21/11/14 Newsletter Now Available
The latest edition of The Bulletin is now available using the link on the left.Take a look to hear about the Neighbourhood Plan progress or find out about the possibility of having public art within the Parish.
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 (email@example.com), 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 Notice
18/09/14 New Councillors
At the meeting of the Council on 18th September Members welcomed four candidates for the three vacancies arising from the resignations of Martin Dale, Graham Spillane and John Walsh. A vote followed with the succesful candidates being Christopher Eisdale, Sarah Mills and Valerie Wilson.
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.
29/08/14 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit of Accounts
The external audit of the Annual Accounts has been completed. Please see attached Notice
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
20/05/14 Business Growth Grants- Coast to Capital and Greater Brighton City Region
Business Growth Grants are available to businesses across the Coast to Capital Region including, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Croydon, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley and Tandridge as part of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Brighton City Region scheme. The aim of the Business Growth Grants programme is to support businesses that plan to expand and create new jobs. Eligible businesses could receive between £5,000 and £100,000. Coast to Capital are particularly interested in high growth, high innovation and low carbon and environmental businesses, however those planning modest growth are also encouraged to apply. The partnership will also consider awarding larger grants when greater impact on employment growth can be shown. Grants can be used to help cover the cost of projects including research and development, breaking into new markets, equipment, business premises and skills development. To be eligible businesses must-
* Show how the grant will lead to new jobs.
* Be able to demonstrate they have explored other sources of funding.
* Show other investment alongside the grant.
* Show how the proposed new activity is additional to existing business activity and to the local economy.
* Be planning at least one of the following:
i) To grow your business by 20% over the next 3 years
ii) To employ new staff
iii) To introduce new goods or services or other innovation
iv) To exploit leading edge technology
v) To break into new markets, both in the UK and overseas
vi) To develop and market low carbon and environmental goods and services
vii) To supply goods and services to one of the major environmental projects in this area including the Sussex Energy Saving Programme and Off-Shore Windfarms.
For more information and to apply please visit the website at www.coast2capital.org.uk download an expression of interest form and send to Hayley Shepherd at email@example.com
02/04/14 Call 101 to help stop illegal off-roading in the countryside
People witnessing illegal or anti-social off-road driving on paths in the countryside are being called on to report it to the police using the new 101 phone number. Sussex Pathwatch is a special service set up to help protect the safety of everyone using rights-of-way, fields and woodland to prevent the damage that illegal offroading can cause. A similar service called Countrywatch has been set up in Hampshire. Anyone can report an offence by calling 101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org in Sussex and email@example.com in Hampshire.
04/02/14 Keep your recycling clean, dry and loose
RESIDENTS are being reminded by Horsham District Council to check that everything they put into their recycling bins is clean, dry and loose.Items should always be placed loose into the blue lidded recycle bin and not put into plastic carrier bags, as any material that is tied together will not be recycled.
The following items can be put into the household recycling bins in the Horsham District:
* glass bottles and jars
* cards and greetings cards and corrugated card
* drinks cartons and liquid food cartons
* all types of paper, including junk mail and envelopes
* newspapers, magazines, directories and brochures
* plastic bottles
* steel and aluminium cans and aerosols
An additional range of items can also be recycled at the two local Household Waste Recycling Sites, run by West Sussex County Council, at Hop Oast, Worthing Road, in Horsham and in Newbridge Road in Billingshurst.
For more information about recycling in the Horsham District, visit the Horsham District Council website (www.horsham.gov.uk), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01403 733144.