New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year’s Resolutions for Fulking, Edburton and Poynings on Climate Change
At 7:00pm in Fulking Village Hall on Saturday 11th January

Over pot-luck snacks, join an inter-village consultation on what we can each do individually and together locally to make a practical difference towards reducing our impact on the environment.

To get the ball rolling, we will start by watching a couple of short David Attenborough videos on climate change. Then we’ll open the floor to consultation on what we can do, on the basis of which we will make new resolutions for 2020 and beyond. Bring pencil and paper and practical ideas.

Any ideas or questions please contact Samantha.

Minutes of the meeting: Environmental Impact and Green Resolutions 11th January 2020 [PDF].

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.

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Carol Singing

Carol singing, this Friday at 5:00pm
We will be carol singing around Fulking on Friday 20th for The Clocktower Sanctuary again. We start at 5:00pm from my house, 37 Clappers Lane, and will finish at the Shepherd & Dog pub. Mulled wine will be available at the start and then again at the pub. Do come and join us if you can. Bring torches! [If it is pouring with rain we will sing on Monday 23rd at the same time.]

Tricia Robinson

Bobservation No. 63: Which Party to Support

Which party to support
On Saturday December 7th from 6 till 8pm all villagers and their families are invited to the annual Fulking Christmas party in the village hall.
Forget the election on December 12th, ignore all the other parties that are canvassing for your support and come along to enjoy mulled wine and other drinks, meet County and District councilors, other guests and bring a plate of savoury nibbles.
This event has been put together by members of the Social Committee and it would be good to think that politics and Brexit will be taboo for the evening. It is on occasions like this that we can all appreciate how fortunate we are to live in such an idyllic village.
It would be good to have as many teenagers as possible come along to meet up and perhaps have regular meetings in the form of a young peoples’ club. Oh! and I nearly forgot; we are going to have a raffle with exciting locally donated prizes so bring lots of dosh.

Bobservation No. 61

Nick Hughes in Fulking

Nick Hughes
Nick will be leaving us in October and I cannot begin to tell you how much the village and in particular the Social Committee and the Village Hall Action Group will miss him. He has been an enormous help in presenting the annual fair and quite honestly I do not see how we are going to manage without him. Leaving party in the Shepherd & Dog on Friday 4 October at 7.30pm, all welcome. Fingers crossed; he may come back soon!!

Climate Change
Well now! Greta Thunberg at 16 has delivered a message about how young people feel let down by politicians and by the rest of us in our disinterest in addressing climate change before the planet becomes uninhabitable. It would be good to think that as a village Fulking might take this challenge on board but it will need a very enthusiastic and imaginative leader if we are to achieve anything worthwhile. Is anyone concerned enough to offer to lead?

A perfect village wedding
It is not often that a wedding of villagers occurs here, but on September 7 Ollie Levett and Hollie Trist became Mr and Mrs Levett. The weather was perfect for a quite exceptional day. The couple looked stunning and the event was absolutely lovely and very ecologically friendly. How very lucky we were to be invited to such a memorable day. In villages like ours these occasions happen rarely and it would be nice to think that this wedding was the beginning of a new spirit of togetherness in Fulking. The newlyweds will possibly be moving to another Sussex village and that village’s gain will be our loss.  Here’s wishing them a very happy and healthy married life.

Unsolicited Testimonial
The other day I received a letter saying;  “I was lucky enough to have had a Sunday off to enjoy the very successful Fulking Fair. The atmosphere was perfect and my family and I spent the whole afternoon indulging ourselves in tea and cake, music and games. My brother was delighted to win £5 at the Hoopla!”