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VILLAGE HALL UPDATE – JULY 2019

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Planning permission has now been approved for the Village Hall alterations and extensions, which is very good news and more good news is that the Hall has, today, been awarded a grant of £5,000 from the Bernard Sunley Foundation.

So, together with other donations, there is now a total of £33,871.00p towards the refurbishment programme and the most recent monies have enabled the thermometer to be filled up a little bit more.

To date, grants have been applied for from: the SDNP; the Bernard Sunley Foundation (successful); the Big Lottery; the Coop; Tesco and a government funding scheme. In addition, application is about to made for grants from Chichester District Council and a share of some Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money from West Sussex County Council.

Offers of financial help have also been received from some local businesses.

There are lots of brilliant fund raising events being organised for the future, including the musical performance of ‘Separate Ways’, on 16 August (please contact Jane Mottershead if you would like tickets), so please continue to support us.

Jane and the Trustees are beginning to feel quite excited about the future improvements to our much loved village hall, as the proposed improvements become a huge step closer to becoming a reality.

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ROAD WORKS and ROAD CLOSURE

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WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION DOWNS ROAD, WEST STOKE

NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Downs Road, West Stoke from junction with Stoke Road to junction with Woodend will be temporarily prohibited from 1/08/2019 09:30am until 1/08/2019 15:00pm. The restriction will be in place day-time only 09:30 – 15:00.

This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to carry out pothole repairs. Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times The alternative route for traffic will be signed via DownS Road, Common Road, B2178 Southbrook Road to Moutheys Lane, Stoke Road. This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105 Any queries about the works please contact Balfour Beatty on 01243 642105

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FUNTINGTON FLOWER GROUP – July Meeting

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Funtington Flower Group was formed more than 35 years ago and meets alternate months throughout the year. Our next meeting will, as usual, be held in the Funtington and District Village Hall, Southbrook Road, West Ashling PO18 8DR.

The July meeting is going to be held on Tuesday 16th when Mr Williams will entertain us with details of “The Developing Garden at Cookscroft”. The sales table, second-hand paperbacks and raffle will also be available.

We love having visitors and new members at our meetings so come along and join us.

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FUND RAISING EVENT FUNTINGTON AND DISTRICT VILLAGE HALL

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On Friday 16 August at 19:30 ‘Separate Ways – a jazz swing cabaret – will be held in Funtington and District Village Hall. Tickets are £10:00 and there will also be a paying bar to make the evening perfect. For tickets you can either contact Jane Mottershead (jbmottershead@aol.com) or leave a message on the Village Hall bookings page.

This is a really ‘one-off’ and a real scoop for the Village Hall, a pre-London preview of an amazing musical cabaret.

Please support this fund raising event and have some fun at the same time

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Axel stands required for 1 week

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Dear All,

I live in East Ashling and am needing to do some work on my classic car this week to prepare it for an MOT.
I would appreciate it if someone could lend me a pair/set of axel stands (plus a jack if available).
Please send me an email if you can help.
Thanks very much!
Stephen Doll

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Grazing available

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We have 2 adjoining paddocks available for grazing sheep or ponies.
One is 2 acres the other 3/4 acre. The smaller is a wild flower meadow, the larger is just grass.
Water is available to both by hose but no trough.
East Ashling, near Kingley Vale.

For more information and to inspect please call Mark on 01243 931850

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – CHANGE OF TIME and correction to date – oops, sorry

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Would all councillors and parishioners please note that, as from Wednesday 3 July, meetings of Funtington Parish Council will now start at 6:00pm.

The Chairman is intending to keep the Parish Council meetings to 1.5 hours. Of course, if there is any issue that, for whatever reason, requires more in-depth discussion the meeting may gone on for longer – as it is important that all concerns are given the appropriate time and consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEETING IN AUGUST.

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – CHANGE OF TIME and correction to date – oops, sorry

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Would all councillors and parishioners please note that, as from Wednesday 3 April, meetings of Funtington Parish Council will now start at 6:00pm.

The Chairman is intending to keep the Parish Council meetings to 1.5 hours. Of course, if there is any issue that, for whatever reason, requires more in-depth discussion the meeting may gone on for longer – as it is important that all concerns are given the appropriate time and consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEETING IN AUGUST.

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SUMMER CONCERT – ST MARY’S CHURCH FUNTINGTON on 6 JULY 2019 at 7:00pm

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A SUMMER CONCERT is to be held in St Mary’s Church Funtington on Saturday 6 July 2019 at 7:00pm

The ROYAL FREE SINGERS from Windsor together with CONDUCTOR: BEN GUNNER and ORGANIST: RICHARD BARNES will be offering a collection from the following:

HANDEL – IRELAND – PARRY – PURCELL – RACHMANINOV – THOMPSON

Do come along and enjoy this wonderful opportunity in delightful surroundings

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