2011 News Archive

5/5/2011 - Annual Parish Meeting - Thursday 12th May
Pulborough Parish Council invites you to the Annual Parish Meeting On Thursday 12th May, 2011 7pm in the Village Hall

Guest speakers include:

RSPB with a presentation about Pulborough Brooks

Pulborough Youth - A chance to hear about what is on offer at The Shack from some of the youth workers and the youngsters who use the club.

There will also be a chance to meet your Parish, District & County Councillors at the end of the meeting over a cup of tea or coffee.

5/5/2011 - Result of Uncontested Election
Our campaign to encourage more parishioners to become parish councillors was successful and 16 candidates stepped forward to fill 15 places. Subsequently, one dropped out leaving exactly the right number. Consequently, there is no need for a contest. The official notice is shown below.

7/1/2011 - Parish Council Election, May 2011
The Parish Council is keen to raise awareness of the Council and it's role in our local Community and encourage nominations for the forthcoming Parish Council elections in May of this year.

Are you interested in our local community? Would you like to learn more about how the Parish Council influences Pulborough, North Heath and Nutbourne, Horsham District and West Sussex County Councils?

If so, why not come along to a Parish Council meeting, meet the Councillors and see how the Council functions? There are meetings on 20th January, 17th February and 17th March 2011 in the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Agendas and Minutes are available on the Meetings and Minutes page and all Agendas are also posted on the Parish Council noticeboards.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 01798 873532 or email the

4/3/2011 - 2011 Census coming to a letterbox near you
On 27 March 2011 all residential households in the United Kingdom will be taking part in a census. Since 1801 a day has been chosen every ten years for this purpose. The census provides an excellent source of information about the population. This enables central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to identify need for housing, education, health and transport services for years to come.

Did you know that supermarkets use census statistics to work out the kind of foods they need to sell to keep local communities stocked up with their favourites? Water companies use the census data to plan the pipes for clean and wastewater - to make sure there's enough for everyone. Fire brigades and the police use census data to help communities, putting fire alarms and crime prevention measures in specific areas. The benefits are far reaching.

The census statistics also feed into the allocation of funding for local authorities and play a major part in identifying need for local services in communities, so it is crucial the population estimate is as accurate as possible. When the questionnaire envelope comes through the door you'll easily recognise it by the purple 2011 Census logo. Take care of it. If, like many people, you want to complete the questionnaire online, your individual internet code is on the front of the questionnaire.

The 2011 Census doesn't want anyone to be left out - so there is a wide range of help options available (such as language guidance booklets, large print format, Text Relay and census field staff on hand, as well as online help and telephone call centres).

More information about the 2011 Census can be found at: www.census.gov.uk.

9/6/2011 - Littter Warden Wanted
Pulborough Parish Council are looking to recruit a new Litter Warden to keep the streets of the village clear of litter

The position will be for 11 hours per week.

If you think that this role may be for you, and would like some more information, please drop into the Parish Council office between 9am and 12.30pm for more details or call on 01798 873532

10/06/2011 - Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011
The accounts for the year can be viewed at th Parish office from 27th June to 22nd July beteween the hours af 9.00am and 12:30pm Monday to Friday.

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9/8/2011 - Summer Activities for Young People

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm 28th July - 1st September

11/8/2011 - West Sussex Hospitals
West Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking help in determining its future from members of the public. If you'd like to assist, call them on 01903 285196 or sign up online. LeafletAcrobat icon

12/8/2011 - Annual Return
The audit of accounts for the Council for the year ended 31 March 2011 has been concluded and they can be inspected in the Parish office between the hours of 9am and 12.30pm on weekdays. Official NoticeAcrobat icon Annual ReturnAcrobat icon

18/8/2011 - Have Your Say Survey
Horsham District Council are seeking residents' opinions about its services and priorities through an online survey. All surveys filled out by 31st October will be entered into a prize draw. posterAcrobat icon

Added: The survey is also included in the Autumn 2011 edition of Horsham District News which is distributed to every home in the district.

19/9/2011 - Proposed Fire Service Merger Talks
A proposal to merge East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services will be discussed at a meeting of the Chanctonbury County Local Committee on Wednesday 28th September at 7:00pm at Storrington First School. All are welcome to attend. PosterAcrobat icon

21/9/2011 - Home Insulation Schemes
Horsham District Council is experiencing a large volume of calls regarding bona fide insulation schemes. Unfortunately some of the companies currently cold calling in the Horsham District are using pressurised selling technique, claiming to be working with Horsham District Council, and not offering the best deal for the resident.

Cavity wall and loft insulation is being subsidised nationally, typically each measure costs up to £199, however in some instances the insulation can be installed for free. Horsham District Council is working with two reputable companies HCL Energy 01273 390 420, and HeatSeekers 0800 111  4968. Any resident who is interested in having insulation installed can obtain a free, no obligation survey from either of these companies, or they can contact their own energy supplier for special deals. For example British Gas is offering free insulation for all their customers until the end of October. Residents who would like further information can also contact Horsham District Council on 01403 215281.

6/10/2011 - Liberating the NHS
Pulborough Patient Link invite you to a talk by Nick Herbert MP "Liberating the NHS" at Pulborough Village Hall on Friday 14th October at 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm. Refreshments and raffle draw 8pm.

6/10/2011 - Have Your Say Survey - Last Few Weeks
There has been a good response so far but the Council would particularly like to encourage residents aged 16 to 24 and 25 to 44 to complete the survey before 31st October. posterAcrobat icon

11/10/2011 - Night Time Road Closures
Lower Street will be closed from Monday 7th November to Thursday 10th November 19:00-06:00. NoticeAcrobat icon
London Road will be closed from Thursday 10th November to Saturday 12th November 19:00-06:00. NoticeAcrobat icon

13/10/2011 - Sewerage and Water Survey
In recent weeks the Parish Council has been in discussion with Southern Water regarding sewerage and drainage in the west of Pulborough, particularly around the A29 corridor. The purpose of this survey is therefore to canvas potentially affected areas to see whether or not any problems have occurred in the last 3 years and whether these problems are increasing in frequency.

If you'd like to comment, please fill out the form at the bottom of this surveyAcrobat icon and return it to the Parish Office by 19th October 2011.

18/11/2011 - Meet Your Local County Councillors
There will be an opportunity to meet County Councillors and discuss local issues at Pulborough Village Hall on 30/11/2011 at 7:00pm. NoticeAcrobat icon

6/12/2011 - Clearing Snow & the Snow Code
Horsham District Council has issued an advisory leaflet about clearing pavements. LeafletAcrobat icon

6/12/2011 - Vacancy for Parish Councillor
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