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Bobservation No. 81: Fair Change

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Jenny reminded me the other day of some of the really involved people who are no longer in the village. At the risk of omitting someone, in no particular order, Nick, Kate, Jo, Jim & Carolyn, Tony & Doris, Nick & Jill, Sarah, Harry & Charmayne, Ian and Jill, Adrian, Anthony, Alison, Tim, Annette, Holly & Ollie, Brian, Barry, Dave & Emily. I apologise for omissions! The point I am making is that since they left it has been harder and harder to get enthusiastic supporters of village events. Whenever the Coronavirus is controlled, life as we knew it will never be the same again. I hope that the acceptance with which people were prepared to put up with things will have been replaced by a more questioning attitude and a demand for a fairer more egalitarian society. Assuming this leads to material change, particularly in the NHS, it can only be a good thing so far as most of the population are concerned. Indeed, I think it is for villagers to do everything that they can legally to assist in bringing about such change.

RSPCA fun dog show at Fulking Fair
Subject to regulations concerning the virus and, of course, the weather we are on track for a really good fair on Sunday 25 July from noon till 5pm in the North Town Field. There will be live music, hot food, a bar, childrens’ games, teas and cakes and some interesting stalls. RSPCA will be taking part for the first time with a fun dog show from 12.30pm. National Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Woodland Trust will be there. We are still very short of helpers, for all manner of jobs, so if you would like to join us and help raise some funds for Fulking village needs, please get in touch. I am seriously concerned that if we do not get more offers of help the Fair will be in jeopardy.

Seedling Sale

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Seedling Sale at 10:30am on Sunday 9th May in the village hall garden.

Vegetable and flower plants. Please bring any spare seedlings you have.

We will have a one way system, and observe social distance, of course.

………….and the Book Nook will be open
Come in two at a time
Masks must be worn
Sanitiser available
…………..come in and browse

See you there!!

Bobservation No. 80: Village Hall and Fair

View of Chapel with Village Hall behind during FairFulking Fair 2021
To organise the fair means starting early in the year to contact possible stallholders and food outfits before they get booked up. I find this a very absorbing hobby and am very happy to do it. I am given to understand there may be villagers who object to the fair taking place this year due to the influx of possible carriers of the Corona virus. I must assure them, and indeed everybody, that whatever the Governmental regulations, regarding the pandemic, are they will be strictly adhered to. As ever any helping hands are always welcome. If you would like to join in please contact me by phone at 271 or email to bob.pamrowland@btinternet.com.

Village Hall
The future of the village hall, which has been the centre of Fulking social events for well over a century, is apparently back on the agenda of village life. Whilst the freehold of this interesting building seems to be in the hands of the Parochial Church Committee (PCC), it has been made available to the village by means of a leasing agreement in recent years. I do appeal to the PCC to consider the effect on Fulking if this availability were to terminate, take note of the strength of feeling in the village about the hall and be generous in whatever suggestions they may make for the future of this vital social asset.

Annual Meeting of the Council 5th May 2021

Council Members are summoned to attend the virtual ANNUAL MEETING of the Council to be held on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 7.00pm via Microsoft Teams. 

Members of the public have a right to and are invited to attend the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend, please email parishclerk@fulking.net before 7pm on Tuesday 4th May 2021 be sent an electronic invitation. 

Trevor Parsons, Parish Clerk  

AGENDA 

The present Acting Chairman of Council will be Chairman of the Meeting until the conclusion of item 21/047/AM.  

21/047/AM.   To elect the Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year and receive the Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office as Chairman of the Council. 

21/048/AM.    To receive and record apologies for absence. 

21/049/AM.    To receive and record declarations of interest. 

21/050/AM.     Reports from District and County Councillors.   

21/051/AM.     To consider and agree the Internal Audit Report Letter dated 20th April 2021. 

21/052/AM   To consider and agree the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ending 31 March 2021 ensuring it accurately presents the financial management of the Council as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 22nd July 2021