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If you are out and about this coming Saturday (26th), please do come and visit us at Fulking Village Hall where we will be serving coffee and cake, and cream teas from 11:00am until 4:00pm. There will be bric-a-brac to browse through and Book Nook will also be open where we have had an influx of new books (more books always welcome).
Due to popular demand and the success of the last calendar, Fulking villagers are putting together another photographic calendar to be published in 2019. Some lovely winter and spring photos have been taken ..
We have now decided to extend the deadline for photo submissions until 30th June so we can include wonderful pictures of the South Downs landscapes in full leaf.
So — please email your best photos of the following: Fulking and environs through the seasons, landscapes of the South Downs, scenic Downland villages, also wildlife, farming life, community life. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be fully credited and receive a free copy of the calendar.
Photos should be landscape format [horizontal] if possible, and preferably of a minimum pixel dimension of 2500 x 1700. Please get snapping and send in those submissions!
Jen Green (552)
Join us as dusk settles to look and listen for the variety of bird species that inhabit Woods Mill. As some head to roost, we’ll listen out for the most prolific of night time singers, the song thrush, the blackbird, the robin and of course, the glorious nightingale. We’ll also keep our eyes peeled for silent nocturnal hunters, the owls. Meet at the noticeboard by the bridge. Free event. No booking required, just turn up. For more information please contact James Duncan.
Are your neighbours considering a development? What protected species are most suitable for disrupting their plans? How can you get the critters to take up residence on their land? How can you best document their presence in ways that will persuade the planning authority to veto the project? Sadly, this brief course does not directly address these fundamental questions. But attending it will be much cheaper than hiring ecoNIMBY Associates LLC and you may learn something relevant to your campaign.
Today (May 9th) .. the deadline passes for any legal challenges on the newly adopted [Mid Sussex] District Plan. Mayfield Market Towns had until today to launch a legal challenge following the Plan’s adoption on March 28th. The statutory six week period allows unsuccessful developers like MMT to find ways to challenge a District Plan in accordance with Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. However, with no challenges submitted, the Plan is now set in stone and MMT is effectively ‘locked out’ of the District.
This post is of largely academic interest. As local rail users well know, whether or when a train stops at Hassocks is determined by a random number generator, not by a rail timetable. However, the terminally optimistic are welcome to click on the photo of Hassocks Station, above, to access the new batch.