June News from Thakeham Parish Council

Thakeham, West Sussex

Annual Parish Meeting

Our recent Annual Parish Meeting heard some very interesting presentations relating to local and national planning issues, on raising our recycling game, and helping the community to respond effectively during storms and other emergencies.

The May Day Walk was blessed with good weather and the new treasure hunt element for the kids was a great success.

High Bar Lane play equipment upgrade

We are going ahead with an exciting upgrade of play equipment at High Bar Lane in time for the coming summer holidays. However, this has required spending most of our reserves before we have all the funding in place, so we are asking the community to help by making a modest donation via our crowdfunding page. Please visit Chuffed.org and search for ‘High Bar Lane’, and be part of giving Thakeham youngsters the fun they deserve!

Village Hall

The new Village Hall and other Abingworth facilities are fast approaching completion.  If you would like to help run the new Village Hall, or have ideas for activities, contact John Bearman (01903 744971/ johnbearman47@hotmail.com).

Traffic calming

Progress with traffic calming measures remains frustrating; the new speed indicator signs are in place but UKPN have been slow to power them up, and Highways are still going through the technical approval process for the ‘pinch-point’ scheme.  We continue to press for action.

Village Day

Village Day is on Saturday 15 September at the Abingworth Football Fields in conjunction with Thakeham Pre-School and Thakeham Primary School. It will have a traditional country feel – and a mushroom theme! Anyone interested in having a stall (we would like to showcase local businesses and crafts) or willing to volunteer on the day or help craft (sew/knit/crochet) some mushroom related items that we will sell on our traditional mushroom stall should contact Caroline Instance, Vice-Chair, Thakeham Parish Council (01403 741369 / caroline.instance@bitinternet.com).

Caroline Instance, Thakeham Parish Clerk. For more information please visit: www.thakehamparish.co.uk

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