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West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plan

Poynings rescue
West Sussex County Council has initiated a six week public consultation regarding their Integrated Risk Management Plan. The consultation runs until Monday 28 May. The plan explains the fire service’s activities in detail on:

  • Prevention — educating the community on how to reduce risks through safe and well visits, school visits and other training.
  • Protection — providing safer public spaces within the built environment, fire safety inspections and enforcement.
  • Response — sending fire appliances and firefighters to emergency incidents. This can include fires, road traffic collisions, flooding etc.
  • People — how we address the challenges we face in delivering a highly trained, diverse workforce.
  • Value for money — ensuring everything we do is as cost efficient as possible (see photo, above).
  • Partnership and collaboration — how we will work with other organisations to achieve our organisational aims.

People are asked to comment on the priorities identified by the West Sussex Fire Authority. To read the draft plan and to take part in the consultation please go to

Bus Strategy Consultation

Bus Strategy Consultation
This may be of interest to those Fulking residents who make use of the various local bus services:

West Sussex County Council is developing a new Bus Strategy which will explore ways in which we can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve bus services. We would like your views on our proposals for the new strategy and if there is anything else you think we should include. For further information and to take part in the consultation please go to:
or call 01243 642105 to request an information pack. The closing date for your feedback is 6th June 2018.

Come Dine With Me

Come dine with me
ITV series Come Dine With Me is looking for couples in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas, such as Haywards Heath, Lewes, Firle, Worthing, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Plumpton and Fulking to take part in its new series. Couples must be over 18, available for filming between June 13th and 15th, and not working or trained as a professional chef. A spokeman for the show said:

Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Think you and your partner have what it takes to walk away with a £1,000? If so, you could soon be part of the nation’s most favourite teatime show.

To apply, send your name, age, contact details, postcode and too much about yourselves to

Newtimber Place Gardens

Newtimber Place NGS
The gardens at Newtimber Place will be open as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) on Sunday 15th April between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. The gardens are lovely at this time of year with stunning daffodils and beautiful fritillaries. Beautiful Grade I listed C16/C17 moated house (not open). Gardens and woods full of bulbs and wild flowers in spring. Herbaceous border and lawns. Moat flanked by water plants. Mature trees. Wild garden, ducks, chickens and fish. Tea and home made cakes in aid of the church. There are ducks, chickens and guinea fowl wandering around so dogs need to be kept on a lead. Admission £5.00, children free.

Village Clean Up

Clappers Lane litter

Sunday 15th April 2018 from 10:30am

Please get involved in keeping the village tidy and free of rubbish. There are four meeting points:

  • Party 1 starts at the corner of Clappers/Holmbush Lanes and moves South;
  • Party 2 starts at the corner of The Street/Clappers Lane and moves North;
  • Party 3 starts at the Ram House by the Shepherd and Dog and moves up The Street;
  • Party 4 starts at The Deans in Poynings Road and moves towards The Street.

Take care of traffic and wear bright colours and please bring suitable gloves and bin liners to collect the rubbish. Dispose of collected rubbish in your own wheelie bins. If this time is not convenient choose your own time and do your bit. Perhaps ending up at the Shepherd & Dog for a well-earned pint! Any queries give me a call on 271.

Bob Rowland, on behalf of Fulking Social Committee.

Agenda for Ordinary Parish Council Meeting – 12th April 2018


Tel: 01273 846310   e-mail:
17 Ockley Way, Hassocks,
West Sussex,

Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and with regard to 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.

Please note that there will not be a separate planning meeting to discuss applications received, and these are included on the agenda below.


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 Council Meeting of 4th January 2018 and the Planning Meetings of 8th February and 26th March 2018:  The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting.
  4. Reports from District and County Councillors.
  5. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.
  6. Planning Matters:  To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park.
    SDNP/18/01642/FUL – Erection of dwelling – Cannonberries, Poynings Road, Fulking, BN5 9NB
    Proposal: Erection of dwelling
  7. Planning Decisions from South Downs National Park:  To receive decisions on planning applications from
    Barn Cottage (SDNP/17/06007/FUL), Land at Cannonberries (SDNP/17/06019/FUL),
    Perching Farm Cottage (SDNP/18/00218/HOUS).
  8. Parking – Road Lines: To discuss yellow lines and parking in the Parish.
  9. Grit Bins and Winter Road Management Plan: To discuss the Winter Plan.
  10. General Data Protection Regulations: To discuss changing legislation in 2018.
  11. Reports from Outside Bodies.
  12. Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.
  13. Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received.
  14. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure.

Date of Annual General Meeting of the Council and Annual Parish Meeting: Thursday 10th May 2018
Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 12th July 2018
Both to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.