Jul 29

Poynings Ping Pong

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Villagers,

As some of you already know, we have managed to secure a Community Initiative Fund grant for a concrete outdoor table tennis table at the Poynings Recreation Ground for £2,844.

This is a great way for our local youngsters to meet in a safe place, keep fit and enjoy themselves.

Although primarily for the use of ten to sixteen year olds in the four downland villages, all of us can use it. So get that bat out of the loft!

However, we still need to raise £3,000 for a suitable base. It has to comply with MSDC insurance requirements. This is where all of you can help. If you can spare anything at all, head over now to www.poynings.net/pingpong and donate (portal active for one month). It only needs 150 people to donate just £20. This will leave a legacy for generations to come.

If you have any fund raising ideas or offers of help please contact me sheila@oakpoynings.freeserve.co.uk

Sheila on behalf of

Jul 29

Pondtail Wood Weekly Update Bulletin – 29 July 2016

SDNPA

 

  • There was one further media article regarding the notification of the appeal in The Argus

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14632905.Landowner_who_illegally_felled_trees_appeals_notice/

No Further news this week

 

Key dates

 

  • Stop Notice was served on the 13th June 2016 and took effect immediately.
  • The Enforcement Notice was served on the 13 June and should have taken effect on 12th July 2016. This effective date is suspended due to the submission of an Appeal.
  • SDNPA were informed by solicitors acting on behalf of the site owners that an Appeal against the Enforcement Notice had been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate on 11 July 2016.
  • Remedial work specified in the Enforcement Notice should be completed by 23rd August 2016 (42 days from when the notice takes effect). Currently this date is suspended due to the appeal.
  • Before 30 April 2017 the land must be restocked with trees as per the Forestry Commission Notice.

 

SDNPA Website

 

SDNPA website has a dedicated webpage with regular updates, which can be accessed from the front screen by clicking on the photo titled ‘Pondtail Wood Update’:

 

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/pondtail-wood-update-15-july-2016/

 


 

Jul 29

Albourne Under 5’s Pre-School

 

Albourne

Under 5’s

Pre-School

 

Ages 2-5 years

Everyone Welcome!

 

Please contact us for an informal chat and to arrange a visit

 

Albourne Village Hall, Albourne, West Sussex

Tel: 07759 876017

    Email: Albournepreschool@outlook.com

 

Established since 1978

Jul 27

Local Baby sitter

Local Baby Sitting in Poynings/Fulking area.

Call Jasmine from Saddlescombe Farm  01273 857969.

Jul 22

Grey Tabby cat

Unfortunately a grey tabby cat was run over last night in the Road outside the flats in Poynings.

If the cat was yours, please contact Caius on 07802 895 374.

Jul 21

Join the carnival at a Mid Sussex Play Day

Local families are invited to take part in a 2016 Rio Olympics and carnival themed afternoon of fun and activities as part of Play Day 2016, a series of free community events organised by Mid Sussex District Council.

There will be three Play Day events held in locations throughout the District, so local families can join in the fun no matter where they live. The free Play Day events will be held at:

 

•    Victoria Park in Haywards Heath from 11am until 3pm on Weds 3 August

•    St John’s Park in Burgess Hill from 11am until 3pm on Thurs 4 August

•    King George’s Field in East Grinstead from 11am until 3pm on Weds 10 August

 

The days are designed to appeal to both boys and girls and are for children aged under 13. A fun packed day of activities is planned and families are welcome to bring a picnic and stay for the whole day.

 

Local children will have a chance to take part in track and field games, including foam javelin throwing, standing long jump, mini hurdles and the 25m sprint. The winners will get to stand on an Olympic style podium to receive their medals.

A specialist immersive theatre company, Goat and Monkey will be putting on interactive dramas throughout the day. Led by trained actors, children will use wireless headphones and top trump style playing cards as part of an epic adventure, trekking through the perils and pitfalls of the Amazon rainforest to reach the ultimate goal; the Olympic Games in Rio.

Youngsters can burn off energy by learning some Brazilian dancing, with Samba and drumming workshops taking place throughout the day. There will then be a chance for the children to show off their new moves with a Samba carnival procession at the end of the day.

 

There will be a fancy dress competition for children aged under 11, so those who come along dressed in their finest Rio Carnival costume will have the chance to win a £30 High Street voucher and lead the huge carnival procession that closes the event.

 

Children who enjoy being creative will be able to make their own Olympic torches and carnival head dresses. There will be a chance to make instruments using recycled materials; plastic bottles will become sparkling shakers and old shoe boxes turned into drums. Parents are encouraged to bring along some recycling from home and join in the fun.


Kids will get stamps for taking part in each activity and by completing their card they will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a Family Swim Ticket at a local leisure centre.

 

“This is the fourth year we are celebrating National Play Day with events taking place in all three towns. 2015 saw over 1,500 young people and families enjoy free games, sports and activities and we’re hoping this year will attract even more families to our carnival themed events,” said Councillor Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council.

 

“Parents looking to keep their kids occupied over the summer holidays won’t need to travel far – our Play Day events will be full of fun activities for kids to join in; from Olympic themed games to Samba dancing! We’re looking forward to welcoming local families for a free fun filled day.”

 

Play Day is a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives. The 2016 events have been organised by Mid Sussex District Council with support from Burgess Hill Town Council, East Grinstead Town Council, Haywards Heath Town Council, the East Grinstead Youth Council, the Bell Group and Groundwork NCS.

Sponsorship has been provided by Places for People, the Lions, East Grinstead Business Association and Affinity Sutton.


For more information contact Regina Choudhury, Mid Sussex District Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email communityservices@midsussex.gov.uk

Jul 21

Pondtail Wood – Weekly Update Bulletin – 21 July 2016

SDNPA

 

  • SDNPA Comms Team have updated the web content for Pondtail Wood which says :

    Solicitors acting on behalf of the owners of Pondtail Wood in West Sussex have lodged an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by the South Downs National Park Authority which came into effect on 12 July 2016.

    The Enforcement Notice stipulates that the site owners must remove all deposited soils, waste and drainage channels by 23 August in order to expose the ancient woodland soils which can then support the return of native species.

    The SDNPA are now awaiting formal notice from the Planning Inspectorate with full details of the appeal. As with any planning application an appeal would suspend the ‘effective’ or start date of an Enforcement Notice until the appeal is decided or withdrawn.

    Tim Slaney, Director of Planning for the South Downs National Park Authority, said:
    “Wherever possible we try to work with site owners to fix breaches in planning and took careful legal advice before issuing the Enforcement Notice. We have a strong record in defending significant planning decisions at appeal and are determined to see Pondtail Wood restored. We appreciate that the local community are as frustrated as we are with the damage to the site and delays to its restoration. In the meantime our Stop Notice remains in force, we are visiting the site regularly and can confirm that no additional work has taken place.”

     

  • Recent media coverage includes:

Jul 15

Pondtail Wood Point of Contact

At the moment things are very quiet at Pondtail Wood. However, if you do see any activity could you contact:

John Bacon
Enforcement Officer
South Downs National Park Authority
Tel: 01730 819279 / Mobile: 07557563944
John.Bacon@southdowns.gov.uk
South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

Jul 15

Pondtail Wood Update Friday 15th July 2016

 

SDNPA

 

  • On Monday 11 July M&W Officer Natalie CHILCOTT received an email from a law firm acting for Wineham Properties Limited (owners of the site) notifying her that they had lodged an appeal against the Enforcement Notice.

    This appeal suspends the ‘effective’ or commencement date of the Notice until the Appeal is decided or withdrawn. However, the Stop Notice remains in force.

 

 

Key dates

 

  • Stop Notice was served on the 13th June 2016 and took effect immediately.
  • The Enforcement Notice was served on the 13 June and should have taken effect on 12th July 2016. This effective date is suspended due to the submission of an Appeal.
  • Remedial work specified in the Enforcement Notice must be completed by 23rd August 2016 (42 days from when the notice takes effect). Currently suspended as per above.
  • Before 30 April 2017 the land must be restocked with trees as per the Forestry Commission Notice.

 

SDNPA Website

 

SDNPA website has a dedicated webpage with regular updates at:

 

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/stop-notice-and-enforcement-notice-issued-at-pondtail-wood/


 

Jul 07

Pondtail Wood – Update Week Ending 8th July 2016

No activity has taken place in Pondtail Wood this week

 

Key dates

 

  • Stop Notice was served on the 13th June 2016 and took effect immediately.
  • The Enforcement Notice was served on the 13 June and will take effect on 12th July 2016.
  • Remedial work specified in the Enforcement Notice must be completed by 23rd August 2016

    (42 days from when the notice takes effect).

  • Before 30 April 2017 the land must be restocked with trees as per the Forestry Commission Notice.

 

SDNPA Website

 

SDNPA website has a dedicated webpage with regular updates at:

 

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/stop-notice-and-enforcement-notice-issued-at-pondtail-wood/

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