Sep 08

Are you paying too much for your oil?

You may wish to consider using the Oil Club.

The Oil-Club is the leading heating oil club in the UK with over 3,000 clubs and over 2.5 million litres ordered each month. By grouping our club orders into much larger group orders, they save their members £100’s on the cost of heating oil each year. And it’s easy, simply add you order and they do the rest!


“Reduce the cost of your heating oil

The cost of keep your home warm has risen dramatically over the last few years. How can The Oil-Club help? We not only group your order with others in your local club but we also group other clubs orders around you! Therefore a club with 6,000 to 10,000 litres will be joined with other local clubs in a delivery area to make one large bulk order. The results are orders of hundreds of thousands of litres at a time. We request pricing from companies who deliver in your area, ensuring you receive the best deal. As our membership grows so does the negotiating power of the club. In many areas we now order twice a month and in some areas three times a month during the busier months, ensuring you never need to miss out on a group order.

The club can help your own cash flow by allowing you to order smaller amounts 4 times a year but still benefit from the bulk pricing.

… and, due to order levels, we now order twice a month for around 85% of the UK, so you never need to miss an order! Regeister to see your next order dates.”

There is a club for Poynings so head over to and find out more (It’s free)

If you are running very low and may run out The Oil Club may be too slow, so it may be worth using your usual supplier or you can try:

Stay warm!


Sep 08

Defibrillator & C.P.R

Tricia Robinson is organising, with the HART team, a training session, on the use of the defibrillator & C.P.R. (re starting the heart).


The session will be in Fulking village Hall, Wed 24th Sept at 4pm.


Sep 08

Fulking Toddler Group

Did you know that Fulking has a Toddler Group, on Wed mornings.

It’s 10 till 11.30am, in the Village Hall, you can drop in when you like.


Sep 04

Poynings Pantomime

Hi Folks.

It’s that time of year when Poynings starts to prepare for the world famous Pantomime again!

So, if you want to get involved, in any capacity, now is the time to say so, there will be a meeting in the Royal Oak next Friday the 12th September at 8pm for anyone interested.

As you know, the pantomime is to raise money for our lovely Church which would struggle without the support of the village.

It isn’t just people to “act” that are needed. If you have any skills that you think might be useful it would be great to have you on board. Things like, making costumes, choreography, make up etc. Just come along even if you are not sure.

There will then be a casting in the Oak on the 25th September and initial rehearsals will take place every Thursday in the Oak and more and more often the nearer it gets!

The Pantomime is Aladdin and will take place on the 9th 10th and 11th of January 2015.

Hope to see you there, don’t be shy, you know you want to J.

Sep 02

Church News

The Downland Churches.

September 2014.


Sunday 7th September         Trinity 12

    10 am    Family Service        Poynings

    followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion

11am Family Communion     Edburton


Sunday 14th September         Trinity 13

    10 am Holy Communion        Newtimber

Newtimber Parish Picnic will follow the service

     6 pm Dedication Service    Pyecombe

A special service to dedicate the new extension


Sunday 21st September         St Matthew

10 am    Holy Communion        Poynings
am Family Communion    Edburton


Sunday 28th September         Trinity 15

    10 am    Holy Communion        Pyecombe


Morning and Evening Prayer each week

At 9am on Wednesdays at Poynings

At 6pm: Mondays (Edburton),Wednesdays (Pyecombe)

At 5pm: Tuesdays at Newtimber

Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

Monday 1st September, 3.30 – 5pm
at Dyke Farmhouse, Poynings (John and Nigs Digby’s home)


Tues, 2nd Sept Chris Sitford and Keeley Tucker Poynings

Sat, 13th Sept     Liam Black and Tina Young    Newtimber

Memorial Services

Weds 3rd Sept, 1.30pm Alison Buck        Newtimber

Sun, 7th Sept, 11.30am Daniela Coles     St Peter’s, Firle

Tues, 9th Sept, 2.30pm Christopher Hill     Clayton Wood

Special events and dates this month

  • Pyecombe PCC meet on Weds 3rd Sept at 7pm at in the Church at Pyecombe.
  • Saturday 6th September, 10.30- 12.30 there will be a coffee morning at Nestledown Cottage, Pyecombe Street, for church and social group funds.
  • On Friday 12th September at 7.30pm there will be a show in Pyecombe Church, in aid of the Building Fund. Entitled ‘Lilibet’ it is by Timespan who will give us an illustrated and fond look at the life of Queen Elizabeth II Tickets from Wendy on 01273 846150.
  • Do come to the Celebration of our work at Pyecombe on 14th September, when our service of dedication will be led by Bishop Michael Turnbull.
  • STUDY Groups and courses will be starting as follows: -Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks starting 16 Sept at St Francis Church, Hassocks, a Diocesan Course on Responding to other faiths, led by Caroline and Alan; – Wednesdays for 5 weeks at The Rectory, either afternoon (2.30pm-4pm) or evening (8-9.30pm) starting 17th Sept, a local course – topic to be announced. Flier to come.
  • Sunday 28th Sept, evening, Pimms and Hymns, Edburton


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559

Sep 02

Parish Council Meeting

There is a Poynings Parish Council Meeting today in the Village Hall.

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 7pm.

Hope to see you.

Aug 26

West Sussex County Council – Survey


If you want to have an influence on where your money goes then do this Survey!


West Sussex County Council’s – What matters to you? Survey

As you may be aware, in February 2015 West Sussex County Council will set its budget for the forthcoming year.

Over the next seven weeks the council will be embarking on a county wide consultation asking people what matters to them when it comes to what council services are most important to them and how much council tax they are willing to pay to fund them.

Over the past four years we’ve seen a 28% reduction in the money we get from central government – a similar story for many of our district and borough colleagues I know. We have had to make some big changes to protect our key services, while we reduce our running and management costs. We’ve managed to save £120 million in those four years and we’ve done it without increasing our share of council tax. We are trying very hard to maintain or improve upon this next year.

With the ever increasing demand for services and the reduction in grants from government the gap between what we need to provide and the cost to pay for it is widening and we anticipate we’ll need to make a further saving of £120m over the next four years.

To make sure that we align our budgets with services that are most needed and requested by residents we are running our ‘What matters to you?’ survey and we’d like to reach as many residents and partners as possible. I am hoping that you will be able to support our survey by completing it and encouraging those people you work with and who live in your areas to do the same.

We will use the results to help ensure that we set a budget that reflects what our partners, communities and residents tell us is most important to them.

The survey is available online at or paper copies can be picked up from our libraries and children and family centres. If you are happy to carry the link on your websites or hold some paper copies in your council offices we would be very grateful and can supply them.

Please feel free to contact me or one of the team for further details on 03302 222416.


Louise Goldsmith.

Leader West Sussex County Council

Chichester West Division.

Aug 25

Poynings Fun Day

Well, it did rain a bit on Monday for Poynings Fun Day didn’t it.

Still the hardy amongst us still made it and braved the elements.

The kids had a great time racing in the hall.

Thanks Sheila for organising it all, well done.

Here are some pictures of the brave from Mike Airey.

South Team Ready and willing.

North Team Ready (Just give us a minute until it stops raining!).

The winners!!!!!! (and it was uphill).

However, on inspecting the photos I see that there is not a line on the
ground which the mark on the rope has to cross for there to be a winner!

So, must be a draw then 😉

But, there are penalties for showing stomachs, so North win!!

Good try lads!

Aug 23

Poynings Fun Day

I expect you have been looking at the weather forecast and have seen that it is not looking too good for Monday! 🙁

Well, don’t despair all will be well!! Trust me, I’m a “Fill in the space” 😈

The bar and children’s games may be moved into the Village Hall and the tables put into marquees.

And come on girls, admit it, you want the see the guys slithering about the mud for the Tug of War!!!!

So, unless you hear from me again it is still going ahead. See you there. 😎

Aug 23

Lambs fundraising

Yellow Ribbon Ball
October 11 2014le

If you are interested in stopping
the development then see the flyer
on the site.

Click here –> Yellow Ribbon Ball

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