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Boring for Borwick

Lord Jamie Borwick with Pepe the frog
The Mid Sussex Times writes:

Jonathan Bore, who began public scrutiny of Mid Sussex District Council’s planning framework on Tuesday, previously worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. There he worked with Lady Borwick, now MP for the area, when she was a councillor and met her husband Lord Borwick, a director of Mayfield Market Towns, which is looking to build 10,000 new homes near Sayers Common. Speaking at the start of the hearing on Tuesday, Mr Bore said: “I occasionally saw Lord Borwick at formal occasions, but I never discussed planning issues with him. None of this has any bearing on my impartiality.”

Bobservation No. 26

Christmas table decorations - header for Bobservation 26

Before wishing you all a very Happy Christmas let me first congratulate the Village Hall Action Group on the launch evening for their magnificent calendar. Not a bad turnout, and even the Chair of the Parish Council was there, mind you he took the majority of the pictures! It was so good to see Kath from Rushfields who are one of the sponsors and have been a major sale location.

At the time of writing the sales have exceeded 500 calendars, a second printing has been selling well, and the comments from outside the village have been very positive.

The Christmas Market/Fair in the village hall just gets better and better. Lots of helpers but hats off to Jen and Chris for driving it along every year.  It has become another fixture on the Fulking calendar.

Christmas in a village like Fulking takes on a warmth not found in more urban environments. We should do everything we can to preserve that atmosphere. To this end the Social Committee have delivered invitations for the annual Christmas party on Friday 9th December to all villagers. There will be mulled, red and white wine and a tombola. The only thing we ask of you is to bring some savoury finger food. The party is from 6.30 to 8.30pm and children are welcome. Please try to be there.

The Shepherd & Dog is putting on its usual Kids Christmas Party on Saturday 24th December. What a good chance for mums to get a bit of space by sending dad out with the kids! It is a great fun event.

You must get sick of me nagging you month after month so, just for a change, my thanks to all of you who helped this year, in any way, to create such a wonderful place to live.    Happy Christmas!

Mid Sussex District Plan Examination

Structural Plan of a New Garden City
LAMBS writes:

The Mid Sussex District Plan Examination Hearing Sessions begins on Tuesday, 29th November. It is anticipated to take three days .. Last week, Mayfields sent a letter to all Mid Sussex District and Parish councillors encouraging them to make the choice to support their new town which patently undermines the Neighbourhood plans already in place.

Click the image to read the full letter.

A chance to visit Barns Green

Bus routes around Fulking
Nowadays, bad news from local government comes in the form of a ‘survey’. Fulking users of the Compass Travel 100 service from Burgess Hill to Horsham via Pulborough will be delighted to learn that “a few journeys” on that service will soon be diverted via Barns Green. Click the map above for the rationale and to help WSCC “understand the potential impact of the proposed changes”.

Beauty and The Beast

Edmund Evans Beauty and the BeastIt’s what you have all been waiting for — following four sell-out years of panto fun at Poynings, the people of Poynings return in the New Year with the magical, magnificent tale of Beauty & The Beast. Join us for an exciting love story which will tickle your French fancy! This spectacular show has all the elements you’d expect from a traditional pantomime with loads of silliness to boot! Come and see the story unfold!

  • Friday 13th January 8:00pm, all tickets £8 Refreshments available to include a glass of wine
  • Saturday 14th January 3:00pm, adults £8, under-12s £3
  • Saturday 14th January 8:00pm, all tickets £8 Refreshments available to include a glass of wine
  • Sunday 15th January 3:00pm, adults £8, under-12s £3

Get your tickets by clicking on the image above or call in at the Royal Oak in Poynings, the best bargain of 2017. The tickets will be emailed to you. It is not automated so will not happen immediately, the Beast has large hooves and tends to chew the keyboard so it may take him a while to send them. The tickets do not reserve seats, first come first seated.