Agenda for Parish Council Meeting Thursday 7th July 2022

Dear All, 

You are cordially invited to the Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 7.30pm, to be held at the Village Hall. The meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk  

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.  

22/047/OM.            Apologies for Absence. 

22/048/OM.            Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

22/049/OM.            Approve the Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting of 7th April 2022.  

22/050/OM.            Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  

1) Speed Indicator Device 

2) Market Gardens  

22/051/OM.            Village Hall Update  

22/052/OM.             Asset Inventory and Maintenance 

22/053/OM.              SDNPA Planning – Gary Marsh 

22/054/OM.             Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 

22/055/OM.              Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 

22/056/OM.              Financial Matters. To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

22/057/OM.               To set a date for the next Ordinary Meeting in October 2022. 

Bobservation No. 93: Sheena Trist RIP

Sheena Trist is no longer with us. What an inadequate comment for a very good friend who had the distinction of having been a Parish Councillor, Chair of the Parish Council and Parish Clerk at various times. Villagers of her ilk seem to be fewer and fewer these days. Our thoughts go out to Michael and Hollie. We will miss her.

The funeral arrangements for Sheena are: 2 pm on Friday 10th June at St Andrew’s, Edburton, and afterwards at Tottington Manor. All would be most welcome.

Parish Events
I understand that only one member of the public attended the Annual Parish Meeting and can only hope that this might be due to Covid hangover. If it was just apathy I beg you all to get involved in this wonderful village. I have a gut feeling that some villagers have no intention of getting involved in any activities. So be it. The reasons really are not important, but it would be good if the Social Committee gets more active input from Parish Councillors and that villagers make a greater effort to attend and indeed support the Parish Council. It used to be so much better and can be again with a positive approach on both sides.

Fulking Fair
This is going to be a REALLY successful year for Fulking Fair in the North Town Field on Sunday 24 July from 12 until 5pm incorporating the RSPCA fun dog show, live music, Shepherd & Dog bar, Clive Miller’s BBQ, Rushfield’s Pies, Safari pizzas, Indulgent Ice Cream, Teas &Cakes in the Village Hall, Children’s games, Tombola and all manner of stalls. Do please put this in your diary it will be THE village event of 2022.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday – Perching Manor Farm


LEAF Open Farm Sunday - Perching Manor Farm

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VISIT A FARM AND DISCOVER THE WORLD OF FARMING

Come and join us at
Perching Manor Farm,
Edburton Road, Fulking, BN5 9LR
Sunday 12th June 11am to 3pm

Tractor and trailer rides.
Farm machinery display.
Sheepdog display.
Learn about beekeeping and wild birds on the farm.

BBQ and refreshments, bring a picnic rug and enjoy the lovely scenery.
Forest school activities for the children and much more…

Free entry but please register at www.trybooking.co.uk/BOUZ
Email Angela, hello@footofthedowns.co.uk

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is managed by LEAF (Linking Enviroment And Farming). Charity no 1045781

Annual Parish Meeting

You are cordially invited to:

PLANNING MEETING, ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL & ANNUAL PARISH MEETING on Thursday 12th May 2021 at 6.15pm at Fulking Village Hall. 

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.  

Agenda: Extraordinary Meeting – Planning 

22/036/OM.            Apologies for Absence. 

22/037/OM.            Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

22/038/PM.            Planning Application SDNP/22/01880/HOUS. 

Location: Four Acres Poynings Road Fulking West Sussex BN5 9NB  

Proposal: Extension to existing annexe to create pool and pool enclosure 

Agenda: Annual Meeting of Council 

22/039/AMC Chairman’s Welcome followed by Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman 

Agenda: Annual Parish Meeting 

22/040/APM Apologies for Absence 

22/041/APM Approval of minutes APM 05/05/2021 

22/042/APM   Chairman’s report 

22/043/APM    Reports from District & County Councillors 

22/044/APM.   To consider and agree the Internal Audit Report Letter dated 20/04/2022. 

22/045/APM.   To consider and agree the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2022 ensuring it accurately presents the financial management of the Council as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. 

22/046/APM.   Date of next meeting 

Refreshments.   The public and press are cordially invited to attend. 

Bobservation No. 92: Migrants and Volunteering


Migrants
It seems to me to be quite ridiculous to make ‘illegal’ entry to the United Kingdom penalised without first attempting to find out what skills the migrant might have. Our nation is plagued by shortages of labour in many fields and workers with skills in the building trade, hospitality sector and agriculture for example could well be found within the ranks of such migrants. They may need training to enable them to fit in with our ways of working and talking but I would think human beings who put themselves to such risks as crossing the Channel in a rubber dinghy show a great sense of determination and courage. Eventually they could become useful tax paying citizens.

Fulking Fair
We seem to be getting along very well with the organisation of the fair on Sunday 24 July but still need  helpers. Please give me a shout on 271 or bob.pamrowland@btinternet.com if you have perhaps half a day to give. You will be playing a big part in making the fair possible.