02/02/16 Scam Email
Action Fraud (the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre)have issued an alert about fraudsters sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival in the UK. The official looking scam emails, claiming to be from Royal Mail, contain a link to a document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account names, email addresses and passwords. For further details see attached Example
To help the spread of the virus, the email also says: “you will need to have access to a computer to download and open the Zip file”. If you receive one of these emails, do not click on any links or download any attachments and report it to Action Fraud.
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it Online or by telephone: 0300 123 2040
27/01/16 Love West Sussex
Love West Sussex is a website where residents can report environmental crime such as graffiti, fly tipping or potholes. Authorities can manage and respond through their integrated services. Please use this site to report any of the above at Love West Sussex website
26/01/16 Nat West Bank Banking Van
Nat West Bank have today started a weekly mobile service to Pulborough. The van will be located near to the library (probably in the car park) between 11.45am and 12.45pm every Tuesday. They can carry out everyday banking such as paying in cash and cheques, paying bills and withdrawing cash using a cheque. There is no cash machine facility. When paying in monies it is helpful to use a paying in slip; whilst they can process the deposit using a bank card, this will take much longer. For further details see Nat West website
26/01/16 Flyposting Protocol
At a meeting of the Council on 21st January, Members ratified the adoption of a Flyposting Protocol. This has been drafted in accordance with Horsham District Council's own guidelines and should be referred to when considering advertising events around the village.
12/01/16 Sussex Police - Horsham District Monthly Update
Update available here
27/11/15 New Councillors
At the meeting of the Council held 26th November 2015, Jeannie Esdaile and Barbara Ann Kay were co opted as Members of Pulborough Parish Council
23/11/15 Digital Summit
Cllr Andy Tilbrook attended the Digital Summit hosted by Nick Herbert MP on 20th November in Midhurst.
The Parish Council would like businesses in the Pulborough Parish to let us know of your broadband experiences; who is your service provider and what is a typical download speed for you? If you can, please also provide your post code so that a "map" of speeds can be put together. Please email email@example.com with any details.
18/11/15 Neighbourhood Wardens
As a result of cutbacks within the area's policing activities, the Council will shortly be considering the introduction of Neighbourhood Wardens.
Whilst Neighbourhood Wardens are not the Police, they do provide a reassuring uniformed patrolling presence. Their role can be wide ranging and include dealing with low level anti social behaviour, engagement with schools and youth clubs, liaison with the Police using appropriate communications, supporting the community by offering assistance to elderly, vulnerable and isolated member as well as the ability to exercise powers such as to stop cycles, to require persons aged under 18 to surrender alcohol and the power to seize tobacco from a person under 16.
The Parish Council will shortly be looking at the financial and logistical practicalities of joining with Billingshurst in taking this idea forward. There is funding available for this project but if we do, after consultation with the community, decide to go ahead, then there will need to be a small increase to our precept. Inevitably there will be an increase in your parish rates but this will be kept to the absolute minimum and in any event any increase should not exceed £4 per year for the average Band D rated property.
Before finalising their decision, the Parish Council would like to hear from residents. Would you be willing to pay a little more council tax for the provision of these wardens? Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17/11/15 Harvest Mice Survey
The Sussex Mammal Group is currently undertaking a harvest mouse survey across the county to update their understanding of this species' distribution and ensure that they can focus conservation efforts in the right places. Harvest mice are our smallest UK rodent and are amazing architects - weaving themselves spherical nests from stripped grass. Their nests are characteristic, and it is these that the Sussex Mammal Group are asking people to look out for this autumn and winter.
You can find more information about the survey on the Sussex Mammal Group website
28/08/15 Pulborough Hub
The Hub takes place in Pulborough library every Monday from 10am to 12 noon. Come along and have a tea or coffee and chat.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
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.