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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 meetings of the Full Council on 19th of February or 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 :-

Election Timetable
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.

28/01/15 Temporary Traffic Regulation
West Sussex County Council have advised that the use of Broomers Hill Lane, Pulborough between its junctions with the A29 and A283 Mare Hill Road is temporarily prohibited for 2 days from Tuesday 17th February 2015. For further details, see attached NoticeAcrobat icon

17/11/14 Sculpture in Pulborough? Join the Debate!
Many people who regularly visit the RSPB centre will have noticed the gradual transformation of the stone block which artist Jon Edgar has been working on for over 15 months. Now that the sculpture is complete there are moves to keep it in Pulborough for everyone to enjoy. If it were permanently sited here, it would add the village to a cultural sculpture trail, with other works by Jon at Hindhead and Lewes. Public Art is work that everyone in the community can enjoy and maybe feel inspired by. It can enhance the environment, heighten our awareness or question our assumptions. It can sometimes be the subject of heated debate, but love it or hate it, there is no doubt that Public Art has long been part of our culture, whether it's an ancient General on horseback, a strange abstract on a plinth in Trafalgar Square, the Angel of the North or the Fife Kelpies.

We need your views as to whether you think we should keep this sculpture in Pulborough, and if so where it should be sited. At the Parish Council we need to know if our community would be behind a plan to keep this work in the village.

Called 'Trisantonis' - the Trespasser - by Jon, after the Roman middle reaches of the Arun which - like today - regularly flooded or 'trespassed' across the land and describing his work, Jon says:

"Think of the feeling in the Arun Valley as native Britons were displaced by the Roman Empire bringing their rule to Sussex. Pulborough was an important crossing point of the Middle-Stream and rich Roman remains still lie under our surrounding parishes. The female form was identified by one visitor as a 'mother earth' like figure sitting within her landscape. To me, she's a river goddess surrounded by her coterie of fauna, steadfast in the midst of a rapidly changing world. This has equal resonance for the Roman period and life today. There is a lot going on in the sculpture and I'd urge people to see what they can find by walking around it; seeing what story emerges from it for them."

Might it celebrate Pulborough's innovative character by doing something different - siting a first permanent public sculpture in the parish? What do you think? Please let the Parish Council have your thoughts either by email (clerk@pulboroughparishcouncil.gov.uk), a note to the Parish Office, or via a website Pulborough Sculpture where you can also browse pictures, film and press clippings of the carving process.

14/11/14 Councillor Resignation
Cllr Graham Buck tendered is resignation as a Parish Councillor with immediate effect. For further details,please see attached NoticeAcrobat icon

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.

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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 geoffrey.averill@horsham.gov.uk


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