Grapevine Messages


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The Funtington District Poppy Appeal Campaign and the Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Funtington, PO11 9AH will be held at:
10:45 am 10th November 2017
Your local contact is: Tony D’Alton, Poppy Appeal Organiser, Funtington District SHC07 Tel 07831-775819
This year with all the anxiety of Brexit, Tony especially remembers five of his Fusilier comrades who lost their lives on the Northern Ireland /Eire Border as a result of ambushes and booby traps.
In addition, 6 members of his Battalion suffered serious injuries and have had to live with their physical injuries over the last 44 years. He has no figures on those who now suffer from PTSD but he is sure there are some.Her Majesty, the Queen is the Patron of the Poppy Appeal, which is why The Royal British Legion will always be an important factor in the rehabilitation and supporters of ex service personnel and their families.

From Saturday 26 October about a dozen stalwart members of our community will be out collecting donations and offering Poppies and other Poppy Appeal items to us all.
• Please donate if you can and if you fill in one of the Gift Aid forms then the Poppy appeal can benefit from a 20% tax refund!!
• Last year we collected £3,681 and let us hope that we can match or better that figure this year.
• Thank you in advance for your generosity and if you do not see us then you can still Text POPPY to 70090. But most of all please appreciate the efforts of our collectors.

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Beauty & Sole Mobile Therapist

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I am now offering Lava Shell Massage in the comfort of your own home!

A massage with warm shells to help aid relaxation and relieve tired muscles. These stay heated throughout the treatment with no electrics needed!

Grab this great introductory price whilst you can!

To book:

07826 546959
Or facebook message

Offer valid until 10.11.19

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The ‘Pig Action Group’ Leadership Team

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Jono Oswin has requested that the following information is circulated

Following the 2nd September meeting about the Intensive Pig and AD site, a Leadership Team, acting on behalf of Parishioners has now been established as promised.

The team includes Jono Oswin (Chair), Bob Mousley, Mandy Shepherd, Alan Chance (Treasurer) and Peter Williams. Our role is to carry out research, ask questions, conduct assessments, liaise with farm personnel and the authorities, and drive action from the farm to abate the nuisance being caused.

We will also be sitting on the Liaison Group set up by the farm, so we can represent residents, make their views heard, and report back to the community on what is being done. We are told the first meeting will be held shortly.

At present Environmental Health do not believe there is an issue.

It is of paramount importance that anyone who is bothered by smells, flies or traffic report this to Environmental Health.

It is only by everyone reporting incidents directly that they will understand the scale of the problem and be duty-bound to take action.

Please do this by emailing Kate Govey at and send her Diary Sheets which you can download from


Please also note that the website has changed, and information and updates from the Leadership Team will be posted at as well as on the Parish Council website.

If you would like to contact the Leadership Team please email

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BROADLEY COPSE – October Update

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Following our last post we just wanted to give the parish a further update on some of the key issues we have been addressing.
1. Traffic through the village
a. Our contractor policy has now been reissued to all our contractors that detail the 20mph speed limit through the village and that white noise beepers must be used when on site.
b. Our signs for our tractors and trailers are on order and so all ASH Farming tractors will soon be labelled and clearly identifiable.
c. An email was sent round to local agricultural businesses detailing that traffic was a nuisance for the community so could they also ask drivers to be mindful of their speed.
2. Odour
a. We have now met with an odour specialist who we have now appointed to remodel the Broadley copse site and give suggestions if and where improvements can be made.
3. Flies
a. We know the weather change has resulted in some of you not needing to use fly papers but if you are, we would still like to gather a sample of fly papers to have the fly type assessed. If you could help by supplying us with used fly papers please could you get in touch with us.
Broadley Copse Liaison Group
We have been rethinking how we tackle the issues and that we need a more systematic approach. We have been speaking with the Parish Council and would like to set up a Broadley Copse liaison group. This group will provide a two-way channel of communication between us and the local community, with the express objective of addressing specific concerns raised by local residents. Outline arrangements were discussed at the Parish council meeting on Wednesday 2 October. Further updates will be posted on the website and circulated via the Grapevine.

Our email address is so please get in touch with any concerns.

Ash Farming LLP
Basil Baird (Fareham) LTD
Broadley Energy LTD

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The guys from Broadley Copse have been in touch to say that they are moving what is, colloquially known as, muck! today.
They wanted everyone to know in advance and to apologise, as there may be an increase in the smells from the farm.

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A Harvest Hoedown is being held at West Ashling Village Hall on Friday 25 October at 7:00pm

Tickets £10:00 to include:
Cowboy Supper (Chilli and baked potatoes) – vegetarians will be catered for
Licensed bar and simple barn dancing led by Helen Floyd

Tickets available from
Sue Smithers
Anna D’Alton

This is a community event with all profits being split 50/50 between Village Hall and the Church

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Thank you to all who attended our recent pre-London run of ‘Separate Ways’ in the village hall on Friday 16th August. It was such a treat to see this show being performed, the music and direction were fabulous, and the performers were fantastic. We hope to hold many more similar fund rising events in the future.

After we had paid our professional performers, we were able to put just over £500 into the hall refurbishment fund, this was raised by a percentage of the takings, the bar profit and a couple of donations, so thank you to everyone who came along.

Please keep looking out for future village hall fund raising events, we advertise them on all Parish Notice Boards, in and around the Village Hall, on the Village Hall Website, on the Funtington Grapevine and we send out updates to the ‘Friends of Funtington and District Village Hall’, we also put adverts in the Parish Magazine and the Village Magazine when we can get them into print on time.

We have now applied for seven grants and we hope to hear soon if we have been lucky enough to be awarded funding from any of our applications. Anyone who has ever applied for grant funding will know what a nightmare it all is, the application forms take forever to complete and then once the application gets accepted you are then asked to supply more information and if you are successful on this level, you are then asked to supply even more information, the process takes many, many months, but we have successfully got onto the second/third level with quite a few of our applications….and so we just continue to keep fingers and toes crossed.

For future events, we are organising: Christmas Carols in the Horse and Groom PH, a fund raising dinner, a Christmas party/music event in the hall and then next summer we will be resurrecting the Village Duck Race.

Thank you for your continued support of our fund raising activities and if you would like to become a ‘Friend of the Village Hall’ and receive regular news updates, please contact me.

Jane Mottershead – Chair of the Village Hall Trustees, – ‘’

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I have been asked to send out the following reminder about the meeting to be held tomorrow night at the Funtington and District Village Hall.

‘It is really important that people attend to hear about the activity which is dominating our village life, especially after the horrific reality of the accident on Friday night involving heavy farm traffic outside Saddler’s B&B in Funtington.’

I have also been asked to confirm that the meeting is to: DISCUSS THE FUNTINGTON PIG FACTORY AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE COMMUNITY

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