Wisborough Green

Managed by the Parish Council, this website is designed to keep residents updated on village goings-on and to provide information which will be of use and interest to residents and visitors alike.

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17 December

Carol Service

17th December 2017
St Peter's WG
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18 December

Short Mat Bowls Club

18th December 2017
Village Hall, WG
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19 December

Wizzy Tots Baby & Toddler Group

19th December 2017
Village Hall, WG
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19 December

PC Planning Committee

19th December 2017
Committee Room, Village Hall, WG
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20 December

Short Mat Bowls Club

20th December 2017
Village Hall, WG
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17 December

Carol Service

17th December 2017
St Peter's WG
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24 December

Christmas Eve Nativity Service

24th December 2017
St Peter's WG
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24 - 25December

Christmas Eve Service

24th December 2017
St Peter's WG
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VILLAGE NEWS

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Employment Fraud Alert ..... The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure...
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Wanted – Escorts for the WG Minibus

As many of your will know, our operation of the village minibus is entirely due to the commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteer drivers and escorts.   We collect our passengers, usually twice a week, from their homes and take them out – mostly...
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Have Your Say on Gatwick Aircraft Noise

CAGNE, Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emission, embark on a survey of attitudes towards Gatwick’s aircraft noise in Sussex, Surrey and Kent and ask communities to get involved. Pictured (left) are CAGNE committee members surveying residents...
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Primary School News

It really has been an explosive term, in more ways than one!  The fireworks evening was incredibly successful and once again the PTA made an amazing amount of money.  Our fundraising focus this year is for the outside environment. We are developing...
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Wisborough Green Minibus

Destinations for December 2017 Membership Open to All ........ To use the minibus you need to be a member of the Minibus Association. There is a form to complete (obtainable from Pat Farmer - 700492) and the annual membership fee is £5. For...
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Horticultural Society News

Monday 4 December 8pm Talk - “Sussex Apples Permaculture” Sue Flight gave us an enjoyable evening demonstrating “Candle Light Christmas” for our November talk.  She, with her team, are in charge of the flowers at Gravetye Manor and during her...
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Short Mat Bowls

We travelled to Pulborough on the 3 November for a one mat friendly against The Reprobates. Jane, David, Bernard and Monica winning 25-16 to run out comfortable winners by nine shots. Then we travelled to Pulborough SMBC for a friendly match on...
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Women’s Institute

November Meeting Report ..... At our Annual Meeting on the 2 November about 24 members attended and enjoyed an evening of wine, nibbles, a quiz and the annual task of voting for the President and committee for the ensuing year.  Comprehensive...
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Keep Kirdford and Wisborough ‘Green’

Boxal Bridge.................. Many thanks to all who sent messages and filled in and sent forms in order to let WSCC know what we think of their plan to REPLACE BOXAL BRIDGE.  Unfortunately, all were ignored and, as of 9 November, this plan has...
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Neighbourhood Watch Update

Our Local Policing Model - A Smarter Approach To Keep You Safe And Feeling Safe. We are taking a smarter approach to the way we prevent, detect and tackle crime. “The launch of our local policing model and vision for future policing shows our...
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The Gardener’s Calendar

December Jobs in the Garden (by Ian Clemens, Horticultural Society) Start to prune your Wisteria, climbing roses, vines and fruit trees. Leave the faded flower heads on your hydrangeas until the spring, as they will provide frost protection to the...
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Neighbourhood Watch Update

Poachers beware as Christmas approaches ......Game dealers, restaurateurs, hotels and public houses are being advised to check that they are not buying illegally-killed game. The warning is being made by Sussex Police as Autumn heralds a potential...
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Village Hall News

I am sorry to say that, at the time of writing, we have not received a decision from Chichester DC regarding our planning application. We did have a very constructive meeting with the planning officer in early November but still await a final...
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The latest WG Sports News

The Football Season has just started. Reports will follow shortly.
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Hort Soc Autumn Newsletter

The latest news from the Horticultural Society in their Autumn 2017 Newsletter.
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School Road – Parking and Traffic

..... As the new school year starts this September motorists are reminded that there is a voluntary one-way traffic scheme in School Road, Wisborough Green,  Mondays to Fridays during term time. The system operates between 08.30 and 09.15 hours in...
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VILLAGE EVENTS

December Services at St Peter’s

Sunday 3 Dec 6 pm Advent Carol Service at St Peter’s (Please note that Refresh will be next week) Sunday 10 Dec 10.30 am Time For God with Christingle making. Christingles are a traditional custom from central Europe to help explore the meaning of...
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Christmas Eve Nativity Service

*******  Sunday 24 December at 5 pm ******* At St Peters All welcome to dress as characters from the Nativity and join the Tableau Please ring the Vicarage on 01403 700339 for more information...
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PARISH COUNCIL

Be Prepared !

Many parts of the country have already experienced the first snow of the season. Do remember that it wasn’t so long ago that we had power loss in cold snowy weather, and then the storms and flooding at Christmas. Don’t put it off, get yourself...
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Planning Committee Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 8.00 pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall. The agenda will be published shortly. The following applications (to date) will be reviewed. Click on the links for...
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Next Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 16 January 2018 (No meeting in December) .......... In the Committee Room, Village Hall at 7.45 pm. Members of the public are most welcome to attend A public questions section is included on every Parish Council agenda to allow members of...
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Minutes of the Last Meeting

Keep up to date with the latest Council meeting. Read the November Meeting Minutes to see what is being discussed and considered by the Parish...
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Rights of Way Inspection

Darryl Hobden, our local WSCC Access Ranger, will be organising Public Rights of Way inspections to be carried out next month.  Following the inspection, routine maintenance work will be prioritised for delivery by a contractor. If you are aware of...
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Register for Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing in the Village – Action Needed............................... Wisborough Green’s Neighbourhood Plan was adopted by Chichester District Council on 19th July 2016. It will now be used by the Parish Council, local authorities and...
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BITS & BOBS!

History Society Review of 2017

Our January meeting took place in the Church where we had a most interesting talk by Richard Pinkham about the history of the church and the development of the building.  We were also shown some of the vestments and admired the beautiful embroidery...
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Recipe of the Month

THAI CRAB MAYO CROUSTADES This recipe takes minutes to make and is one of my favourites to offer guests at drinks parties!   It is also one we often have before the Christmas meal as an amuse-bouche!  Perfect with a glass of bubbles! Hands-on time...
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Leaf litter and drainage don’t mix

West Sussex County Council is calling on residents who are able to help rake leaves away from drains to stop them blocking up.  Every autumn, highway drains quickly become covered with falling leaves and sometimes blocked – increasing the...
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Weather Watch

October was a dull and mild month with the wettest weather in the west and north of the UK as they bore the brunt of the prevailing systems from the Atlantic, plus ex-hurricane Ophelia.  Capel Curig in Wales got drenched with 419mm  while Essex...
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Festive Cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal

...............  Bookings are already being taken for the extremely popular Santa Cruises which will be running on 10th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December.  Trips depart at 11am, 12noon and 2.00pm and cost £10 per person to include festive...
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Nature Notes

November 2017 ..... Friday evening talk about small mammals, focusing on dormice, and next morning we made an early trip to Northup Copse to check for signs of them in special traps.  I had no idea they led such arboreal lives. I’d pictured them...
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Longleat House – The Festival of Light

Reg is planning a coach trip to view the amazing lights in the house and gardens on Tuesday 5 December 2017. The coach will leave from the Three Crowns at 1 pm, arriving back at about 9 pm. Cost is £45 based on a full coach, otherwise it will be a...
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About Us

Wisborough Green lies in the northwest corner of West Sussex, astride the A272 east-west main road. The River Arun and its flood plain to the east and the heavily wooded high ground to the west maintain the essentially rural nature of the Parish and its separation from the commercial and residential development in Billingshurst and Petworth. Wisborough Green is a typical English village with a village green, public houses, pond, Church, village shop and Post Office in the centre of the village.

CRACKDOWN

Fed up with anti-social driving or parking, or abandoned vehicles?
If so, report to Operation Crackdown.
Find out more
or call 01243 632222.

CONCERN

Holes in the road or other environmental concerns?
Report directly to WSCC through
‘Love West Sussex’
and then track progress