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Annual Parish Meeting 2018

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the

FULKING PARISH COUNCIL
ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL & ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Fulking Village Hall, Thursday 10th May 2018, 7:30pm

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 11/5/2017
3. Chairman’s report
4. Reports from District & County Councillors
5. Approval of 2017/18 Annual Return documents
6. Guest Speaker: Liz Leggo on Dementia Friends
7. Date of next meeting
8. Close

Refreshments

The public and press are cordially invited to attend.

Trevor Parsons
Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
17 Ockley Way, Hassocks,
West Sussex. BN6 8NE
parishclerk@fulking.net
07767 422733

Bobservation 43: Responsibilities

The village clear up on Sunday 15 April attracted a handful of enthusiasts, mostly as far I can ascertain, the ‘old’ hands.

Now this is quite acceptable and I can understand that newcomers to the village and those of you who are ensconced in your ivory castles do not wish to get involved in any village activities. However, I do think in the interest of cleanliness and the general look of the village  which,  after all, will affect the value of your freehold asset, each householder should take responsibility for keeping the roadside along the boundary of their property free of the rubbish which individuals periodically drop.

Newcomers may not be aware that the Council Tax which is levied on those of us living in the countryside provides a great deal less by way of services than that enjoyed by householders living in a town, in particular, the regular clearing of rubbish along the street. So to conclude this depressing plea, let us all take on the responsibility of keeping our own boundary free of rubbish on a regular basis and, dare I ask, perhaps showing a bit more interest in Fulking and the village activities.

On this note we still need volunteers for the fair on Sunday 29 July and Louise needs bottles for the Tombola.

Have a great summer!

CSCS Labourer needed

The Construction Index
We are currently looking to recruit a CSCS Labourer to work on a development in Fulking, Henfield. You will also be doing general site clearance including lifting and moving, sweeping up etc. You must hold valid CSCS card with relevant categories for this role. This role is starting ASAP and will be two weeks plus work for the right candidate(s). Click on the logo above to apply.

The Village Hall gets wi-fi

Village Hall wi-fi
The Village Hall is an instance of a ‘Faraday Cage’. Although the building is basically a large wooden shed, the walls and roof are covered with earthed corrugated iron. This acts as a barrier to electromagnetic radiation including mobile phone and wi-fi signals. Until now it has not been possible to take a laptop or tablet into the hall and use it to connect to the internet.

Owners of metal caravans face the same problem and the solution they employ is to install a wi-fi repeater inside the caravan and connect it to an access point plus antenna outside. This is the solution that has now been adopted for Fulking Village Hall. The good news is that it works. The bad news is that the user interface is dire. The installation is likely to find its first role during Fulking Parish Council planning meetings.