Category

Grapevine Messages

Fishbourne Bowling Club – Open Days

By | Grapevine Messages

Fishbourne Bowling Club are holding two Open Days, on Thursday 9th., and Saturday 18th. May at any time between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm. The green is situated behind the Fishbourne Community Centre in Blackboy Lane. There is ample free parking. Flat soled shoes should be worn, but all other equipment will be provided.
If you haven’t bowled before come along and have a go. This is very much a sport for all – any age and any gender. We look forward to seeing you there.

Read More

ASH FARMING AND MANURE REMOVAL

By | Grapevine Messages

The Parish Clerk has received a message from Ash Farming to inform everyone that it is planned to clear all the manure that has been left from the outdoor pig production based around the indoor pig site. Apparently this is an operation that occurs from time to time in order to keep the fields clear of manure. An external contractor is being hired, who unfortunately does not have the white noise reverse beacons fitted to their loading JCB. With this in mind you all need to be aware that there maybe increased smell, noise and activity on the site for the next couple of days. Tom, from Ash Farming would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact him. Mobile- 07747445441

Please do not contact the Parish Clerk as she will be unable to answer any questions you may have.

Read More

FUNTINGTON NOTICE BOARD

By | Grapevine Messages

Hi All

Please note that the public side of the Funtington Notice Board – opposite Fox and Hounds – can now be opened without the need for a key. This will allow parishioners to post any relevant notices such as meeting notifications or advertisements for local businesses or groups.

Read More

FUNTINGTON AND DISTRICT VILLAGE HALL – Important News about AGM and Public Meeting on 22 May 7:00

By | Grapevine Messages

Hi All

Please note, the AGM of the Funtington and District Village Hall trustees is to be held on Wednesday 22 May at 7:00pm in the Hall.

As you know there are Important plans being made for the Village Hall so, as this is also to be a public meeting, please make every effort to attend – if you have anything to say and/or would like your views taken into account.

All are welcome – whichever village you live in within the Parish

NOTE: This is a change to the previous April date

Read More

FUNTINGTON AND DISTRICT VILLAGE HALL – UPDATE

By | Grapevine Messages

Most of you must have noticed by now the brilliant fund raising thermometer on the east wall of the village hall; hopefully it’ll soon start rising up the red bit. The thermometer was designed by Pat our Treasurer and Nick Dunnett very kindly made it all happen.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest Village Hall trustee – Jo Webley – who has agreed to become our Bookings and our Buildings Manager. Jo lives in West Ashling and she will be responsible for the day to day management of the hall as well as taking and dealing with the bookings for the hall.
The Village Hall quiz night was great fun. Nigel Brown was a superb quiz master, there were some fantastic prizes in the raffle (thank you to all who donated a prize) and everyone had a really lovely evening with a huge amount of shared laughter. Claire Abbey organised the evening brilliantly – from the quiz questions to the fish and chip supper – and her hard work raised a staggering £610 to go towards the refurbishment fund for the hall.
A really special thank you goes to Geoffrey Boys who has donated £2,500 towards the refurbishment. Some of the money he raised at his amazing exhibition depicting the history of Funtington Parish, some was from a raffle and some of the money was a personal donation. Geoffrey’s exhibition is now on display in Emsworth museum. Geoffrey’s amazing donation will help to fund the kitchen refurbishment.
Applications are now in for some grant funding from the SDNP, the National Lottery and from a central government scheme. Looking around and applying for other sources of funding is ongoing.
It is hoped that some more fund raising events can be organised: if anyone would like to help please get in touch with Jane Mottershead or Claire Abbey.
The village hall AGM is on Friday 26th April at 7:00pm. Please go along to hear more about your village hall and all of its latest news.

Read More

Fire at Westhampnett Recycling Centre – Update, Update

By | Grapevine Messages

As I'm sure you all know, a serious fire broke out inside the Transfer Station located at Westhampnett on Tuesday 2nd April. Although the fire was fully extinguished on Tuesday 9th April and the site handed back to Viridor, which operates the waste transfer station for West Sussex County Council, on 10th April a full inspection and investigation will now take place. This is essential before the site can be fully reopened to the public -  to ensure it is safe for both the site staff and members of the public, as well as ensuring compliance with all legislation and permits to allow the site to open.

 

Although the cause of the fire has not been identified, Viridor has said it suspects that a likely cause is lithium ion batteries. These batteries are the main cause of waste site fires and are commonly found in a variety of products, including mobile phones, toys, cameras, eCigarettes and laptop computers.

 

The site will be closed until Thursday 18th April but it will then only be accepting green waste until further notice.  All attempts will be made to offer further services as soon as safely possible.

 

Please see our website http://www.recycleforwestsussex.org/recycling-sites/ for further details, updates and the availability of other sites.

Funtington Parish in the Past

By | Grapevine Messages

Emsworth Museum reopens this Saturday (April 6) after the winter break – with a focus on Funtington Parish and its bygone days. The exhibition in the David Rudkin Room illustrates the rich history of the parish with pictures, artefacts and stories. The exhibition was first displayed in the Funtington and District Village Hall in West Ashling in 2017. It is presented by Alec Peters and Geoffrey Boys who have been collecting for several years and many local residents have contributed their photographs. The exhibition will be open for three weekends with five days over the long Easter Weekend. Check the Emsworth Museum for the opening times.

Read More

Downland Workshops

By | Grapevine Messages

Traditional timber framing, restoration, preservation and carpentry.

Our primary work is in the construction, restoration and preservation of timber framed buildings for home, commercial, office or agricultural use. This includes Oak Sussex Barns, granaries for home offices, domestic conversions, agricultural buildings, balconies, kitchen extensions and garages. We also offer consultancy services for your own build projects. We are also the leading contractors in Sussex for using Rotafix, a specialist approach used for structural repairs to timber and masonry.

Downland Workshops were honoured to have been part of a specialist team that built a woodman’s cottage in the heart of Sussex that featured in one of the most popular Grand Designs episodes. We work alongside architects, client and engineer to find economic and practical solutions. We live and work in in West Sussex and the surrounding counties.

Email downlandworkshops@gmail.com

Contact Numbers 07759553528

Read More