No bonfires!

No bonfires!
The Parish Council has received several complaints about bonfire smoke. Please remember that Mid Sussex District Council is asking us to not burn garden waste, or any other waste, during this period. Recently they said: “People are experiencing breathing problems due to the Covid-19 illness and bonfire smoke aggravates these symptoms. We can issue fines of £100 if you continue to burn despite being asked to stop”. Since recycling centres have reopened and garden waste collections have restarted this week, there’s now even less reason to burn waste. Click here for the MSDC guidance.

MSDC car park charges suspended

MSDC car park charges suspended
This may be relevant to you if you are planning a trip to East Grinstead or Haywards Heath but not if you are about to undertake an emergency supplies mission to Henfield or Steyning (which are both HDC, not MSDC).


Addendum: HDC has in fact suspended parking charges in all HDC owned car parks “to help Horsham residents” (??). This arrangement will be in place until 22nd April 2020 and will then be reviewed. More here.

Misleading headline

Shoreham floodingIf Mayfield ever happens, it will be in Horsham District, not Mid-Sussex. The report itself is more or less clear about this but the Shoreham Herald headline (also found in the on-line editions of the WSCT, the Worthing Herald, and the Mid-Sussex Times) is just ‘fake news’.

Bobservation No. 64: New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions
The election is history and it is time to direct our energies to Climate Change and the Ecology. What is there that we as a village and as individuals can do about it? By changing our current lifestyles there are many things we can do to support and encourage the international stand taken by the youth of the world (Governments seem to be dragging their heels). Let us all try to make 2020 a cheerful, good and neighbourly year. New arrivals in the village have increased the input of ideas and I urge you to join in with us. The Annual General Meeting of the Fulking Social Committee will be held in the village hall on Friday 31 January at 7.30pm. Amongst matters on the agenda will be the election of officers and the annual Fulking Fair on Sunday 26 July 2020. Can I suggest a separate village meeting to discuss Climate Change and the Ecology?

Now here’s a resolution we can all fulfil… Let’s resolve to bring our bins in promptly once they’ve been emptied and smarten up our roads and lanes!

Christmas Party
What a successful Christmas party we had in the village hall on Saturday 7 December! Guests included the leader of Mid Sussex District Council, Colin Trumble, West Sussex Councillor Joy Dennis and Rev Tim Harford. Great decorations by Lee, very drinkable mulled wine created by Jen  assisted by Carolyn and an excellent raffle operated by Sheena & Michael. Our sincere thanks to raffle prize donors Camilla & Roly, Coles Auto, Rushfields, Shepherd & Dog, Springs, Swains and villagers.