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W.A.V.E. – West Ashling Vocal Ensemble- W.A.V.E. West Ashling Village Hall Every Monday 2.30 - 4.30 An informal singing group with the object of enjoying singing together. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01243574381 Jazz, swing, folk, contemporary, traditional, gospel, musical theatre, barbershop, light classical, a cappella, accompanied, unison, SATB, - anything in fact that can be sung and enjoyed. No need to read music - if you can that's great; if you can't - just use your ears. £5 per session to cover hire of hall and all music. Starting April 29th
Road to be resurfaced through Funtington- After a long wait WSCC Highways have been given the go ahead to re-surface the B2178 through East Ashling. The only down side to this is that the work will be starting promptly on 2 April 2019. Highways, ideally, would have liked the opportunity to discuss this with the wider community in more detail before works commence; as with the resurfacing of the B2178 through Funtington. However, this will prove difficult in the time scales involved. The experienced team behind the resurfacing and repositioning of some of the white lines through Funtington are the same team involved with this project. They have followed similar principles and listened to proposals already put forward to them in the past by the East Ashling Residents Association. In terms of the proposals, they are relatively straightforward and there is only so much that can be done, but essentially they intend to remove the existing road markings and replace them with the lining, omitting the centre line wherever possible to provide a better sense of place and give road users less visual reinforcement, which in turn will hopefully influence driver behaviour and have a positive effect on vehicle speeds. Due to the prominent bends in the village we do need to retain some centre lines to ensure vehicle positions don’t present a safety issue or conflict. If you would like to see the plans, please contact the Parish Clerk (email@example.com) who will happily forward them to you. Due to the short consultation period and to get the information out there quickly we are sending this Grapevine message and similar information will be on the Parish website. notification via Grapevine. All feedback should be sent to the Parish Clerk no later than Friday 22 March. She will then forward any comments received to Highways. East Ashling Residents Association are in the process of trying to organise a consultation meeting next week, including representation from Highways; if a date can be arranged we will publicise this as much as possible. We are aware that many parishioners do not subscribe to the Grapevine and do not look at the website so if you know anybody who would like information about the proposed works please pass on this information.
PAINTING CLASSES IN WEST STOKE- GET SET FOR SPRING AND SUMMER PAINTING Help is at hand for tricky subjects such as trees, skies, water, flowers, portraits, still life - you name it, let's paint it! In your preferred medium, tutored by Anne Chadwick For info call: 01243 576139, www.annechadwickfineart.co.uk
Make a Change – Become a Local Councillor- IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE AND ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU JOIN US AND MAKE A LOCAL CHANGE WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO? Your local council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories: •Delivery of services •Improve quality of life for residents •Give communities a democratic voice BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities: •Decision-making •Monitoring •Getting involved locally GETTING ELECTED To stand for election to a local council you must: •Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union •Be at least 18 years old •Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary If you are interested contact the council on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk for Parkinson’s Cowdray Estate- Join us Join us for this 4.5 mile circular walk around Cowdray. The walk across the Estate passes through woodland and fields with spectacular views. You'll also travel through the scenic Cowdray Golf course, magnificent Cowdray Heritage and the Cowdray Park Polo Club grounds. Start and finish: The Deer Park at Benbow Pond, Midhurst, GU28 9BX Minimum sponsorship: £50 suggested Advance registration: £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s On-the-day registration fee: £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s Registration opens: 9.30am Start time: 10am Route: 4.5 miles More details Dogs: Dogs are welcome but will need to be kept on leads. Accessibility: This is a rural and countryside walk. For some sections of the route you will be walking on uneven or rough terrain so we strongly recommend you wear sturdy and waterproof footwear with good grip. Toilets: Portable toilets are available at the start/finish point. Car park: Free parking is available off road in the field by the registration area. Walk packs: Your walk T-shirt and fundraising pack will be sent soon after your registration and your number and on the day information will be sent the week prior to the walk. Registration: Please note registration closes just over a week prior to the event. On-the-day registration will be available but will be cash only and will cost £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s. If you have any questions regarding this walk please phone 020 7963 3912 or email email@example.com
Quiz Evening 29th March at the West Ashling Village Hall- As part of the fundraising activities to raise money to renovate the Village Hall the West Ashling Residents Association are holding a Quiz Evening. You don't have to be part of a team, we will make some up on the evening.
Our Health & Care Our Future- Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to invite as many people as possible to a discussion on the future of health and care services. Your views will help the CCG prioritise changes and improvements that need to be made, ensuring our populations continue to have the best possible care. These discussions will help us think about how we use the available money for health and care in the best possible way: “We can do anything, but not everything” Sessions are being held as follows: Tuesday 19 March | 5pm – 7pm | The Barn, Field Place Manor House and Barns, The Boulevard, Worthing, BN13 1NP Wednesday 20 March | 10am – 12noon | Assembly Room, Chichester District Council, The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ Wednesday 27 March | 2pm – 4pm | The Grange Community Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD The CCG want as many people to join the discussion so book your place online https://www.coastalwestsussexccg.nhs.uk/our-health-and-care-our-future OR by calling 01903 708411
Wendy House available immediately- Wendy House is available for free. Eggshell Blue - needs one or two slats replaced. Contact David Briggs 07557 84519784
Latest Local Business Announcements
Local Garage Now Good Garage Scheme Member- GT4 Sussex is now please to announce that we have now become a Good Garage Scheme member. We have done this to ensure our customers get the very best service and to reassure new customers that we are dedicated to looking after them and their cars. All servicing undertaken will be to an industry standard and detailed multi point check sheets will be provided detailing what work has been done and any future work that will need to be done. All this will give the customer peace of mind that their car is in safe hands.
Beauty & Sole October Offer- This treatment is pure bliss! Relax with this amazing massage in your own home. Any knots and tension are tackled with a back,neck & shoulder massage followed by pressure points on the face to release stress. End with an indulgent scalp massage and feel your worries drift away. This offer is available from 1st October 2016 until 1st November 2016 Book now by call,text or email. 07826 546959 Laurenvictoriasole@gmail.com Beauty & sole is a mobile beauty service.
GT4 Sussex has now opened for all your vehicle servicing needs!- GT4 Sussex has just opened up on the New Barn Offices estate. We specialise in servicing and repairs of German cars such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. We will also work on any other personal or light commercial vehicle you may have. Classic cars are more than welcome also. With competitive prices and labour rates we aim to give you the best service at the best price. We even offer free collection and delivery of cars. If you would like to speak to us regarding any work you may want undertaking then feel free to pop in and see us at Unit 15 A&B New Barn Offices, Funtington, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9DA. Alternatively you can contact us on 07766 317092.