Latest News of Local Interest

Extraordinary Meeting of Parish Council

To be held in Fulking Village Hall
Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 6.30pm

Agenda

Public Participation There will be a period of 10 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion. Once the meeting is in session there will be no further public participation.

  1. Chairman’s Welcome.
  2. Apologies.
  3. Declarations of Interest.
  4. To consider the applications for the current Councillor vacancy and decide whether to appoint at this time.

The public and press are cordially invited to attend.

Derek Blackhall
Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
01273 846186 parishclerk@fulking.net
22 Kymer Gardens, Hassocks, W Sussex BN6 8QZ

Cold Weather Alert [WSCC]

Cold weather alert

A Cold Weather Alert at level 3 (action) has been issued for the South East area in advance for Thursday 07 Dec and 0800 on Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 as arctic air will be arriving later, from Thursday. It will be cold through the daytime and night-time with biting winds.

If you know or look after someone you may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period please help make sure that they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

  • Stay tuned in to weather forecasts
  • Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21C
  • Check bedroom night time temperatures and maintain it at 18C or warmer
  • Keep warm and active and if you have to go out dress warmly and wear non slip shoes.
  • If you are concerned about your own health or welfare or that of others please alert the emergency services.

Downland Village Recipes

Downland Village Recipes
A collection of recipes from Edburton, Fulking, Newtimber, Poynings, Pyecombe and Saddlescombe, with illustrations by Graham Jeffery.

Our Cook Book, in aid of the four parishes of Poynings, Edburton, Newtimber and Pyecombe has now been published. Containing recipes from parishioners and friends of the churches it is beautifully illustrated by Graham Jeffery, who many of you may remember illustrated ‘The Hungry Monk’ recipe book back in the seventies, and makes a perfect Christmas gift.

It is priced at £7.50 for a single copy, or £20 for three and is already sellng fast. It is available from BookNook and will also be on sale at the Fulking Christmas Party on 8th December.

Please let us know if you would like to buy one/some and we will arrange to get them to you.

Jane and Pauline.

Christmas Choir Rehearsals

Please come and join the Edburton Christmas Choir this year! It is always great fun, there are only three rehearsals to commit to and one of those is an hour before the performance. Everyone is welcome.

Two one hour rehearsals will be at The Keep in The Street, Fulking:

  • 6:00pm Sunday 10th December
  • 6.30pm Wednesday 13th December

The pre-performance rehearsal will be at St Andrew’s Church, Edburton

  • 5:00pm Sunday 17th December

The carol service itself starts at 6:00pm.

Alison/The Keep

Bobservation 38: Christmas

As Christmas approaches, our thoughts could be on those unfortunates who lack a roof over their heads, it is disturbing that at least three properties in the village are permanently unoccupied as well as one other that is used as a holiday home. The villagers concerned will know which houses I am referring to and I plead with them, in the spirit of Christmas, to rent or put their properties up for sale on the open market as soon as possible. If all the empty properties in Britain were occupied the housing crisis would be largely solved.

By now you will have received an invitation to the annual Fulking Village Christmas Party which is being held in the village hall on Friday 8th December from 6 till 8pm. The Social Committee puts a lot of work into this event believing it to be for the benefit of the village as a whole, giving newcomers the chance to meet longer established villagers and the latter to meet up with old friends and acquaintances. Entrance is free, as are the mulled wine, beers, soft drinks and a variety of other wines. All that you are asked to do is arrive with a plate, small or large, of savoury nibbles. Children are very welcome. Bring plenty of cash for the raffle!

Looking in BN5 magazine, I see a 2 page spread of a calendar of activities at the Shepherd & Dog during December which is, as I would expect, very exciting. In particular there is a kids’ party on 23 December from 4 till 6pm and activities for the young ones on several other dates. What a good way for parents to get a bit of peace! Look on the pub’s web-site.

Many thanks to Chris, Jen and Pam for resurrecting Pigeon Post on a quarterly (?) basis.  They follow in the tradition of Nick and Jill, Richard, Aidan, John and Miles; the previous editors. My own opinion is that it is essential to have a medium including a hard copy by which the village can be kept informed of relevant local news.

Lastly I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and many thanks to my good friends on the Social Committee who generously give up their time to make this a really special village to live in. Fulking Fair will be on Sunday 29th July 2018. Please put it in your diary.