The monthly round up of news and events provided by Storrington and Sullington Parish Council.
Village Day 2019
Wasn’t it fabulous to see the revival of Village Day on Saturday 29th June 2019? The weather as glorious and although this meant that the dog show could not go ahead (the correct decision!), almost 2,000 people attended to enjoy the various activities and entertainment on offer. The Parish Council would like to thank the Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough District and all of their supporters for their efforts in bringing this event back.
New Duck Feeding Station
Some of you may have noticed that the Parish Council has installed a container holding duck food at the Storrington Pond. The supply of food has been very kindly donated by Simon Chandler of Angmering Horsefeeds and the container is monitored by Archie Crutchlow, a local resident who refills it when necessary. Archie does a huge amount of work around the pond and keeps an eye on things for us, letting us know of any problems and the Parish Council is extremely grateful for his help.
Supporting Youth Awards
Last month I reported on the Parish Council’s grant scheme aimed at supporting youth activities in the Community and I thought you might like to hear about some of the awards we have made so far….
- Friends of Meadowside – £500 donation towards the cost of replacing the tyre swing at Meadowside Playground.
- Storrington Cricket Club – £500 donation towards the cost of new nets facility.
- Storrington Guides – £300 for the purchase of a new patrol tent
- Storrington Sports and Social Club – £500 donation to purchase games and equipment for youth nights.
- Storrington Scouts – £345 Donation to purchase a new projector
- Storrington Brownies – £500 towards the cost of a trip to Foxlease Activity Centre.
- Chanctonbury Leisure Centre – £400 donation towards cost to host summer holiday activities for young people.
We are keen to repeat this grant scheme and would particularly love to hear from not for profit groups and clubs who might not usually cater for youths but would like to plan a new venture or event to encourage newer, younger members to their organisations.
Ideas can be for equipment or apparatus that will benefit young people. It can be for an activity or day out that will provide education and enrichment or it can be used to provide pure fun and enjoyment!
Applications of up to £500 can be made to the Parish Clerk by post or by email and should include:-
- Details of your idea
- How your proposal focusses on supporting young people from the parish
- How many young people will benefit
- How much you are applying for
- Timeline of your project
Applications will be discussed at meetings of the Recreation and Property Committee and successful bidders will be notified.
Following the uncontested Parish Council election in May, we have three vacancies and are hoping to co-opt new Members at the Parish Council meeting on 28th August. If you are interested in getting involved in the community please contact the Parish Clerk for information about the role. The amount of time you spend on Council related matters is completely up to you but please note the role is voluntary and you will need to have a thick skin!
We currently have a number of plots available at the Ravenscroft Allotment site and the Parish Council has decided to open up the offer to residents of our neighbouring parishes where allotments aren’t available. If you are interested in growing your own fruit & vegetables, please contact the Parish Office.
Classic Car Show – 28th July
The classic car show is held on the Hormare Recreation Ground from 11am – 4pm on 28th July. There will be food and drinks outlets, stalls and entertainment and the Greyhound Brewery will be operating the beer tent and introducing a special brew to mark the 10th Anniversary of SADCASE (Storrington And District Classic And Sportscar Enthusiasts). This is a fabulous chance to see a variety of classic and sports cars up close so please do come along to join in the fun.