Oct 17

Public Spaces Protection Orders introduced in Mid Sussex

Dog control measures in Mid Sussex are set to be updated today (Tuesday 17 October) as Public Spaces Protection Orders replace the existing legislation.


Mid Sussex currently uses Dog Control Orders to protect the local environment and deter irresponsible dog ownership. However, they are due to expire later this year and Mid Sussex District Council is replacing them with Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

The new Public Spaces Protection Orders will be implemented from 17 October 2017 under legislation in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.


The Council conducted a six week public consultation on the change and is now transferring its existing powers under the Dog Control Orders over to the new PSPOs. The only amendments are; the number of dogs that one person can walk at a Council Nature Reserve will be restricted to six and Hearing Dogs have been added to the list of dogs allowed in excluded areas, as suggested by the Kennel Club.


The majority of dog owners in Mid Sussex are responsible, pick up their dogs’ mess and keep them under proper control. However, there is a small minority who don’t and this can create problems. The Public Spaces Protection Orders enable fixed penalty notices to be issued by an authorised officer when they see an offence occur. These are set at £75 or £50 if paid within 10 days.


The new Public Spaces Protection Orders will cover:


•    Dog Fouling


In order to reduce the amount of dog fouling in Mid Sussex, people having charge and control of dogs are required to clean up their dogs’ mess. This order is applied to any land which is open to the air and to which the public have access.


•    Dog Exclusion


To prevent people or the dogs themselves being injured as a result of sharing activity space, dogs are excluded from all fenced children’s play areas and fenced recreational areas such as tennis courts, bowling greens and multi activity areas owned by Mid Sussex District Council.


•    Dogs on Lead by Direction


In order to stop a loose dog disrupting sporting or community events or disturbing local wildlife, dogs must be placed on a lead if requested to do so by an authorised officer. This order applies to Mid Sussex District Council owned land on which formal sports and community events regularly take place, and all designated nature reserves.


•    Dogs Specified Maximum Amount (6)


The number of dogs one person can take onto Council owned Nature Reserves or selected large parks is restricted to six.


Residents are encouraged to report any dog control offences to the Mid Sussex District Council Park Ranger Team on 01444 477561 or by emailing rangers@midsussex.gov.uk. It is important to provide as much detail as possible about the incident, including the time, location and description of the dog(s) and dog walker so that the rangers can target their patrols effectively and deal with the issues.

Oct 13


We are setting up a group called “Poynings Families’ complete with a ‘Small Charity’ constitution and bank account.

This can receive grants for children’s play equipment as well as offering a networking service for emergency babysitting etc.

Please join us and help choose some additional play equipment by emailing sheilamarshall500@gmail.com

Thanks Sheila

Oct 13

Poynings Bonfire – Sat 4 November – Help needed

Can you volunteer to help with car parking and traffic flow?

Contact Mike on airey2005@btinternet.com or 857985


Volunteers still get to see the fireworks.  Help is needed from 5pm until about 6.40pm.

It is necessary to ensure the road is kept available for traffic and the procession.

The event can’t run without sufficient helpers.



Oct 13

Poynings Bonfire & Fireworks 2017

The torch procession and Guy will leave the Royal Oak at approximately 6.25 on Sat Nov 4th. The lighting of the bonfire and fireworks will follow.

You can take material to the bonfire 9am-5pm Oct 17th – 1st Nov

It must be taken to the bonfire site, not left on the forecourt
Clean burning material only – No tyres, plastic metal etc

Oct 04

Four Quartets

Oct 04

Table Tennis Table

2.30 pm Sat 7th October Poynings Recreation Ground

A short ceremony to officially open the new table tennis table involving WSDC, MSDC, PPC and as many of those involved as possible.
Sheila would like to thank all those who kindly donated to the ‘Just Giving Fund’, the table tennis tournament and an earlier raffle.

Oct 04

Poynings Harvest delivered to Brighton and Hove City Mission

The donated goods were delivered and weighed at the Missions food bank on Stanley Road where they were weighed.

We had collected 100kg of goods which are valued at £2 per kg.. Thus a bumper Harvest Crop of £200 for the struggling families in Brighton and Hove.

Thank you Poynings!















Oct 04



Please join us for




Harvest Festival Service

October 15th 2017 11.00am


Following the service there will be a


Family ‘Harvest Field’ Picnic


Ploughman’s Lunch tied in a napkin/ knapsack

(material bundle like Dick Whittington)


Cost – £6.50

(which must be ordered in advance and includes a glass of wine)


eaten in the church or, if the weather is fine, outside in the churchyard


Harvest Hamper Raffle

(and other prizes)


phone 07812 465 559

or email StAndrewsEdburton@yahoo.co.uk and leave contact details

Sep 29

Holy Trinity Church – Harvest food collection


If you would like to donate food items for Sunday’s Harvest Festival, please leave non-perishable food items on your doorstep for collection this Saturday morning from 9am.

We are collecting food for the Brighton and Hove City Mission, supporting individuals and families who are poor and vulnerable.

Thank you!

Sep 29

Poynings Children’s Play Area Additional equipment

Come and air your views

Wednesday 11 October

Village Hall at 8pmIf you can’t make it, post your ideas through Betty Powell’s door at 21 Mill Close by Mon 9 October.

Sheila. 01273 857482






Please note the arrival of the new all weather
TABLE TENNIS TABLE at the Recreation Ground.
(Bats and ball will be available from box at end of Betty’s garden).

It is hoped to have MEMORIAL BENCH installed near the table tennis table in memory of Bob Powell.

Bob was instrumental in the building of the sports pavilion and securing the field and allotments for the village.
Should you wish to donate towards a bench,

There is a collection box on the bar of the Royal Oak Pub.

(C) Mike A.

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