Stranded on Mock Bridge

Stranded on Mock Bridge
Consonant with the season, the altruistic folk at Mayfield Market Towns have developed a new fairy tale for children in Horsham District — ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage’:

Mayfields .. includes a broad Sustainable Urban Drainage network, storing run off water during periods of very heavy rain and trickling it back into the river network, mimicking natural green field run off and helping to counter further issues downstream during heavy rainfall as witnessed over the past week.

Read the rest of the tale at the West Sussex County Times.

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.

Village Meeting on Mayfield

Fulking Village Hall, Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 7:00pm

All residents are invited this meeting to discuss the Mayfield Market Town proposal, currently before Horsham District Council (HDC). The speakers will be Malcolm Eastwood, the chairman of Henfield Parish Council, and Anthony Watts Williams, former MSDC councillor and founder of LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl). There will be a Q&A session and the meeting will be chaired by Karen Healy and I.

This proposal is for a town of 7,000 new homes (20,000 people) within half a mile of the Henfield boundary in the Wheatsheaf Road area. After rejection by Mid Sussex District Council, Horsham District Council are now being targeted. They are currently under pressure to provide new homes in their region. Should this go ahead, there will be an enormous impact on the surrounding area in terms of stretched resources, increased traffic, etc., as well as on Henfield itself.

Please note that while this isn’t a formal FPC meeting, the Parish Council will note the general sentiment and provide feedback to HDC as an adjoining parish under their Community Involvement Policy.

Miles Firth

Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council 11th July 2019

You are cordially invited to an Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, at the Village Hall on Thursday 11th July 2019 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

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. 

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.  

  1. Apologies for Absence. 
  2. Declaration of Members’ Interests. 
  3. Approve the Minutes* of the Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 23rd April 2019 and 25th June 2019:  The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 
  4. Planning Applications Update. 
  5. Reports from District and County Councillors.   
  6. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  
  7. Broadband issues at Perching Sands. Update from Simon Hughes, MSDC’s Head of Digital and Customer Service, 
  8. Fulking to Henfield Bridle path 
  9. Mayfield Development Update 
  10. Winter Plan Update 
  11. Operation Watershed Update 
  12. Village Hall Lease Update 
  13. Adoption of Updated Procedures and Equal Opportunities Policy 
  14. Village signs 
  15. Reports from Outside Bodies 
  16. Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 
  17. 2019 – 2020 Precept 
  18. Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 
  19. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 10th October 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.