarding the 3 routes for the bypass that are under consideration. It is very much fact-based and cuts through much of the ‘noise’ generated by local politicians and their supporters.
The historic parish of Tortington, which in the 17th century included neighbouring Binsted, ceased to be an independent ecclesiastical parish in 1897 when it became a joint benefice with that of Arundel.
We use the term without a strict boundary in mind but locally Tortington is thought to be the triangular area bound on its northern side by the Arundel-Chichester road, on its western side by the paths and brooks that run south through Binsted Wood and across farmland to the railway line and on its eastern side by the River Arun.