COPY FOR PARISH MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2007
Additional lighting is planned through EDF to more securely illuminate the pavilion, hopefully making it more secure against nocturnal intrusion.
We have received no additional update from South East Water regarding a possible lifting of the hose pipe ban.
Subject to final confirmation from MSDC the next will be on 25 March 2007 - 10 a m to 12 noon. There will be NO freighter during February.
Christmas Tree Recycling
We are grateful to Balcombe Sawmills for their kind assistance in assisting with recycling on 7th January.
MSDC Changes for Refuse Collections
We reported about proposed changes for refuse collection that will be introduced later in the year. Additional information on the new arrangements, some 6 months away, will be advised in due course.
MSDC has launched “Money for Youth”, their Youth Opportunity Fund that has £32,00 to give away to young people from all over Haywards Heath & the surrounding villages. Grants will be considered for items such as funding trips, purchasing equipment, start up of a team etc. Interested parents should call 01444 458538 for further information.
As reported last month Balcombe Youth Club is still without a leader and remains closed temporarily. There are plans to set up some activities in the New Year but this will depend on the interest shown locally. It would be beneficial if the parents of Youth Club members were to form a committee, which would give us the best opportunity of working with West Sussex County Council to reopen the Club as soon as possible. Interested parents should call Roland Burke on 819290.
Don’t forget that an exhibition for the launch will be taking place in the Victory Hall during the morning of Saturday 24th February at 10.30 a m. Posters will appear giving further details. We do hope that you will be able to attend & study the findings.
Inconsiderate parking, especially within the village centre, continues & traffic flow is being impeded as a result. If this continues there could be a fatal accident. The Highway Code clearly states that parking is not permitted “opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of any junction, except in an authorised parking space or on a bend”.
May we also request that care is taken when parking along the London Road to ensure that the driveways of houses are left unobstructed at all times. This is particularly important at the beginning & end of school.
The responsible PCSO from Sussex Police has agreed to examine both these problems on routine visits to the village. Please cooperate.
Recreation Ground Drainage
This continues to be a problem, especially during inclement weather. We are aware of the inconvenience to the owners of houses backing on to the rec, as well as those trying to avoid the massive puddles that accumulate, especially at the Jobes end.
We are in discussion with MSDC about methods of improving the drain off of the surface water & will report further with details of the remedial steps that are proposed.
Availability of the Clerk
Issue of Rail & Bus passes, green sacks, inspection of current plans etc. each Tuesday, between 9.30 am & 12 noon at 11 Foxwells. No prior appointment is required for assistance at that time.
Clerk to the Council