Walberton Parish Council May News

Walberton Green, West Sussex

Edited extracts of draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 12th March 2019.

Village Hall

On behalf of Sue Cox the Clerk reported that the hall has had many extra enquiries as a result of the recent floor problems in the Pavilion.  A new cooker has been ordered. The Open Gardens team is busy with their arrangements. Acoustic panel work is planned for the summer break.

Community Play Centre

There are two new trustees. The finances are on a sound footing and the Centre is working to capacity. There was some misunderstanding in planning for the proposed extension, permission for which now not likely to be applied for.


The allotments are fully subscribed. There will not be an Open Day this year. Thanks to WPC for the grant award.

Village Green

Resolved to suspend the byelaw to allow parking on Open Gardens Day, subject to the weather. Resolved to grant permission to WSCC to install a bore hole.

Pavilion refurbishment

The painting day was successful and thanks to those who participated. Update on the problems encountering during the laying of the new Pavilion floor, and thanks to Cllr Ratcliffe for his efforts in dealing with the issues that arose. The leaking roof above the side entrance was repaired by Mr Ian Llewellyn. It was agreed that the outside of the Pavilion is in need of repair. Some cladding and repainting to prevent water penetration is necessary. The Clerk to contact Darren Rollings in the first instance.

Neighbourhood Plan

The plan is progressing well and that the questionnaire was close to being printed ready for distribution later this month.

Dandara development community building

The Clerk was asked to email the community building sub-committee asking for copies of meeting agendas and minutes, and to ensure they come to the Council for relevant decisions.

Quotes and Payments

Southern Pest Control £500.00 for mole control on the playing field, and from Perfect Petals for £231.00 for Village Pond maintenance were considered. Both quotes accepted. A quote from M H Kennedy for grass mowing will be considered at another time.




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