26/03/15 Notice of Road Closure
West Sussex County Council have advised that New Place Road will be closed to through traffic on 9th April to allow carriageway repairs. For further details see attached Notice
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
25/03/15 Councillor Vacancy
A vacancy for a Parish Councillor has occured following the resignation of Sarah Mills. Notice
25/03/15 - New Councillor
At the meeting of the Council on 19th March 2015, Gavin Reddin was co opted to Pulborough Parish Council.
25/03/15 Notice of District Election
25/03/15 Notice of Parish Election
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.
13/02/15 The Elections are Coming
Whilst you may all know that on 7th May electors will go to the polls in the General Election, did you know that on the same day, residents will have the opportunity to vote for their Parish Councillors for the next four years? Would you like to get involved in your local community? Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Why not come along to the meeting of the Full Council on 19th March to see the Councillors in action.
If you would like to know more about what being a Parish Councillor involves and how to go about standing at the election in May, please contact the Parish Office.
If you wish to stand for election to the Parish Council, you will need to complete a nomination form and return the completed form, by hand to the Horsham District Council Offices.
For further information and guidance about standing as a Parish Councillor, please refer to the following :-
Guidance Part 1 - Can you Stand for Election?
Guidance Part 2 - Standing as an Independent Candidate
Guidance Part 3 - Candidate Spending at Parish Elections
Guidance Part 4 - The Campaign
Guidance Part 5 - Your Right to Attend Key Electoral Events
Guidance Part 6 - After the Declaration of Results
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.
05/02/15 Prevention & Wellbeing Grants Programme 2015/2016
West Sussex County Council is pleased to announce that the Prevention & Wellbeing Grants Programme for 2015/2016 is now open to applications from Voluntary and Community organisations and groups untilFriday 24th April,2015.
The total funding available is £190k and applications are invited from organisations offering services within West Sussex.
For further details please see attached Advert
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 Jim Noble
It was with great sadness that the Parish Council has heard the news that Jim died at the end of last year. Jim was an extremely active member of the community and was a Parish Councillor for many years as well as a Trustee of the Village Hall. This Parish Council website was actually designed by Jim and for many years he acted as the administrator before training the Clerk to take over in this role. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him and our condolences go to his family.
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.
14/11/14 Councillor Resignation
Cllr Graham Buck tendered is resignation as a Parish Councillor with immediate effect. For further details,please see attached Notice
12/09/14 Neighbourhood Plan Survey
Amazing Response to Survey
The Steering Group and Parish Council are delighted to report that more than 750 responses have been received to the Neighbourhood Plan survey. This represents a return rate in the region of 30% which is fantastic.The hard work of analysing the results will now begin with the first report at the Harvest Fayre on 27th September.
The boxes have now been collected in but don't worry. If you still wish to return yours, please drop them into the Parish Office in the Village Hall.
This work is supported in part by grants through the "Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme", run by Locality and Horsham District Council.
13/06/14 Horsham District Council Employment Initiative
To build upon it's very successful work experience programme for 18-24 year olds Horsham District Council have recently appointed a Rural Employment Development Officer (REDO). Working within the Economic Development Department, the main remit of the role is to engage with employers to try and improve opportunities for job seekers of all ages in rural areas where access to employment services are more restricted.
There are a number of potential employment projects that Geoff Averill, the new REDO, will be looking to develop in Pulborough and other rural villages and towns in the District. They include placements for work experience and apprenticeships, job clubs and sector based work academies, all of which will help to develop job seekers' employability skills. Working alongside Jan English, Work Experience Co-ordinator and working in partnership with Horsham Job Centre Plus and other business and community stakeholders, Geoff will spend considerable time in the rural areas engaging with employers, community groups and parish councils to gain an understanding of local employment requirements to help match, where possible, local employment opportunities with local job seekers.
To find out more or discuss informally what opportunities you may be able to provide Geoff can be contacted on 01403 215262 (office), 07795 503543 (mobile) or at firstname.lastname@example.org