Fulking Parish Council – Annual Meetings 11th May


ANNUAL MEETING of COUNCIL and ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
at Fulking Village Hall, Thursday 11th May 2017 at 7.30 pm

Agenda: Annual Meeting of Council
1. Chairman’s Welcome
2. Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman
3. Meeting Closed

Agenda: Annual Parish Meeting
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Approval of minutes APM 12/5/2016
3. Chairman’s report
4. Reports from District & County Councillors
5. Approval of 2015-16 Annual Return documents
6. Guest Speakers
Rob Ainslie, Development Manager, SDNPA
Paul Boichat, Senior Project Manager, BT Group
7. Date of next meeting
8. Meeting closed
Refreshments

The public and press are cordially invited to attend.

Derek Blackhall, Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
01273 846186, parishclerk@fulking.net
22 Kymer Gardens, Hassocks, W Sussex, BN6 8QZ

Pondtail Wood update

The remnants of Pondtail Wood
From poynings.net:

Stay vigilant this weekend – if you see trucks or Travellers entering Pondtail Wood, phone 999 immediately to inform the Police. Breaches of the Stop Notice should still be reported to Mike Airey as usual on 07884 165 867 or email airey2005@btinternet.com

From poynings.net:

Local people came out in force on 16th May, along with representatives from Sussex Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Earth, to protest against the illegal felling of Pondtail Wood on Muddleswood Road (opposite Singing Hills Golf Club) and the illegal bringing in of hardcore to create a hard surface entrance, decimating the woodland and doing so without a felling licence or planning permission. Pondtail Wood was purchased earlier this year and since then there has been extensive felling of the planted wood. It is a Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) and is within the South Downs National Park. The trees that have been felled were mature and were of a pine variety. Local people raised concerns from mid-March and Mid Sussex District Council and South Downs National Park Authority were informed at that time. A ‘Temporary Stop Notice’ was issued on May 10th. The notices have been removed from the gate and work on the site appears to have continued. The South Downs National Park woodland is under threat if it cannot be protected. Local people want to see the destruction stopped and the woodland repaired and replanted. Further updates will be issued and a campaign on Facebook and Twitter is being set up. Mike Airey is collating information for SDNPA and other authorities. Any further activity that the authorities ought to know should be emailed to him at airey2005@btinternet.com or on 07884 165 867.

Meeting, 7th June.

Pondtail Wood

Pondtail Wood
From poynings.net:

The new owners of Pondtail Wood, opposite Singing Hills Golf Club, have had a temporary Stop Notice placed on them by the South Downs National Park due to the felling of trees and laying of hardcore. The notice has been placed on the gates to the woodland and the landowner made aware. Please refrain from entering the site yourself to take photos, etc. The SDNPA will be monitoring the site and you may be putting yourself at risk. If you notice any activity please report it immediately to Mike Airey on 07884 165 867 (Poynings Parish Council Chair) or Dave Rogers 07768 694 263 (Forestry Commission).

Updates here.

Meeting, 7th June.

Trevor Beattie talk

Trevor Beattie SDNPA
Trevor Beattie, the Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park Authority, will be speaking at St. Peter’s Church Henfield at 5:30pm on Saturday 27th February. Admission is free but donations to Family Support Work will be welcomed. It seems safe to assume that Mr. Beattie will not be using PowerPoint for his presentation.