The 2014 LAMBS Fundraising Ball is to be held in the Beethoven Suite at Hickstead on Saturday 11th October from 6:30pm to 1:00am. The three course dinner starts at 7:45pm. There will be a live band and music to dance to. Tables can be bought for 8-12 people. Use this form [PDF] to book tickets. The same form can be used to order programme advertising.
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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.
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.
Volunteers still welcome:
- Saturday 23rd August
- Wednesday 27th August
- Thursday 28th August
Andrea Dickson/01444 451 060
- 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.
The West Sussex Gazette announces:
The annual exhibition of arts and crafts will be at St Nicholas Church, in Bramber, from Saturday, August 23, to Monday, August 25. Opening times are 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. Ceramics, jewellery, paintings, prints and wood-turned objects will be included in the displays, and refreshments will be available.