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Ordinary Parish Meeting – 8th October, 2020

Planning MeetingYou are cordially invited to an online Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Thursday 8th October 2020 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below.

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk
parishclerk@fulking.net, 07767 422733

The public may film/record the meetings of Fulking Parish Council. By attending a meeting of the Council, they give their consent to being filmed/recorded by other members of the public, if such activity is taking place.

AGENDA

Public Participation: 15 minutes are 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.

20/068/OM – Apologies

20/069/OM – Declaration of Members’ Interests

20/070/OM – Approve the Minutes of Previous Meetings

20/071/OM – Planning Applications Update

20/072/OM – Reports from District and County Councillors 

20/073/OM – Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions: 

  • Operation Watershed
  • Yellow Lines
  • Fulking to Henfield Bridlepath
  • Village Gates
  • Village Signs
  • Community Asset Register of Village Hall.

20/074/OM – Playground Maintenance

20/075/OM – Village Hall Lease Update

20/076/OM – Welcome Pack for New Villagers

20/077/OM – Reports from Outside Bodies

  • WSALC Review

20/078/OM – Information Items  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.

  • Environmental Report

20/079/OM – Correspondence

20/080/OM – Financial Matters

 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 7th January 2021.

Bobservation No. 73: Disputes & Vulnerability

Sumo wrestlers over map of Fulking
Disputes
Disputes in a village are generally caused by boundaries, hedges, trees, or noise. At the time they happen they may seem of life changing importance to both parties but in the event, will seem of little importance to the rest of the world. Quite often the dispute would never have occurred if the instigator had approached the other party in a civil manner before any action had been taken. Kind-hearted souls are advised to steer well clear of mediation unless they are qualified mediators for fear of getting drawn into a situation they cannot improve. In most cases one of the parties in the dispute will be in the right and the other in the wrong.  I have found that the outcome will generally leave a very unpleasant atmosphere between the persons involved unless a great deal of common sense is displayed.  Regrettably, this seems to be unusual.

Vulnerability
It occurs to me that at a time when our lives are threatened by Climate Change and Coronavirus that each has a different significance to the young and the old. So far as Climate Change is concerned it will have little impact on someone of my age but enormous impact on a teenager. On the other hand, Coronavirus would probably be fatal if I were to catch it but possibly just inconvenience for the teenager. All pretty obvious, I suppose, but it does seem to point the way to greater cooperation in doing everything we can to defeat Global Extinction and the effects of the virus. Interesting that Brexit will alter the lives of both young and old equally.

Planning Meeting

Broadreeds
You are cordially invited to an online Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Thursday 1st October 2020 at 7.00pm via Microsoft Teams, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

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.  

20/064/PM.          Apologies for Absence. 

20/065/PM.          Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/066/PM.          Planning matters 

Planning Application:  SDNP/20/03810/HOUS  LocationBroadreeds The Street Fulking BN5 9LU

Proposal: Rear extension (demolish existing orangery) 

20/067/PM.         Planning Matters 

Planning Application: SDNP/20/03696/FUL Location: 1 Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP

Proposal: Change of Use to Holiday Let. 

If you would like to join the online meeting, then please email Trevor Parsons, our Clerk at parishclerk@fulking.net and he will email you the link and invite.

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 8th October 2020 via Microsoft Teams. 

Planning Meeting – Perching Sands Farmhouse

Perching Sands Farmhouse
You are cordially invited to an online Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 7.00pm, the meeting will consider only the items set out below. If you would like to attend please contact Trevor Parsons, Parish Clerk email: parishclerk@fulking.net.

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.  

20/061/PM.          Apologies for Absence. 

20/062/PM.          Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/063/PM.          Planning matters

SDNP/20/03461/HOUS  Location: Perching Sands Farmhouse Fulking BN5 9LS Proposal: Replacement of ground floor bay and window alterations. Ground floor side extension and 2 storey addition 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 8th October 2020 via Teams

Bobservation No. 72: Fame & COVID

International Fame at Last!
I really never know whether any villager reads my monthly ramblings but it was a tremendous joy to be told by Becky Loveless that her colleague Hannah Clancy of Buffalo, NY, USA was a fan and indeed actually reads Bobservation each month. I have taken it upon myself to award the first International Honorary Fulking Villager to her. She was delighted to receive the honour and intends visiting Fulking when the Coronavirus eventually abates. It would be very interesting to know if any other supporters exist. Please let me know if you do. Subject to the most onerous investigations you may even qualify for a similar award!

Covid-19
This virus has pretty well put a stop to most social activities in the village. Observing distancing recommendations the ‘Whats app’ Quotation Friends and Community Skill Swap seem to have been successful. Some of us have got together 2 metres apart for a glass or two of wine simplified by the lack of rain and heatwave. In addition to these, yoga has continued in the North Town Field or via ‘Zoom’.  At present the possibility of holding a Christmas party looks remote. I have my fingers crossed for next year’s fair on Sunday 25 July. I notice the annual Henfield Fair is taking place but I cannot imagine how social distancing and wearing masks will be applied, as it happened the weather was terrible for the whole three days of the event! General opinion seems to be that another surge will happen in the autumn if not before and so I do implore all villagers not to let standards drop. Facemasks and social distancing do make a difference to the safety of our community.

Fulking Village Archives
The village archives have just received a programme of the Edburton and Fulking Garden Fete held on Wednesday June 26 1946. Lee Holden discovered it amongst some family papers, the connection being his grandmother who arranged ‘mimes and music’ by the Henfield players. The archives are currently in the care of Terry and Linda Harris who kindly look after them and are quite happy to make them available to villagers.