Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council 11th July 2019

You are cordially invited to an Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, at the Village Hall on Thursday 11th July 2019 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and regarding regulations on Access to Local Government Meetings, members of the public are advised that they have a right to film/record the meetings of Fulking Parish Council. Members of the public are also advised that by attending a meeting of Fulking Parish Council, they give their consent to being filmed/recorded by other members of the public, if such activity is taking place. 

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk 

AGENDA 

Public Participation: There will be a period of 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion.  

  1. Apologies for Absence. 
  2. Declaration of Members’ Interests. 
  3. Approve the Minutes* of the Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 23rd April 2019 and 25th June 2019:  The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 
  4. Planning Applications Update. 
  5. Reports from District and County Councillors.   
  6. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  
  7. Broadband issues at Perching Sands. Update from Simon Hughes, MSDC’s Head of Digital and Customer Service, 
  8. Fulking to Henfield Bridle path 
  9. Mayfield Development Update 
  10. Winter Plan Update 
  11. Operation Watershed Update 
  12. Village Hall Lease Update 
  13. Adoption of Updated Procedures and Equal Opportunities Policy 
  14. Village signs 
  15. Reports from Outside Bodies 
  16. Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 
  17. 2019 – 2020 Precept 
  18. Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 
  19. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 10th October 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Operation Watershed

Chichester ObserverFulking (alone) has secured nearly 8% of this amount:

Fulking Parish Council, £13,529.03 to install new piped culverts and ditch work in Clappers Lane to increase capacity and allow surface water to drain.

Also of local interest:

.. more than £29,000 for Albourne Parish Council for ditch and gully work on Henfield Road, near Oak Vale Cottages, which is prone to flooding.

Riparian Responsibilities

Riparian Responsibilities

If you have a watercourse, ditch, stream, river or culvert on, or next to, your land, you are known as a ‘riparian owner’. Riparian owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of watercourses on their land to ensure that they are not a flood risk to other people or property. Well maintained watercourses can significantly benefit the local community by reducing flood risk and creating habitats for wildlife.

Under law, the riparian responsibilities for landowners are to:

  1. Ensure the flow of water is not obstructed or polluted;
  2. Maintain the bottom and sides of the watercourse (including managing any trees and vegetation growing on the banks);
  3. Remove any obstructions, such as rubbish, fallen branches or garden waste;
  4. Maintain any structures (such as trash screens, culverts, weirs and mill gates) on it.

More information from WSCC is available here.

Heat Health Watch Level 3

West Sussex heatwave

Heatwave Level 3 Issued: WSCC sent this bulletin at 06-08-2018 09:26 AM BST
The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Watch Level 3 for South East England. Threshold temperatures for heatwave in South East England are 31°C during the day or 16°C overnight. There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 09:00 on Monday 6th August and 09:00 on Wednesday 8th August 2018

Unicorns sighted

FTTC Clappers Lane
A free pink plastic ‘My Little Unicorn’ for every new subscriber! Well, possibly not. But no less plausible than the WSCC claim that Fibre to the premises is available now to the poor unfortunates who huddle over crystal sets in the hovels, kennels and decaying apple stores that form the landscape in the northern half of Clappers Lane. Click the unicorns to find out more. [Hat tip — Andrew Iversen]