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Piglet shed (anag.)

piglet shed
An advertorial in The Caterer tells us that:

Country pub the Shepherd and Dog serves locally sourced produce and a wide range of local beers in a picturesque setting in Fulking, West Sussex. And while its sprawling setting is undeniably an asset, staff used to find it difficult to maintain a constant presence as customers were hidden away in the many nooks and crannies spread across the gardens.

Since installing Lightspeed, waiters have been able to take orders via an iPad,
which are then sent back to the kitchen and bar in seconds, allowing them to spend more time canvassing the gardens, rather than running back and forth. The system also allows them to take payment at the table which, as owner David Pearse explains, has directly affected revenue. “Lightspeed means that we can pay at the table, bills are instant and online, and food comes out faster, so I turn my tables quicker. This means I make more money.”

Meanwhile, bar manager George Wilson has been most impressed with the system’s reporting capabilities: “I can look there and then, at the pub or at home, to see what’s not selling quickly and what’s selling really quickly; it really helps me with my ordering,” he explains. “Revenue has doubled since we put in Lightspeed — it’s been really, really helpful,” Pearse says.

Planning Meeting – 13th December 2018

Fulking Parish Council – Planning Meeting

You are invited to attend a planning meeting of the Fulking Parish Council at 7.00pm, on Thursday 13th December 2018 at the Village Hall, The Street, Fulking, where the following business will be discussed:

Market Gardens Caravan Site
Clappers Lane, Fulking, West Sussex BN5 9NH

Material change of use of land for stationing of caravans for residential occupation with facilitating development (hard standing)
Reference: SDNP/18/05963/FUL

Members of the Press & Public are welcome to attend.
By prior appointment with the Parish Clerk, a maximum of 2 people may speak for up to five minutes each in favour, and a maximum of 2 people may also speak for up to five minutes each against the application.

Trevor Parsons
Parish Clerk, Fulking
10th December 2018
01273 846310, 17 Ockley Way, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8NE

Carol Service

St. Andrew's Edburton Carol Service

St. Andrew’s at 6:00pm on Sunday 16th December
Our Carol Service is earlier this year. Everyone is invited to join us and our new rector, Tim Harford, to start ‘the run in to Christmas’ by singing favourite carols in our beautiful candlelit church and enjoy refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies. We look forward to welcoming you then.

Jane Warne

N.B. the midnight mass for the benefice is at Pyecombe at 11.30pm.

Updated WWII history pamphlet now available

World War Two in Beeding and Bramber
Pat Nightingale and Ken Wilson-Wheeler have released an updated version of their pamphlet World War Two in Beeding and Bramber. New to this version is an interesting page devoted to Flying Officer Gerald Gordon Lonsdale whose memorial can be found above the organ in St. Andrew’s. Like the earlier WWI book, the pamphlet covers Beeding, Bramber, Edburton, Fulking and Small Dole. It includes brief biographies of those who died including Flight Sergeant James William Lucas (son of Percy Lucas) and Chief Officer John A. Ridge, both of Fulking.

The updated pamphlet (price £6.00) can ordered direct from Pat at Bowfell, Hyde Street, Upper Beeding, BN44 3TG (01903-812847) or via email.

Downland Village Recipes

Downland Village Recipes
A collection of recipes from Edburton, Fulking, Newtimber, Poynings, Pyecombe and Saddlescombe, with illustrations by Graham Jeffery who has been illustrating the various ‘Hungry Monk’ cookbooks since 1971 (most recently, in 2008), in addition to many books of his own. Graham will be signing copies of the Downland recipe book at Gallery BN5 in Henfield on Saturday 8th December from 11:00am–1:00pm.