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Agenda for Ordinary Parish Meeting Thursday 9th July 2020

FPC in the time of COVID
You are cordially invited to an Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 9th July 2020 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

If you would like to attend then please email parishclerk@fulking.net.

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.  

20/048/0M.    Apologies for Absence. 

20/049/OM.   Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/050/OM.   Approve the Minutes* of the Ordinary Council Meeting 2nd April 2020, Annual Council Meeting 7th May 2020, Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 23rd April 2020, 11th June 2020 and 30th June 2020:   

20/051/OM.   Planning Applications Update. 

20/052/OM.   Reports from District and County Councillors.   

20/053/OM.  Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting. 

Village Signs  

Ram Pump  

Yellow Lines  

Bridlepath to Henfield  

Visioning Exercise  

Operation Watershed  

Village Hall Lease  

20/054/OM. NTF Playground – Covid-19 closure. 

20/055/OM.  Winter Plan Update 

20/056/OM.  Reports from Outside Bodies 

20/057/OM.   Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 

20/058/OM.   2020 – 2021 Precept 

20/059/OM.   Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 

20/060/OM.   Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 8th October 2020 at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Public Houses reopen tomorrow

Boris and Natasha at the Shepherd and Dog
With respect to The Shepherd and Dog, The Argus reports:

The Bar Manager, Josh Harris, explained: “I’m not able to open with the same beer line-up that I’ve had before. I’ve got 18 lines for craft beer and it’s now become quite tricky to offer the same thing.” Following COVID-19 procedures, The Shepherd and Dog has implemented social distancing measures and all customers must pre-book with a maximum group size of six. Mr. Harris said: “One of the key things in the 43-page government dossier was the need for us to take and store the booking details of all of our customers which I think will come as quite a surprise. We are doing everything we can to make this pub safe and welcoming and utilise our great outdoor space to make it even better.”

Weekend opening hours are: Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-8pm.

Bobservation No. 70: Fair Lament

Lament for Fulking Fair

On Sunday 26 July we were due to have the annual Fulking Fair in the North Town Field and along the Street but Coronavirus has caused the Social Committee to cancel the event.
Regrettably, any current relief from the Governmental ‘lock-down’ instructions will make no difference to this decision due to sensible distancing being impossible to maintain at a fair and dog show. Believe me I am absolutely gutted at this happening because of the great pleasure I get from being involved in the organisation of the fair and the interaction with everyone else involved.
However, let us look forward to Sunday 25 July 2021 when we can hold the Fair and dog show again and hopefully the Coronavirus will no longer dominate our lives. In the meantime, please keep yourselves safe.

Planning Meeting – Knole House

Planning Meeting
Dear All,

You are cordially invited to an online Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, on Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 7pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Miles Firth – Chairman  

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. 

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.  

20/045/PM.          Apologies for Absence. 

20/046/PM.          Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/047/PM.          Planning matters 

Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH – SDNP/20/00159/FUL 

Demolition of an existing two-storey house and ancillary garage with store room above. To be replaced with a new two-storey house, a detached new double garage. New vehicular gate and street facing boundary wall with detached pool house and swimming pool to the rear of the property. 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 9th July 2020 at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams 

If you wish to participate in this video conference then please can the Parish Clerk on 07767 422733 or parishclerk@fulking.net

Clappers Lane closure

Clappers Lane
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.