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Village Meeting on Mayfield

Fulking Village Hall, Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 7:00pm

All residents are invited this meeting to discuss the Mayfield Market Town proposal, currently before Horsham District Council (HDC). The speakers will be Malcolm Eastwood, the chairman of Henfield Parish Council, and Anthony Watts Williams, former MSDC councillor and founder of LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl). There will be a Q&A session and the meeting will be chaired by Karen Healy and I.

This proposal is for a town of 7,000 new homes (20,000 people) within half a mile of the Henfield boundary in the Wheatsheaf Road area. After rejection by Mid Sussex District Council, Horsham District Council are now being targeted. They are currently under pressure to provide new homes in their region. Should this go ahead, there will be an enormous impact on the surrounding area in terms of stretched resources, increased traffic, etc., as well as on Henfield itself.

Please note that while this isn’t a formal FPC meeting, the Parish Council will note the general sentiment and provide feedback to HDC as an adjoining parish under their Community Involvement Policy.

Miles Firth

Fulking photographer wins major award

Hugo Healy The Sun 9 August 2019
Attentive readers of this website will know that Hugo Healy, seen above in his garden at Oldwood, recently took a set of aerial photographs of Fulking Fair. But he is now much better known for winning the Agora Images #Aerial2019 competition and, as a result, having his work feature in both The Sun and The Mail in the last couple of days (make sure to check both links as they feature slightly different sets of photos). More of his work can be viewed on Instagram @hugohealy and you can reach him by email if you are interested in obtaining prints.

Bob’s Cafe — now offering pizza on Saturdays

Bob's Cafe pizza

Opening hours: Fridays 11:00am–5:00pm, Saturdays 5:00pm–8:00pm
Home made, stone-baked pizzas with a choice.of toppings on Saturdays (bar August 17th) from 5:00pm–8:00pm. Eat in, out or take away. If there are going to be several of you, you would be wise to let us know before Saturday, either by email or in person (Fridays 11:00am–5:00pm).
Also, as usual, proper coffee, variety of teas, home-made cakes, soup, sandwiches, ploughman’s and panini. Children’s meal deal and lots of board games, colouring books, etc. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Dog friendly room. Table tennis bats available.
Sheila Marshall

Parish Council Planning Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the extraordinary meeting of Fulking  Parish Council on Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 7.00pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking  for  the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.  

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. 

Miles Firth  – Chairman 

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 Ordinary Meeting 11th July 2019.   The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 
  4. Planning Matters:  To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being: SDNP/19/03567/HOUS 2 Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP construction of new front porch; demolition of rear porch, reconstruction as utility room and c. with extension to side to boundary with No 1 and SDNP/19/03354/HOUS Downside Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB Single storey timber framed and timber clad garage and games room structure. 

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