May News from Thakeham Parish Council

Thakeham, West Sussex

Annual Village Tidy

The annual Village Tidy was a great success with bags and bags of rubbish cleared from the B2139 which runs through our Parish and adjacent roads. Such a shame that motorists still regularly despoil our beautiful countryside. We also have problems with speeding and inappropriate sized vehicles. Photographs of miscreants welcome!

May Day Walks

Warmer (and we hope drier) weather is upon us and our thoughts turn to the bluebell woods and foot paths. Join us for the May Day Walks on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. Dress for the weather and meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am. Walks of varying lengths, to suit all abilities (including children) will be expertly led by all our knowledgeable guides. This year there will be a sparkling treasure hunt for the under 12s with token prizes. If you bring dogs ensure you have a lead as we pass through farmland and some other walkers may be nervous of animals and, of course, your own poo bags! Please send us any photographs you take on the day, mainly for the glory of being featured on our website and Facebook page but again, token prizes will be given for the best.

Transforming High Bar Lane playground

The Parish Council have agreed to spend significant sums transforming the High Bar Lane playground before the summer. While we have been lucky enough to secure some additional funding more is needed. We will be eating into our reserves in order to progress the project quickly and we are planning to raise a further £10k in coming months to make up the difference. Anyone interested in helping or donating please contact us.

Village Day

Village Day is on Saturday 15th September at the Abingworth Football Fields in conjunction with Thakeham Pre-School and Thakeham Primary School. It will have a traditional country feel – with a special link to mushrooms given the location! Anyone interested in having a stall (we would like to showcase local businesses and crafts) should contact me: Caroline Instance, Vice-Chair Thakeham Parish Council at [email protected]

Caroline Instance, Thakeham Parish Clerk. For more information please visit:


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