The stretch of Clappers Lane shown above is likely to be closed for a working day this week. There’s a new water supply connection, a new mains electricity connection, and something else of an electrical nature. If you are in a car or a van, proceed as normal, in either direction, but be prepared to have to do a three point turn and retreat.
The parish of Fulking falls within Mid Sussex District — but only just. The local territory to our West is all part of Horsham District. Even Edburton falls within Horsham District. Fulking residents know that useful parking discs (i.e., Henfield, Steyning) have to be purchased from HDC, not MSDC. But HDC’s relevant responsibilities extend beyond village car parks. They also look after public open spaces (Henfield Common, for example) and rural trails (a large section of the Downslink, for example) that Fulking residents are as likely to make use of as those living in Edburton. So you may feel inclined to complete their current survey.
Are there any keen felt makers and spinners who would like some raw fleece, or anybody considering insulating an outbuilding with cheap wool? Wool is also a great weed (and slug!) barrier and helps maintain soil moisture in the garden/allotment.
Our flock needs to be shorn every year for welfare reasons, the global market for wool has been shut since February and remains closed at time of writing. February to May is normally the busiest selling period of the year for the British Wool Marketing Board – as a result there is circa 9 million kgs of last years wool still unsold.
We will soon have over 1300kg of wool needing a home – if you or anyone you know would like some wool please send an email to email@example.com with an approx. weight you would like and we will let you know when you can come and collect, with your own bags. We would just ask for a donation.
Camilla and Roly
You are cordially invited to an online Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Thursday 11th June 2020 at 7.00pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below.
Miles Firth – Chairman
20/042/PM. Apologies for Absence.
20/043/PM. Declaration of Members’ Interests.
20/044/PM. Planning matters
SDNP/20/01882/FUL Paythorne Farm Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP Proposal: New on farm visitor accommodation comprising 1no shepherds hut and 2no pods.
Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 9th July 2020 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Should you wish to join the Microsoft Teams Online Meeting please contact Trevor Parsons, Parish Clerk on 07767 422733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulking and Medics
You may not realise it but Fulking is blessed with a quite disproportionate number of medical and medical related villagers. Consultant, Surgeon, GP, Administrator, Nurse, Midwife, Paramedic, Orthodontist, Dentist, Care home worker are all here in active or retired format. Indeed some of the retired medics have offered their services to the NHS during the present crisis. I think this a good opportunity to thank them all for entering such a caring profession. We might also thank all those who serve us in so many other ways and at the same time put their lives at risk every day.
The restrictions placed upon us by this Coronavirus have brought villagers together more than anything I can remember. In addition it has opened up a spirit of cooperation between the Downland villages that has been most impressive. The time available caused by the ‘lock down’ has generated a new cooperative enthusiasm for gardening and the Community skill swap whatsapp site. This has brought many of us closer together through plant and seed swapping, helpful advice and a general feeling of communal togetherness that has been lacking in the relatively recent past. Let us make it a permanent feature of life in our village.
Household Waste Recycling Sites will start accepting more items including wood, furniture and electrical items from Monday 1st June. Residents will be able to dispose of the following items at all sites in West Sussex:
- garden waste
- general household waste
- electrical items
- bulky items
- white goods