Christmas collections

Coping with Christmas
There are no garden waste collections between 22nd December 2014 and 4th January 2015 (inclusive). For black/blue bins, the only change that is relevant to Fulking residents is that you need to put the relevant bin out on Saturday 20th December instead of on Monday 22nd December (there is no change in respect of Monday 29th December).

Rave off

Broken glass
The Argus reports on the National Trust struggle to restore the status quo ante bellum:

More than 2,000 ravers attended leaving rubbish, including smashed bottles, beer cases, clothing and gas canisters strewn across the site after they partied for more than 24 hours. Volunteers helped to clear about 250 bags of waste ..

Charlie Cain, head ranger of the Devil’s Dyke estate, said [that] .. there is broken glass all over the Downs that is going to cause problems for years.

Elsewhere, the head ranger said:

The mess left behind after [the] rave at Devil’s Dyke was terrible. Fences and gates were cut and cattle had been separated from their water supply.

Updated 2nd June.

Two ways for you to help our village

Saturday 15 March, meet at 10:15am at the North Town Field

ntf_tidySpring is almost upon us so please come along to the North Town Field next Saturday to help us get it ready for the long warm days to come. Bring gardening tools please.

John Hazard
[on behalf of the North Town Field Trust]

Collecting verge litter

Sunday 30 March, meet at 10:30am

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 meets at the Ram House by the Shepherd and Dog and moves up The Street;
  • Party 4 meets at The Deans in Poynings Road and moves towards The Street.

Take care of traffic, wear bright colours and please bring suitable gloves and bin liners to collect the rubbish. Dispose of collected rubbish in your 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]

Be an Angel – recycle your Christmas tree

christmas_tree_recyclefront_MSDC_LogoOnce the festive fun is over, local residents are reminded that they can recycle their real Christmas tree at a number of convenient locations right across Mid Sussex.

Mid Sussex District Council is keen to help get 2014 off to a green start and has set up a number of local collection points so there will always be a place nearby where residents can recycle their real Christmas tree.
Residents with a green garden waste collection bin can put their tree directly into it, as long as the lid can still close firmly. Alternatively, people can take their real tree along to one of the Household Waste Recycling Sites at Fairbridge Way in Burgess Hill or Imberhorne Lane in East Grinstead.

There are also a wide variety of local drop off points in towns and villages across the district.

Sites will be open between Friday 3rd January and Friday 17th January 2014.

Town/village Location Street / Road
Ardingly Ardingly Recreation Ground High Street
Ashurst Wood John Pears Field Wall Hill Road
Albourne Village Hall car park The Street
Bolney Recreation Ground The Street
Burgess Hill Cyprus Road Car Park Cyprus Road
Burgess Hill Football Club Maple Drive
Copthorne Humphreys Field Borers Arms Road
Copthorne Haskins Garden Centre Snowhill Lane
Crawley Down Haven Sports Field Hophurst Lane
Cuckfield Whitemans Green Recreation Ground Whitemans Green
East Grinstead Imberhorne Lane Car Park Imberhorne Lane
East Grinstead Chequer Mead Car Park De La Warr Road
Handcross Recreation Ground High Street
Handcross Country Garden Centre London Road
Hassocks Dale Avenue Car Park Dale Avenue
Haywards Heath Beechurst Car Park Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath Franklynn Road Car Park Franklynn Road
Horsted Keynes Recreation Ground Car Park Lewes Road
Hurstpierpoint Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road
Lindfield Lindfield Common, Bowling Green Car Park Backwoods Lane

For more information please contact Julie Blackstock on 01444 477240 or