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.

11/09/14 - Vacancy for Parish Councillor
Due to the resignations of Martin Dale, Graham Spillane and John Walsh there are currently three vacancies for Parish Councillors. If you could like to be more involved in your community please contact the Parish Clerk for further details. The Co Option will take place at the Full Council meeting on 18th September 2014. Official noticeAcrobat icon

29/08/14 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit of Accounts
The external audit of the Annual Accounts has been completed. Please see attached NoticeAcrobat icon

25/06/14 Creating a Dementia Friendly Horsham District
Age UK Horsham are holding an event on 1st October (Older Peole's Day) to help take forward the good work that is currently happening towards a ‘Dementia Friendly Horsham District’. For further details, see attached NoticeAcrobat icon

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

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 download an expression of interest form and send to Hayley Shepherd at

08/05/14 ARC Oral History Project
The Arun & Rother river catchment is rich in culture, history and wildlife. ARC project (Arun and Rother Connections - Linking Landscape and Community) want to record this by interviewing local people who have lived in the area over the years.

Have you lived in the Arun Valley for 20 years or more? Are you a female farmer? Please get in touch with the project if you would like to share your stories with the community and record for future generations.

ARC are also offering free oral history training to those would would like to help them with the interviews.

To find out more contact Deborah Coggles (Project Assistant) on 01273 775333 or 01273 763378.

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 in Sussex and in Hampshire.

10/02/14 4G Mobile and Potential Freeview TV Issues
Horsham District Council are publicising an organisation called "at800", who are responsible for helping to support people who may be affected by the 4G switch on for mobile phone services. "at800"are particularly interested in offering support to older/vulnerable and disabled residents.

The issue is that January 2014 saw the arrival of new 4G mobile services. These services may cause problems with TV reception, leading to loss of sound, blocky images or loss of some or all TV channels.Only those watching Freeview TV will be affected while those who watch TV via cable or satellite are unlikely to experience any problems. The solution to the problem is the fitting of a free "at800" filter.

In may cases viewers will be able to fit the filters themselves. However, "at800" will provide extra support to people who fall into any of these eligible categories :-

* aged 75 or over
* registered disabled
* registered blind or partially sighted
* have been living in a care home for 6 months or more

To enable viewers to find out what support is available and how to access help, "at800" have set up a contact centre. To get in touch, viewers should call :-

a) 0333 31 31 800 (Calls from landlines and mobiles are included in free call and inclusive minutes.Outside of call packages, calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute and calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute

b) 0808 13 13 800 (Free from landlines. Calls from mobiles vary in cost - check with your provider).

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
* foil
* 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 (, email or call 01403 733144.

15/11/13 Pulborough Snooker Club
Pulborough Snooker Club has been relaunched.

Situated at the rear of the Sports Pavilion the club is a vibrant, diverse and friendly club that has members of all ages.

If you like the thrill of competition or just enjoy a few frames the Pulborough Snooker Club is the place to come. Membership is only £10 per annum plus £15 for annual membership of the Social Club.

For further details please contact Terry Chriss on 01798 873252 or Mike Walsh on 07738338675 .

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