News and Events

Local Help and Support over the Festive Period

Rustington Parish Council

Email: Website:

Facebook: rustingtonpc

Out of Hours Emergencies Tel: 07752 493539

The Village Information Centre at the Samuel Wickens Centre, Broadmark Lane Car Park will be open on the 28/29/30 & 31 December from 9.00am until 12 noon.

Please note that the Play Area at the Woodlands Recreation Ground will be CLOSED on Christmas Day.

Please note that the Public Conveniences at the Woodlands Recreation Ground, Broadmark Lane and Churchill Court Car Park will be CLOSED on Christmas Day.

Arun District Council - Tel: 01903 737500

Friday 23 December - council offices will close at 4 pm and the customer service phone lines will close at 4.45 pm

Saturday 24 December - 9 am Tuesday 3 January - closed

If you need to speak to someone in an emergency, please call the main line 01903 737 500, where you will hear the out-of-hours message, which will give you information on how to access the service you require.

Please note that there are no changes to REFUSE collections.

West Sussex County Council

Community Hub Tel: 033 022 27980

Lines are open 9.00am - 5.00pm 7 days a week, including Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

Rustington Library 


Tel: 01903 785857

Libraries have always been warm and welcoming places that everyone can visit free of charge with no questions asked. This winter they’re making an extra effort to support our communities, with books and factsheets to help support with the cost of living, essential toiletries kits, plus eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers which you can borrow for free.

Sussex Mental Healthline

Sussex Mental Healthline Tel:0800 0309 500

Advice, help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Samaritans

The Samaritans Tel: 116 123 offer 24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis. This number is free from both landlines and mobiles.


Tel: 0300 028 8888

Friday 23rd – 9am – 2pm

Sat 24th to Tues 27th - Closed 

Weds 28th to Fri 30th – 10am-2pm 

Sat 31st to Mon 2nd – Closed

Tues 3rd – Resume normal opening hours (9am-5pm)

HILS West Sussex - Meals on Wheels

Please contact HILS West Sussex by phone or visit their website below:

Tel: 0330 2000 103 for any queries

Visit for more information

Citizens Advice West Sussex 

Advice Guide available 24 hours

Tel: 0808 278 7969

24 hour, freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on Tel: 0808 2000 247

Rear hall
Littlehampton United Church
1 High Street
West Sussex
BN17 5EG

St Peter and St. Paul Pantry is open on

Wed 28th Dec, 10am-12 noon

Wed 4th Jan,  4-6pm

Littlehampton Community Fridge

Christmas Eve - 10.30am-12 noon and then 8.00pm until late

26th Dec - 11.00am-12 noon

28th Dec - 2.30-3.30pm

29th Dec - 10.30-11.30am

30th Dec - 11.00am-12 noon

31st Dec - 10.30am-12 noon

2nd Jan - 11.00am-12 noon

NHS Tel:111 - available 24/7 online: