Grapevine Messages

MET Office Yellow Warning – Thunderstorms valid from 1pm to 11pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019

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West Sussex is expecting thunderstorms to develop this afternoon that may bring some travel disruption and flooding for a few places,

What to expect:

Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.
Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life.
Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.
Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
Some communities might become cut off if roads flood.
Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Please visit the following for website weather warnings to keep up to date.

Met Office Severe Weather Warnings
Environment Agency Flood Alerts and Warnings
WSCC Current incidents
WSCC Dealing with extreme weather
WSCC Preparing for emergencies

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West Sussex is expecting heavy showers that may cause some travel disruption between 14:00 and 23:00 tomorrow Friday 7th June 2019

Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will be quite prolonged, with a chance of occasional thunder. A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some areas may receive around 30 mm rain in a couple of hours. Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads.

Driving conditions may be hazardous especially for high sided and two wheeled vehicles.

Please visit the following for weather warnings and to keep up to date. If you need help please see the following contact numbers for District & Borough Emergency Planning Teams, Environment Agency and Utility Company.

Chichester Emergency Planning – 01243 534646 or Flood Information 01243 534748
Southern Water – For water supply or wastewater emergencies, blocked drains or possible pollution, call: 0330 3030368
Portsmouth Water – 0800 4346104
Southern & Scottish Electric – 0800 0727282
UKPN – 0800 7838866

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Gardener Wanted

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We are looking for someone who is an experienced gardener to help maintain and tidy our beautiful garden on a seasonal basis. We are based in Funtington.

Please contact us if you able to dedicate 1 day a week during the summer months and less during the winter.

Thank you

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Fishbourne Bowling Club – Open Days

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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.

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Beauty & Sole Mobile Therapist

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Massage is often seen as a special treat but having a regular monthly massage can be so beneficial to the body, mind and soul!

Just some of the benefits are listed below:

-Helps manage anxiety and stress
-Relieves aching muscles
-Improves circulation and blood flow
-Aids Sleep
-Can help with migraines and headaches.

Beauty & Sole offer a range of Massages that can be tailored to your individual needs, making them more than just a treat but part of your healthy lifestyle.

07826 546959

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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.

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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.

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