The Parish Council is working hard on your behalf to ensure that our surroundings remain lovely by maintaining the Green areas, carrying out repairs that fall within its powers and reporting issues to the relevant bodies when they fall outside the Council’s remit – such as fly tipping, footpath problems and potholes in roads. So how can you also help keep our Village looking nice and ensure that it is a pleasant place for us all to live?
- By not driving / parking on the Village Green – and by not allowing any contractor working for you to drive on it either
- By not parking on the roads leading to the Crown Inn Car Park which are part of the Village Green – parking on these roads blocks access and can force others to mount the Green to get past.
- By cutting any hedges that border your property right back to the boundary – particularly where they can impact upon visibility for road users or affect those using the pavements.
- By not parking on pavements as this forces the less mobile and those with push chairs to walk in the road.
- By using your off road parking, drive or garage if you have one – leaving road parking for those that do not.
- By clearing up after your dog wherever you may be walking – including on the many footpaths within the Parish. (Good news on this front – Mid Sussex District Council is finally in a position to expand the Fido bin collection round and as a result the Parish Council will be meeting with MSDC in October to discuss the installation of additional Fido bins around the Village – so there will be no excuse for disposing of bagged up dog waste in the bushes.)
- By not having bonfires during the day when your neighbours are trying to dry their washing.
- By not dropping litter – we have plenty of rubbish bins around the Village.
- By not leaving things beside the Charity bins in the MSDC car park – the bins only take clothes and shoes so anything else needs to be taken to the dump. Leaving rubbish beside the bins is Fly Tipping. (More good news – The Parish Council has organised another free collection of household and garden waste for Sunday 16th October between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon – the Rubbish Freighters will be in the MSDC car park as usual.)
We already have a number of people in the community who work hard and make our village a pleasant place to live and the Parish Council wishes to thank them all:
- The members of the Hackers – who work to maintain the footpaths around the Parish.
- The volunteers who provide the Village Lunch each month.
- The supporters of the various charities that operate locally – too numerous to mention – all important.
Some of you may have noticed a fault in the Gents toilets in Station Road recently, and I am very grateful for the residents who came and reported the fault to me. The fault has now been rectified.
The Primary School are still looking for a school patrol person. This is a paid position and for a couple of hours each week day. If you are interested then please do let the school or the Clerk know.