Findon Parish Council September News

Findon Gallops, West Sussex

Edited extracts from the confirmed minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 25th June 2018

A24 Bus Stops West Sussex County Councillor Urqhart reported  that no money would be spent on the bus stops. A decision was expected over the summer on the closure orongoing suspension of the bus stops.

Findon Village Pre School Rebuilding

A representative of the Findon Village Pre-School provided an update on fund raising for the Little Build (replacement building) and in particular the Village House summer party where the pre-school would launch its funding platform, Wonderful.org. Parish councillors would also attend the event, if available.

The Pre-School would communicate more widely* regarding its funding platform and collection buckets would be displayed by local organisations.

In response to a councillor question, it was estimated that the cost of demolition and subsequent standalone new build would cost between £50-70k, subject to planning permission being granted. The Little Build project could not meet some grant funding schemes criteria such as renewable energy, community hub. A dedicated fund raising role had been created.

* Editor’s note – We are always happy to help with publicity if the Pre School would like to get in contact.

Grant Applications

Following the adoption of the new grant applications policy, completed grant application forms had been received from St John the Baptist School (School clock maintenance) and Friends of St John the Baptist Church.

The Chairman would contact the Village Hall Trust/Lambs Tails, the St John the Baptist School PTA regarding their need for any grants and complete the grant application paperwork for the Findon Swimming Pool for consideration at a future FPC meeting.

The PreSchool grant application could be considered in September/October 2018 once the Pre-School August year end accounts were available.

Resolved: that the Clerk be authorised to make the following grants:

1) St John the Baptist School (clock maintenance) – £200.00 payable immediately; and

2) Friends of St John the Baptist Church – £700.00 payable immediately.

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