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06/07/15 STARS Consultation
West Sussex County Council have announced the launch of the consultation on the organisation of education across the "STARS" Area Schools. For further details, including information about how you can comment, please see attached Consultation Document

03/07/15 Post Office Closure
The Post Office have confirmed that the branch located in Gatleys will be closing on 3rd August 2015. The Post Office have advised that they will continue to work to find a solution that will provide a Post Office service to the community. In the meantime, the Post Office would like to remind residents of alternative providers in West Chiltington and Storrington. For further details, please see attached Notice

02/07/15 Chanctonbury Local Committee Meeting 8th July 2015
The next meeting of the Chanctonbury Local Committee with be held in Storrington on Wednesday 8th July and will be preceeded by a drop in session as part of the proposed consultation on the organisation of education across the "STARS" Area schools. For further details see attached Poster

24/06/15 Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
Representatives of the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be available at the Drop In session at the Hub (in the Library, Brooks Way) from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday 29th June. Copies of the Pre Submission Plan will be available to view together with details of how to make comments.

19/06/15 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION
In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Town and Country Planning, England, Pulborough Parish Council is undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan and is now publishing the Pre-submission Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan and Draft Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment.

The Parish Council would appreciate any comments on the content of the plan by 5pm on Monday 3rd August 2015, in order for them to amend the plan, if necessary, prior to submission to Horsham District Council. This complies with the statutory minimum six week notice period as required by Regulation 14.

Your observations should be sent in writing to the Clerk to the Parish Council either by email or by post .

Your comments will be recorded onto a Schedule of Representations, which, later in the process, will be made available to an Independent Examiner and the Local Planning Authority, and will be on our website at the end of the six week consultation period. You can of course, make a representation supporting the Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan.

All other supportive and evidential material are available using the tab to the left . If you have any queries please contact the Parish Clerk

09/06/15 Allotments
There are currently vacancies at the Allotment Site off New Place Road. If you would like to find out more about taking up an allotment plot, please contact the Parish Office.

09/06/15 Household Survey Results
The results document will be issued to every household with the Parish Bulletin with a downloadable versions available here

27/05/15 Notice of Closure FP2312
West Sussex County Council have advised that FP2312 will be closed for a period of 21 days with effect from 26th May 2015 due to the damaged wooden steps at the rail crossing. For further details, please see attached Notice

26/05/15 Parish Councillor Vacancy
Despite the co option of two members at the recent meeting, there continues to be one vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you would like to be considered for co option please send a letter of introduction to the Parish Office. If you would like to find out more about what being a Parish Councillor involves, come along to any Parish Council meeting (see link on the left for meeting dates) or contact the Parish office for further information.

26/05/2015 Parish Councillor Co Options
Mr Ray Quested and Mrs Val Wilson were co opted as Parish Councillors at the Annual Meeting of the Council held 21st May 2015. These appointments fill two of the three vacancies following the uncontesed election on 7th May.

27/04/2015 Results of Uncontested Election
Horsham District Council have announced that the Election for Pulborough Parish Council is uncontested. Please see attached list of those duly elected.

24/04/2015 Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Electors' Rights
Please see attached Notice

30/03/15 Pulborough Society
The Society was formed in 1973 as a local charity and is a non-political organisation whose aim is to encourage and establish public interest in the local area.

The Society is a statutory consultee on all planning issues in the village, and is a forum for local members who might wish to express their concerns regarding architectural design and planning.The Society acts as a co-ordinating body co-operating with the local authorities and statutory bodies, including volunteer organisations and any persons who have similar aims to the society.

The Society also: -

Membership is open to all with a current fee of £8.00 for annual membership. The Society holds seven lively meetings a year and provides a newsletter before each meeting. Meetings are held in the village hall, and this allows members to discuss any concerns they might have and how the society can help. It's also an occasion to catch up with friends and neighbours and meet new people..

The dates for 2015 are Coach trips to places of interested are also arranged throughout the year.

The guest speakers at the meetings are always interesting and diverse; if you are a non -member and would like to go along and see if the Society had anything to offer you, they charge £2.

For any further information please contact the Chairman, Peter Jones, on 01798 874249.

25/03/15 Compass Bus Timetable
Compass Travel have published a new timetable with effect from 30th March 2015. Copies are available in the Parish Office or via the website www.compass-travel.co.uk

10/03/15 Adopt a Street
Members of the Planning & Services Committee welcomed Karen Grisley, Horsham District Council's Adopt-a-Street Co-ordinator, to a recent meeting to hear about the Adopt-a-Street initiative which encourages residents to take extra care of their street or an area they particularly value by volunteering to pick up the litter left by others. The initiative has already recruited over 400 local volunteers in the last two months.

Commenting on the Adopt-a-Street scheme at it's recent launch event, Horsham District Coouncil Cabinet Member for the Environment Cllr Andrew Baldwin said: “As a council we spend in the region of £1 million a year picking up the litter dropped by members of the public. We know that as a district we are fortunate to have local communities who generally take pride in the appearance of their locality but for those who want to go the extra mile and take more care of a particular area, this scheme is ideal. It is commendable that we have recruited so many of the district’s residents who are willing to volunteer to litter pick on a regular basis, it sets a sound example to the community.”

To support volunteers, the council provides health and safety training, advice to co-ordinate volunteers and equipment in the form of litter pickers, plastic bags, protective gloves and branded hi-viz jackets.

If you would like to make a difference in your area or get a group of volunteers together, please email Horsham District Council at hopoast@horsham.gov.uk or alternatively, call the Adopt-a-Street Co-ordinator Karen Grisley for a chat about how you would like to help on 01403 739387 or 07989 442 376.

12/02/15 Telephone Scam
The Parish Council has been contacted by a resident who recently received a call from an unknown source who claimed that they had been advised by Pulborough Parish Council about an accident in their home. The resident hung up immediately and it is unsure what the caller wanted.

Pulborough Parish Council has no knowledge of the caller. The Parish Council does not hold details of phone numbers or reports of accidents in the home and, in compliance with the Data Protection Act, would not share any information about residents that it does hold.

If you have received a similar call, the Parish Council would like to hear from you.

03/02/15 Garden Waste Collection
Horsham District Council have announced that the charge to collect garden waste will remain frozen for another year from April 2015. For full details please see attached Press Release

28/01/15 Launch of Facebook page
Pulborough Parish Council now has a Facebook page to keep you informed of what is going on at the Parish Council. Please use the link on the home page and "like" our page.