Thakeham News for October

Thakeham, West Sussex

‘Pinch-point scheme’

The long-awaited installation of the Abingworth traffic-calming ‘pinch-point’ scheme has had a welcome impact on average vehicle speeds through the centre of Thakeham.

We are aware of some concerns about sight-lines, and await the results of the WSCC Highways-led post-implementation safety review. The next step in this process will be lowering the speed limit between Abingworth and Storrington to 40mph, which should follow by early summer 2019.


We are close to completion and hand-over from the developers of the new Thakeham Village Hall, Changing Rooms and Cricket Pavilion, and are working through the many details involved. Thakeham Football Club and Ashington Cougars are now using the re-laid football pitches and on the cricket field an all weather wicket has been installed for use by West Chiltington and Thakeham Cricket Cub. Residents are also awaiting news of the privately owned shop.

Village Day & Fun Guy Fest

This new heart to the village was on display with enthusiasm at Village Day and Fun Guy Fest held on 15th September. Attendees had fun and helped with fundraising for Thakeham Primary School, Thakeham Pre-School, and our playground improvement project. This event will continue to grow and improve each year, reflecting what residents want and volunteer to make happen.

Other upcoming local events for your diary include:

  • 7th October – free Silver Sunday event for mature residents at Thakeham Village Hall
  • 12th October – evening fireworks event at Abingworth Football fields (organised by SGS Rock Road School)
  • 17th October – the first open community event in the Village Hall.

Up to date information on what is happening can be found and shared on Thakeham Parish Community’s Facebook page.

Owen Richards, Thakeham Parish Clerk. For more information please visit:


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