July News from Thakeham Parish Council

Thakeham, West Sussex

Sunken lanes

The PC welcomes the inspector’s decision to order removal of the access trench currently disfiguring the sunken lane at the west end of The Street.

This outcome signals to anyone tempted to rail-road the planning system that it can backfire expensively. Our neighbourhood plan, with its policies relating to the Conservation Area and sunken lanes, influenced the decision.

High Bar Lane playground

The new play tower is now in place at High Bar Lane playground and is getting rave reviews from kids. Having spent our small reserves to make this happen, we are asking the community to help with small donations. Visit www.chuffed.org and search for ‘High Bar Lane’ to be part of this great project!

St Mary’s consultation

St Mary’s PCC have proposals to enhance our historic church, which you can see at a consultation event on the morning of Sunday 22 July 2018, in St Mary’s Church Rooms.

New Village Hall

The new Village Hall and other Abingworth facilities continue to near completion.  If you would like to help run the new Hall, or have ideas for activities, contact John Bearman (call 01903 744971 or email on johnbearman47@hotmail.com).

Abingworth speed signs

Progress with Abingworth traffic calming measures remains slow; new speed indicator signs should be working when you read this, but we still await Highways’ approval for the ‘pinch-point’ scheme.

Village Day

Village Day is on Saturday 15 September at the Abingworth Football Fields. Anyone interested in having a stall or willing to volunteer on the day or help craft some items (incorporating our mushroom theme!) should contact Cllr Caroline Instance, (01403 741369 caroline.instance@bitinternet.com).

Owen Richards, Thakeham Parish Clerk. For more information please visit: www.thakehamparish.co.uk


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