Bobservation No. 85: Social Samantha

Customary Cottage, Fulking, 1987, Stuart MilnerNew home
Having rented Customary Cottage for at least three years Samantha, Nick and family (and Temba!) will be leaving the village on 1st October to move into their own home in Henfield. In the short(ish) time they have been here Samantha has been a very welcome driving force in the village particularly for encouraging villagers to get together. She assures me that her involvement with Fulking will continue and I sincerely hope it will.  I am sure you will all join me in wishing them a very happy and long life in their new home.

Fulking village events
As autumn approaches I find the fascinating change of seasons makes me realise how very fortunate we are to live in such a bucolic parish. I have a real awareness of not only knowing many of the villagers but thinking of them as good friends. The Social Committee have pencilled in a couple of dates, one for the village Christmas party on Saturday 11 December and Sunday 24 July 2022 for the annual village fair and RSPCA fun dog show, all this subject to Covid restrictions at the time. Please put both dates in your diary and make a big effort to join in.

Agenda Ordinary Meeting 7th October 2021

You are cordially invited to the Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 7.30pm to be held at Fulking Village Hall. 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.  

21/075/OM. – Apologies for Absence. 

21/076/OM. – Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

21/077/OM. – Approve the Minutes* of the Ordinary Meeting of 29th July 2021 and Extraordinary Council Planning Meetings of 5th September 2021   The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 

21/078/OM. – Councillor Vacancy. 

21/079/OM. – Reports from District and County Councillors. 

21/080/OM – Market Garden Update 

21/081/OM. – Fulking Parish Council Budget 2022/2023.  

21/082/OM. – Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  

  • Operation Watershed 
  • Streetlight 
  • Finger Post 
  • Ram Pump Information Board 

21/083/OM. – Playground Maintenance 

21/084/OM. – Village Hall Update 

21/085/OM. – Clappers Lane Water Leak Survey 

21/086/OM. – Reports from Outside Bodies. 

21/087/OM. – Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 

21/088/OM. – Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 

21/089/OM. – Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 13th January 2022 

Evergreens


Sadly we have decided to close Evergreens due to various problems namely dwindling numbers we did try to encourage residents there are only two from the villages, finding venues due to the pandemic, losing a valuable helper. It started in approximately 1998 by Margaret and Tony Cutress to be neighbourly and encourage lonely people to get together. They gave them a tea of sandwiches and cakes. The elderly residents loved to see each other and chat.

Betty Powell and Val Baillet

Bobservation No. 84: The Postponed Fulking Fair

Fulking FairIn spite of the weather forecast we went ahead with the fair on 8 August and although the rain came in, at times heavily, the event really got under way  by early afternoon in dry and quite pleasant conditions.
First mention must be made of the village helpers who put a tremendous effort into making it so socially successful. Villagers were involved in Flyer distribution, Sign making and placing, Parking, Traffic control, Bar, BBQ, Cakes, Childrens’ games, Stall allocation, Rubbish collection, Cash counting and banking, First aid and Supervision. I hope I haven’t omitted something! And considering that this is a very small village they all did a great job and we made a profit of £414!
Second and equally worthy of a gold medal were the stallholders who gave us their support, although financially it must have been a pretty bad day for them. We look forward to seeing them all next year.
Lastly and by no means least the RSPCA fun dog show was a great success and without it the attendance would have been much worse. I hope that Fulking and RSPCA will form a Fair partnership for many years.
Personally, my involvement makes it one of the most enjoyable days in my year. Dare I suggest Sunday 31 July 2022 as a Fair date for next year?

Planning Meeting Thursday 2nd September 2021

You are cordially invited to an Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7.00pm at the Village Hall where the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Mark Hind – Chairman  

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.  

21/072/PM.          Apologies for Absence. 

21/073/PM.          Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

21/074/PM.          Planning matters 

Location: Arbor Vitae The Street Fulking BN5 9LU  

Proposal: Extension to swimming pool plant room. New porch on rear elevation of studio at side of house. Erection of single storey artist’s studio to rear of garage in walled garden. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 7th October 2021 

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