Bobservation 47: Village Demography

Village Demography

Over the last twenty six years since I first set my roots in the parish of Fulking the demography of the village has changed quite dramatically. Because of this it has become increasingly difficult to get more recent arrivals in the village involved or indeed even to attend village functions of any sort.

The Christmas Party, the Christmas Market, Seedling Sunday and the Call my Bluff evening have fewer attendances year on year. This makes it harder for the small band of enthusiasts to get events off the ground. I quite realise and sympathise with younger families with children to bring up, a living to earn and a household to maintain, which makes it difficult to find spare time to help out.

Maybe your input could get us to change direction or initiate new activities and events. The Social Committee would be delighted to hear from you with new ideas. Fulking is a delightful place and if we wish to keep it so I suggest your giving a few minutes thought to what we might do in going forward and perhaps coming along with your ideas.

If it is easier give me a ring on 271 or email me on  Please put Saturday 8th December in your diaries for the Christmas party in the village hall from 6 till 8pm.

Lastly let me disclaim any responsibility for Bob’s Cafe in Poynings; however good it may be. Great idea – well done Poynings!