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Wreath DIY at Saddlescombe

Christmas Wreaths National Trust 2015
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs. Take a festive walk and collect your holly and ivy. Return to historic Saddlescombe farm to make your very own Christmas decorations in front of log burning stoves. Mulled apple juice, mince pies and roast chestnuts will be included.

Ten sessions available: 17th–21st December 2018, from 10:00am–12:00 noon or 1:00pm–3:00pm. Booking essential: one session has already sold out.

Reverend Tim Harford

Tim Harford Downland Benefice St. Andrew's Edburton
The Reverend Tim Harford is to be the new rector of the Downland Benefice (Poynings, Edburton, Newtimber and Pyecombe). His installation by the Bishop of Horsham will take place in Poynings church on Wednesday 28th November at 7:30pm and his first service will be family communion at Poynings on Sunday 2nd December at 10:00am, followed by holy communion at Edburton at 11:30am.

A Year of Wildlife Photography

David Plummer

Tuesday 23rd October at 7:30pm in Small Dole Village Hall

David Plummer is one of the UK’s best known wild-life photographers. He lives in Small Dole and those who live locally get the benefit of his open garden/exhibition events, his talks, his courses at Woods Mill, and his competition judging. If you don’t live locally, then you can hope to catch him on the television or, better, buy a copy of his recent book.

Hog News

Hedgehog Highway
Fulking does not score well on the UK recorded hog sightings map. Like Small Dole, Edburton, Poynings, Saddlescombe, Pyecombe, and Clayton, no hedgehogs are recorded, dead or alive. They are reputed to prefer suburban areas to the countryside and the map does indeed record their presence in Hassocks, Henfield, Upper Beeding, and areas immediately south of the A27.

If, on November 5th, you plan to celebrate the first attempt to shutter the House of Lords, make sure that you do not incinerate Fulking’s only hedgehog.

Mycology on Wolstonbury Hill

Mushrooms at night
Friday 26th October 2018 from 9:30 to 15:00. The order of the day: 9:30am meet at Saddlescombe; 10:00am go out hunting for fungi in Wolstonbury woods and across open downland; 12:00 noon lunch, with glorious views across Sussex; 2:00pm return to Saddlescombe Farm for a cup of tea and cake in the new heated barn; 2:15pm go through our finds with expert mycologist Martin Allison and look at some of the more interesting species under the microscope; 3:00pm finish. Booking essential.

Ordinary Parish Meeting – 11th October 2018


There will be a meeting of Fulking Parish Council on Thursday 11th October 2018 at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Fulking

AGENDA

1. Apologies.
2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.
3. Approvsl of previous minutes.
4. Reports from District and County Councillors.
5. Matters Arising – Operation Watershed
6. Planning Matters:

SDNP/18/04735/HOUS. Thatchly The Street Fulking Henfield West Sussex BN5 9LU.
Erection of a 2 storey rear extension.

7. Parking in Clappers Lane.
8. Dark Night Skies.
9. Elections 2019.
10. Market Garden.
11. Village Hall Lease.
12. Fulking Spring, Ram Pump System
13. Unoccupied cottages in Stammers Hill (nos: 2 & 4)
14. Reports from Outside Bodies. – Inter Parish Meeting – Cllr Healy
15. Information Items.
16. Correspondence.
17. Financial Matters:

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 10th January 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Trevor Parsons, Parish Clerk
17 Ockley Way, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8NE
07767 422733
parishclerk@fulking.net