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Shepherd & Dog Licensing – Public Meeting

Jazzed up image of Shepherd & DogFulking Parish Council will hold a public meeting on Thursday 19th March at 7pm in the Village Hall to discuss the licensing application – see previous post:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can submit comments for or against the application to the licensing department by 26th March –  Please copy the PC for its records at

Please bear in mind that when a licensing application is submitted, the following four objectives are the main points considered:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public Safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

Shepherd and Dog – Premise License Application

The Shepherd and Dog pub have applied for a new premises license to play pre-recorded music, live music and films both indoors and outdoors in the garden.

The application includes:-

  • Pre-recorded amplified music every day 10am to 11pm
  • Live music amplified and non-amplified every day 11am to 11pm
  • Screening of films with amplified sound every day 11am to 10pm
  • Late night refreshment every day 11pm to 12:30am

See the full text of the application (LI/15/0513) click here.

Any comments or objections you may wish to make must be sent in writing to the Licensing Officer to be received by 26th March 2015.


Email to:

or Send to:-

The Licensing Officer (Ref: LIS/15/0513)
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1SS

Preston Nomads – Reply

Preston Nomads - Adjusted

Keeping the Peace

We should like to comment on Bobservation no. 2 – Preston Nomads, published in Pigeon Post at Christmas. The gist of it was that there had been a “mini-furore” over the recent licence application and that the club was architecturally attractive, wasn’t a nuisance and that we should “count our blessings and see if we cannot appreciate the club more”.



Bobservation No 5

FPC3 - Bobservation 5Parish Councillors

Elections for Parish councillors will be held, at the end of the four year term, on May 7th this year.

Parish councils are a chance for villagers to express their opinion on local matters through their elected representatives. The Parish Council has no political allegiance.

Fulking Parish Council normally has five councillors, which is the number expected to be elected next May and, so long as only five villagers put their names forward for election, they will become the Parish Council. If more than five villagers put their names forward there will be a ballot on the same day as the Parliamentary election. The councillors then elected will appoint a Chair and a Vice Chair of the Parish Council. Parish councillors are unpaid but the Parish Clerk who is appointed by the Parish Council is a paid employee. On the occasion of this election we will have a new Parish Clerk, Derek Blackhall, and the current Parish Clerk, Andrea Dickson, will be leaving us to take up another post.
Although very frustrating at times, the rewards are being involved with the democratic process at its primary level, learning a great deal about Fulking, getting to know many villagers, and deciding what is in the best interest of the parish. In my experience you will make many friends as well as a few enemies but the satisfaction is very real.
I do encourage you to think about it seriously. Nominations need to be made between  March 30 and April 9 and details of how to apply will be on the village web-site.

Fulking deserves to be served by a sensible, dedicated Parish Council.

If you choose to stand you will not regret it.

Lady Brook Handover Meeting

The design for Lady Brook Spring, Fulking

A meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, to discuss the handing over of the Lady Brook Spring project to the community. Planting and on-going maintenance of the area will also be discussed.

The PC was instrumental in obtaining a grant to improve Lady Brook Spring when there was a public outcry about the structure that highways had created. As the structural work has been completed by WSCC Community Volunteers and local residents it is now time think about planting and putting the finishing touches to the project.

Please contact Michael Trist at if you are interested in becoming involved in this project.

FPC Planning 6:30 4th March 2015

The next Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 6.30pm in the Village Hall when the following planning applications will be discussed:-

SDNP/15/00563/LIS Customary Cottage The Street Fulking West Sussex BN5 9LU – Side extension


SDNP/15/00562/HOUS Customary Cottage The Street Fulking West Sussex BN5 9LU -Side extension

Andrea Dickson
Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
01444 451 060
12 Turners Mill Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1NN