Apr 19

Garden Party – Pangdean Farm

in aid of the Malagiri School, Nepal

Thursday 1 June 4pm – 7pm

Sue’s Garden, Pangdean Farm*

music, refreshments, raffle, jewellery sale, croquet and garden games, information about the school – after the earthquake and future needs.

Tickets: £12.50 adults, £7 children
(afternoon tea and a drink included)

Available from: Jill Munday (01273 566276), Karen Lewis (01273 857013), Lorraine Harrison (l.harrison@brighton.ac.uk)

* BN45 7FJ (if wet in Pangdean Barn)

Apr 13

Happy Easter

Have you noticed the smiley face in the Church bank?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The church wishes everyone in the village a very happy Easter!

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er church and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host, of smiling daffodils

Beside the church, beneath the trees

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Mar 31

Litter Picking – This Weekend


Don’t forget, this Sunday we are trying to make our village look tidy. Don’t be left out.

Sunday morning 10.30 – just an hour. Meet at Dyke Farm House.

Contact John Digby (johndigby@saffronstar.co.uk).

 

Mar 28

PONDTAIL WOOD – SITE SOLD – Ammended


March 28, 2017

We can confirm that the Pondtail Wood site, subject to a planning Enforcement Notice, (EN) and forestry Restocking Notice, has now been sold.

This site remains as private land. The original owner – Wineham Properties has chosen to withdraw the appeal against the EN and the SDNPA has issued a Section 173(A)(1) notice which varies the requirements of the Enforcement Notice – removing the reference to the restocking notice (which is the subject of a separate appeal, under the remit of the Forestry Commission) and extending the time for compliance by 6 months (from 28th March 2017). Such a timescale is considered to be both reasonable and achievable for the new owner. In any case, the site cannot be restocked with trees until the new planting season commences in autumn.

We believe this is a positive outcome for the National Park, providing certainty for the future management of the planning breach – not only has the appeal been withdrawn but the new owner, along with the former owner of the site, have signed an agreement with the SDNPA that they will not lodge any challenges to the amended EN.

Had Wineham Properties chosen instead to continue with the planning Inquiry this level of certainty could not have been guaranteed. Whilst we consider our case to be strong in planning terms, there is always the risk that the appeal Inspector could not have found in our favour.

We consider this to be a good outcome and look forward to working with the new site owner to restore the site in accordance with the requirements of the amended Enforcement Notice.

 

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/pondtail-wood-update-site-sold/

Mar 28

Henfield Parking Charges

Annual Parking Disc

From Monday 3 April 2017 Horsham DC are introducing a new parking charge policy for the market town and village car parks within the district.

They are introducing an Annual Parking Disc that entitles you to park in all HDC market town and village car parks for just £12 per year (23p per week) for the first disc and £6 each for any additional discs, with a maximum of 4 per household.

The new £12 Annual Parking Disc will allow you to park for the maximum stay permitted in all the car parks. This excludes Horsham town centre and Southwater Country Park. These are for use Monday – Saturday only. No parking restrictions apply on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

Special Offer
– for a limited time only. You can purchase the new Annual Parking Disc and to get your 2nd disc FREE before 30 April

See more at: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/parking/annual-parking-disc

Mar 27

Pondtail Wood Update Bulletin – 27 March 2017

SDNPA

 

We can confirm that the Pondtail Wood site, subject to a planning Enforcement Notice, (EN) and forestry Restocking Notice, has now been sold.  The existing owner has chosen to withdraw his appeal against the EN and we have issued a revised EN to take account of the fact that the requirement to restock the trees is subject to separate legislation and Restocking Notice (still in place) to be pursued by the Forestry Commission.

The amended EN also provides the new owner six months to remove the waste from the site. Such a timescale is considered to be both reasonable and achievable for the new owner. In any case, the site cannot be restocked with trees until the new planting season commences in autumn.

We believe this is a positive outcome for the National Park, providing certainty for the future management of the planning breach – not only has the appeal been withdrawn but the new owner, along with the former owner of the site, have signed an agreement with the SDNPA that they will not lodge any challenges to the amended EN.

Had the site owner chosen instead to continue with the planning Inquiry this level of certainty could not have been guaranteed. Whilst we consider our case to be strong in planning terms, there is always the risk that the appeal Inspector could not have found in our favour.

We consider this to be a good outcome and look forward to working with the new site owner to restore the site in accordance with the requirements of the amended Enforcement Notice.

Mar 24

Village litter picking Cancelled

Due to it being Mothers day on Sunday, this weeks litter picking has reluctantly been cancelled.

Do not despair, it will be done next Sunday, April 2nd. Same time, same place. Full details below.

Join the Great British Spring Clean in Poynings on Sunday April 2nd at 11:00. We want to clear the Poynings streets of all litter. Our plan is to have two small groups, one beginning at the western village boundary of The Street,  and the second starting at the roundabout. We’ll include Mill Lane, the Causeway and Church Lane as far as Saddlescombe Road. It shouldn’t take long – maximum 2 hours. Volunteers please register with John Digby (johndigby@saffronstar.co.uk). Places are strictly limited, so hurry to avoid disappointment!  10 lucky volunteers will be suitably kitted out,  with litter pickers,  gloves, hi-vis tabards, bags and bag hoops, and we have tubs of antibacterial handwipes should they be needed. We plan to have someone in front of the pickers and someone behind to manage traffic at all times. Pickers will be rewarded with biscuits and juice for children and a pint for adults.

Gather at Dyke Farm House at 11:00 Sunday April 2nd.

This is a Poynings Parish Council initiative.

http://www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk/home/2684

Mar 24

Poynings Parish Council Planning Meeting

A planning meeting of Poynings Parish Council is to be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7pm.

Agenda

1)    Apologies for Absence

2)    SDNP/16/06388/FUL | To replace an existing residential dwelling with a new residential dwelling | Orchard Cottage Dyke Lane Poynings BN45 7AA

 

Mr Colin Warburton
Clerk to the Council
Hideaway Cottage
Poynings Road
Poynings
BN45 7AP
01273 857 024

Mar 23

The Villages Read

Over the hill in Brighton they have “The City Reads”. Now we have the “Downland Villages Read”

We will be holding a “meet the author” evening later this summer, as a fundraiser for local churches, but in the meantime we invite all villagers in Edburton, Fulking, Newtimber, Poynings and Pyecombe to read the book.
Maybe if you are in a book group you could choose it as your next read.

Belonging  by Umi Sinha has been chosen for this inaugural event. It is partly set in a small Sussex village in a fold of the South Downs and I am sure that you will all recognise the locations it describes in Sussex.
This fascinating book tells the interwoven story of three generations, from the time of the British Raj to the aftermath of the First World War, and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. This is a novel of secrets that unwind through Lila Langdon’s story of exile to England, through her grandmother Cecily’s letters home from India, and through the diaries kept by her father, Henry, as he puzzles over the enigma of his birth and his stormy marriage to the mysterious Rebecca.
Umi was born in India and moved to England when she was fifteen and manages to bring the settings both in India and Sussex alive.
Get your copy now from Amazon or order through us to save on the postage by emailing downlandbenefice@icloud.com

Stephanie Anderson
Communications Officer
Downlands Benefice

Mar 23

Better Broadband

The UK Government is committed to providing every home and business across the country with access to a basic broadband service.

If you cannot get a broadband speed of at least 2Mb per second you could qualify for a subsidised connection worth up to £350 to boost your internet speed.
Please Click Here for further information on finding out if you are eligible.

 

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