South East Water will be attempting to set up cones along this section of The Street outside Kent Cottage and the Chimney House in the early evening of Thursday 3rd November. This will allow them to dig up the road on Friday 4th November and replace a failed external stopcock. Last time they attempted this work, a couple of weeks ago, someone moved their cones and the contractors were not able to proceed.
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Correction 10th June: it turns out that the reason WSCC is so keen that you not read, copy, or display the public notices that they distribute to parish councils is that some of them are complete tosh. As this one is. Ignore it.
I understand that there have been recent occurrences of minor gridlock in the Street and that the parking problem has become of more and more concern to villagers. So the Parish Council, after discussions with Highways at West Sussex County Council, has agreed that the ’backway’ will be refurbished, asphalted and form the east to west section of a one-way system in Fulking.
The Street will form the west to east section. This will necessitate the compulsory purchase of land at the southern end of properties that abut the ‘backway’.
To obviate the need to negotiate the value of such land it has been mutually agreed that a standard sum in compensation of £50 be paid to the freeholder of each of the properties involved. It is expected that work will commence at the beginning of August and completion is anticipated by January 2017. Due to the Government Austerity Programme, the cost of the work involved will be shouldered by Council Tax bands D to F over a five-year period.
MSDC have advised that the large bank outside 5 to 13 Clappers Lane is about to be ‘reprofiled’, i.e., the level reduced to the same height as the footpath and graded down to the road. It will then be turfed. This is because of erosion and earth falling into the road, a problem that I first reported a year ago. The work will start on
Monday 2nd November Friday 6th November and last for up to 3 days 5 weekdays. Access to Clappers Lane from the village will be severely limited during working hours between about 8:00am and 4:00pm.
Updated: November 3rd.