August News from Fittleworth Parish Council

Fittleworth, West Sussex

Extract from draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 21st May 2018

Village Shop update

The Fittleworth Playgroup requested if they could keep the old playground bins. This was agreed by parish councillors via email. It was reported that the builders are committed to complete the work by 31 August.

The recent work and disruption in the village hall car park was not to do with the shop project but due to electricity supply issues with the village hall. The shop has had to apply for CDC Advertising consent for the new notice board to be placed outside the shop. The playground quote has now been finalised at £77,013.50.

Neighbourhood Plan update

Alterations need to be made to the plan before the submission stage. Also, the committee need to reply to those who have made a representation. It is hoped that the amended version will be presented to the Parish Council at the July meeting, with the referendum planned for the Autumn.

Fittleworth Flyers Event

It was agreed to grant permission to the Fittleworth Flyers to use the recreation ground as the starting and finishing points of the annual race on 2nd September 2018 on the condition that the event finishes in time for the home cricket match which is due to start on the recreation ground at 1.30pm that day.

Water on path

There is water on the path in a stretch of pavement in upper street outside The Glebe. The water comes from a spring (which is not always active) and flows from a crack in the wall just to the left of the driveway.

West Sussex Highways have been called in before but failed to find a cure. The council has reported it via the ‘Love West Sussex’ website. Steve Hodd informed the council that a West Sussex Council drainage team will be sent out to investigate.

Request for additional speed limit signs

The Parish Council requested for additional signage where the speed limit changes from 60mph to 40mph into the village coming down the hill from Pulborough, as the current signage is not clear. To date the clerk has not received any further updates.


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