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.

Please note that all events and clubs have been cancelled until further notice.

Upcoming

11 August

History Society

11th August 2020
Committee Room, Village Hall, WG
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12 August

Short Mat Bowls Club

12th August 2020
Village Hall, WG
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12 August

Table Tennis Club

12th August 2020
Village Hall, WG
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17 August

Short Mat Bowls Club

17th August 2020
Village Hall, WG
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18 August

PC Planning Committee

18th August 2020
Committee Room, Village Hall, WG
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Featured

31 August

WG Fete & Horticultural Show CANCELLED

31st August 2020
Village Green, WG
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03 October

Horticultural Society Plant Sale

3rd October 2020
The Little (Sundial) Green, WG
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VILLAGE NEWS

Wisborough Green Minibus Update

There is no further news as of the middle of July as to when we will be able to resume our service in the village. Nothing as yet has been forthcoming from the Government with regard to the possible future operation of minibuses and we are...

Keep Kirdford and Wisborough ‘Green’ Update

Onshore Oil & Gas activities During the pandemic, the oil and gas company, UKOG, has made 3 applications to planning authorities - for an Exploratory drill at Dunsfold aka Loxley in Surrey; for extra time for the 3rd occasion at Broadford...

Wisborough Green Sports Update

Cricket makes welcome return to the Green After a long wait, the ECB finally allowed recreational cricket to commence from the middle of July subject to strict guidelines.  Suddenly a normal Wisborough Green summer began to emerge although strict...

County Cllr. Janet Duncton Writes

The Southdowns National Park has been in existence now for 10 years.  We were intending to have a little celebration but Covid-19 put paid to that although we have had a full Staff and Member event online and 152 of us logged in.   An interesting...

District Cllr. Gareth Evans Writes

Dear Residents Time to Support Local. I hope that you are all well and safe. Please do whatever you can to support local.  Our local shops and pubs were there for us to serve and feed us even through the worst of the pandemic, now it’s time for us...

Village Hall News

      Coronavirus (Covid-19) The Hall Committee has now had the opportunity to study the advice provided by HM Government received on 4th July via Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) regarding re-opening community venues. All measures...

Horticultural Society & Garden Club News

We trust you all liked the Virtual June Show photos in last month’s Ad Vincula (thank you Roland for your excellent lay-out).  Congratulations to Cecilia Smith (best in show) and Linda Hatcher (most points)......see photos below. NOW IT IS TIME FOR...

Coronavirus Update

Help is available in Wisborough Green. A village volunteer scheme has been established in the village so if you require help, it is available and willingly given. Find out how you can receive and offer help during this difficult time. Click on the...

Hedge cutting and the law

Due to the Coronavirus, many people are at home and looking for jobs to occupy their time. Hedge cutting will no doubt spring to mind, but it is important to be mindful of nesting birds. For clarity, below is the advice from the RSPB website. We...

Wisborough Green Market

FUTURE MARKETS CANCELLED UNTIL AFTER THE SUMMER. Dear Residents As you can see below, we have had to close the Wisborough Green Market as part of government Covid19-fighting measures. We have so enjoyed being part of this well-loved community...

Neighbourhood Watch – Crime News & Advice

New Team To Tackle Countryside Crime In Sussex Sussex Police has launched a new rural crime team, whose overall aim is to crack down on unlawful behaviour in isolated communities. This team, launched on 1 June, has been made possible with the...

Women’s Institute

I would like to report on our July meeting when Karen Peck gave us a very hand on evening with our Health and Exercise.  I would like to but unfortunately, as with our previous meetings, we had to cancel due to Covid19. Never mind, I’m sure we’ll...

WG School PTA Update

June saw the return of some of the youngest children to Wisborough Green Primary School. All the staff have worked tirelessly to accommodate as many children as possible and keep things as normal as they can. The first ‘bubble’ of Year 6 children...

VILLAGE EVENTS

August Bank Holiday Fete & Horticultural Show – CANCELLED

The Wisborough Green Fete Society & Horticultural Society have made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual Village Fete & Horticultural Show, due to be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2020. This is a huge disappointment...

Cancellation or Postponement of Events

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Please note that in line with Government advice, events, clubs and meetings in the village have sadly been cancelled or postponed until further guidance is received. Please contact the organisation directly for further...

The Return of Film Nights at St Peter’s

Thursday 27th August  at 7.00pm THE MISSION The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America.  It won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April...

PARISH COUNCIL

Next PC Meeting

The next Full Parish Council meeting will be held online using Zoom on Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 7.45 pm. There is no meeting in August. Online meetings are permitted under The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority...

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

Find out what the Parish Council discussed at the last  full Parish Council meeting on 21st July 2020. Click here to read the July Meeting Minutes.

Neighbourhood Plan Review – latest update

The NP Review Steering Group has continued to work on the review during the Covid lockdown, finalising the Green Gap Assessments and producing a comprehensive report. The next step will be to obtain independent validation of the assessments and...

BITS & BOBS!

Recycling News

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN RECYCLE ALL OF THIS?Hi, I’m Heidi from Waste Not Want Not Living, and we would love to help everybody in the village waste less and recycle more. In an age when sustainability is at the top of everyone’s agenda, we know...

New Church Guidebook

Over the past year, we have been updating and re-writing the Church Guidebook to include all the additions following the recent extensive re-ordering work.  A glossy, sixteen-page brochure has been produced containing detailed information about the...

St Peter’s Chain Gang

‘St Peter’s Chain Gang’ The Churchyard at St Peter’s is an historic record of successive generations, a home for funerary monuments of architectural and aesthetic excellence, a setting for the church itself and a place for reflection and prayer. ...

Village Hall 50 Club Draw

The winner of the July draw is Sandra Donoghue who wins £50 The winner of the second prize of £20 is Jennie Carter The August draw will take place on Wednesday 5 August 2020. Ruth Andrews,  01403 700671  

Recipe of the Month

MOJITO MINI CUPCAKES I baked these recently for a friend’s birthday and they went down well!  They’re an alternative to a birthday cake and this recipe makes between 24-30 mini cupcakes so plenty to share! You can easily buy mini cupcake cases in...

Weather Watch

Wisborough Green rainfall in June was 25mm (last year 105mm) and my 13 yr average 58mm.  This is less than half of normal rainfall for June and yet for the UK as a whole it managed 144% of normal!   We have been rather unlucky in this neck of the...

The Gardener’s Calendar

By Ian Clemens - There is always plenty to do in the garden! Keep everything well watered especially during prolonged dry spells and don’t forget to feed plants with a general purpose liquid fertiliser. Continue to dead-head annuals and perennials...

Flag Raising Dates

Ever wondered why the flag is flying on the village flag pole? 02 August                Dieppe Remembered Sunday (Canadian Flag) 15 August                Birthday of the Princess Royal 19 August                Anniversary of Dieppe Raid (Canadian...

Calling all ‘Wannabe’ Moviemakers

As you may have seen, we have started recording our Sunday morning services for putting on our website later to enable people, who, for whatever reason, are unable to attend the service in person, to view the service from the comfort of their...

Renegades Assemble

As the lockdown eases, the ever-resourceful Renegades have found new ways of assembling.  The old pre-virus way of meeting up every Monday in Loxwood has now morphed into daily small group activities with all the necessary safety restrictions...

The Parishes Wildlife Group Update

Like many other groups, the Parishes Wildlife Group had to postpone activities in 2020.  Thus we have been unable to embark on our project to draw up a Parish map showing important areas for wildlife which was due to be led by Bruce Middleton,...

Another job for the ‘To Do’ list – Hedge Cutting! 

It’s important to keep pedestrian access clear and safe, especially for those with wheelchairs and pushchairs (and perhaps those returning from the Cricks in the dark!).  Now that the bird nesting season is coming to an end, trees and vegetation...

Wey & Arun Canal Trust Update

Trip boat makes a spectacular return The Wey & Arun Canal Trust’s trip boat Zachariah Keppel made a spectacular return to its home at Loxwood, West Sussex, in June after spending several months away for repairs. The boat was floated along the...

The Gardener’s Calendar

By Ian Clemens - There is always plenty to do in the garden! Keep everything well watered especially during prolonged dry spells and don’t forget to feed plants with a general purpose liquid fertiliser. Continue to dead-head annuals and perennials...

Nature Notes

If you remember, last month I said fingers crossed for house martins returning in 2021. They’ve gone one better and are now ensconced in one of the ancient nest boxes we put up! Maybe they are sitting on eggs – there’s certainly a lot of to-ing and...

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’
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