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Neighbourhood Plan Information Evening – Cancelled

The Parish Council has taken the decision to cancel this meeting for the time being.


If you responded ‘Yes’ to the recent Parish Consultation to indicate your interest in joining a group looking at a Neighbourhood Plan, then please come to an information evening on March 24th at Lodge Hill at 7:30PM.

This meeting is open to anyone in the Parish even if you did not complete the consultation.

The aim of evening will be to gain a greater understanding of what a Neighbourhood Plan actually means. We will have a presentation from the SDNPA and we have invited other Parish Councils who have completed a Plan to contribute.

This will help us all to understand the expectations of this process.

Guy Nelson

Neighbourhood Plan Information Evening

Tuesday, March 24th 7:30PM

in the Oak Room at the LODGE HILL CENTRE

Stile at Alban Head Playing Fields


Criminal damage to Footpath stile. Following several instances of criminal damage to the stile on the left hand side of the Alban Head Playing Fields in Sandy Lane Watersfield the matter has been reported to the police. If you witness any further instances of vandalism please contact the Police directly by dialing 101 and quoting crime re no: 47200002569

If you have any other relevant information please do not hesitate to contact the PC.

Thank you

Water Levels

Water Levels along the Arun valley are very high. As of this morning, the A29 road at Swan Corner Bridge is closed, due to flooding.The levels may drop a little today, but will rise again after today’s rain. It is not yet at Jan/Feb 2013 levels, when it reached 5’4 on the Greatham Bridge gauge, at least. Please take care.

Police Advice for local residents

Be on the alert for bogus phone callers seeking your bank account details

Police are reminding Sussex residents, especially the elderly, to stay on the alert for bogus phone calls and visitors after 35 cases of ‘courier fraud’ or attempts so far in May including six on one day.

But thanks to alert residents and bank staff, only six attempts succeeded. In several of the cases residents have received phone calls from someone purporting to be a ‘Detective Chief Inspector Richard Harrison’. There is no such officer. The caller alleges that there has been unauthorised use of a debit or credit card, that someone has been arrested, and that there is an investigation ongoing.

The caller says that the resident must both supply their PIN and other card details over the phone, and hand the card or cards to a courier who would arrive at the door.

However, thanks to the alertness of residents, and in six cases thanks to the alertness of bank staff, only six of the 35 attempts were successful, with a total loss of £24,800 – the biggest single loss was £7,900. The oldest victim was 96 years old. 18 were in West Sussex, 16 in East Sussex, and one in Brighton.

PC Bernadette Lawrie, the Sussex Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer said; “Remember – no police officer, or bank staff on the phone, will ever ask for your bank details or for cash. Don’t give your details or cash to anyone in these circumstances!

For further advice on fraud prevention, and information on Operation Signature, the work done by Sussex Police to prevent fraud and support victims, also see the force website here.

Summer-Time Thefts

There have been a few thefts locally, in Pulborough, from insecure sheds and garages. The Police are asking residents to ensure that all outbuildings are locked and secured at all time. For more information and advice Please click on their link:

Help the Police keep Sussex safe

If you see or hear anything, or have any information about any incident, please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

Road Closures in March

WSCC Highways have advised of two upcoming road closures:

Old London Road – 19th March 8.30 am until 21st March 5.00 pm for Southern Water to carry out some underground pipe work.
Waltham Park Road – 20th March 2019 between 9.30 am – 3.00 pm for pot hole repairs.

The full details of the closures and diversion are in these:

ROAD CLOSURE – Waltham Park Road

ROAD CLOSURE – Old London Road, Coldwaltham


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