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The Valley Diary team want to keep people as updated as we can during this very challenging time for the UK and beyond, globally.

A Video Message for the people of Sussex from Police Chief Constable Giles York

Click on the link above for a video message about priorities and local policing and NHS from the Chief Constable via the Sussex Police YouTube Channel.

ActionFraud: Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March

Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Updated figures show there have been 105 reports to Action Fraud since 1 February 2020, with total losses reaching nearly £970,000. The first report relating to Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was received on 9 February. There were 20 more reports that month. Since then, there have been 46 reports between the 1 March and 13 March, and 38 reports in just four days (14 March – 18 March). Read the article by clicking the link above.

Goodwood Farm Shop - Open for Business!
"Our Farm Shop is open for sales of meat and dairy products, especially to our most local audience. If you need any further details of the shop, you will find it on our Home Farm webpage, linked above. We
 hope that you all remain well. Best wishes to you all. Sarah Mayhead, Marketing Executive."

Goodwoof! Postponed

"Sadly, Goodwoof, which was due to take place on 24 and 25 May, has been postponed until spring 2021. We are currently exploring potential alternative dates. We would like to reassure you that all tickets will remain valid for the new date."

Festival of Speed Postponed

"Following all that’s happened in the last few weeks and the advice we have received from the UK Government, we have decided to postpone the Festival to later in the year. As soon as we have the revised date we will let you know. Most likely it will happen late summer, early autumn and, of course, tickets and hospitality bookings will remain valid for the new date. We will continue to review plans for the Goodwood Revival, in the hope that the event will go ahead as planned on September 11-13th, as well as the rescheduling of the 78th Members’ Meeting. Charles Richmond, The Duke of Richmond & Gordon".

West Dean Gardens

"When we closed the Gardens Shop and Restaurant and Gardeners Cottage last week we chose to keep the Gardens open to help support the health and well-being of the community by sharing this beautiful outdoor space. However, this is a fast-changing situation, remaining open attracted more visitors than we envisaged and we cannot consciously be in a position where we could be facilitating social interaction – even in the outdoors. To protect the health and safety of all, the right decision is now to close. It has been wonderful to see just how appreciated the Gardens are, and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Do connect with us on social media where you will still be able to watch spring unfold with regular updates and where, on our College channels we will be sharing creative content. 
Alexander Barron ACA FRSA, Chief Executive."

The Weald and Downland Living Museum


"Sadly, the time has come for us to close the Museum in line with the government's advice and guidance. As we all adjust to our new environment and responsibilities, please bear with us. As a charity and an independent organisation this will be a difficult time and we thank you for your continued support and understanding".

The Latest Edition


The latest edition of The Valley Diary is the April 2020 one and we're sorry to report that due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and subsequent government restrictions on movement, business and gatherings, we have not been able to circulate it in the usual way. We hope to bounce back next month with the usual circulation but please watch this space as we'll update you as soon as we know what is possible.

We have now sent a PDF copy of the April 2020 Edition to everyone on our known Contacts List and for those who are not, please do feel free to head for The Printed Edition page here on our website, navigate to April 2020, click and download a full colour copy for yourself.

If you have been able to access this, please pass it on to others who you know will be interested to see it and who usually get a copy.

If you would like to be added to our Contacts List so that you get any breaking news first, please send your request to The Editor by email.

Lastly, please let The Editor know if you have any news to share or have information relating to your event or service.

In the meantime, stay safe and we'll bring you what news we can when we have it.