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DITCH THE PROBLEM – Riparian Ownership
Following feedback received via Operation Watershed from community groups, particularly parishes, WSCC has updated some helpful information to guide landowners and community groups around the tricky subject of Riparian Ownership and Responsibilities. Keeping our watercourses well maintained benefits the community as a whole. If an area experiences constant flooding, this becomes a nuisance to the community, can restrict access to property, makes everyday living difficult and results in considerable expense and inconvenience for those that have been flooded. There are various resources including a short film, leaflet and posters as well as more detailed guidance that can be printed and used in your community. You can find the updated resources here: We do have a small amount of printed leaflets, if you would like some to circulate please contact Operation Watershed: Call to Action As part of your ongoing work to support reducing the risk of flood impacting residents in your local area, continued communication is key to raising awareness. The new material will provide useful practical information and guidance for landowners and residents. When you have the opportunity please would you promote to your community groups and individuals in your area that information is available via the website. A little more information in case you are not familiar with Riparian Ownership… If you have a watercourse, ditch, stream, river or culvert on or next to your land you are known as a ‘riparian owner’. Riparian owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of watercourses on their land to ensure that they are not a flood risk to other people or property. Well maintained watercourses can significantly benefit the local community by reducing flood risk and creating habitats for wildlife. The riparian responsibilities for landowners under law are to: - Ensure the flow of water is not obstructed or polluted - Maintain the bottom and sides of the watercourse (including managing any trees and vegetation growing on the banks) - Remove any obstructions, such as rubbish, fallen branches or garden waste - Maintain any structures (such as trash screens, culverts, weirs and mill gates) on it. It is important to promote and support communities to look after the watercourses in the county and this information will provide a helpful resource for them. Further information is available via the website and if you have a particular question relating to Operation Watershed please go to: Or email:
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New community event hosted by Oakwood School brings festive cheer to the lonely this Christmas
Oakwood School have teamed up with the organisers of the very successful Emsworth Community Christmas to host a new community event within the local area of Funtington, opening its doors to people who may be alone and would enjoy Christmas Day in the company of others. Funtington Community Christmas will be hosted at Oakwood School and will be open to anyone who may otherwise be lonely on Christmas Day – young or old. The day will start at 10.30am where guests will be welcomed with a mince pie and festive drink, before enjoying a delicious traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. There will be festive fun, carol singing, music, presents and plenty of opportunity to enjoy being with others for Christmas before the day draws to a close at 4pm. Transport will be available for any guests who require lifts to and from the event. Clare Bradbury, Headteacher at Oakwood School, said, “We are at the heart of the community here in Funtington and it made absolute sense to support this wonderful initiative and offer the school as a venue. Many of our staff, families and friends will be involved in the preparation and running of the day, helping to make Christmas Day a day to remember – we will even watch the Queen’s Speech together!” From now until the Christmas Day event, the team will be busy fundraising and there is a JustGiving page set up for anyone wishing to donate, accessed from the Funtington Community Christmas page on Facebook. Money raised will be spent on transport, fresh produce, Christmas decorations and every guest will go home with a box of gifts put together by Oakwood children and handed out by Santa. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help or attend the Community Christmas Day should contact the school directly on 01243 575209....
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Luxury Christmas Wreaths, Table Centres & Garlands
Hi everyone Milly Boxley, a former florist based in Midhurst who now runs Saddlers B&B in Funtington is now taking orders for her unique and bespoke fresh luxury Christmas wreaths, garlands and table centres. A stunning piece of art to add colour and zest to your festive decorations and front door. Milly makes them from fresh using the best Nordic Blue spruce and to order but equally happy design you a show stopping creation as per your reques to your budget. We have attached some images of her creations and basic prices. She shall be exhibiting her work at Stansted Park Christmas Fayre on Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd November. If you would like to place an order and run through costs and design options, please contact Milly on 01243 575 029, 07815 7321 412 or by email
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For sale
Ridgeback folding bicycle 20 inch wheels £40-00 ono Fiamma Carry Bike for two bikes suitable for camper van £25-00 ono to...
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Was your child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015?
If so then he or she is eligible to start school in September 2019. Deadline for application is Tuesday 15 January. If your application is received after the deadline of Tuesday 15 January 2019 your chance of securing a place at one of your preference schools could be seriously affected. Apply online! It’s simple, convenient and time-saving. You can apply online from Monday 1 October 2018 at: Free internet access to apply online is available at all: West Sussex libraries Children and Family Centres If you would like further advice or information contact: 03330 142 903...
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The next meeting of the Funtington Flower Group is on Tuesday 20 November at 10.00am in Funtington and District Village Hall, Southbrook Road, West Ashling PO18 8DR. Mrs Pat MacDonald will provide a demonstration entitled “Christmas is coming”. The usual Sales Table, Secondhand Paperback Stall and Raffle will also be there. We are always happy to see visitors and new members....
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Funtington and District Village Hall
These are exciting times for our much used and much loved, village hall, with the planning now well underway to refurbish this lovely old hall. If you would like to help or become involved in this exciting project, the trustees are looking for residents to come forward and form a ‘Friends of the Village Hall’ group. This group will discuss their wants and needs for the hall, get involved in fund raising and/or the day to day running and management of the hall, our ‘friends’ will be involved with, and kept up to date on, all aspects of the future refurbishment of the hall. Please contact Jane Mottershead. The trustees are also looking for a Bookings Manager for the hall, the position is not overly demanding. If you would like to know more, or are able to offer your services in any way at all to the Village Hall Committee, please contact Jane Mottershead. Jane Mottershead Chair of Funtington and District Village Hall. 01243 575480
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Animal Blessing Service, St Andrew’s, West Stoke, Sunday 28th October at 11 a.m.
Although this service did not get onto the October Calendar of the Parish Magazine I am sure that all Pet owners will be delighted to know that this annual service will be held on Sunday 28th October at 11 a.m. at St Andrew’s, West Stoke. Please do come with your Pet, dogs on leads and perhaps cats and rabbits in their cages. We would love to have a horse which could perhaps join in from the Church doorway. Some of you might like to come just to remember a loved companion. There will be coffee and refreshment after the service. And don’t forget that the clocks go back one hour on the 28th!...
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Latest Local Business Announcements

Beauty & Sole
Kids going back to school soon? Time for you to feel fabulous ! Book in for a relaxing massage or feel pampered with a pedicure! To Book: E: T: 07826 546959 Or Facebook message...
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Beauty & Sole Elleebana Lash Lift
Beauty & Sole have got your holidays lashes sorted! Elleebana lash lift is the perfect accessory to any summer outfit!☀️ The treatment lasts 6 weeks and it’s your own natural lash just enhanced ! £30 with a free lash tint To book: T: 07826 546959 E: Or Facebook message * patch test required a minimum of 24hours before treatment *...
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Beauty & Sole Lauren Sole
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Beauty & Sole Valentine Offer
Beauty and Sole Valentine Offer...
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Beauty & Sole Valentine’s Gift Vouchers
The ultimate gift for your Valentine! Gift vouchers from Beauty & Sole can be a monetary amount or a specific treatment so these are bound to put a smile on their face! If you would like to order one please contact Beauty & Sole! 07826 546959...
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Downland Workshops
Traditional timber framing, restoration and carpentry...
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Saddlers B&B
Saddlers B&B is a stunning boutique B&B set in Funtington....
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Need accommodation for your friends and family? Think of Saddlers, your local B&B in Funtington.
Saddlers is a stunning, newly renovated and designed luxury boutique B&B set in Funtington, 10 minutes from Goodwood, Chichester and Bosham. We would be delighted to welcome any of your friends and family who require accommodation up to the festival season. Saddlers offers 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. Each room is fitted with Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels, a flat-screen TV, kettle, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer and a digital radio. For your additional comfort, a private Snug room is available to relax in where a warm log fire is lit for chilly evenings. If you have an over spill of guests and need a place for them to stay, please think of us. For rates and availability, please visit our website or contact Milly on 01243 575 029. We are proud to be part of Funtington village and look forward to supporting our local community. *Note: We are closed from Christmas to New Year....
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