August News from Thakeham Parish Council

Thakeham, West Sussex

Thakeham Village Day

Thakeham Village Day is on 15th September – put it in your diary!

We are fundraising for Thakeham Primary School, Pre-School and to improve High Bar Lane playground.

Events will be at Abingworth football fields, the new heart of the village, and will go on into the evening with live music, food and drink. It will be family friendly with children’s rides, a dog show and competitions.

As part of our local heritage, the day has a mushroom (Fun Guy) theme. We want to involve as many local community groups as we can; quality craft stalls welcome.

Anyone willing to help with marquees, car park stewarding, selling raffle tickets and programmes, staffing stalls, making bunting etc. should contact Cllr Caroline Instance (call 01403 741369 or email [email protected]).

Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

Come forward too to sponsor or organise a Thakeham based event as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. In the diary so far are two art workshops in June at the beautiful Blue Idol – be inspired by Penn, pattern and peace!

‘Megatower’ at High Bar Lane

If you haven’t been already, take your kids to try out the new ‘megatower’ at High Bar Lane playground.

New facilities coming

The new Abingworth Village Hall is due by late September, along with the new football changing rooms.  The cricket pavilion will follow and should be in full use next season.

‘Pinch-point’ scheme

With speed indicator signs at Abingworth now finally working we look forward to having the ‘pinch-point’ scheme; detailed design agreement with Highways is almost there, and the aim is for work to be done during this summer school holiday.

Velo South event

The Velo South cycle event will run along the B2133 on Sunday 23 September. Road closure details at

Owen Richards, Thakeham Parish Clerk. For more information please visit:


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