Thakeham Parish Council April News

Thakeham, West Sussex

The new Thakeham Village Hall was formally opened on Friday 8 March by local MP Nick Herbert and Peter Burgess, Chair of Horsham District Council, who were welcomed by members community groups already making great use of the new building, and bringing benefits to all ages and interests in Thakeham.

For our next monthly open community event – on the evening of Wednesday 17 April – we expect to host an event with a history theme; details will be published on the PC website. Please also see the new Village Hall website:, which facilitates online room bookings.

This year’s  Village Spring Clean event will be on Saturday 13th April from 10am, for about 2 hours.  Meet at either Thakeham Village Hall, or the Rock Road Schools site. We will provide gloves, hi-vis tabards and litter-picking sticks and bags. Family groups including children are very welcome, and McDonalds Buck Barn will again be supporting the event with free refreshments and meal vouchers for volunteers.

Some more dates for your diaries:

  • Thakeham May Day Walk will be on Monday 6 May; there is a choice of routes, and this year’s special feature will involve wildflower seed ‘bombs’!
  • Thakeham Village Day 2019 will be on Saturday 6 July, at the Abingworth football fields.
  • Look out for details of the opening of the new Cricket Pavilion – coming soon!

Serving the community on the Parish Council is important and satisfying; elections will be held in May for all 11 Thakeham councillor seats. We welcome eligible people from all parts of the Parish, ages and walks of life. The deadline for submission of nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April.

Owen Richards, Parish Clerk.


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