The dog-leg that connects Poynings to the Saddlescombe Road will be closed from Monday 15th February until Friday 19th February. More details here but the notice appears to be incorrect judging from the diversion signs already posted.
If you were thinking that you might escape from Fulking by driving in the opposite direction, that’s tough, the Edburton Road is also closed, for the same period (rat underpass work). Stock up and stay put.
In reality, a three-point turn should get you out of trouble.
Readers may have seen coverage in the local press about two recent developments relating to footpaths and bridleways in the area due south of Bramber and Upper Beeding. Unfortunately the reporting is rather opaque as to exactly what has happened and where. One development is a new (safe) bridleway crossing for the A283. This may be the topic of a further post when a map becomes available. The second development, the one considered here, is the surfacing of a previously unsurfaced footpath running along the west bank of the Adur. This has been compacted and it can now be navigated by people pushing buggies, prams, pushchairs and strollers, or those in invalid carriages or wheelchairs. The newly compacted path runs from St. Botolph’s (almost) to the centre of Bramber. You can click the thumbnail for a PDF map that shows the enhanced section as a continuous red line marked 3516 and 1933 (done by hand — other footpaths appear as segmented red or green lines).
[Many thanks to Martin Leigh-Pollitt of the Steyning & District Partnership for providing the map.]
Starts Monday, not Tuesday. You will not be able to drive through Poynings from 9:00am on 2nd February until (at worst) some time on 6th February because the road will be blocked by a large vehicle being used as a basis for pruning. Pedestrians will be able to get past it. Use Clappers Lane or Edburton Road if you want to escape from Fulking in a car.
The Parish Council have agreed with both case officers that comments can be submitted to the case officer after the closing date.
In the Village Hall, two applications — official FPC poster here [PDF].