Heat Health Watch Level 3

West Sussex heatwave

Heatwave Level 3 Issued: WSCC sent this bulletin at 06-08-2018 09:26 AM BST
The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Watch Level 3 for South East England. Threshold temperatures for heatwave in South East England are 31°C during the day or 16°C overnight. There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 09:00 on Monday 6th August and 09:00 on Wednesday 8th August 2018

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

Bobservation 46: Village Happenings

Call My Bluff Fulking 2018
Call My Bluff
We have been doing a Call My Bluff evening for quite a few years now and the original formula seems to continue to be popular. On Friday 27th July the evening was as riotous as ever with some really obscure wines. Eight tables of eight contestants and the winning  table succeeded in spite of protests about skulduggery, which were ignored by the judges, one of whom was persuaded by the flattering limerick that won the tiebreak!. Once again many thanks to Dave and Emily from the Shepherd & Dog for all their generosity and hard work, Jackie for her knowledgeable performance, Michael for his complicated scoring, Jay and Louise for such a good raffle, Nick for everything and the few of you who helped clear up afterwards.

Fulking Fair
The Fair was cancelled due to incredibly unlucky stormy weather in the middle of a heat wave. This was most disappointing after all the hard work that had gone into all of the preparation. The Social Committee and helpers give up a lot of their spare time to create an annual event which has become a feature of the Sussex summer. Many thanks to all of them.

Allsorts Fun Dog Show
To try to salvage something from the cancellation of the Fair an Allsorts Fun Dog Show will now take place in the North Town Field on Sunday 5 August from midday till 4pm. Parking in Downside Meadow. Light refreshments and ice creams will be available and of course the Shepherd & Dog will be open as usual. If you have a dog PLEASE join us, if you don’t then borrow one!

Speed Indicator


An LED speed warning sign will shortly be installed at the entrance to our village on a temporary basis. The aim is to improve safety by reducing speeding as vehicles enter the village, to reinforce our speed limits and to collect average speed data.

It will be moved during the next two weeks and may return later in the year.

For the technically minded, these signs are called Speed Indication Devices and are provided by West Sussex County Council.  They display the speed vehicles approach the sign, as well as recording that speed, the date, time and the class of vehicle. No personal data (such as a number plate) is recorded.

Bob’s Community Café

Bob's Community Cafe
Bob’s Community Café at Poynings Recreation Ground is opening today, Monday 30th (11:00am–5:00pm). We also hope to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays (11:00am–5:00pm), each week. We will have indoor and outdoor seating and be selling espresso, teas, home-made cakes, fresh sandwiches, ices and more. This is intended as a ‘community hub’ to bring people together but it must be remembered that we still have to cover the substantial costs of insurance, rent, etc.

Sheila Marshall