If you have already subscribed then the direct debit will roll over until death. But if you are new to the village, or have finally decided that your carefully curated botanical collection (giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, New Zealand pigmyweed, rhododendron ponticum, spear thistle and ragwort) has become too large, then you may want to click the MSDC advert above and give them your money.
In a way, this is a trailer for a scheme which starts on 1st October. From then you will need a permit to use a van, pickup or single axle trailer to visit a recycling centre in West Sussex.
Some vehicles will be banned from that date:
• multi axle trailers (four wheels)
• horse boxes
• tipper trucks
• flatbed or dropside trucks
• Luton (box) type vans
The good news is that (provided you are a West Sussex resident) getting a permit takes just a minute or so on-line.
Find out more at the WSCC website.
The village clear up on Sunday 15 April attracted a handful of enthusiasts, mostly as far I can ascertain, the ‘old’ hands.
Now this is quite acceptable and I can understand that newcomers to the village and those of you who are ensconced in your ivory castles do not wish to get involved in any village activities. However, I do think in the interest of cleanliness and the general look of the village which, after all, will affect the value of your freehold asset, each householder should take responsibility for keeping the roadside along the boundary of their property free of the rubbish which individuals periodically drop.
Newcomers may not be aware that the Council Tax which is levied on those of us living in the countryside provides a great deal less by way of services than that enjoyed by householders living in a town, in particular, the regular clearing of rubbish along the street. So to conclude this depressing plea, let us all take on the responsibility of keeping our own boundary free of rubbish on a regular basis and, dare I ask, perhaps showing a bit more interest in Fulking and the village activities.
On this note we still need volunteers for the fair on Sunday 29 July and Louise needs bottles for the Tombola.
Have a great summer!
Please get involved in keeping the village tidy and free of rubbish. There are four meeting points:
- Party 1 starts at the corner of Clappers/Holmbush Lanes and moves South;
- Party 2 starts at the corner of The Street/Clappers Lane and moves North;
- Party 3 starts at the Ram House by the Shepherd and Dog and moves up The Street;
- Party 4 starts at The Deans in Poynings Road and moves towards The Street.
Take care of traffic and wear bright colours and please bring suitable gloves and bin liners to collect the rubbish. Dispose of collected rubbish in your own wheelie bins. If this time is not convenient choose your own time and do your bit. Perhaps ending up at the Shepherd & Dog for a well-earned pint! Any queries give me a call on 271.
Bob Rowland, on behalf of Fulking Social Committee.