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Mineral Sites Study

Shoreham Cement Works chalk extraction site
The Mineral Sites Study [PDF] is a recently published document deriving from the joint SDNPA/WSCC exercise known as the Minerals Local Plan. Despite four pages devoted to a potential seventy acre gravel pit on a greenfield site in Woodmancote*, there is little in it to interest a resident of Fulking or Edburton. The one possible exception is a five page section [PDF] devoted to Shoreham Cement Works. There’s a lot of chalk left, apparently, and a planning permission for further extraction that runs until 2042, a fact that appears to have come as an unwelcome surprise to the current generation of planners (as it may to future generations of the ‘rare breeding birds’ who have made the site their home). If you feel inclined to respond to the study, then WSCC provide a form here.

*Not our northern neighbour but a different village, located to the west of Chichester.

Use Poynings roundabout

The dog-leg between Poynings Church and Saddlescombe Road has been closed by South East Water. It may remain closed until 26th August. An intervention by the Society for the Preservation of the Three-Point Turn (SP3PT) has ensured that the closure is not well signed at the Poynings end.

Poynings Fun Day

The Village Blacksmith Poynings
Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August, music, beer tent, stalls, bring-your-own-picnic:

  • 10:30am Fun run, junior fun run & sprint, cycle race, all at
    the Blacksmith’s Field;

  • 02:00pm Presentation of fun run awards at the Village Hall;
  • 02:30pm Tug-of-war, north versus south;
  • 03:00pm Children’s traditional races (egg & spoon, etc.);
  • 04:30pm Calling of raffle.

More here.