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Quiz Night – West Stoke Village Hall

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There will be quiz at West Stoke Village Hall on November 29th.
We have one or possibly two tables left so contact me if you would like to join in the fun.
It’s £5 per person with some wine and nibbles included. Any profits go to the hall.
Doors at 7pm for a 7.30 start and it should last about an hour and a half.

Email Richard Warburton on or call on 01243 699508

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Weave a willow star for Christmas!

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Join a beginners’ workshop and learn how to weave these beautiful willow stars using Somerset willow. They are approximately 30 X 30cm but can be smaller if you wish. Personalise with decorative finishes
Weave one for yourself and if time permits maybe a second as a Christmas gift! All materials included, including a festive set of lights.
Venue: Compton Parish Room Saturday 30 November or Saturday 7 December 10.00 – 12.30
£30 per person
Tea, coffee and homemade cake provided
email or call Jill on 07729 638439 @southdownsbasketmaker

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All Funtington Flower Group meetings are held at 10:00 in Funtington and District Village Hall, Southbrook Road, PO18 8DR. The next meetings are as follows:

Tuesday 19 November: Mrs Kathryn Austin – A Magical Christmas

January 14 General Meeting

March 17 Mrs Kate Birch – A floral collection

May 12 Mrs Nina Tucknott – Colour me beautiful

Visitors are always welcome and all enquiries should be made to Angela Wood 575763 please.

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A Secretary for Riding for the Disabled Kingley Vale Group

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This school-linked RDA group for children with learning difficulties is a small but busy group which provides weekly riding sessions for the pupils of St Anthony’s School in Chichester. There are 40 – 50 children aged 7-11 years on our register who attend on a rotational basis accompanied by school staff.

The Group has been running for more that forty years at the Hawthorn Indoor Riding School in East Ashling. They are now looking for a Secretary to handle correspondence and to attend the thrice yearly committee meetings.

For further details contact Jeanette Crane 01243527308 or

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Christmas Wreath & Table Centre Workshop @ Saddlers B&B

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Join us for a relaxing, festive, fun and creative workshop in the run up to Christmas at Saddlers B&B, Funtington. During this two and half hour workshop, you will learn how to use natural spruce, silk flowers, citrus fruits, feathers and trimmings to create a beautiful Christmas masterpiece.

Price – £45 per person

What’s also included?
Tea and coffee with homemade biscuits
Mulled wine and mince pies

DECEMBER DATES: Tuesday & Thursday 10th, 12th, 17th & 19th
TIMES: 10am – 12pm or 6pm – 8.30pm

Milly Boxley
Saddlers B&B
01243 575 029
07815 732 412

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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) would like to make you aware of a public consultation currently running on proposed budget savings within the Library Service.

The public consultation closes on Wednesday 13 November. It asks people for their views on proposals to cease the mobile library service and to reduce the evening opening hours in the four main libraries (Chichester, Crawley, Horsham and Worthing) by one hour, from 7pm to 6pm from April 2020.

WSCC is keen for as many library users as possible to take part in the consultation and share their thoughts on the proposals.

The consultation will help inform the decision, due to be taken in November by the Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities. The decision is one of a number of options being worked up to take forward in the 2020/21 budget to help meet the funding gap currently being faced.

To find out more and to take part, visit the
web page. Please share this link with your communities to help us reach as many library users as possible.

If you need any further information, please contact Tom Batten –

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BROADLEY COPSE – Latest Update

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Staff at Broadley Copse have sent this further update before the liaison meeting, to keep everyone abreast of activities:
We have had several experts in pig building design visit us in the last three weeks to look specifically at odour and dispersion of the stack
Last week one has come in to assess the fans to see if they are working in the way they should be, and whether dispersion of odour is correct. He is now looking at most effective chimney stack heights, among other things.
We are arranging for the German manufacturers to come over imminently and assist in suggesting improvements.
We are also looking at the way the rearing pig field is laid out as well, for example ways we can plant in behind the removed dung to help absorb any residual smells from the site in addition to improving the way the field looks, and the feasibility of more regular removal of dung from the challow field.

One member of the liaison group asked for a map of the site. Rather than that is has been agreed that, as part of our introductions at the beginning of the first meeting, the layout of the site will be gone through and the different parts explained.

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