On the market

Perching Holt

Perching Holt
Nick (Hughes) claims ‘I gave Sally (née Gunnell) and Jon (Biggs) a massively discounted price to lure these lovely folk, and their three sons and two dogs, back to Fulking; they left it in tears twenty years ago!!’ Nick added that he had thoroughly enjoyed his life in the village but time moves on, and requirements change. He and his kids and the dog will be very sad to leave.

Bobservation No. 60: Mayfield

Anthony Watts Williams (LAMBS), Malcolm Eastwood (Henfield PC), Karen Healy & Miles Firth (FPC)

The Mayfield Market Town Proposal
Impending disasters come at all levels. The international one is Global Warming, the national one is Brexit and at a village level there is Mayfield. Those of you who attended the Mayfield Market Town proposal meeting in the village hall on Wednesday 28 August will hopefully have come away with a sense of horror about the proposal. This will, if proceeded with, change the way of life of Henfield village dramatically and will lead to intrusion into the Downland villages of which Fulking is one. And, dare I say it!  have an retrograde effect on property values in this area. I do urge you to be aware of what is intended by looking at the proposal on line and registering your opinion with the Parish Council by emailing the Parish clerk. LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl) are the major local organisation objecting to all this.

Fulking Social Committee
Our next meeting is in the village hall on Thursday 17 October at 7.30pm when we will be discussing the way forward with the Christmas party and next year’s events. It is with great regret that our treasurer Nick Hughes will be leaving us as he has been a stalwart in so many ways. We desperately need new members if we are to continue as we have been over the last few years. Please come along, you will be made very welcome.

Perching Wood restoration

Perching Hovel Wood
Perching Wood* (also known as Hovel Wood and as Perching Hovel Wood) is afflicted by ash dieback. The infected trees need to be felled and a replanting scheme initiated (click the map above for details). Work is to start in September and October and the farm will manage the movement of timber lorries as sensitively as they can.

*If you have ever walked from Clappers Lane or the North Town Field to Edburton along the public footpaths then you will have passed the wood to your immediate left