May 18

Poynings Volunteers Group

Further to my appeal in the November Newsletter (hard copy), we now have a small group of volunteers.

Part of the plan is to create a ‘Small Charitable Organisation’, complete with trustees and a bank account in order to receive any grants that we may need to apply for to improve the village.

We still need people of all ages, with various abilities, skills and contacts, with the intention of establishing a suitable communications network.

If you are interested please email Sheila – .



May 11

Off the Fence

‘Holy Trinity are once again collecting items for the charity  ‘Off the Fence’ who support the homeless in Brighton and Hove.

Donations of toiletries particularly shampoo & soap, food such as   chocolate, sugar and snacks as well as underwear are all gratefully accepted.

Please drop near the font in the Church or call Nigs on 857298 to collect. 

Please take a moment to look over their wish list

Many thanks! 

Nigs Digby 

May 11

Don’t miss your chance to register to vote


Mid Sussex District Council urges residents to make sure they are registered to vote to take part in the forthcoming General Election.
On Thursday 8th of June 2017 voters in Mid Sussex, and across the country, will go to the polls to elect their representative to Parliament. The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22nd of May.

Voters in the Mid Sussex constituency will be receiving their polling cards very soon. It is worth remembering that registering for Council Tax does not mean you are automatically on the Electoral roll, these are separate processes. If you have not received a polling card it is worth taking time to check you are on the register, because on polling day it will be too late.

If you have recently had a change of circumstances such as moving home, changing your name, or have recently turned 18, then you will need to update your registration information before you can vote.

To update your details using the simple online registration form visit You will need to supply personal details, including your National Insurance number. For more information about the election, or to get help registering to vote, please contact Electoral Services at Mid Sussex District Council on or call 01444 477222.

May 07

Poynings Parish Council Annual Meeting 9th May 2017

The Annual Meeting of Poynings Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 9th May 2016 at 7.30pm.



  1. Outgoing Chairman’s welcome
  2. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Financial Report – Clerk
  5. Local Talks

National Trust Ranger  Charlie Cain

Senior Project Manager BT – Paul Boichat

Bolney Parish Council – Tony Steer

MSDC Councillor

  1. Open Forum

Refreshments will be served

Clerk to the Council
Mr Colin Warburton
6  Poynings Road
Poynings BN45 7AP

Tel: 01273 857024


May 07

Poynings Parish Council Meeting May 9th 2017

The next meeting of Poynings Parish Council is be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7pm.


1)    Apologies for absence

2)    Minutes

3)    Matters Arising

4)    Expenditure for March and April

5)    Planning applications
a) SDNP/17/00426/FUL | Siting of a mobile home and occupation by agricultural workers, including the removal of a 5m of hedgerow| Poynings Grange Farm
b) SDNP/17/00225/HOUS | Install 2no. conservation heritage Velux windows (660mmx1180mm) to main roof | Shepherds Hey The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
c) SDNP/17/00540/FUL | To replace existing Aluminium windows and sliding patio doors | The Rectory The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
d) SDNP/17/00564/HOUS | Ground floor rear extension | Arden Cottage The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
e) SDNP/17/00573/TCA | (T1, T2 and T3) Damsons – Coppice. (T4) Damson – Fell. (T5) Holly – Fell. | Southdown View The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
f) SDNP/17/01803/HOUS | Demolition of existing side and rear extensions. Replacement extensions to the side and rear elevation of the existing property. Replacement porch to front elevation. Allowance for internal alterations. | Wickham House Mill Lane Poynings BN45 7AE
g) SDNP/17/01527/PRE | Extension to the existing leisure path (known as Sustrans 82) from the Devils Dyke Road junction up to the hard standing area adjacent the Dyke Car Park.
h) SDNP/17/01947/TCA | Notification of intension to fell 1No Ash Tree | Dyke Farm House The Street Poynings Brighton West Sussex BN45 7AQ

6)     Roundabout

7)     Shelter by church

8)     Pondtail Wood

9)    Dates of Next Meetings

This meeting will be followed at 7.30pm by the Annual Parish Council Meeting

Clerk to the Council
Mr Colin Warburton

6 Poynings Road Poynings West Sussex BN45 7AP

Tel: 01273 857024

Apr 28

Fulking Plant Sale

Seedling Sunday plant sale May 7th 11-2 .

In Fulking village hall.

Flower and vegetable seedlings.



Do come to this friendly village event.

(cakes and plants much appreciated)!

Apr 27

Poynings Yoga

There is a Yoga class in Poynings village hall.

Tuesday evenings at 7.45-8.45.

£5 drop in, run by BWY qualified Caroline Delacour.

(It won’t be on when council meetings are on)

Apr 27

Pyecombe Plant Sale


2pm – 4pm

At Pyecombe Church Yard

Beautiful selection of garden plants for sale!

Raffle, Gardening books, Garden Pots and Bric-a-brac Stall

Teas and home made cakes also available

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 (

* 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.

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