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Ordinary Parish Meeting — 10th October 2019

An Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council will be held at the Village Hall on Thursday 10th October 2019 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk  

Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and regarding 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. 

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 of 11th July 2019 and Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 13th August 2019
  4. Planning Applications Update
  5. Reports from District and County Councillors
  6. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions
  7. Fulking to Henfield Bridle path
  8. Mayfield Development Update 
  9. Winter Plan Update 
  10. Operation Watershed Update 
  11. Village Hall Lease Update 
  12. Reports from Outside Bodies  
  13. Information Items  
  14. Correspondence  
  15. Financial Matters 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 9th January 2020 at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Bobservation No. 61

Nick Hughes in Fulking

Nick Hughes
Nick will be leaving us in October and I cannot begin to tell you how much the village and in particular the Social Committee and the Village Hall Action Group will miss him. He has been an enormous help in presenting the annual fair and quite honestly I do not see how we are going to manage without him. Leaving party in the Shepherd & Dog on Friday 4 October at 7.30pm, all welcome. Fingers crossed; he may come back soon!!

Climate Change
Well now! Greta Thunberg at 16 has delivered a message about how young people feel let down by politicians and by the rest of us in our disinterest in addressing climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable. It would be good to think that as a village Fulking might take this challenge on board but it will need a very enthusiastic and imaginative leader if we are to achieve anything worthwhile. Is anyone concerned enough to offer to lead?

A perfect village wedding
It is not often that a wedding of villagers occurs here, but on September 7 Ollie Levett and Hollie Trist became Mr and Mrs Levett. The weather was perfect for a quite exceptional day. The couple looked stunning and the event was absolutely lovely and very ecologically friendly. How very lucky we were to be invited to such a memorable day. In villages like ours these occasions happen rarely and it would be nice to think that this wedding was the beginning of a new spirit of togetherness in Fulking. The newlyweds will possibly be moving to another Sussex village and that village’s gain will be our loss.  Here’s wishing them a very happy and healthy married life.

Unsolicited Testimonial
The other day I received a letter saying;  “I was lucky enough to have had a Sunday off to enjoy the very successful Fulking Fair. The atmosphere was perfect and my family and I spent the whole afternoon indulging ourselves in tea and cake, music and games. My brother was delighted to win £5 at the Hoopla!”

Bob’s Cafe reopens

Bob's Cafe reopens
After our autumn break, Bob’s Cafe is now open on Fridays 11:00am–2:00pm and 4:00–5:00pm (after school club). We are also open Sunday mornings 9:30am–12:30pm if there is a football match.

Air AmbulanceAlso: coffee morning at the cafe in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance on Thursday October 10th between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Indoor and outdoor seating. Home-made cake donations welcome.

Sheila Marshall