Mar 20

Pondtail Wood Appeal Hearing

“Please come and join a protest demo to show our concern at 9.30am on Tuesday 4th April outside the Pondtail Wood hearing at Mid Sussex District Council building at Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS!

We should be there before the start of the hearing, to make sure they know we care and we won’t give up on restoring Pondtail Wood! The hearing is at 10am.

Do come along even if it is only for 30 mins to show your support. The owner has good representation at the hearing and the people who make the decisions need to know that there is a strong local opposition.

Let me know if you want a lift or if you can offer a lift as parking isn’t brilliant.”

Mar 20

Poynings Defibrillator Training 2

This Saturday 25 March 10am.

at the Village hall

Defibrillator and CPR training.



Last Saturdays training was a great success. Everyone attending felt it was worthwhile and were glad they went.
You never know when you might be needed!

Come along next week.

You can donate at the training, or any time at:

http://www.henfieldresponders.org.uk

Mar 15

DOMESTIC CLEANER

£10.00 per hour

Reliable, trustworthy friendly and hardworking lady looking for cleaning jobs in and around Poynings and Fulking. Have own Car so transport not a problem. Can send C.V upon request and can obtain references. I have experience with kids and dogs and also rural locations and all it entails.

SO, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LADY THAT CAN DO GIVE ME A CALL ON 07876571732 OR EMAIL ME AT janine.colverson@gmail.com

Mar 15

POYNINGS CRICKET CLUB – QUIZ NIGHT

POYNINGS CRICKET CLUB 

 

INVITE YOU & 5 TEAM MATES

TO ENTER THE ANNUAL P.C.C QUIZ NIGHT

ON APRIL 1ST

HELD @ PRESTON NOMADS CRICKET CLUB

HOSTED BY THIS YEARS QUIZ MASTER

MR M.T CUTRESS

A POYNINGS RESIDENT SINCE 1960 & CRICKETING ALL ROUNDER SINCE 1973. AMONGST HIS MANY OTHER TALENTS HE WAS THE FOUNDER MEMBER AND PLAYER MANAGER OF AFC DYNAMO POYNINGS IN 1980 AND FOR MANY YEARS WAS RENOWNED AS THE FATTEST FLY HALF IN SUSSEX SPENDING MANY YEARS MANOUVERING THE OVAL BALL FOR HOVE RFC. HE NOW SPENDS HIS TIME COACHING SUSSEX’S CRICKETING FUTURE INCLUDING OUR OWN PCC JUNIORS!

ONLY £7.50PP INCLUSIVE OF YOUR SUPPER

THERE WILL BE A LICENSED CASH BAR & A RAFFLE
WITH EXCELLENT
PRIZES

7:00PM FOR 7:30PM

THIS IS OUR MAIN FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR AND

YOUR SUPPORT WILL BE APPRECIATED.

ENTRIES TO tim.cutress@talk21.com asap.

Mar 14

Poynings Defibrillator Training

at the Village hall

This Saturday 18 March 2pm

&

Saturday 25 March 10am

Free defibrillator and CPR training.


Henfield Area Response Team have provided the defibrillator.

You can donate to their funds at the training, or any time at:

http://www.henfieldresponders.org.uk

Mar 08

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 08

Heroes wanted!

Join the Great British Spring Clean in Poynings on Sunday March 26th 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 March 26th.

This is a Poynings Parish Council initiative.

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

Mar 07

Mid Sussex District Council Corporate Plan and Budget approved for 2017/18

 

Mid Sussex District Council approved its Corporate Plan and Budget for 2017/18 at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

 

The financial outlook facing local government continues to be challenging but Mid Sussex District Council has set a balanced budget that protects frontline services, invests in key projects and continues to support the voluntary sector.

 

Over the last seven years, Revenue Support Grant funding for Mid Sussex has reduced massively from £6.4 million to £845,000. This year the grant funding will reduce even further to just £128,000.

 

Mid Sussex District Council has bridged the financial gap by maintaining a tight control over costs and using new, cost effective ways of delivering services. The savings generated mean that the Mid Sussex District Council element of Council Tax will rise by just 1.99%, an increase of £3.05 for an average Band D property, which is less than 6p per week.

 

The Corporate Plan and Budget 2017/18 confirms firm support for future economic growth in Mid Sussex. Over the next 12 months the Council will be working on the creation of a new business park in Burgess Hill, the redevelopment of the station quarter in Haywards Heath, which includes the new Waitrose store, and the revitalisation of the Martlets Shopping Centre.

 

The Council will be supporting the local community through grants to local voluntary organisations and the Wellbeing Service will help residents to develop healthy lifestyles. Funding will be provided for new community facilities and playgrounds and plans are in place to deliver 200 new affordable homes.

 

“Our approach to the 2017/18 Budget and Corporate Plan has always been consistent; to protect our key services, deliver savings and invest in community facilities,” said Councillor Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council. “It’s a well-tested and robust method that has enabled us deliver in excess of £7 million in savings over the last decade.

 

“We’re a low spending authority and I’m proud that we have been able to make such significant savings whilst maintaining and improving our services.

 

“We always aim to keep Council Tax a low as possible for our residents and we have frozen Council Tax for the last six years. However, in order to protect our services for the future we are proposing a modest increase of 1.99% this year.

 

“The Chancellor has indicated in his Autumn Statement that government finances will be constrained for some time to come. It’s vitally important that we continue to be prudent, invest wisely and focus our resources on the things that matter most to local people.”

Mar 03

Mad March Pub Quiz

The Mad March Pub Quiz is run in over 100 pubs throughout Sussex to raise funds for the Friends of Sussex Hospices – see link – https://www.friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk/mad-march-pub-quiz

The Shepherd & Dog is running this for the 3rd successive year, primarily as an opportunity for locals from around Fulking and Poynings to get together in a good cause.. The last two years have been greatly enjoyed.

Details are: 

7pm arrival for 7:30 start. £10 per ticket, we will shout some nibbles for all the tables, and a raffle later on in the evening.

Book a table direct with the Shepherd & Dog….there are still a few tables left!

Mar 02

POYNINGS PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

2nd March 2017                                 

 

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

Agenda

 

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes

     

  3. Matters Arising

     

  4. WSCC and MSDC

     

  5. Public Participation

     

  6. Expenditure for January and February

     

  7. Planning applications
    a) Longacres Dyke Lane Poynings BN45 7AA. Two storey side extension with single storey rear extension, and rear pitched roof dormer.
    b) SDNP/16/06388/FUL | To replace an existing residential dwelling with a new residential dwelling | Orchard Cottage Dyke Lane Poynings BN45 7AA
    c)

    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
    d) SDNP/17/00225/HOUS | Install 2no. conservation heritage Velux windows (660mmx1180mm) to main roof | Shepherds Hey The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
    e) SDNP/17/00540/FUL | To replace existing Aluminium windows and sliding patio doors | The Rectory The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
    f) SDNP/17/00564/HOUS | Ground floor rear extension | Arden Cottage The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ
    g) SDNP/17/00573/TCA | (T1, T2 and T3) Damsons – Coppice. (T4) Damson – Fell. (T5) Holly – Fell. | Southdown View The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ

     

  8. Pondtail Wood

 

  1. Operation Watershed

     

  2. MSDC Garden Party Nomination

     

  3. AGM – Parish Meeting

     

  4. Dates of Next Meeting

     

 

Clerk to the Council                            

Mr Colin Warburton

Tel: 01273 857024

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