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.

Upcoming

21 May

Short Mat Bowls Club

21st May 2018
Village Hall, WG
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22 May

Wizzy Tots Baby & Toddler Group

22nd May 2018
Village Hall, WG
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22 May

Purple Youth Bus

22nd May 2018
Village Green, WG
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23 May

Short Mat Bowls Club

23rd May 2018
Village Hall, WG
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23 May

Table Tennis Club

23rd May 2018
Village Hall, WG
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Featured

27 May

Open Gardens

27th May 2018
Village Green, WG
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28 May

Open Gardens Day 2

28th May 2018
Village Green, WG
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07 June

Messy Church

7th June 2018
Village Hall, WG
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13 June

Horticultural Society Coach Trip

13th June 2018
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VILLAGE NEWS

The Purple Youth Bus Returns

On Tuesday Evenings, 7 to 9 pm, in the layby by the village green for the summer term. All 11 - 16 year olds welcome. A place for young people to have fun, meet Youth Workers and receive support.  

Ringing for Peace – Armistice 100

In November 2017, an exciting new campaign was launched to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers to participate in the 2018 Armistice Day commemoration. 2018 will be the centenary of the end of World War I, in which more than 50 Sussex ringers lost their...

Keep Kirdford and Wisborough ‘Green’ Update

Boxal Bridge Historic England (HE) listed Boxal Bridge Grade II in mid January 2018 and there was a 28 day period in which people could comment so it was accepted on 14  February. Thus it came as a shock to learn on 27 March that WSCC has...

The latest WG Sports News

  Football Club   Well, a difficult time to report. The season is nearly over but the 1st XI still have 8 games to go as I am writing this. The pitch has been totally unplayable for all of January, February and March due to the spiking that took...

The Parishes Wildlife Group

  After the magical talk about meadows given in March, there will be a MEADOWS VISIT on 14 June, either at 10.30 am or 6 pm courtesy of Michael and Jane Joseph, Woodlands Farm Cottage, Adversane, Billingshurst, RH14 9JG. At Adversane, take the...

Short Mat Bowls Club News

  On Tuesday 20th March we travelled to Alfold for a friendly match, with the teams winning one mat each. On mat 1 (Jane, Marilyn, Shirley and David) winning 26-6 and on mat 2 (Evelyn, Reg, George and Pauline) losing 12-26. This gave a match result...

WG Village Hall 50 Club

The winner of the April Draw is Mrs B Green who wins £50 The winner of the second prize of £20 is Grace Carter The May draw will be at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 9 May at the Three Crowns and any member or prospective member who would like to attend will...

Village Hall News

  At time of writing, we are still awaiting the planning decision. The statutory notice period is about to expire and, thus far, no further objections have been raised in relation to our plans. We are therefore hopeful that we shall soon receive...

Horticultural Society News

  Plant Sale - Saturday 5th May at 2 pm On the Little Green Do come along and see what we have to offer – at very reasonable prices!  The donated fuchsia cuttings from Sinnocks Nursery will be available (free) – this is to grow on for Class 120 in...

Wisborough Green Minibus

  Destinations for May 2018 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 bookings...

Women’s Institute

  For our April meeting on the 5th about two dozen (24 for the millennials!) keen dancers were taught how to jive by Stacey and her partner.  I don’t think Strictly need worry but we all had a good time and actually looked like we knew how to do it...

Primary School News

  As part of our new topic 'Listen to Us', we would like to hold a careers event. To help our older children start to think about their future aspirations they need to be inspired to enter the world of work. If you have an 'interesting' vocation...

VILLAGE EVENTS

Gardens Open

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May (Bank Holiday Weekend) 11.30 am - 5.00 pm.  Some beautiful gardens in Wisborough Green will be open this weekend for visitors.  Tickets will be £6 per person, which will be available to purchase on the day.  This year...

WG Village Hall Society

PRESENTS SHOWSTOPPERS! come and singalong with all your favourite songs WISBOROUGH GREEN VILLAGE HALL  SATURDAY 9TH JUNE AT 7.30 PM LICENSED BAR: LIGHT SUPPER TICKETS: £10 FROM 700623 OR 701886 ............ IN AID OF VILLAGE HALL RESTORATION FUND...

Roll Up, Roll Up – The greatest show on earth comes to WG

Plans are well under way now to celebrate 250 years of British circus at this year’s Wisborough Green Primary School Summer Festival. Of course we don’t do things by halves at WGPS, so what better way to embrace that theme than by hosting a real...

Visit the Royal Hospital, Cheslea

Tuesday 18 September 2018, leaving The Three Crowns, Wisborough Green at 11.15...

Farmers Market plus News

  wisboroughmarket@gmail.com Next Market: Thursday 14th June 2018 Wisborough Green Village Hall  9.00am – 12.30pm   Are you a village organisation looking to recruit new members? Why not try a stall at the village market?  WGFMplus is offering a...

PARISH COUNCIL

The Next Parish Council Meeting

  The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 7.45 pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall. AGENDA Members of the public are very welcome to attend and there is a public questions section on the agenda so that...

Minutes of the Last Meeting

Keep up to date with the latest Council meeting. Read the April Meeting Minutes to see what is being discussed and considered by the Parish Council. The Annual Parish Meeting was also held on the 19th April to which all electors were invited. Read...

Have Your Say – Bus Strategy Consultation

The county council is developing a new bus strategy to explore ways in which we can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve services. We would like to hear opinions on our proposals for the new strategy and if there...

A BIG thank you to the litter pickers

Armed with a stick, gloves and bags, an enthusiastic team of litter pickers spring cleaned the village on Saturday 7th April. They delved deep into bushes and ditches along our village roads and removed a staggering fifteen bags of rubbish. The...

Parish Council Annual Report

The annual report details the Parish Council's activities over the past year, including a financial summary with explanation.  The full report is available...

Latest Parish Council Newsletter

Read all the latest Parish Council news.  April newsletter here.

BITS & BOBS!

Special Cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal

The first of the popular Cream Tea Voyages will be on Thursday 24th May.  These trips offer an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful West Sussex countryside while enjoying a cup of tea and delicious scones, cream and jam.   The trips take...

St Peter’s Fairtrading

FIGHTING POVERTY THROUGH TRADE As a result of our appeal for people to sponsor our monthly table rent at the Village Market, we are delighted to report that we have had offers that cover the remaining months of 2018. We really appreciate this...

Open House Homeless Shelter at Crawley

Thank you to everyone who has donated bedding and clothes to the  Open House shelter for the homeless in Sussex.  The response from the village this winter has been amazing and I have taken many carloads to Crawley that has been welcomed with open...

Please pick up

The Parish Council is delighted that the dog bag dispenser is being used, but we do seem to be getting through bags at an alarming rate! Can we please request that you continue to provide your own bags and that these bags are just used for the...

Nature Notes

When I’m outside I spend a lot of time looking upwards in search of birds, but sometimes there are delights at ground level. For instance, Champions drive is a joy just now – daffodils and primroses galore, wood anemones, celandines, violets, and...

Flag Raising Dates

  Have you ever wondered why the flag is flying on the village flag pole? Thanks, as always, to Paul Killingbeck (or his occasional helper) for braving all weathers! The European flag will be flown on Wednesday 9th May for Europe Day. The Union...

Weather Watch

  Wisborough Green rainfall for March was 94mm (last year 108mm – 10 yr average 59mm).  Over the UK as a whole it was the wettest March for 10 years.  We are all aware it needs to dry up – at time of writing (April 14th) the spring has hardly been...

The Gardener’s Calendar

  May Jobs in the Garden (by Ian Clemens, Horticultural Society) Continue earthing-up potatoes and harden off outdoor tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins for planting early next month. Thin out direct-sown vegetables such as spinach, carrot and...

SMALL CRAFT INVITED TO JOIN RIVER RALLY

Canoeists, kayakers and small boat owners have been invited to join a friendly flotilla exploring the River Arun.  The occasion is the annual rally on the waterway between Pulborough and Pallingham Quay organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust. ...

Ken’s ‘Dos, Don’ts, Moans & Groans’ Page

I have had three moans this month all regarding DOG POO.  Firstly my wife and I nearly tripped over a very large lump left on the footpath at the corner on the Cricks cross roads, secondly it is being left on the village green in several locations...

Recipe of the Month

  PEPPERMINT BROWNIES Who doesn’t love a decent chocolate brownie?! Soft and gooey inside with a slightly crunchy topping! This recipe simply suggests adding peppermint flavouring but if not a mint chocolate fan, swap in orange, almond or rose...

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.
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or call 01243 632222.

CONCERN

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