Call My Bluff

Call my bluff
You may find it interesting, when the Government is trying to call Europe’s bluff, probably most unsuccessfully, to find that you have a chance to tip the scales and enjoy a successful evening at the annual Call My Bluff wine quiz on Friday 26th July at 7:00pm in the marquee that will then be located in the North Town Field. Four white and four red wines will be presented by our old friend Toby Peirce of Quaff, the Hove wine merchants, who will be assisted by a local halfwit and a surprise highly knowledgeable presenter. At £15 head and arranged in tables of 8 contestants this will be great value with good nibbles thrown in. Places are more limited than usual in what is a smaller marquee but this should increase the sense of competitive togetherness! Fortunately a knowledge of wine is not required and, indeed, may prove a handicap!

Do not hesitate or all the places may be reserved — early booking essential to avoid disappointment. Contact Bob on 271 or by email to reserve a table.

bob.pamrowland@btinternet.com

Tiger Feet

Mud
It seems that UK Power have chewed up the footpath next to Lee Holden’s field (roughly by the 8-1F on the map above), while maintaining their installation. Walkers are warned to wear their boots or wellies for a while. Lee advises that while UK Power apologised, they also said that they wouldn’t be able to sort it out until the ground is a bit drier.

Miles Firth

Operation Watershed

Chichester ObserverFulking (alone) has secured nearly 8% of this amount:

Fulking Parish Council, £13,529.03 to install new piped culverts and ditch work in Clappers Lane to increase capacity and allow surface water to drain.

Also of local interest:

.. more than £29,000 for Albourne Parish Council for ditch and gully work on Henfield Road, near Oak Vale Cottages, which is prone to flooding.

Riparian Responsibilities

Riparian Responsibilities

If you have a watercourse, ditch, stream, river or culvert on, or next to, your land, you are known as a ‘riparian owner’. Riparian owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of watercourses on their land to ensure that they are not a flood risk to other people or property. Well maintained watercourses can significantly benefit the local community by reducing flood risk and creating habitats for wildlife.

Under law, the riparian responsibilities for landowners are to:

  1. Ensure the flow of water is not obstructed or polluted;
  2. Maintain the bottom and sides of the watercourse (including managing any trees and vegetation growing on the banks);
  3. Remove any obstructions, such as rubbish, fallen branches or garden waste;
  4. Maintain any structures (such as trash screens, culverts, weirs and mill gates) on it.

More information from WSCC is available here.

Repairs to the entrance to Preston Nomads

Preston Nomads entrance
The entrance to Preston Nomads CC is scheduled to be repaired on 22nd and 23rd November. This means that the residents’ parking area and footpath/bridleway won’t be accessible on those days. PNCC and their contractors will try and get this essential work done with minimum inconvenience. If you have any further queries please contact Martin Glover at martinpncc@gmail.com

Clappers Lane + Truck = Mayhem

On Friday a truck missed the turn to AVS Fencing in Holmbush Lane and continued down Clappers Lane damaging vegetation and the fencing at Preston Nomads Cricket Ground where it turned around.

According to AVS, all suppliers are given directions and told not to go down Clappers Lane. However they believe that a contributory factor is that the sign on the corner of Clappers and Holmbush Lanes, which they have permission from WSCC to put there, was removed or at least not visible. AVS have mended the fencing and cleared up as best they can, but would appreciate any information about how the sign came to be tampered with. Contact: 01273 492969