Caroline and Alan Currer are leaving the Downland Churches in September, and we are holding a party to celebrate their farewell. Please join us for an informal concert on Sunday September 3rd at Holy Trinity at 6:00pm. This will be followed by a delicious buffet in the Rectory garden at 7:00pm. Tickets are £5.00 per head and include a glass of fizz. For ticket sales or for further information contact Nigs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857298.
Well! with your help, if you did, and without it, if you didn’t, we had a couple of very successful and enjoyable events with the Call my Bluff on Friday 28th July and the Fair on Sunday 30th July. Fortunately, the weather was kind. Financially both events resulted in a good surplus (details will follow). Regarding the Fair, it is interesting that ‘the best laid plans ..’ inasmuch as the scheduled Punjabi Street Food was nominated for the final of the British street food completion on the same day as the fair, the pony lady decided that the available space was not for her, the music guys had a wobble over insurance, Bubble Pop was booked elsewhere and Sussex Wildlife were understaffed and could not come.
It is a great learning curve that something as simple as a village fair requires so much input by quite a few dedicated people to make it successful. Heaven knows what it must be like organising the Chelsea Flower Show. I take my hat off to them! Having said all that, the team put together what was possibly the best Fair we have ever had.
Many thanks to all involved, you were terrific! Great Teas (and cake donations — over £500 raised!), BBQ, Bar, Food, Music, Stalls, Tombola, Parking, Tug-of-War, Kids Games, Puppets, Steam engine and anything I have left out.
As for the Call my Bluff, the Shepherd & Dog changed their wine supplier a couple of weeks before the event which meant a last minute scramble to get wines for the quiz sorted and it turned out they were very good indeed. Dave and Emily, as usual, proved to be the backbone of the evening. Tania was a brilliant first timer on the top table and I enjoyed myself. Louise managed to get £300+ from raffle tickets and Pam washed up all the glasses afterwards. Thanks to everyone who came and proved that this can be a really successful evening without becoming the drunken mess that has sometimes happened in the past. It was one of the best we have had. Long may it continue!
Please join us at our traditional village fete in the rectory garden on June 10th from 2:00–4:30pm. This event helps fund the general upkeep of our beautiful Norman Church. There will be games and stalls for all ages — golf, toys, plants, cakes, books, a raffle and a tombola. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and watch the maypole dancing or puppet show with a glass of refreshing Pimms.
Call my Bluff wine quiz in the marquee in the North Town Field on the evening of Friday 28th July, 7:00 for 7:30pm. Free parking. Tables of eight participants at £15 per person to include superior wines and very tasty finger food. Prize for winning table. Contact Bob Rowland on 271 to reserve a table. Early booking essential to avoid disappointment.
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
The public and press are cordially invited to attend.
Derek Blackhall, Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
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