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Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Village Hall, Wednesday 15th May 2019, 7:30pm

Agenda: Annual Meeting of Council

1. Chairman’s Welcome
2. Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman
3. Close

Agenda: Annual Parish Meeting

1. Apologies for Absence
2. Approval of minutes APM 10/5/2018
3. Chairman’s report
4. Reports from District & County Councillors
5. Approval of 2018/19 Annual Return documents
6. Guest Speaker: TBA [Rev. Tim Harford, Downland Benefice]
7. Date of next meeting
8. Close

Refreshments — the public and press are cordially invited to attend.

Hedgehog Awareness Week starts today

Hedgehog house
Recapitulating the great migration of English agricultural workers to the cities of 100+ years ago, rural hedgehogs are now moving to suburbia. If you would like to keep Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle in your Fulking garden and discourage her from moving to Mile Oak, then you need to offer her some incentives. You could, for example, provide a hole in the fence that would allow her to enjoy the fine slugs that your neighbours breed on their lettuce patch. Or you (or your children) could even build her a house.

Jen Green exhibits in Ditchling

Art in Ditchling
Fulking resident Jen Green is exhibiting her watercolours, linocuts and mosaic mirrors in Ditchling as part of the Brighton Open Houses scheme. The exhibition is at 15 High Street and is open 11:00am–5:00pm on weekends and bank holidays in May.

Bobservation No. 56: Elections

Elections
Local elections are upon us and on the Parish level the stepping down of Michael Trist created a vacancy which has been filled by the only villager to put their name forward, Samantha Leader. Many thanks to him for his ‘stint’ and best wishes to her. At the District Council election, being held on Next Thursday the 2nd of May, politics, fortunately absent from Parish elections, come into play but I would ask you in considering your choice of three district councillors to support the nomination of Councillor Colin Trumble who has been a very good friend to Fulking and attends our parish council meetings whenever he possibly can. Rest assured I am not recommending this because I agree with his politics, I don’t, but because I believe it is in the best interests of Fulking.

Fulking Fair Update
This year’s fair will be held without the sponsoring of the marquee by the Shepherd & Dog, because the business is up for sale and sadly we shall be losing David and Emily who have put so much work into creating such a splendid village pub. However, these things happen, and the fair will continue to be the best village fair in Sussex! Preliminary details are already on the village website. Big news is that Toby Peirce and his excellent Quaff Wine outfit will be rejoining us for the Call my Bluff on Friday 26 July.