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Planning Meeting 23rd April 2019

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Invitation to Planning Meeting 

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a planning meeting of the Fulking Parish Council to be held at 7:00pm, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at the Village Hall, Fulking.

To discuss the following planning application: 

SDNP/19/01691/HOUS  2 storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension, front porch at 2 Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP 

Members of the Press & Public are welcome to attend. 

By prior appointment with the Chairman, a maximum of 2 people may speak for up to 5 minutes each in favour, and a maximum of 2 people may also speak for up to 5 minutes each against the applications. 

Trevor Parsons
ClerkFulking Parish Council 

Tel: 07767 422733 


Newtimber Place Gardens

Newtimber Place NGS
The gardens at Newtimber Place will be open as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) on Sunday 14th April between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. The gardens are lovely at this time of year with stunning daffodils and beautiful fritillaries. Beautiful Grade I listed C16/C17 moated house (not open). Gardens and woods full of bulbs and wild flowers in spring. Herbaceous border and lawns. Moat flanked by water plants. Mature trees. Wild garden, ducks, chickens and fish. Tea and home-made cakes in aid of the church. There are ducks, chickens and guinea fowl wandering around so dogs need to be kept on a lead. Admission £5.00, children free.

An Anglo-Saxon execution burial

Saxon execution burial post-excavation
What archaeologists uncovered along the Rampion cable route: after describing the landscape, the talk will turn to the discoveries they made including the Anglo-Saxon execution burial site that was found on Beeding Hill.

A talk by Ed Blinkhorn and Garrett Sheehan to Beeding & Bramber Local History Society at 7:45pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 in the Village Hall, Upper Beeding. There is a hard-to-detect car park immediately opposite.

Bobservation No. 55: Twinning

Signpost with Germans in background

I understand that, as a result of all the Brexit negotiations, West Sussex County Council have been approached by the head (Oberstgruppenstatsfuehrer) of the Bavarian (Bayern) local government (Landesschiffelhaus) enquiring about the possibility of twinning (zweimenschalldupples) Fulking with the Bavarian village of Fahrting.

Of course this would have to be agreed by the residents of both villages, probably by means of a referendum, which of course has proved remarkably successful in the UK recently. Assuming that such a vote was in favour of twinning the benefits could be exciting. October feast (Ocktoberfest) Leather shorts ( lederhosen) to be worn by Fulking men and blazers and cricket boots by their Fahrting counterparts on the anniversary of the twinning. Village ladies could take part wearing dirndl (dirndl) outfits and with guttural singing of local folkloric songs, dancing in clogs and permanent waving.

Fahrting is a village of some 250 residents and is best known for the local exceptional weather. The combination of the excessive rainfall brought about by the proximity of the Danube (Donau) and the extreme winds from the Alps (Alpen) are possibly the origin of the village’s name. Recent history has been unkind to Fahrting inasmuch as Adolf Hitler (der Fuehrer) thought the name vulgar (vuellengartengesellschaft) and treated the villagers as ethnically Romany (Romanicheren) with the most unpleasant results (resultenshaffelgesalt). Lastly, I hope that the villagers get as much pleasure out of Fahrting as they have done out of Fulking! 1.4.19

Fulking Fair and Allsorts fun dog show
The Social Committee will be meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 April to get this event (Sunday 28 July) off the ground. We need helpers so, if you are interested, please come and join us.

Usual annual invitation at Furzefield. All villagers welcome. Children under strict control and sorry, no dogs. Probably best around 20 April. Please give us a ring (271) before coming .