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Latest Grapevine Messages

Cardboard boxes urgently required
Does anyone have any removal boxes (different sizes if possible) that they want to get rid of? Or any ideas about how to source some? Many thanks inadvance. Pls call or message Mark on 07708 632001 or email me on u12b12@me.com...
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A Light Hearted Evening of Words and Music to Entertain You – 10th November at 7.30 pm
Chichester Festival of Music, Dance and Speech in the warm church(!) at West Dean. This evening includes refreshments and is being held to raise money for the John Warner singing competition April 2018 Tickets: £10:00 from ... Mary Smith: cfmdssec@gmail.com Peter Rice: pandjrice@yahoo.co.uk 01243 535246...
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Saddlers Start Date Correction
Please take note of correction to start date - the position is to start end of October 2017 and not 2018. Thank you...
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Saddlers B&B is seeking a Mrs Doubtfire or her younger sister!
We have just launched a new boutique B&B in Funtington called Saddlers B&B and looking for someone to help with domestic cleaning duties and ideally cooking breakfast on a regular basis (8am - 11.30am). Duties will include, cleaning house, making guest bedrooms and bathrooms, ironing, serving, clearing and cooking breakfast and any other adhoc duties. Please take note, as this is a new business, hours will have to be flexible to start with and on a zero hour contract. The B&B will be open 7 days a week, but the weekends will be our busiest times so availability during the weekend is essential. Previous experience in cleaning in the hotel, B&B industry is an asset as well as being able to cook a delicious English Breakfast. Work to commence end of October 2018. About us Saddlers is owned by husband and wife team Tim & Milly Boxley and we have 2 cats and 1 puppy. We aim to deliver a 5* service, full of warmth, comfort with a friendly relaxed atmosphere - home from home! We would love someone who is keen for some extra work who lives locally to help us and be part of the Saddlers Team. We look forward to hearing from you. Job Type: Part-time - Zero hour contract Salary: £10.00 /hour Please contact Milly at: T: 01243 575 029 E: info@saddlersbb.com www.saddlersbb.com...
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Flower Group Demonstration – September 19th @ 10 a.m.
Do come along to the next Funtington Flower Group demonstration at the Village Hall in West Ashling on Tuesday September 19th at 10.00 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and be inspired! Lots of useful flower arranging material to buy. Dawn Robinson 01243 389689...
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Kettles and a toaster free to a good home
Boots single-slot (25cm/9 ½”) Electronic toaster. Used but in perfect working order. 1.7 ltr electric kettle. Elderly but works well. 0.7 ltr Morphy Richards electric travel kettle. Good condition. All free; first come, first served....
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Fish tank for sale
We have a fish tank with lid available for £10. It measures 40 X 20 cms, 30 cms high and would be suitable for small animal or fish . Good condition. Tel 01243 573111...
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Exhibition in Funtingon Village Hall on Funtington Parish in the Past
The exhibition of pictures and artefacts of Funtington Parish in the Past is set up in the hall and there is an article about it in the Chichester Observer and the West Sussex Gazette today. (see the link) It is open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday August 26th- August 28th. If you would like to help on any of the days please phone or come along to the hall today. Geoffrey Boys 01243 575786...
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Exhibition in Funtingon Village Hall on Funtington Parish in the Past
The exhibition of pictures and artefacts of Funtington Parish in the Past is now set up in the hall and there is an article about it in the Chichester Observer and the West Sussex Gazette today. (see the link) It is open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday August 26th- August 28th. Geoffrey Boys...
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Silver Cross Vintage Pram
For Sale: Vintage Silver Cross Pram in good condition £120.00...
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Sunday 27 August at 11:00 – Church Service
For those who usually attend the 11:00am Family Service at St. Andrew's Church, West Stoke there is a change NEXT SUNDAY 27 August. Next Sunday there will be a Holy Communion Service at 11:00am at St. Mary's, Funtington with The Rt. Reverend Dr. Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester. St. Andrew's has agreed to forgo the usual Sunday Family Service so that everyone can attend Holy Communion at St. Mary's. All are welcome. Please come along and enjoy a Joint Service with our Bishop....
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Coffee Morning – Funtington Flower Group
August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Please join us at our Coffee Morning on 22nd August at 10.30 a.m. at 5 Lynch Down, Funtington. Everyone is welcome - come along and bring a friend or just come along and meet up with your neighbours and friends. There will be cakes for sale, ‘good as new’ books and lots of useful floristry equipment....
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Dimplex Radiator For sale
Dimplex Cadiz Oil Free Radiator, 3kw for sale. £159.99 in Argos catalogue. Hardly used - owner now lives in centrally heated flat so doesn't need. No manual, but easy to use. £60.00....
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Starting School – September 2018
The application process for children due to start school in September 2018 will begin on Monday 2 October 2017. The key points that need to be taken into account are: Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions Applications can be made between 2 October 2017 and 15 January 2018 Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2018 The Information for Parents booklet will be available on our website from 2 October 2017 Further information is available by contacting Richard Godsmark on 03330 142 903 Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. Therefore please apply by the closing date....
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Good Neighbours Cream Tea – Sunday 23 July
This Sunday's Cream Tea at West Stoke Village Hall will raise funds for our local Good Neighbours scheme. Teas are served from 3:00 - 5:00pm, and for a bargain £5 you'll have a scone (served with jam and clotted cream), a pot of tea and a slice of your choice of up to ten home-baked cakes! Do come along if you can to support this group of local volunteers who offer assistance to residents in need of a helping hand...
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Funtington Flower Group – 18th July 2017
Our next meeting is on Tuesday July 18th at 10.00am at the Funtington and District Village Hall, West Ashling PO18 8DR. Mrs Gill Homer will be showing us “Floral Delight.” Gill is a very popular Demonstrator, so we hope to welcome many visitors to this meeting! There will be stalls for Good as New Paperback books, CDs, and plants, flowers, and floristry equipment – all at very good prices. Dawn Robinson, Secretary, 01243 389689...
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REMINDER!! FUNTINGTON FETE AND FUN DOG SHOW – THIS SATURDAY 8th JULY
Funtington Primary School in West Ashling 12 noon - 3.30 p.m. Dog Show Registration 12 noon - starts at 1 p.m. Lots of fun for all the family: Bric-a brac, Books, Plants and more. Burgers, Cream Teas, Pimms and Beer. Donkey Rides, Bouncy Castle and games for the children...
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Volunteer Photographer needed!
On Sunday 9 July Parkinson's UK will be holding a brand new sponsored 4.5 mile Walk for Parkinson's around Cowdray Estate, Midhurst. We would really like to capture the event with some photographs of our walkers and so are on the hunt for a volunteer photographer to help us. This brilliant volunteer would need to be at the start area from around 9.30am until 10am when the walk starts, and then at a location on the walk to take some pictures of the walkers as they go past. If you think you could help us with this we would love to hear from you either by email or on 0344 225 3750. Registration is still open for the walk via our website so if anyone would like to take part it is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. All the funds raised will help support the vital research work taking place to find a cure for Parkinson’s and improve the lives of the 127,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition....
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COMMUNITY TABLE AT THE FUNTINGTON – Saturday 8th July – 12 – 3.30 p.m.
There will be a Community Table set up at the Fete this year. If you would like to promote your local group please being your promotional materials along on the day - this will need your contact details as so people can contact you. You may think that everyone locally knows about your Club or Society or Charity but you may be surprised who else you might attract. There are already a number of Groups displaying on the Table: Good Neighbours, Grapevine, the Flower Club and the Guides. Please do join in. If you can't come on the day but would like something displayed please let me know and I could take it over for you. Jo Laird jml@laird.uk.net 01243 574878...
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FUNTINGTON FETE – Saturday 8th July – 12.00 – 3.30 p.m Funtington Primary School
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY 12.00 – 12.15 p.m. Enter your cakes for the Best Funtington Baker 12.00 – 1.00 p.m. Dog Show registration 12.30 p.m. Judging of Best Funtington Baker 1.00 p.m. Dog Show starts 2.30 p.m. School Choir 2.45 p.m. Tug of War 3.20 p.m. Raffle Draw There will be many interesting stalls including: plants, books and bric-a-brac. Bring the children for Donkey Rides and games. Barbeque and Cream Teas....
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Latest Newsletter Topics

Understanding Major Parking Proposals Audit and Consultation
Radical ideas to try to re-allocate parking in Chichester city centre have been outlined by West Sussex County Council. But how could the changes affect you? A consultation is running unti 31 October on possibilities to reduce traffic and rearrange parking from long-stay car parks onto various streets, in the road space audit. For more...
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Councillors Reject Unpopular A27 Scheme
At a special meeting on Wednesday 27 September, Chichester District Council members refused the temptation to back Highways England’s Option 2 and see the £250m funding restored. With West Sussex County Council highly likely to do the same and with the backing of MP Gillian Keegan, the city will turn its back on the unpopular...
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Bogus Police Officers Target City
Residents are being warned about bogus phone callers pretending to be police officers. The warning follows more than £20,000 being stolen from three residents in our area. In a statement police said the fraud involves the pretend police officers getting people to hand over money to couriers. Police say that one elderly lady had a...
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South Downs Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation 26 September – 21 November 2017
The South Downs National Park Authority has published the Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan for public consultation. This is your final chance to have your say on the Local Plan, before it is submitted to Government in 2018. This is the first Local Plan to cover the entire South Downs National Park....
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Your Voice: The People’s Panel
Give your opinion about local issues and help influence the County Council’s decisions. Your Voice: The People’s Panel (formerly ‘Residents’ e-Panel) is a community of people who have volunteered to be consulted regularly about important local issues. Anyone who lives in West Sussex can become a member. Once you have registered we will send you...
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Starting School – September 2018
The application process for children due to start school in September 2018 will begin on Monday 2 October 2017. The key points that need to be  taken into account are: Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions Applications can be made between 2 October 2017 and 15 January 2018 Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February...
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Observer relaunches A27 pothole campaign
The stretch of the major road west of Chichester to Havant has again become laden with potholes and cracks, which are reportedly causing motorists to swerve dangerously to avoid them....
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West Stoke Village Hall Cream Teas
The cream teas held annually at West Stoke Village Hall will start this year on 11 June. They will be held between 3 and 5pm on each Sunday of the week with the final tea being held on 20 August. Each cream tea is held to support either a well known charity or the Village...
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Six Public Access Defibrillators now available for use
Widespread coverage is now in place across our Parish with four new PAD installations. It’s also very pleasing that Guy Hodgkin, owner of Concierge Camping and Bruce Ives of Dunreyth Alpacas have made their existing Defibrillators available for public access....
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Funtington Community Centre Society Ltd to be made dormant
The Annual Members Meeting was held as planned in the Funtington and District Village Hall last Thursday 25th May. At the meeting the members passed the following motion: ‘The Funtington District Community Centre Society Ltd (FDCCSL) be made dormant from the date of this meeting (25 May 2017) until such time that circumstances change and...
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Latest Local Business Announcements

That Very Special Christmas Present ? Order Yours Now!
Q: What to give that Very Special Someone (who already seems to have everything)? A: An original, bespoke painting by accomplished local artist, Anne Chadwick. Anne paints beautiful portraits - both human and animal, landscapes, houses, gardens, churches, boats, cars, flowers, cities (e.g. memories of that romantic trip to Venice?), etcetera. See some of her paintings on: www.annechadwickfineart.co.uk To discuss your ideas, email Anne via the website, or call her on: 01243 576139...
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Remedial Massage Clinic – Introductory Offer – £30 for treatment of your choic
Holistic and Sports Massage Therapy Are you suffering from pain, tension or discomfort? I am an expert in helping with all musculoskeletal conditions and have great results with: Back, neck and shoulder pain; joint and muscle pain; sports injuries; sciatica; arthritis; headaches, migraines and insomnia; stress, fatigue and anxiety. All treatments are tailored to meet your individual needs....
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Beauty & Sole extended offer!
This has been such a popular offer ! I'm going to extend it until the end of August! Parties ? Holidays ? Weddings? I've got you covered! Enjoy an Express Manicure and an Express Pedicure for just £25 ! The perfect way to complete an outfit for any occasion! Offer valid until 31st August 2017. To book: Laurenvictoriasole@gmail.com 07826 546959...
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Alpaca Fibre
After shearing we have a quantity of fleece from neck and legs etc that we do not use. If anyone can use it please come and collect it. Many colours FREE...
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Competition to win a free vehicle service.
GT4 Sussex (vehicle servicing in Funtington) is currently running a competition to win a free vehicle service. All you have to do is enter the competition on Facebook. Just go to our facebook page at GT4 Sussex and scroll down to the competition post and follow the instructions. It will take 1-2 minutes of your time and you could win a vehicle service that could save you £400!! That is a competition worth entering! Good luck....
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Beauty & Sole April Offer
This is a treatment to pamper the mind,body & soul! Indulge in a 45minute Reflexology treatment this month for £22 Reflexology is great for anybody, stimulating pressure points on the feet to encourage well-being and relaxation. Treatment includes a warm up massage, Reflexology and a relaxation foot massage to end. I am a mobile therapist, so you can relax in the comfort of your own home. To Book call,text or email: Laurenvictoriasole@gmail.com 07826 546959...
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New shop open
Dunreyth Alpacas at Adsdean Park - new shop is now open . All things Alpaca ....
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Gardeners gold
That time of year for preparing your garden or allotment? This is what you need for fantastic results....
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Beauty and Sole February treat
A dreamy offer for the month of love! During February book in for an Indian Head Massage and save £5! Spoil a loved one or treat yourself with this indulgent back,neck,shoulder and scalp massage Massages are performed in the comfort of your own home so light the candles and surprise your special someone to a romantic gift. To book call,email or text Lauren on: 07826 546959 Laurenvictoriasole@gmail.com Valid from 1st Feb - 28th Feb 2017...
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Merry Christmas from Beauty & Sole
Merry Christmas! Whether you like massages, waxing or having your nails done, Enjoy this little gift from Beauty & Sole to help ease you into the new year ! Enjoy £5 off any treatment of your choice* during January. To book or request a treatment menu : 07826 546959 Laurenvictoriasole@gmail.com Facebook.com/beautysole *treatment booked must have a value of £20 or more. Must show voucher at payment. Only one per person....
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