Category: Parish Council

Jun 13

Work at Greenacres

Greenacres in Poynings have started a house extension works which will take about 12 to 18 months depending on weather conditions.  Part of the works are to put in a basement.  The equipment they’re going to need for this AND in order to allow the equipment to come through the back rather than the front …

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Jun 06

POYNINGS Public Footpath 18P – Temporary Closure Notice

The Footbridge is being replaced so this footpath will be closed for 5 days from the 20TH JUNE 2016. The closure is necessary whilst the footbridge is replaced by WSCC Volunteer Ranger team.  A copy of the Temporary Closure Notice in respect of Footpath 18P can be found on this link. Footpath FP18P, or by clicking …

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Jun 05

Pondtail Wood Information evening

Tuesday 7 June – 7.30pm Upstairs room at The Royal Oak, Poynings. Pondtail Wood – Poynings Many have been working to prevent the further destruction of these woods that we thought were protected by the National Park. If you want to know more about the current situation and how we hope to resolve it, join …

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Jun 02

WSCC Household Waste Recycling consultation

Have your say on proposed changes to their Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS). This consultation runs until 12 June. They are proposing changes to save around £2million, because the County Council continues to be faced by significant reductions to the funding it receives from central government, which along with your council tax, pays for the …

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May 27

Pondtail Wood

Stay vigilant this weekend – if you see trucks or Travellers entering Pondtail Wood, phone 999 immediately to inform the Police! Breaches of the Stop Notice should still be reported to Mike Airey as usual on 07884 165 867 or email

May 24

SheepWatch UK

•         SheepWatch UK is a new initiative which is trying to help people work together to reduce the number of attacks on sheep by dogs, support responsible dog ownership and enable stress-free dog walks •         The initiative is working closely with the Kennel Club, Farmers Unions, Police Forces, the National Sheep Association and others •         …

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May 22

The Queen’s birthday

Don’t forget that anyone over the age of 50 can apply for tickets to attend an afternoon tea event on June 10th at the Copthorne, Effingham Park Hotel, to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. This is a ticket only event for Mid Sussex older people, which will be opened by a Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex. Tickets …

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May 19

Wild About Mid Sussex

Local residents will be able to come face-to-face with some fascinating animals, reptiles, insects and birds at the Wild About Mid Sussex event on Saturday 4 June 2016. Held on the first day of Burgess Hill Summer Festival, ‘Wild About Mid Sussex’ is a free wildlife exhibition celebrating the wonderful countryside that surrounds the towns …

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May 16

Pondtail Wood Update

Local people came out in force today [16 May], along with reps from Sussex Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Earth, to protest against the illegal felling of Pondtail Wood on Muddleswood Road (opposite Singing Hills Golf Club) and the illegal bringing in of hardcore to create a hard surface entrance, decimating the woodland and …

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May 11

Pondtail Wood Stop Notice

As you may be aware, the new owners of Pondtail Wood, opposite Singing Hills Golf Club, have had a temporary Stop notice placed on them by the South Downs National Park due to the felling of trees and laying of hardcore. The notice has been placed on the gates to the woodland and the landowner …

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