Santas vs Elves Fun Runs for St Catherine's Hospice. (Posted 05/11/2016)

Our nearest event will be at Chartham Park and it's a bit different this year.with Elves as well as Santas. Full details are on our website Link

Website update (Posted 22/09/2016)

Please bear with us as we drag the website into the 21st Century! Normal service will be resumed ASAP  but please do email us as per usual if you have any queries or comments

Lost watch (Posted 19/07/2016)

If you found a watch in either Rowplatt or Mill Lane on  the 14th July please email us and we will put you in touch with the owner 

Upcoming Road works on Copthorne Road (Posted 10/06/2016)

29/06/2016 Works postponed until further notice  We have received notification from Surrey Highways about upcoming roadworks  on Copthorne Road. The location of the first set of lights on will be outside the entrance to Longwall (near The Star Inn) and the second set will be outside the entrance to number 35 Copthorne Road (near the junction with Crawley Down Road). The contractor confirms that the works are currently expected to take the full month to complete. The working hours will be between 07:30 – 17:00 and the lights will be manually controlled during peak times 07:00 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30 (ensuring that traffic approaching from the London Road junction is given priority)

Felbridge Country Show and Skittles Event (Posted 01/06/2106)

The Felbridge Country Show And Skittles Event will be taking place at the Felbridge Village Hall on 16th July 2016 . For stall /pitch registration form and a Skittles team entry form visit the show's  website or click here for new details on  stalls and  photographic competition organised by E G Camera Club 

Skydive for St Catherine's Hospice (Posted 01/06/2016)

Calling all adrenaline enthusiasts! Go up, up and away and reach new heights for your local hospice. 20th August. Details

Arundel to Brighton Walk - Dame Vera Lynn Children's charity (Posted 01/06/2016)

Saturday 17th September. Click here for full details for a way you can have fun and support a wonderful charity in aid of babies and children with Cerebral Palsy.

Dame Vera Lynn Charity Spring Ball (Posted 14/03/2016)

19th March 2016.Felbridge Hotel in aid of Enjoy a drinks reception followed by a delicious three course meal and musical entertainment by top band, Fever and singing sensations, the Swingtime Sweethearts. Click here for booking details. Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity supports babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and receives no statutory funding

East Grinstead Neighbourhood Plan (Posted 07/03/2016)

East Grinstead Town Council Neighbourhood Plan may/could have  an impact on Felbridge village specifically to the infrastructure issues (roads, doctors, schools etc). The closing date for  responses to the Consultation will be the  16th March so there is not much time left.Details

1906 Local History Book Updated (Posted 01/03/2016)

In 1906 Wallace Hills, editor of The East Grinstead Observer, published the first detailed History of East Grinstead (and surrounds including Felbridge ) With the original book now over a century old, a faithful reprint of the text is being published including all 133 illustrations that Wallace selected to produce the Hills Illustrated History of East Grinstead that he never managed to publish. The book will be on sale at the end of March at £30, but pre-orders received before mid-March are at the special price of £26  Details

St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk Horsham (Posted 18/02/2016)

St Catherine’s Hospice ladies only Midnight Walk Horsham 2nd July 2016.Choose between a seven, 13 or 20 mile route and have a great evening whilst supporting our work at the same time. £20 to register. Full details

Proposed changes to local bus services – Have your say (Posted 18/02/2016)

A number of changes to local bus services in Surrey came into effect from late August. However further savings are required over the next two years to ensure that as many of the services as possible that people in Surrey rely upon can be maintained. Over the next few weeks, a team of officers from Surrey County Council and representatives from service operators will be taking a roving bus to locations in Surrey to meet residents and give them an opportunity to find out about the proposed changes to local bus services. The team will be handing out consultation brochures and encouraging residents to submit their views on how the changes might affect them   Consultation and Bus Locations

Next Generation of Local Plans (Posted 12/02/2016)

The Regulation 18 consultation on the Local Plan: Issues and Approaches document is underway. This is an extremely important piece of work being carried out by The Council in preparation for developing a new set of policies for the next generation of Local Plans (these are policy documents that govern the way in which the Council approach and deal with planning in the District). Guidance notes are available for people who wish to participate in the Consultation procedure

Affordable CCTV & Security (Posted 29/01/2016)

JCTechnical is a new local business that has been set up by Jeremy Clarke MEng. Jeremy brings  a wealth of engineering knowledge to his business  to provide you with the best technical solutions Website

Odd job Man (Posted 29/01/2016)

We are very pleased to add this new business to our website. If you need anything done then Jeremy is your man . He comes highly recommended . Contact Jeremy on 01342 715830 or 07960 958979

Want to trace your ancestors? (Posted 26/01/2016)

If you want to trace your ancestors or are just interested in finding out information about local history then Jeremy Clarke Research Company  is the site for you .Jeremy has been researching local history and genealogy for over 25 years and has an incredible wealth of knowledge and research tools at his fingertips

Planning application consultation - DM/15/5048 (Posted 22/01/2016)

This application  relates to a planning application that has been submitted to Mid Sussex  concerning  a huge  potential development on  Gibbs Haven Farm off Crawley Down Road . This could  have a huge impact on Felbridge Village . Click here  for details and as with all planning applications, there is a limited time within which to  make  your comments/views known , so if you have concerns please act without delay

 

Ist Felbridge Pack  need your vouchers! (Posted 21/01/2016)

1st Felbridge (St John’s) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are collecting the Sainsbury's Active kids vouchers that started on 27th January and runs till 3rd May 2016.Last year you helped them collect 3,527 vouchers which was put to fantastic use for their units. For details please click here

Gatwick - new year same problems (Posted 11/10/2016)

Councillor Ken Harwood attended a meeting at Gatwick on Thursday 07/01/16as your representative, during which the whole question of arrivals was discussed. Much of what is contained in this letter came up for discussion. Ken shares the views expressed in the letter regarding the way in which the CAA simply ignore us, the residents. Whilst much has been said that the changes in flight paths are all to do with safety, he could get no defined answer to his question, which was, "If the new flight paths are for safety reasons, does that mean beforehand we were unsafe?" In truth, this whole exercise is about getting more aircraft in and out of Gatwick. Whilst this letter refers specifically to "arrivals", the same issues  are present for departures. Residents had previously been told that there would be a review of departures on similar lines to the review carried out by Bo Redeborn on arrivals. On Thursday, Gatwick stepped back from that commitment. Like the High Weald group, Ken and others are still waiting for a response from the CAA. to their letters. They simply don't care. He continues to fight Felbridge’s corner

Alabama Rot (Posted 11/01/2016)

A vet in Reigate has had 2 suspected cases of Alabama Rot in her Reigate surgery this weekend. She is urging all dog walkers to be vigilant and to check their dog daily for any lesions. It is advisable to rinse any mud off dogs after walks as this also helps to identify lesions early. The dogs concerned had been walked around Box Hill, Colley Hill and Epsom Downs in the last week so please be aware. The aetiology of the disease is still not understood but there is more information on the Anderson Moores website who are leading the research.

Crawley Down Garage (CDG) update (Posted 11/01/2016)

As many of you may have noticed, the showrooms have been filled with new cars since the old owners ceased trading at the back end of 2015.The new company are well established and have sites elsewhere in the area. They have taken over the franchise for both Skoda and Seat . However the new garage owners have not been given access to details of past clients of CDG. Therefore if require servicing of your Skoda or Seat car, its simply a case of contacting the garage on 01342 859200 or chris.grimble@thejcbgroup.co.uk to get yourselves back on the books

Happy Christmas and thanks (Posted 23/12/2105)

  Happy Christmas to one and all and many thanks for all your support and a special BIG thanks to Felbridge Parish Council for all that they do for the village of Felbridge during the year . Unsung heroes all and one !

Gatwick: official response from Felbridge Parish Council (Posted 23/12/2105 )

Click here and now we wait to see whether the CAA takes any notice!

Beauty Treatments in your own home (Posted 21/12/2015)

 Stuck for last minute Christmas presents then look no further! Pure Beauty Within  is mobile massage / beauty service which provides clients with  luxurious pampering in the  comforts of their own  homes with a holistic approach to treatments, using quality products and personalising treatments to their needs. Website  Discounts may apply to website users!

 

Help shape the future of Tandridge (Posted 20/12/2015)

As part of their Local Plan Consultation Tandridge District Council is asking anyone with an interest in the area to give their views on various approaches to how the  area is improved, developed and protected. This is an important consultation concerning the production of their  Local Plan, which when accepted, will put in place all sorts of policies affecting future development within the District. Go onto the website, have a read and respond where you think there is a need. This is your chance to influence planning policy for the future within Tandridge. Details

TDC faces a large reduction in government grant (Posted 20/12/2015

The reduction in funding is greater than the government had indicated, with a 61% cut and no grant at all after 2017, despite the announcement in the autumn statement indicating it would be 2020 before the grant is removed altogether. Not good news for residents .Report

TDC Winter preparations and advice (Posted 30/11/2015)

Over the last year Tandridge District Council has been working to minimise the impact of bad weather, such as flooding and snow, on services and improve residents’ access to information. Click here ;for full details .

Local Incident (Posted 19/11/2015)

Click here for a report from Ken Harwood about an incident in Copthorne Road on Sunday 15th . Be vigilant and share the information with your neighbours

A22 update (Posted 19/11/2015)

Tandridge District Council have issued an update concerning the road works being carried out on the A.22 just before you reach the M.25. Click here

Regional Cybercrime Survey (Posted 19/11/2015)

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey have launched a Cybercrime Survey across the South East Region - to help them understand how Cybercrime is affecting local people on a day-to-day basis. For full details and how to take part Click here

Comnet Newsletter (Posted 15/11/2015)

Although the newsletter does not refer specifically to Felbridge,  it is a useful read , as it can be seen that here within Felbridge we are  not experiencing the crime problems that people elsewhere in the District are suffering. In addition, there is important information about scams and last but not least, the information about what to do if you are  approached whilst driving your car by someone purporting to be police. Newsletter

Gatwick Update (Posted 12/11/2015)

Tandridge District Council, along with some parish councils in the south of the district, have provided comments to Ro Redeborn, who has been commissioned to undertake an Independent Review of Arrivals and Departures related to Gatwick  Click here for comments

East Grinstead Camera Club (Posted 25/10/2015)

NB: As from 5th Nov meeting venue  is now Felbridge Village Hall, Felbridge! Click here  for details on upcoming events including FREE workshop open to all

St Catherine's Hospice Santa Runs  (Posted 01/10/2015)

Their sponsored 2km-5km Santa Runs are back and this year, there are four festive fun-runs around Sussex and Surrey in November. So, no matter where you live, you can slip on a Santa suit and raise money for a great Claus!Click here for details.

We are back on stream : Please let us have your news! (Posted 24/09/2015)  

Though we are still  being slightly distracted by the Rugby World Cup.... 

Website August Go Slow (Posted 09/08/2015)

Unlike the unions  our August go-slow will be due to summer holidays not industrial action! Bear with us and normal service will be resumed in September.

Felbridge Parish Council Newsletter (Posted 26/07/2015)

FPC hope to produce a newsletter three or four times a year depending on when there are issues to report. Click here for the first issue

Felbridge Country Show Group 18th July  2015(Posted 22/07/2015)

The show and skittles event was a great success and over £3000 was raised for local charities.  Visit the show's  website for further details.

Changes to local bus services (Posted 22/07/2015)

Following two widespread public consultations in which thousands of residents and stakeholders had their say,  Surrey County Council have approved proposals to change some local bus services in Surrey. The changes will come into effect from 29 and 30 August 2015 and over the next month SCC will be running a campaign to let residents know about these changes. For full details Click here

SCC Community Recycling Centres (Posted 22/07/2015)

Surrey County Council will be consulting with residents and businesses on possible changes to community recycling centres (CRCs). The aim is to reduce the costs of running the CRCs and ensure the council’s budget is spent on the services which residents need the most. Click here  for details and how to have your say .

Felbridge Parish Council fights back! (Posted 11/07/2015)

Over the past 3 weeks the road works around Felbridge and East Grinstead have been onerous and getting into and out of Felbridge has been a nightmare. But FPC has been fighting back on behalf of all residents and has been taking steps to get consensus and understanding amongst those responsible for ensuring that our community does not grind to a halt again in the coming weeks when more road works start .Click here  for  the full press release from Pat Slatter  to clerk to the Parish Council.

Felbridge Parish Council website (Posted 10/07/2015)

Under the new Transparency Code for Local Councils,   Parish Councils are now required to publish information on finance, procedures, roles etc . Please click here for the link to the new FPC temporary  website where you will be able to access their minutes, information etc .

A22 Gas mains work and temporary traffic lights : UPDATE (Posted 03/07/2015)

 The current road works are due to finish on Monday 6th July .Click here for details .

Misery and chaos has arrived in Felbridge and the surrounding areas due to the start of road works at the Imberhorne traffic lights . Phase 1 is due to last 3 weeks .Visit Southern Gas Networks website for more information.

St Catherine’s Big Road Ride Sunday 19th July 2015 (Posted 16/06/2105)

Challenge yourself at one of Sussex and Surrey’s leading cycle events and go that extra mile for hospice care. Whether you choose an energetic, chip-timed 40 mile, 60 mile or our 10 mile family-friendly nature trail route you are guaranteed a stimulating yet fun day out with friends, family or work colleagues. Details

Plastics recycling campaign (Posted 09/06/2015)

There is a new Surrey wide campaign, through the Surrey Waste Partnership, on recycling plastics. This runs until 31 July 2015.Plastics from every room in the house can be recycled .Full details

Roshe School of Dancing needs your vote! (Posted 05/06/2015)

Roshe Performing Arts has been selected as a Wild Card for Dance Proms, the biggest celebration of Dance in the UK... BUT THEY NEED YOUR VOTE! Click here for full details

St Catherine's Hospice Bark in the Park (Posted 28/04/2015)

May 30/31st 2015 in your local area. Help raise money whilst enjoying a beautiful walk in the park with you four legged friends. There are 4 locations people can walk ...East Grinstead, Crawley, Horsham and Reigate. This is a great event and the walkers and dogs have a fantastic time while supporting a wonderful cause St Catherine's Hospice. Click here for all details

 

Crime in the Village (Posted 25/04/2015)

There have been several thefts in the past few days mainly centred around Copthorne Road/Crawley Down Road and Rowplatt Lane. Please be very vigilant, alert neighbours and please report any suspicious behaviour to the police or contact Ken Harwood. Full details click here Update 28/04/2015:There has been a good response to the emails that have been circulated via the village hub regarding sightings of suspicious men. . This hub is organised by Ken Harwood . If you wish to be added to the email list please email Ken .

Vacancy for the Felbridge Community News Reporter (Posted 09/04/2015)

Lis Wooley will be standing down at the end of May as the writer of the Felbridge Community News section in The Courier, a post she has held for over 20 years. Anyone interested in taking on the task, which is voluntary, should contact the News Editor, David Farbrother, on 01737 783863 or 07946397159. Many thanks Lis for doing such a great job!

Annual Parish Meeting (Posted 09/04//2015)

Felbridge Parish Council are holding their Annual Parish Meeting in Felbridge Village Hall on Thursday, 9th April, commencing at 7.00pm. All Felbridge residents are invited to attend.... More

Surrey Spring Show 2015 (Posted 08/04/2015)

The 2015show programme and entry forms are now available . Click here  for all details

Parish Council Election (Posted 12/03/2015)

If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of your local community, why not stand for election on Thursday, 7th May. For further information on the role of a parish councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk

Gatwick Airspace Debate: (Posted 12/03/2015)

For all recent documentation concerning Gatwick Click here: Updated regularly!!

Infrastructure First Team (Posted 12/03/2015)

Infrastructure First Team is a group of dedicated residents from around the village who have been working tirelessly for the past 18 months challenging the authorities in respect of Planning/Development issues. They have been successful in winning four separate planning appeals that would have had an impact on the village and surrounding areas....more

1st Felbridge (St John’s) Guiding Group (Posted 03/01/2015)

Click here for latest information from the guiding group -- including what to do with your Sainsbury's Active kids vouchers and an upcoming Taster night to come and find out what guiding is all about

Felbridge Fusion Evening is back! (Posted 30/01/2015)

The Fusion evening (which was such a hit a couple of years ago ) will be held at the village hall on Sat 7th Feb  Details Hurry and book -- only a few tables left !!

Felbridge Traffic Chaos (Posted 30/01/2015)

Temporary traffic lights that suddenly appeared at the Star Inn junction this week  have been causing chaos for local residents . We believe the works are set to continue until the 11th Feb. Councillor Ken Harwood has  taken up the cause and we will keep readers informed as to a response from Surrey Highways and /or TDC

Gatwick Airspace Debate:  (Posted 30/01/2015)

For all recent documentation concerning Gatwick Click here: Updated regularly!!

URGENT REMINDER : If you have not done so already, please email the Airports Commission at airports.consultation@systra.com  and tell them, in your own words, why you don’t want a second runway at Gatwick.  One sentence will suffice, it is the number of responses that count.

If you are concerned about a second runway at Gatwick and the increase in air traffic over Felbridge and the surrounding area then please do make your views known to both Gatwick Airport and the CAA .The CAA has confirmed that if any information that GATCOM/the public has relevant to the impact of this airspace change is submitted to the CAA o will form part of the data that is considered as a whole under the PIR. The CAA has set up a specific e-mail address as follows: mark.swan.GatwickPIR@caa.co.uk. Emails sent to that address will receive an automated response confirming that the included information will be considered as part of the whole data set as referred to here. That e-mail address will not be able to receive e-mails after 5 January 2015. Easy  Template  for email or letter to use to voice your protest to both Gatwick and the CAA

UK Power Networks Priority Register (Posted 26/01/2015)

UK Power Networks is promoting its Priority Customer Register which is for vulnerable customers. Information available to download on its website

Abseil for Charity! (Posted 26/01/2015)

St Catherine's Hospice is thrilled to be holding a 100ft abseil at Superhero Headquarters, the Sandman Hotel, Tinsley Lane South, Crawley on Saturday 18 April 2015 to raise vital funds for St Catherine's Hospice. Details

UK Power Networks Information on Unsettled Weather Events (Posted 23/01/2015)

The networks priority is always to restore supplies to customers as quickly and safely as possible. Click here for their safety message and information

External Gym Equipment (Posted 6/01/2015)

In 2014 Felbridge Parish Council looked into the possibility of getting some outdoor gym equipment to be located in the grounds of the village hall. Fortuitously, this initiative dovetailed into a major scheme being developed by Tandridge District Council, to pay for and install such equipment in several village/towns around the District. We were fortunate to be one of those villages chosen. Six separate pieces of gym equipment have now been installed in the grounds of the village hall, next to the children's play area. During the Spring of 2015, TDC will be arranging some tuition for those who want to know how to use the equipment. However, meanwhile the equipment is there for all to use right now!

St Catherine's Tree of Light Services (Posted 04/12//2015)

Remember the life of someone special and dedicate a star in his or her memory .Click here for dates and details

Birches Wood, Felbridge (Posted 04/12/2015)

As a result of the lobbying and work by Tony Leppard and a small group of local East Grinstead residents regarding planning matters affected by Ashdown Forest and the EU Habitat the future of Birches Wood has been secured . The scheme that Tony is pioneering, will mean Birches Wood will remain exactly as the name suggests - a wood! Well done to all concerned . Details

Flight paths update (Posted 30/11/2015)

As the representative for TDC at Gatcom (Gatwick Consultative Committee), Ken Harwood has penned a very good summary on  the  vexed subject concerning change of flight paths relating solely to departures at Gatwick (concentration v dispersal), as it does not appear to him  that anyone else is going to clarify the position in words that are understood by everyone.  On behalf of all residents a  very big thanks must go to Ken for his stalwart and continuing fight on this subject. Update

Voters Roll-- are you on it ? (Posted 30/11/2015)

It has been brought to our attention that a large number of residents have not responded to numerous enquiries from Tandridge Council re the voters roll. Click here for update from TDC

Button Battery Dangers (Posted 18/12/2104)

Click here for an urgent safety message which deals with the dangers of button batteries that are swallowed by children or adults

Council Tax Phone Scan Alert (Posted 12/12/2104)

TDC have warned residents to be aware a phone scam operating in the area. Elderly residents in particular are being targeted and asked for bank details. Details

Gatwick Airspace Debate (Posted 12/12//2014)

The Airports Commission will be holding a public drop in session from 18:00 to 20:00 on 16 December 2014 at the Longley Suite, Arora Hotel, Crawley. The purpose of this  event is to provide an opportunity  for the public to speak to a member of the Airports Commission’s team to help understand the process, the consultation and how to respond. Click here for details

Xmas pamper , new hairdo or Jan detox? (Posted 7/12/2104)

Whatever your needs visit The Natural Alternative Ltd in Crawley Down Road . It is a small family based company that offers a professional service in a personal way.

Canine Partners (Posted 07/12/2014)

Canine Partners is a charity who train assistance dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent. They are looking for puppy parents in the Surrey area and have puppies aged around eight weeks ready to be loved and socialised. All puppy parents will receive training and all expenses will be covered including puppy food, toys, equipment and vets costs. If you are interested please Click herefor more details

St Catherine's Tree of light Service (Posted 25/11/2014)

St Catherine’s Hospice Tree of Light Service will be held at St John’s Church, Felbridge on Sunday 7th December at 6pm. The service is a sensitive and meaningful way for friends and family to gather together and celebrate the life of a loved one. The candles are provided and in a silent procession you can pick one up and place it with the others at the front of the church. At the end of the service the Tree of Light will be illuminated in the churchyard and a prayer will be said as everyone gathers round.

Parkinson's UK Crawley & East Grinstead Branch (Posted 12/11/2014)

Bingo and Mash night Friday 14th November. Click here for details 

TDC Expanded Recycling Scheme on its way (Posted 12/11/2014)

From 1 December 2014 Tandridge residents will be able to recycle an even wider range of materials from the convenience of their home, when Tandridge District Council extends the existing recycling service. Details.

Surrey Highways winter service (Posted 05/11/2014)

Surrey Highways are now just over a month into their winter service for 2014-2015. For a copy of their cold weather information pack Click here

Surrey Spring Show 2014 : Update (Posted 29/102014)

The 2014 show raised a staggering £20,000 again for their two charities The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley. More

Gatwick Airspace Debate: Imp Info ! (Posted 07/11/2014)

 A document Gatcom sent to Gal two years ago made the point that if P-RNAV caused problems, then NPR’s should be brought back. Attendees at the recent Gatcom meeting were told that there was no need for Gatwick to have gone P-RNAV at this time, however they wanted to be in the vanguard (to our detriment) Both documents make specific reference as to what should happen if the implementation of P-RNAV causes problems which it has). The main document advises that Gatwick should be informed of problems, so that a case can be raised to revert back to NPR’s. Please write to Gatwick, citing these documents . If we don’t respond, then we will have to live with what we have, which is not acceptable .Document 1 Document 2 .    Easy  Template  for email or letter to use to voice your protest

It is also imperative to write to the CAA to voice your concerns, as contained with the consultation document  from last year concerning The Airspace Consultation was a “one liner” which said that the CAA were obliged to reassess the results of the changes a year on from implementation. That is any time now. If you don't complain you won't be counted ! CAA state that so far they have only received 5 letters of protest from residents !! Contact details

Gatwick Airspace Debate: Imp Info ! (Posted 28/10/2014)

A document Gatcom sent to Gal two years ago made the point that if P-RNAV caused problems, then NPR’s should be brought back. Attendees at the recent Gatcom meeting were told that there was no need for Gatwick to have gone P-RNAV at this time, however they wanted to be in the vanguard (to our detriment) Both documents make specific reference as to what should happen if the implementation of P-RNAV causes problems which it has). The main document advises that Gatwick should be informed of problems, so that a case can be raised to revert back to NPR’s. Please write to Gatwick, citing these documents . If we don’t respond, then we will have to live with what we have, which is not acceptable .Document 1 Document 2

It is also imperative to write to the CAA to voice your concerns, as contained with the consultation document  from last year concerning The Airspace Consultation was a “one liner” which said that the CAA were obliged to reassess the results of the changes a year on from implementation. That is any time now. If you don't complain you won't be counted ! Contact details

For all recent documentation concerning Gatwick Click here

Remembrance Service (Posted 28/10/2014)

The annual Remembrance Service will be held at 10am at St John’s Church Felbridge on Sunday 8th November.

Black Tie Charity Ball (Posted 28/10/2014)

A Black Tie Charity Ball in aid of Cancer Research and the Emile Faurie Foundation will be held at the Felbridge Hotel on 8th November . Details

St Catherine's Hospice fund raising events (Posted 28/10/2014)

St Catherine's Hospice is your local hospice, which provides free, specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers at a time when they need it most. St Catherine's Hospice has been caring for the local community for 30 years and has to raise £15,000 each and every day to continue doing so. You can help by signing up to one of their local events .Details

Felbridge Arts, Crafts and Food Show (Posted 13/10/2014)

To win this beautiful cushion made by Shirley Yule come and visit your local show in the Felbridge Village Hall on Saturday 25th October 10-4.Entry is £1, which includes a raffle ticket. Stalls will include cakes and chutneys, crafts, Christmas gifts ,another opportunity to buy the History Group's book on the Felbridge chestnuts plus a patchwork demonstration. Refreshments will be available all day. UPDATE 20/10/14: The show was a great success . Click here for more details

Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (Posted 29/09/2014)

If you are concerned at the increase of plane noise over Felbridge and /or oppose a 2nd runway at Gatwick then please attend a protest meeting organized by  GACC  on the 22/11/2014. For latest newsletter and details Click here . Interesting fact: when Gatwick did the local presentations -only a few hundred people voted for the 3 proposed options for the new runway and over 6000 said 'none of the above' BUT that was never made public!

Burglary Alert : Follow up ! (Posted 29/09/2014)

A burglary took place in Copthorne Road near Mill Lane .The robbers were disturbed due to the actions of quick witted neighbours .But although the alarm did go off , some items were stolen. This story was  originally posted  in May 2013. We can now confirm that the person was caught and is  serving 5 years in prison. The residents concerned have emailed the following : "The Police have been very diligent in this case, with excellent communication throughout, and we have written to them expressing our gratitude and congratulations on a very satisfying result. Plus - we have our neighbours to thank for giving chase at the time and finding our property which was dumped in a hedgerow as a result of the chase.

Burglary advice (Posted 24/09/2014)

Please be aware that a gang of children may be operating in our area scouting houses whose owners are either away or not in during the day More detail

Felbridge Arts Craft and Food Market (Posted 24/09/2014)

If you would like a stall at the Felbridge Arts, Crafts and Food Market on Sat. 25th October 2014 , stall registration forms for the are now available to download from website

St Catherine's Hospice Charity Concert (Posted 3/09/ 2014)

Hosted by BBC newsreader Nicholas Owen the concert takes place at Woldingham School, Surrey on Friday 10 October at 8pm (more details)

More Shed Thefts...Alert! (Posted 3/09 2014)

Yet again there have been a number of Shed thefts in the Felbridge Area! Please read Ken Harwood's report on the matter and his advice (link)

Shed thefts alert (Posted 12/08/2014)

Attacks have been made on sheds and summerhouses in Domewood and various items have been stolen.....more

Mid Sussex Planning Policy Update (Posted 12/08/2014)

Mid Sussex District Council is currently consulting on its Traveller Sites Allocations Development Plan Document – Consultation Draft; draft Sustainability Appraisal; and draft Habitats Regulations Assessment, and is inviting the submission of alternative sites that could be considered for allocation as permanent Gypsy and Traveller accommodation. Consultation starts 8th August 2014 for six weeks and will close 19th September 2014.Details

Win a ride in a Ferrari Dino (Posted 14/07/2014)

   Come along and support us , www.felbridgevillage.co.uk , at the Felbridge Country show on Saturday 19th July 2014. First prize in our raffle .. a ride in Iconic Ferrari Dino UPDATE 19/07/2014....many thanks to all who supported our raffle at the Country Show . We sold  a massive amount of tickets and made a whopping £100 for the website ! Many congratulations to Marie Bryce - Smith who won the ride in the Ferrari.

Felbridge Skittles and Country Show (Posted 14/07/2014)

  Felbridge Village Hall. Saturday 19th July 2014 10am - 4pm Lots of fun for everyone with stalls, competitions and demonstrations Click here for full details Come along and support your local community!

Felbridge Bowling Club (Posted 14/07/2014)

Open Day on Saturday, July 19 at 2pm. This is an opportunity to have a taster session of bowling at no cost with a qualified coach and with all equipment provided. Make it part of your visit to the village Country Fair across the road.

Local Councillor and car dealer come up trumps !(Posted 07/07/2014)

Local councillor Ken Harwood was so impressed by the care shown to a Felbridge couple in their last months at Orchard Court Care Home Lingfield that he took it upon himself to help staff and residents with their fund raising efforts to provide the residents with a new mini bus . Local car dealer John Elwood   was able to source the ideal van and on the 21st June 2014 the van was officially unveiled by Tandridge District  Council Chairman Liz Parker .Click here  for some great pictures of the event

St Catherine's Hospice Big Road Ride (Posted 01/07//2014)

Don't forget !! 13th July 2014.The Big Road Ride gives enthusiastic cyclists new and exciting routes to test out their stamina. Join in with friends, family and colleagues, or sign up individually for some great camaraderie. More

Animal problems (Posted 01/07/2014)

Problems with cat fights or wondering who to call in case of injured wild life? Click here  for recent  appeal/advice from Ken Harwood

NHS Consultations (Posted 24/09/2014)

Because we live in the Tandridge District area, our NHS requirements are managed by the Surrey CCG.However,because many, if not all of us use the surgery facilities in and around East Grinstead and Crawley Down, we are always going to be affected by what the Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG do in their planning for the future. Full details

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Dementia Friendly Surrey (Posted 24/09/2014)

This month the Dementia Society is promoting Dementia friendly Surrey . For more information and on  how toget involved Click here

Local Buses Improvements from Southdown Buses. (Posted 17/08/2014)

Click here  for the timetable for Southdown's new  485 bus service .A free text messaging service is also available. Once registered passengers will be instantly informed of any unexpected service alterations. Click here for details . Southdown's low floor buses provide easy access for wheelchair users, passengers with baby buggies or shopping trolleys and the less mobile. Like all Southdown services the buses used will be clean and tidy and driven by smart, helpful drivers. For further information from Southdown click here

Successful Village Country Show opened by Lord Kitchener !(Posted 19/07/2014)

.More details to follow!

Ken Harwood new role! (Posted 18/06/2014)

 Many congratulations to our local councillor Ken Harwood who has been elected Vice Chairman of the Police and Crime Commissioners Panel. The panel is made up of a representatives from each of the twelve Boroughs and Districts that make up Surrey plus two Independent members .The role of the Panel is to provide governance as to how the Commissioner and his team perform in their roles.

New bereavement group Crawley Down (Posted 18/06/2014)

A new, non-religious group providing support for local people coming to terms with the loss of a loved one has launched in Crawley Down. Details

Helpers desperately needed ..Use it or lose it! (Posted 18/06/2014)

1st Felbridge ( St John's) Rainbows and Guides are getting desperate for adults helpers and girls  for all 3 units .If they don’t get more help and /or members   then they may have to close the units which would be a great shame. Click here for  details or visit their webpage

Popular Garden Waste Service extended (Posted 12/06/2014)

Biffa has taken over the running of TDC's Garden Waste collection. Biffa’s Green Waste Club will provide members with an efficient and cost effective collection service that removes unnecessary trips to the community recycling centre .Click here for more details and on how to register for the scheme

Concerns over Village Hall parking (Posted 03/06/2014)

At a recent meeting of the Felbridge Parish Council, concern was expressed about parking in Crawley Down Road at the entrance into the Village Hall....more

Surrey Spring Show 2014(Posted 03/06/2014)

DON'T FORGET : Surrey Spring show  8th June 2014. Click here for more details

St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk, Horsham Park (Posted 03/06/2014)

Ladies ! Come along and join in the seventh annual St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk, Horsham Park on Saturday 28 June 2014 . Choose from 7 or 13 miles .Finish off on the red carpet with a medal and breakfast !  Full details

Art Workshops from Tandridge Trust (Posted 20/05/2014)

Exciting new week end workshops throughout the summer . Click here and here or .email for more details

Gatwick second runway NB.. objection deadline 10th May  ! (Posted 07/05/2014)

A propose second runway could have a serious impact on Felbridge in terms of increased flight level and noise . If you are concerned then it is vital you make your concerns known . Forms need to be completed and submitted before the 10th May 2014 .Click here for more information .

Bowls Club Open Day (Posted 07/05/2014)

Crawley Down Road , Thursday 15th May 2014 at 2pm .Click here for more details

Felbridge Recreation & Sports Assoc Open Day (Posted 30/04/2014)

Oak Farm Pavilion, Crawley Down Road, Sunday 18th May10am to 1pm. Click here for details

Many apologies from Web Team (posted 24/04/2014)

Many apologies from us at the lack of recent activity on the website . This has been due to the usual trio of problems -- illness, holiday and computer woes . However we are now back up and running and full service is now resumed .. watch this space !

Felbridge Luncheon Club (Posted 24/04/2014)

The Luncheon club was recently successfully  re-launched at Felbridge Village Hall with  some 20 residents attending.  Full report

Charles Samuel Craven Update  (Posted 24/04/2104)

Felbridge churchyard commemoration Friday 21st March .Click here for background story. Update

Cine mystery (Posted 10/02/2014)

Around Christmastime a local resident of Warren Close ,Felbridge had a Cine Film entitled “Australian Visit 1962 – Part II” and 3 CDs with the same title, left on her doorstep. She cannot understand why she was the recipient and has asked us to help to try and find the owner of these films. If you can shed any light on the mystery please email us and we will pass the information onto her. Update 25/02/2014 The owner of the films has been found!

Woodcock Hill Resurfacing Works (Posted 18/02/2014)

Surrey County Council will be carrying out essential carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing works on the A22 Eastbourne Road / Woodcock Hill, between New Chapel Road and Copthorne Road . The resurfacing works will involve Night time road closures and diversion, between the hours of 20:00 – 06:30 commencing on the 20th February 2014. Full details

St Catherine's Hospice Bunny Run (Posted 18/02/2014)

The Bunny Run, sponsored by Tuplin, will take place at Victoria Park in Haywards Heath on Sunday 13th April. It’s the ideal feel-good family fun day out, with Easter themed activities and a guest appearance from Bertie the Bunny. Details

Luncheon Club (Posted 14/02/2014)

A group of volunteers are considering forming a new luncheon club for retired residents at Felbridge Village Hall on the 3rd Thursday of each month (possible start date 17th April). The cost for a two-course freshly cooked lunch will be £5.If you would be interested in coming along, please click here for contact details

EGBKA Beginners course (Posted 10/02/2014)

The course will consist of two theory sessions on the evenings of 28th April, 12th May and a practical session on 17th May. The cost is £70, but course attendees will get £10 discount on full membership if they join EGBKA. Sarah Paton

Sainsbury’s Active kids vouchers (Posted 10/02/2014)

1st Felbridge (St John’s) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are collecting the Sainsbury’s Active kids vouchers which start on 29th January and runs till 20th May 2014 Details

Felbridge Fusion night is back! Sat 8th Feb 2014  (Posted 03/02/2014)

A fun evening of dance, music and food at the Felbridge Village Hall . Organised once again by Chetan Patel and the Felbridge Country Show Group in aid of local causes. Tickets are still available . Click here for details

Felbridge Country Show Group (Posted 03/02/2014)

The Felbridge Country Show Website has been updated with the details of upcoming events for 2014. For more details and dates click here

A22 Night time restrictions (Posted15/01/2014)

Surrey County Council is carrying out resurfacing work on the A22  until 24 January. Click here for more details

Mormon Temple Presentation (Posted 13/01/2014)

Councillor Ken Harwood and his wife Joan are pictured presenting  Don and Pat Carpenter with a book on Felbridge life. Don is the outgoing president of the Mormon Temple and he and his wife Pat are returning to their home in Utah after being in Felbridge for 2 years. Click here for more details on the wonderful book Ken has compiled on Felbridge life.

M25 Night Closures (Posted 13/01/2014)

As part of the road works being carried out by the Highways Agency on the M25, between junction 5 and 7, a number of nighttimes closures will take place in January starting on the 13th .Click here for details

Gatcom meeting 8th Jan 2014 (Posted 11/01/2014)

A discussion document relating to the way in which aircraft fly in and around the Gatwick area has been published .Councillor Ken Harwood arranged a public meeting in Felbridge with a senior member of Gatwick Airport attending to provide an explanation of what is entailed. Meeting summary

London Airspace Consultation Reminder - closing date is Jan 21st 2014 (Posted 30/12/2013)

Do you have any comments or objections to make regarding "NATS airspace changes" that might affect Felbridge? If so then here is the (link) to the website where you can leave your comments.

NB! Revised festive recycling and waste collections (Posted 28/12/2013)

Please be aware that the schedule for recycling over the festive period has had to be revised by TDC due to the flooding in the area. Details

Thameslink Rail Disruption (Posted 20/12/2013)

Not strictly Felbridge news but may be of interest to train users over the festive season !More

Beware Shed Thieves in Area ! (Posted 04/12/2013)

Two sheds were broken into over last Saturday night (30/11/2013) in Mill Lane. For more information click here

Hotel Scam (Posted 04/12/2013)

This warning comes from a reputable source . Please click here for full details

 

Evelyn Chestnut Trees (Posted 12/08/2014)

Come along and help celebrate the tri-centenary of the planting of the famous Evelyn Chestnut Trees along Crawley Down Road on Sunday, September 14.....for more information click here

St Catherine's Hospice Balcombe walk (Posted 12/08/2014)

<Their Balcombe Walk this year is on Sunday 14 September at Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, RH17 6HP.New this year ....a  Nature Trail on the first 4 miles of the route... For more information Click here

 

Charles Samuel Craven update (Posted 17/03/2104)

Felbridge churchyard commemoration Friday 21st March , 1.30pm All welcome !Charles Craven was the founder and first secretary of the Northern Football League and as part of their 125th anniversary a short service of rededication and a wreath laying will be held at Craven’s graveside. It will be led by the Rev Leo Osborn, league chaplain and chair of the Newcastle upon Tyne Methodist district, and attended among others from the North-East by former World Cup referee George Courtney, now the Northern League’s president and two of Craven's grandchildren Click here for full story

Tandridge Buses4U (Posted 04/12/2013)

Tandridge have recently updated their publicity for the Tandridge District Buses 4U Demand Responsive Service . Click here and here for more information

Recycling Tour (Posted 02/12/2013)

TDC are offering 30 residents the chance to go on a tour of the MRF (material recovery facility) in North London where all mixed recycling collected in your blue lidded wheeled bins is sorted. Details

Concerned our local infrastructure is overstretched? (Posted 02/10/2013)

East Grinstead Infrastructure First are a group of East Grinstead Residents who believe the foundation for the future of East Grinstead and its surrounds (that's us!) lays with less traffic congestion, available school places and better health facilities. PEOPLE POWER is needed to help change East Grinstead Council's out of touch infrastructure policy and ensure a commitment to infrastructure comes BEFORE granting permission for more new homes. If you agree and want your voice to be heard in support ACT NOW For more information and to sign the online petition click here

Overnight closures on M25 (Posted 19/09/2013)

The M25 anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight on selected dates between Junctions 6 and 5 to allow the lifting into place of new superspan gantries and MS3’s:Click here for full details

Do you remember Charles Samuel Craven (Posted 08/09/2013)

  Charles Craven died in 1940 and is buried in St John's churchyard, Felbridge. He was the founder and first secretary of the Northern League and may shortly be honoured by the National Football Museum. The current chairman of the Northern League, Mike Amos, is looking for any information, however small ,about Craven . For further details Click here .......New update via John Sisley Click here

Slow news week (Posted 29/08/2013)

Not much appears to be happening in Felbridge .... It will be all go next week when schools go back and traffic ramps up again but in the meanwhile if you have any news/events/comments for us please email!

Felbridge Parish Council (Posted 22/08/2013)

Not sure who your Parish Councillors are ? Click here  for photos and details

Upcoming events for St Catherine's Hospice (Posted 08/08/2013)

A walk, a bark in the park and a masquerade ball are all some of the events coming up in aid of St Catherine's' Hospice . Want to know more ?....Click here

Level 3 ‘Heatwave’ alert issued for South East (Posted 18/13/2013)

Click here for advice on how to deal with the high temperatures

APH Airport Transport Offer (Posted 18/07/2013)

In response to suggestions made in the recent Felbridge Community Consultation Survey APH have started a bus service for local residents to Gatwick Airport from Crawley Down Garage. Details

Damaged Bus Shelter (Posted 18/07/2013)

Felbridge Parish Council have the details of the vehicle that caused extensive damage to the bus shelter on the London Road near the The Star Inn and their insurance company are pursuing the matter. In the meanwhile the shelter will be removed on Friday 19th July 2013

Bus Detour Farce! (Posted 17/07/2013)

From Monday 15th July, for approximately 5 days, Turners Hill Road, will be closed northbound only from the junction with Sandy Lane, Crawley Down to the Dukes Head roundabout for works to repair a water leak. In order to continue to provide a bus service to the Felbridge and Crawley Down areas, it was proposed by Metrobus that the buses towards Crawley would be diverted via Rowplatt Lane ... As anyone who knows how difficult it is to negotiate around the parked cars in Rowplatt Lane this did not seem a sensible  solution !Councillor Ken Harwood questioned the decision and a compromise has now been reached !Click here

Gatwick Vision Statement ( Posted 17/07/2013)

Gatwick Airport Limited has published its vision document" A better Solution for London and the UK – connectivity, competition and certainty” : for details Click here

Is there something that needs attention in Felbridge? (Posted 18/05/ 2012)

If you wish to report any problems in Felbridge from litter, dumped vehicles to graffiti did you know you can go online direct to Tandridge? Click

 

Do you remember Charles Samuel Craven (Posted 08/09/2013)

  Charles Craven died in 1940 and is buried in St John's churchyard, Felbridge. He was the founder and first secretary of the Northern League and may shortly be honoured by the National Football Museum. The current chairman of the Northern League, Mike Amos, is looking for any information, however small ,about Craven . For further details Click here .......New update via John Sisley Click here

Slow news week (Posted 29/08/2013)

Not much appears to be happening in Felbridge .... It will be all go next week when schools go back and traffic ramps up again but in the meanwhile if you have any news/events/comments for us please email!

 

Felbridge Country Show (Posted 25/06/2013)

Felbridge Country Show which took place on 22nd June was a great success. Local Groups and Charities took in excess of £2,000 on the day. For full report and pictures click here

Scam Alerts (Posted 25/06/2013)

Please be aware of a number of scams that have been occurring in the area : Click here for attempted scam in Mill Lane and here for report from Tandridge Police

Concerned about increase aircraft noise over Felbridge ? (Posted 25/06/2013)

Following the recent Felbridge Village review, a small number of residents raised questions as to the increase in noise levels and apparent change of routing whilst aircraft over fly Felbridge. Ken Harwood immediately contacted Gatwick and held a meeting with Tom Denton a senior executive at the airport. Report to follow

Felbridge Skittles Day (Posted 20/06/2013)

Saturday 13th July 12 noon in the village hall grounds. Click here  for details

Treasurer wanted! (Posted 13/06/2013)

1st Hedgecourt Scout Group desperately needs a new Treasurer. If you think you can help please click here for further information and contact details

Felbridge Parish Council : Vacancy for new member (Posted 05/06/2013)

Details to follow , but if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please email Ros White for further information

Community Consultation Survey: Public Meeting (Posted 05/06/2013)

 Reminder!! Felbridge Parish Council would like to share the results of this survey with all residents and are holding public meetings on Friday, 7th June between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and Saturday, 8th June between 10am and 12 noon, in the Committee Room at Felbridge Village Hall. If you would like to discuss the findings of this survey with your Parish Councillors, please pop into the village hall during the above hours.

Surrey Spring Show (Posted 05/06/2013)

This week end!! Sunday 9th June 2013 at the Felbridge Show Grounds. The inaugural show in 2011 raised a staggering £16,000.00 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley and the organizers promise a wonderful day out for all the family .Click here for more information and contact details. Latest: Paramount Pictures have kindly donated 2 red carpet tickets to a London Premier with an overnight stay in a central London 5* hotel for the raffle.

Dogs and Swans don't mix : be responsible (Posted 30/05.2013)

Dog owners are being asked to  responsible and be  aware of defensive behaviour by the  resident swans on Hedgecourt Lake... they are just protecting their new brood of cygnets . Report from Ken Harwood. 

Dog Theft (Posted 17/05/2013)

We have had a report from Kent  Police that a Border Collie mother has been stolen along with her seven puppies who are only 3 days old. They were stolen from TN12 Horsemonden Nr Tonbridge, Kent.Details

Burglary Alert (Posted 10/05/2013)

A burglary took place in Copthorne Road near Mill Lane yesterday 9th May 2013. The robbers were disturbed due to the actions of quick witted neighbours .But although the alarm did go off , some items were stolen. Please be extra vigilant Click here for full details and if you think you may have witnessed the event or have any concerns please contact Ken Harwood

Worth Way Cycle Ride in aid of Cystic Fibrosis (Posted 10/03/2013)

Sunday 19th May 2013. Fun family day in aid of a good cause! Choose a 40 mile or 12 mile route ... details.... background story

M25 Night Closures (Posted 09/05/2013)

As part of the roadworks being carried out by the Highways Agency on the M25, between junction 5 and 7, a number of nighttime closures will take place. Click here for details

Felbridge Recreation and Sports Association Open Day (Posted 01/05/13)

Oak Farm Pavilion, Crawley Down Road, Sunday 19th May 2013, 10am -1pm More

Sussex Weald Bike Ride (Posted 01/05/13)

Support St Catherine's Hospice . Take on 10 miles, 20 miles, 40 miles or 60 miles. 19th May . Full details . Poster

St Catherine's Hospice Race day (Posted 01/05/13)

St Catherine’s Hospice invites you to be part of its 30th anniversary celebrations at a special Raceday event on Friday 7th June at Lingfield Park Racecourse. Gates open at 12.20pm with the first race at 2.20pm.More

Walking around Felbridge (Posted 16/04/13)

There are a number of pleasant and interesting footpaths in Felbridge and a footpath map has been published to guide those interested in seeing the area at close quarters. The map can be purchased from the Parish Council and is displayed outside the Village Hall. Click here for 2 local routes

Felbridge Fusion Evening - a great success (Posted 21/02/13)

The recent evening held in Felbridge Village Hall was a roaring success . Over 90 local residents enjoyed a fun packed evening of dance display. wonderful food and disco. Well done to Chetan Patel and the Felbridge Country Show Group for organising the event . More to follow .

Midnight Walk- Sat 13th July 2013 (Posted 21/02/13

Join women of all ages and fitness levels for an 80s night to remember and celebrate 30 years of St Catherine's Hospice . For more information and to register click here

Superfast Surrey Broadband roll-out plan (Posted 14/02/2013)

Surrey County Council and BT will be publishing the timetable for bringing superfast broadband infrastructure to Surrey communities not included in the commercial roll-out. Since the County Council and BT signed the groundbreaking contract, engineers have been carrying out detailed survey work to finalise the deployment schedule over the next two years. The new Superfast Surrey website will be publicly released on the 21st Feb 2013 and will give residents and businesses the opportunity to find out how and when they can get access to fibre broadband...... Invitation to meeting.

Gatcom key messages from the meeting (Posted 10/02/2013)

Linked for your use are the key messages and outcomes from the meeting of GATCOM held on 31 January 2013. The minutes of the meeting will be circulated in the near future Key messages and Sir David Rowland's Letter.
Also, you may have seen in the press GAL's recent announcement that Sir David Rowlands, Chairman of GAL, will be standing down at the end of his three year term on the 31st March

Countdown to the BlueBell Railway in East Grinstead (Posted 09/02/2013)

The Bluebell Railway are delighted to announce the opening of the extension to East Grinstead on the 23rd March. To mark this special occasion they are holding a two week opening festival with many different special events taking place from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 7th April. For more details Countdown-east-grinstead

Felbridge Rainbow, Brownie Guides need your help (Posted 02/02/2013)

Felbridge has a very active Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units which are based at St John's Church Hall.They are looking for women aged 18-65 who want to have fun. Being a helper can be a rewarding experience all round, every woman brings different invaluable skills to being a helper, and that is what makes Guiding Great!!
Want to find out just how resourceful you are? Please contact Ann and Louise Tucker on 01342 317283 or by email felbridge_rbg@hotmail.co.uk The group are also collecting the Sainsbury's Active kids vouchers In the past they have brought things such as a 4 man tent, vouchers to buy food for cooking with the girls, hula hoops,parachute, and much more.Please send any vouchers you may have to to Girl Guiding ,1st Felbridge ( St John's) c/o St John's Church, The Glebe, Felbridge, RH19 2QT or put them in the envelope on our notice board in the church hall. Thanks!

Felbridge Residents offered Bus transfer Service to and From Gatwick (Posted 31/01/2013)

Following a suggestion by local residents, Felbridge Parish Council have been in discussion with APH, an airport parking company based in Snowhill, Copthorne, who are willing to offer a bus transfer service to and from Gatwick Airport to local residents. The cost would be £3 one way, or £5 return, to be booked 24 hours in advance. In order to determine the level of interest in using this service, FPC and APH would like feedback from local residents, by completing (by end February 2013) the survey set up by APH https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=32E348EF228672CD

Day Lewis Pharmacy (Posted 24/01/13)

         

Felbridge Pharmacy is now under the umbrella of the Day Lewis Organization .... the  largest ,independent pharmacy chain in the UK and Europe with over 186 pharmacies , predominantly in the South East.  The  shop is independently  run and managed by  Pharmacist Cala Smithers. The aim is to run a professional yet friendly pharmacy for local residents If you are registered at Moatfield , Judges Close or Ship Street surgeries in East Grinstead you can  collect your repeat prescriptions at the  Pharmacy. Drop into the pharmacy or contact Cala on  01342 313840 . Day Lewis  Pharmacy will also provide a free delivery service to any patients that are housebound or infirm , offer Flu Jabs and health advice and are very well stocked for general needs!

DfT consultation - night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. (Posted 23/01/13)

The DfT has published Stage 1 of the night flights consultation ...more

"Hammer" Ponds of Sussex (Posted 21/01/13)

‘Hammer’ ponds are not natural lakes but dammed streams and rivers, crucial to the Tudor and Stuart iron industry...intrigued?. Click here for more

Come and meet (or grill !) your new Police Commissioner (Posted 09/01/13 )

Kevin Hurley, the recently elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, is to hold a public meeting on Tuesday 5th February at the Barn Theatre, Oxted between 7pm-9pm more

East Grinstead Beekeepers ( Posted 09/01/13)

East Grinstead Beekeepers are once again holding a beginners course starting 16th Jan. There will be two theory and one practical session at a cost of £65 to include suit hire. If people are interested could they please contact secretary@egbka.org.uk.

Starlings at Hedgecourt Lake ( Posted 13/12/12)

      

These two stunning photographs have been sent to us by Ken Harwood .The time to get to the lake is about 3.30pm. Then at 3.40pm(….. as if they run on a timetable) swarms of starlings start to appear over the lake. They all join up and make an enormous gathering up in the sky. They then spend the next 15 minutes or so swooping and diving about above the lake.Well worth the walk down to the lake particularly with children to see it.

Preparing for bad weather (Posted 13/12/12)

Over the last year Tandridge District Council has been working to minimise the impact of bad weather on services and improve residents’ access to information. Click here for full details

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup Website request (Posted 04/12/12)

Is anyone in the community who could possibly spare a few hours of their time to show the playgroup how to set up a website. Their old website is only allowing them to change certain bits, so now have a new website but cannot understand how to build it up. Unfortunately because they are a charity run Pre-school they do not have the funds to pay someone to help them . If you can help please contact Nikki here

Surrey County Council On line Budget Consultation (Posted 15/11/12)

The Leader of the Council, David Hodge, is keen to get as many residents as possible to participate in the survey. For more information click here

Felbridge Country Show Group (Posted 15/11/12)

Update:  Report on the recent  Arts, Crafts and Food Market  held in the the Village Hall. click here for a pictorial summary of the day

Presentation on the future impact of Gatwick on Felbridge (Posted 18/10/2012)

A presentation is to be given by a senior member of Gatwick Airport on various issues, which could have an impact on residents within the village in the future. Councillor Ken Harwood will also be in attendance as Tandridge representative on GatCom, which is the Gatwick Consultative Committee .Wed 31st Oct 2012 More

Village Shop now has Recycle Bins (Posted 10/10/2012)

The Felbridge Village Store will have two recycle bins placed outside the premises, one for old shoes and one for old clothes. As you know we do not currently have any provisions for the residents of Felbridge to be able to donate their old shoes and clothes to charities in terms of a collection point. The Village Shop therefore asked The United Shoe Recycling Company to place two of their bins outside our store for the resident of Felbridge. These items will be sent by them to developing countries to help people less fortunate than us to get on their feet. We think its a great idea and were hoping that residents will make full use of these facilities

Speak out about Domestic Abuse (Posted 03/10/2012)

Local people are being asked to speak out against domestic abuse during Surrey Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, which commences on Monday 15 October .More

New recycling and waste service update (Posted 16/08/2012)

August 13 – Sept 14 sees the start of the recycling and food waste bin deliveries. More

Surrey Trading Standards Alert (Posted 16/08/2012)

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Olympic torch in Felbridge (Posted  17/07/ 2012)

Well done to Felbridge residents who turned out in their droves to welcome the Olympic Torch as it was carried by Chris Denman  and Malcolm Styles through  Felbridge . The atmosphere was great and even the sun came out to welcome the torch to Felbridge! Well done too to FPC who arranged for the grass verges to be patched and neatened --  All in all Felbridge rose to the occasion! If you have any photos to share please do email us .More pictures... Jul 28 Many thanks to Pat Slatter who has emailed 4 pictures of the torch handover at Mill Lane

Bluebell Railway Sponsored Walk Sun Sept 30th (Posted 12/07/12)

The Bluebell Railway are organising a sponsored walk on September 30th. £550,000 is still needed to link the line between Kingscote and East Grinstead: (link)

Photos from the Felbridge Diamond Jubilee Country Show (Posted 20/06/ 2012)

The weather held fine and the crowds turned out for a memorable Diamond Jubilee event....(Photos) and (Organisers comments)

The Felbridge Diamond Jubilee Country Show Sat June 16th. (Posted  10/06/ 2012)

The Felbridge Diamond Jubilee Country Show is on Saturday, June 16 from 11am to 4.30pm. Attractions include a Craft Tent, Food Hall, Horticulture Tent, Birds of Prey, Fun Dog Show, Miniature Train Rides, Vintage Vehicles, Stalls, Sideshows, Competitions, a Licensed Bar, BBQ and Refreshments. Children can enter a Royal Fancy Dress competition which is being organised by Humpty Dumpty Pre-school and there will be a prize for the best dressed Royal Teddy.....(more).

Felbridge Sports Association open day on Saturday 16 June (Posted 10/06/2012)

As part of our community sports association status and also for the Football Foundation, we are holding an open day on Sunday 16 June at 11am. Details are as follows: link)

Felbridge Residents Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee (Posted 10/06/ 2012)

The residents of McIver and Evelyn Close held a joint street party on June 3rd to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Approx. 40 people attended the event for which Gazebos and wind proofs were essential de rigueur. Music was provided by a very kind friend of one of the residents. The event started at approximately 3pm and at about 4pm glasses were raised to toast the Queen which signalled the start of the organised events. First up was a golf pitching contest which everyone entered and this year it was won by Keith Law. This was soon followed by carpet bowls, hula-hoop, table tennis events and a special Latin American dance lesson given by local resident Danielle. The event finally finished at about 11pm and a great day was had by all with a chance for neighbours to reacquaint with each other.

Caremark : Professional Home Care in West Sussex (Posted 24/09/2013)

We are very please to welcome on board our latest business supporter. Caremark provide fully trained, carefully vetted and thoroughly assessed staff for your safety and security. In whichever way they support you, you can be sure that they will respect your dignity and privacy at all times. Tell them how you want to be supported and they will do the rest. For those looking for employment they also offer full or part time employment, For further information visit their website

 

Annual Parish Meeting (Posted 04/04/2013)

All residents are cordially invited to attend the Annual Parish meeting on 4th April 2013  at 7pm in the Village Hall.  Click here for full details Agenda

Bunny Run Sunday 24th March 2013 (Posted 21/03/2013)

Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP. The Bunny Run is all about fun and raising much needed funds for St Catherine’s Hospice . The course is approximately 3k in distance and you can complete it at any speed you choose. Hop, skip, run, jog or walk – it’s up to you. At the end of the run you’ll be rewarded with some Easter treats. The Bunny Run is sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society. To register visit www.stch.org.uk/bunnyrun or call 01293 447364.Click here for fun poster!

 

Snow update from TDC: Latest (Posted 25/01/13)

Click here for latest information from Tandridge Council . Please also continue to look out for the elderly, vulnerable and those living alone. 

Road works in Felbridge - get involved! (Posted 28/07/12)

Click here for an official statement from SCC regarding the current road works in Felbridge. If you feel these works are not being carried out in accordance with these guidelines please do email us and we will pass your emails onto FPC

 

London2Brighton Challenge passes through Felbridge. (Posted 20/05 2012)

Local residents woke on Sat May 12th to find a constant stream of weary looking walkers trekking their way from Mill lane, along the A264 to the local school and then heading West on Crawley Down road. The competitors were heading for a large feed and rest station that had been temporarily erected in the sports field car park. The event had Started in Richmond, on the banks of the Thames, between 0700hrs and 1200hrs on Saturday 12 May 2012, 1362 competitors set out to walk,run or jog the 100k route to Brighton along footpaths, bridle ways, and national trails traversing the North and South Downs through the night before arriving in Brighton. The winner Abigail Cowan completed the course in 11 hours, 26 minutes. Photos) ...more

 

East Grinstead in Blooms  2013 Calendar (Posted 04/12/12)

Click here  for details

Surrey Spring Show Sat Jul 21st: Cancelled (Posted Jul 17th 2012)

Due to the weather making the ground conditions unsafe ,the Surrey Spring Show has had to be cancelled .The organizers would like to thank everyone who had entered, planned to come along, their sponsors, volunteers and supporters. link)

 

Volunteers needed for Blind Veterans' Walk (Posted 17/05/ 2012)

Help is needed in Felbridge at this fund raising event, Walk 100 London to Brighton 2012. The event commences in Richmond, London on the morning of Saturday 9 June 2012 and ends in Brighton on Sunday 10 June 2012. Almost 300 individuals are participating and they will be raising much needed funds to support valuable work. They will be walking 100K through the day and night endeavouring to complete the course in 24 hours! more details

Exotic beetle which attacks trees found in Kent (Posted 08/05/12)

An outbreak of the Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), an exotic beetle pest which could have severe consequences for British trees, has been found in Kent. More

 

St Catherine's Tree of light Service (Posted 04/12/12)

On Sunday 9th December at 6pm, St John's Church in Felbridge will be holding another special Tree of Light service in support of St Catherine's Hospice. More

 

Grass cutting arrangements for Felbridge. 25/04/12

Click here for full details on the new arrangements

Felbridge Jubilee Country Show 20/04/12

 Felbridge Jubilee Country Show is an event for the whole community on 16th June 2012. It's not to late to get involved!  Visit the website www.show.felbridge.org.uk for all the latest information. The website will be up dated regularly and also contains all the application forms for the competitions and booking forms for the disco and pitches. Competition entry forms are also available at the Village Shop and completed forms can be returned to the village shop if needed.

St Catherine's Sussex Weald Bike Ride 20/04/12

St Catherine's Hospice will be holding the 9th annual Sussex Weald Bike Ride on Sunday 20th May 2012. Routes range from a fun 10 mile circuit that all the family can enjoy, through to a hilly 44 mile challenge for the more experienced cyclist. All routes are on-road and fully marshaled with clear, frequent route signs. For more details and how to enter Click here

Drought Alert 02/04/12

On Monday 20 February, the Environment Secretary announced that the South East of England has officially moved into drought status. For more information on how this will affect you click here

St Catherine's Hospice Dragon Boat Festival 26/03/12

Sunday 2 September! Watch as many as 30 teams race traditional Chinese boats on the lake at Tilgate Park. This annual fundraising event is free to attend and has plenty of entertainment for everyone. Click here for more info

St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk 03/12

The Midnight Walk is a half marathon walk through Horsham. This event  which will take place on Sat 14th July 2012 is the biggest fundraiser at the Hospice and last year saw over 1,000 ladies of all ages and fitness levels taking part who have gone onto raise an incredible £145,000.For more details and how to enter Click here

27 new homes in Felbridge? 08/03/12

Countryside Properties have announced plans for 27 new homes in Felbridge in a new development in Copthorne Road opposite the Mulberry Gate Development .If you are concerned /interested  or for more information ph 01293 272819 or email copthorneroad@bidwells.co.uk

Lunch Club for the retired 27/02/12

The Lunch Club meets the 3rd Thurs of every month in the village hall between 12-1.30pm.The 2 course meal costs £3.00 and changes every month. All retirees welcome. For more information please contact Mary Taplin on 01342 325548

Imberhorne Refuse Tip 27/02/12

The newly built refuse tip at Imberhorne Lane re-opened Monday 27th February. The tip will be fully open for use by the public every weekday from 8.0am to 5.0pm .At weekends the tip will be open from 9.0am until 5.0pm Changes include - no more climbing steps balancing rubbish, before tipping it into a skip. The procedure is now totally simplified and is a replica of the refuse tip at Crawley. You simply drive in, park the car and tip the rubbish over a ledge into the appropriate opening.

Burglary Alert 25/02/12

A burglary occurred in the Domewood area last week. The car involved is a silver coloured Audi A3 model. The driver was female, white, aged in her early 20's with brown hair scraped back tightly into a ponytail/bun. The male was white aged about 25.There is a possibility that these two have been 'busy' elsewhere in the area, so they could still be about so please be very vigilant and pass on the warning to neighbours . For full details click here

Citizen of the Year Award 14/02/12

Chairman of Tandridge District Council, Councillor Brian Perkins and Vice-Chairman, Councillor Sakina Bradbury have released details of the nominees for the Citizen of the Year Awards. The three winners will be announced at the Civic Reception being held on Thursday 23 February 2012 at Surrey National Golf Club, Chaldon. The awards will be presented by the Chairman and MP Sam Gyimah. We are very pleased to see our Ken Harwood as one of the nominees! Click here for full list Update 25/02/12 The three winners were Gwen Hoare Catherham, Martin Vaux Catherham and Maureen Young Dormansland

Bluebell Appeal 23rd March to 30th March 26/03/12

For full details Click here

East Grinstead Beekeepers Association - Beginners Course 06/02/12

Text Alerts introduced by Local Bus Service 06/12/11

Southdown PSV have introduced a new text alert service whereby passengers can be alerted by text regarding any delays caused by accidents, road closures, diversions, bad weather etc. For more information and how to register for the service click here

The EG Beekeepers Association is a non-profit making body affiliated to the British Beekeeping Association and represent Beekeepers throughout East Grinstead and the surrounding areas, including Felbridge. Part of their responsibility is to provide education for new and aspiring Beekeepers and to this end, they are offering a beginners course at St John's Church Hall in 2012. For more information and contact details Click here

Do you have any information on Harold E Palmer ? Update  28/11/11

Further to a request from a reader in Russia looking for any information on Harold E Palmer the distinguished linguist, we have had a response from a Dr B Collins in the Netherlands who is currently  working on a book to include Harold Palmer and she confirms he lived  in Felbridge until his death in 1949 Great use of the website!

Proposed Felbridge Country Show to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee 16th June 2012 28/11/11

Click here for more details .

Interested in growing your own fruit and veg? 15/11/11

A new Allotment Site  for Felbridge Village is being developed . If you are interested in learning more please click here

 

SNOW???

Any enquiries about gritting and snow clearance should be made to Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1003, or e-mail contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk. You can get details of the salting routes in Tandridge on Surrey's website www.surreycc.gov.uk

Councils' extreme weather preparation 08/11/11

Tandridge District Council and Surrey County Council have been working together to see how they can improve communications and services during extreme weather. For full details click here

St Catherine's Tree of light Service 06/12/11

St Catherine’s Hospice Tree of Light is a sensitive and meaningful way for friends and family to gather together and celebrate the life of a loved one. Many people find that sponsoring a light in memory of a loved one is a positive way to remember them and all names sponsored will be entered into the Book of Remembrance. Your local service will take place at St John’s Church, Felbridge on Sunday 11th December at 6pm. For more information or to sponsor a light visit www.stch.org.uk/treeoflight.

MARSHALL TREE CARE joins our recommended business page 22/11/2012

Marshall's Tree Care are a locally based company with many years experience in offering a high standard in all aspects of tree work including, felling of trees, dismantling and rigging of tree that are close to buildings or targets that cannot be damaged. Pruning, thinning and crown reductions all done in line with BS3998. They are also able to advise residents with planning application required for trees with preservation orders. Fully insured with a NPTC certification registered with the environment agency too. For contact details please go to www.marshallstreecare.

Ken's Monthly Village Round Up 24/10/11

For information on the future of Gatwick amongst other topics click here

Explosion and fire at the Hobbs Barracks Industrial Estate 04/10/11

       8 people were injured when a Computer Recycling Unit exploded before lunch time on Mon 03/10/11. Emergency services from 3 counties attended the scene and at least 2 of the injured suffered major burns. An investigation is underway as to the cause of the fire. Pictures courtesy of Ken Harwood

 

Free Will writing service 24/10/11

A free Will-writing service is being provided by local solicitors for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance during the week beginning November 14 th. Some of the towns may be some distance from where you live. However, if you can’t travel to the offices in most cases it can be done over the phone or be email but to qualify for the free service it has to be during this week For full details Click here

St Catherine’s Hospice Santa Run 31//10/11

The Hospice is holding a Santa run on Sunday 20th November 2011 at Chartham Park Golf and Country Club. This is a great event to get you in the mood for the Christmas season and to help raise funds for the hospice. Everyone who takes part gets their very own Santa outfit (under 6s will receive a Santa hat) Click here and follow the link to events

Resident Emergency email list 12/10/11

Our District Councillor Ken Harwood  has set up a number of communication hubs through which information can  very quickly be passed around the village . There are currently hubs in Wiremill, Wembley Park, Crawley Down Road and Mill Lane . Ken is still looking for help in Warren Close McIver Close and Wheelers Way in particular.  For more information and to contact Ken Click here

Wiremill Lake polluted after Hobbs Barracks Fire 06/10/11

The run off from the Hobbs Barracks fire has contaminated Wiremill Lake . The Environment Agency is working on this . Warning signs have been placed around the lake and walkers and dog walkers are being advised to avoid any contact with the lake water but the footpaths are open as usual

Superfast Broadband Event 30th September 21/09/11

All residents are invited to a Superfast Broadband Event on 30th September in Haslemere. This is a joint event with the Government and Surrey County Council and a great opportunity to find out more about plans for Superfast Broadband in our area. Please RSVP with your full name to superfastbbsurrey@surreycc.gov.uk More info...For a summary of the Broadband Survey report Click here For full response from the 73 parishes surveyed click here

Ken's Village Round Up 17/08/11

Senseless Act -- three female ducks have been found dead floating at the edge of Hedgecourt Lake .They had all been shot in the head .If anyone knows or hears any thing please contact Ken on 01342 300958 immediately. For more click here

 

Felbridge Sports and Recreational Association Open Day 26/09/11

This event will be hosted by Felbridge Tennis Club at the Old Oak Farm Pavilion, Crawley Down Road on Saturday 1st October between 9 and 11 am for non members in the community. No cost. Racquets and balls provided. Come along and see if tennis is for you. The courts are open all year to members for a low annual fee and to non-members for £2 per person per session. Contact Steve Muggridge - tel 01342 321381

World's Biggest Coffee Morning Fri 30th September 26/09/11

Would you be able to help Macmillan Cancer Support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in your area? This is their flagship event, which they rely on to help support as many people affected by cancer as possible. For more information and registration forms Click here

 

 

 

Dragon Boat Race Festival 23/08/11

Go along to Knepp Castle Estate, West Grinstead on Sun 4th Sept 10am - 4pm for a fun day out and help raise vital funds for St Catherine's Hospice. More...

Balcombe Walk 23/08/11

Join walkers of all ages and fitness levels in this beautiful walk in the Sussex countryside on Sunday 11th September 2011 in aid of St Catherine's Hospice. More...

History of Wards Farm wanted !17/08/11

Can you help Elaine who is trying to trace her family connections to Ward s Farm in Felbridge ? Please do email us if you can help her with any information no matter how small. Click here for more details from Elaine

East Surrey Community Mediation 1/7/2011

ESCM assist neighbours who are having difficulties and are in dispute.  They accept referrals directly from residents as well as Tandridge DC Housing and Community Safety or the Police. To contact them tel:01737 248 559 or email enquiries@escm.org.uk or visit their website www.escm.org.uk

I.C.E.20/06/11

Message from the Ambulance Service
In Case of Emergency we all carry our mobile phones with names/numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone, but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored, but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? (more)

Ken's Village Round up 14/06/11

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New Swan Families on Hedgecourt Lake 07/06/11

There are quite a number of new swan groups on Hedgecourt Lake this year. It appears the old cob has given up fighting all new comers who arrive on the lake. He does periodically get them all wedged up down by the car park, but there are probably just too many for him to make an impact. The swan with five young did originally have seven at the end of May. (Whether its nature or the mink is not known.) There are young up the other end of the lake as well, so hopefully this year will be a better one for cygnets and their survival.

Hold a Blooming Great Tea Party ! 07/06/11

Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people of Surrey to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party this summer. The official tea party season is from June 12 to July 12.Money raised from Blooming Great Tea Parties will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes. For full details Click here

Felbridge Village Hall Committee needs you! 31/05/11

Felbridge Village Hall Committee are looking for new blood!. The committee meets about 6 times per year at the Village Hall plus there is usually a yearly work party. So not exactly arduous! If you are interested please call either Linda Hainge 0n 01342 323304 or Val Wikendon on 01342 327660 or go along to their AGM on Thurs Jul 4th 7.30pm at the Village Hall . All welcome to attend the meeting .

Furnistore Appeal 31/05/11

Furnistore, a registered charity , is East Surrey's local furniture re-use organization. It's main aim is to provide people on' low income' with good usable furniture. In doing so they also help environmentally  by preventing unwanted furniture from going to landfill sites. For more information please visit their website

Inaugural Surrey Spring Horse Show a Great Success 23/05/11

    

With over 370 entries the show was a huge success and very well supported by the local equestrian community although a number of entries came from Berkshire, Hampshire and Kent. So far a staggering £14,545.94 has been raised for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and St Catherine’s Hospice. Well done to all involved ! For full report and a link to their website click here .

Local Elections 06/05/11

We can confirm that Ken Harwood has been re-elected as District Councillor on behalf of the Conservative Party . For full results visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and follow the links

The wedding of the year in Felbridge 02/05/11

                    

We have evidence that at least 3 parties took place on Friday! Two closes combined to have a royal “knees up”  street party to celebrate Will and Kate’s wedding. Over 60 people joined in games and a disco. A small group of residents celebrated with a low key BBQ and Champagne and the 3rd with a proper sit down lunch in a marquee. What did you do ? Please do email us your photos and we will add them to the page!

Horse Injured in crossbow attack Felbridge 16/04/11

Surrey Police said that the 18-year-old mare had suffered two wounds and significant distress in the incident in a field in Felbridge . A15-inch crossbow bolt with a metal tip was later found in the field, officers said. Police have only just released details of the attack which happened last Tuesday morning. Police have urged horse owners and the rural community to be extra vigilant. Police :Pc Paul Clifton said: "This was a deliberate and shocking act of animal cruelty and one which has caused great distress to both the horse and the owner." He said there were a number of regulations in force over the ownership and possession of a crossbow particularly for people under 18. He added: "Do you know someone who may have been in the area at the time who owns a crossbow or has use of one? "Perhaps someone has bragged to you about targeting horses in such a way?" Details of the incident have been circulated via the rural anti-crime initiatives Countrywatch and Horse Watch.

Beware of Back door development in Felbridge 06/04/11

Be aware that, in common with a number of locations across the SE Districts, landowners are canvassing their property with various Housing Associations to get Rural Exception housing sites next to villages. SCC has a Core Strategy Policy, which seeks to enable such small-scale schemes on suitable sites and Felbridge is no exception.! Click here for full report .If you are concerned then please lobby both TDC and SCC

East Grinstead Amenity site closed for redevelopment 30/03/11

The site at East Grinstead is now closed for redevelopment until Autumn 2011.A weekend household waste ONLY service will be available on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 3pm. This service will not accept materials for recycling. Alternative sites that offer a full recycling service are Crawley and Burgess Hill. For full details see WSCC leaflet (pdf 387kb) Update from Ken Harwood :Click here

Street Lighting Improvements Update 30/03/11

Some local residents may have received a leaflet from Surrey County Council informing them of forthcoming street lighting improvements in the area. If you are pleased -- or like a majority of residents worried about light pollution --- then do voice your opinion and email SSC or visit SCC website for more information. Click here for summary of works

Potential thieves on the prowl? 26/03/11

Be aware if you are having items such as turf, bricks, cement etc delivered onto your grass verges get it moved to a place of safety as soon as possible (certainly before dark) otherwise it may walk Click here for full report from Ken Harwood

Ken's monthly Village Round Up 16/03/11

From stolen milk to street lighting Click here for all the news

The Big Society at work in Felbridge 07/03/11

For countless months FPC have been asking S.C.C to repair the fence alongside the spillway at Hedgcourt Lake where Mill Lane goes over the bridge near the spillway. SCC sent an officer to look at it, but it was decided that it wasn't that dangerous and didn't meet the criteria to spend money repairing it. So Local Councillor Ken Harwood put David Cameron's 'Big Society' to the test and repaired the fence himself. Full report Click here!

Need that Special Photograph taken ? Look no further!30/01/11

We are pleased to welcome local photographer Claire Hutchinson to our list of businesses. Claire is a successful and well established photographer who is passionate about her profession. She covers all events from weddings, births, family portraits through to business and commercial undertakings. For more information and to see her current special offer please click on the flyers above or go direct to her website here

Wickes Store 14/12/10

Revised planning to the above proposed Bridge Park development at Imberhorne Lane have been submitted to Mid Sussex District Council . The changes include the addition of Pets at Home store in part of the ground floor unit. For more information or to voice concerns please contact Harry Hudson at Green Green Issues Communications.

Humpty Dumpty Pre School are award Winners 05/12/10

Our Preschool Humpty Dumpty Club St John's Church Felbridge recently have been awarded a national award for Best Committee Led Preschool and they have vacancies! Well Done! More information to follow

Tandridge preparing for Winter 03/12/10

Where possible, Tandridge District Council's street cleaning crews will help grit pavements in the larger towns. Clearing snow and ice Residents and businesses are legally entitled to clear ice and snow from outside their home or shop. As long as snow is cleared responsibly and without causing further risk to passers-by, there is no reason why they should be liable to anyone who may slip on the surface they have cleared. More information about clearing paths safely can be found on the website www.tandridge.gov.uk/winter

 

Resident Emergency email list 25/01/11

Local District Councillor Ken Harwood is looking to compile a residents  e-mail contact list  so that in times of need/emergency etc information can be passed through the village as quickly as possible. For more information and to contact Ken Click here

News and Events wanted! (14/01/11)

Please do contact us if you have any news/events you wish added to the website. Remember - this is a community website for Felbridge residents so please do help us keep it active , informative ,interesting and fun!

Felbridge Pharmacy 08/12/10

Don't forget if you are registered at Moatfield , Judges Close or Ship Street surgeries in East Grinstead you can now collect your repeat prescriptions at Felbridge Pharmacy.Call into the Pharmacy or contact John Bell on 01342 313840 . Felbridge Pharmacy will also provide a free delivery service to any patients that are housebound or infirm

Recycling & refuse Collections Tandridge (14/01/11)

All recycling and refuse collections are now back to normal ---unless we have the wrong kind of rain ....?! For up to date details go to Refuse and recycling services update

Wickes Store (14/12/10)

Revised planning to the above proposed Bridge Park development at Imberhorne Lane have been submitted to Mid Sussex District Council . The changes include the addition of Pets at Home store in part of the ground floor unit. For more information or to voice concerns please contact Harry Hudson at Green Green Issues Communications.

Remember the Village shop is not just for snowy times! 6/12/10

As residents we were all very grateful to have had our village shop during the recent bad weather but please remember that Chetan needs your support all year round !

Humpty Dumpty Pre School are award Winners 5/12/10

Our Preschool Humpty Dumpty Club St John's Church Felbridge recently have been awarded a national award for Best Committee Led Preschool and they have vacancies! Well Done! More information to follow

Online calculator launched to give residents a budget say

Local taxpayers are being given the opportunity to make multi-million pound decisions on how Surrey County Council spends its money – in the form of an online budget calculator. The council has launched the YouChoose online programme to allow residents to have their say on the future shape of the services it provides and offer suggestions about where savings can be made. It allows users to adjust the council’s £1.6 billion gross expenditure and shows the impact their spending decisions could have on local services, From road maintenance to looking after the vulnerable.  read more: click here

Tandridge preparing for Winter

Where possible, Tandridge District Council's street cleaning crews will help grit pavements in the larger towns. Clearing snow and ice Residents and businesses are legally entitled to clear ice and snow from outside their home or shop. As long as snow is cleared responsibly and without causing further risk to passers-by, there is no reason why they should be liable to anyone who may slip on the surface they have cleared. More information about clearing paths safely can be found on the website www.tandridge.gov.uk/winter

Free Mulch Bags 08/Nov/2010

Leaf mulch is a dark brown, pleasant smelling, crumbly material that makes an excellent soil improver, lawn conditioner and mulch. It can also be used in seed and potting mixes. Making leaf mulch is easy and to help make it even easier Surrey CC  have a limited supply of free leaf mulch bags to give away on a first come first served basis. Surrey County Council and Surrey Waste Management are offering residents up to 2 free leaf mulch bags per household. You can collect these at the Council Offices in Oxted. The bags are approximately 60cm length x 60cm height x 60cm width email : surreywaste@sita.co.uk  or visit www.surreywaste.info . tel 01306 748300

Ken's Village Round up 27/0ct/2010

For news on gritting to Japanese Knot weed Click here for the latest from Ken Harwood.

Felbridge in Autumn 14/0ct/2010

Please send us your photographs of Felbridge in Autumn we need to update the photos that flicker on the right!

Neighbourhood Watch Panel Meetings14/0ct/2010

These meetings offer you opportunities to help set local policing priorities. The next meeting is at the Village Hall Crawley Down Road 16th November starts at 7.00pm

Developers target homeowners in Felbridge01/0ct/2010

Several residents have been approached by developers lately and are a rather anxious & worried. Please note that planning permission can be sought ( and in fact granted) IRRESPECTIVE of whether the applicant owns the property.  The problems come of course, when the successful applicant comes to implement the consent. They (the developers) would need the consent of the landowner to progress things. Please contact us if your being harassed in any way

Tandridge Police on line survey goes live Oct 16th21/9/2010

As part of a drive to make savings and re-invest in up to 200 additional front-line officers, Surrey Police is conducting a review of all of its current buildings and looking to move teams out of certain expensive and largely under-used police stations. In Tandridge District we are looking for your ideas about where you prefer to see, meet, and speak to your local officers and where they might work from in Oxted, Lingfield and Caterham. Rest assured your local team will continue to patrol your community and no stations will close until a suitable alternative has been found. Any changes will also not affect emergency response times or custody provision. Consultation about the proposed changes in Tandridge runs until November 16. visit www.surreypolice.co.uk for more information, to see a full list of consultation events, or to fill in a survey online

 

New Swan Family on Hedgecourt Lake 04/06/10

There is a brood of five young cygnets on the lake today. They're at the sailing club end and mum & dad are VERY protective which is good news.

Annual Parish Meeting 3rd June 2010 03/06/10

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting which will be held in Felbridge Village Hall commencing at 7.00pm Click here for more details

Does your dog need training? 18/05/10

We are pleased to announce that Clever Paws Dog Training has joined our list of advertisers. They hold regular Wednesday night courses and train pet dogs of all ages (including puppies) Kennel club Good Citizens Tests are available. Next Course date starts 23rd June, 2010 so book early as spaces are limited. Just email cleverpaws@hotmail.co.uk or go to www.cleverpaws.weebly.com. for more information.

Village news round up from Ken Harwood 13/05/10

Swans, speed limits and footpath news ---  more

 NB : Bonfire Advice 13/05/10

Bonfires within gardens are permitted. However --- more

Felbridge Bowls Club Quiz Night 05/05/10

Come along to the Felbridge Village Hall , 7.30pm Sat 29th May 2010 and get those little grey cells working! Click here for details

Man pleads guilty to Felbridge Robberies of Nov 2009 (25/03/2010)

A 29-year-old Maidstone man pleaded guilty to a string of cross-border crimes when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (19 March)... more . Ken Harwood has commented:" It is comforting to know that there is close co-operation between neighbouring police forces. This case reflects what can be achieved when adjoining forces come together. It is hoped that the victims in all these cases have not been permanently damaged . An excellent result. "

New Team Member (22/03/2010)

We are pleased to announce that Angie Willis has been mad enough to volunteer to come on board the felweb team. More details to follow!

Safety issues the A22,Woodcock Hill ,Felbridge

There have been increasing concerns over the safety of this section of the A22 as a result of the recent spate of accidents and resulting road closure . Many residents feel that these safety issues have been ignored by SCC for a number of years. For more information and updates on the situation please visit www.woodcockhill.yolasite.com

 

Lowest district council tax increase for 10 years

At the Council meeting on the 18th Feb 2010 it was agreed the district’s council tax increase would be just £4.69 for the whole year, for a Band D property. This is an increase of around 9 pence a week and gives a Band D Council Tax level of £193.62. Click here for more

 

 

Man pleads guilty to Felbridge Robberies of Nov 2009 (25/03/2010)

A 29-year-old Maidstone man pleaded guilty to a string of cross-border crimes when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (19 March)... more . Ken Harwood has commented:" It is comforting to know that there is close co-operation between neighbouring police forces. This case reflects what can be achieved when adjoining forces come together. It is hoped that the victims in all these cases have not been permanently damaged . An excellent result. "

New Team Member (22/03/2010)

We are pleased to announce that Angie Willis has been mad enough to volunteer to come on board the felweb team. More details to follow!

Safety issues the A22,Woodcock Hill ,Felbridge

There have been increasing concerns over the safety of this section of the A22 as a result of the recent spate of accidents and resulting road closure . Many residents feel that these safety issues have been ignored by SCC for a number of years. For more information and updates on the situation please visit www.woodcockhill.yolasite.com

 

Lowest district council tax increase for 10 years

At the Council meeting on the 18th Feb 2010 it was agreed the district’s council tax increase would be just £4.69 for the whole year, for a Band D property. This is an increase of around 9 pence a week and gives a Band D Council Tax level of £193.62. Click here for more

 

 

 

 

Felbridge Recreation & Sports Association OPEN DAY 10/05/2010.

  You are invited to get fit and make friends on Sunday 23rd May at 10 am- 12.30.at Oak Farm Pavilion, Crawley Down Road. There will be football- hosted by Felbridge FC for juniors of all ages, boys & girls. Or why not try your hand with Tennis- hosted by Felbridge Tennis Club- juniors & adults. Racquets and balls available for use. Free of Charge to residents.- contact Football Chris Voller on 07801 079727 and for Tennis Darren Brown 01342 314911

 

Village news round up from Ken Harwood(14/04/10)

We have just had another incident in the village where a house was broken in to whilst the owners were away on holiday. Car keys were taken together with cars in the driveway----  more

Swans on Hedgecourt lake- Report from Ken Harwood

The beautiful Hedgecourt Lake in Mill Lane is one of Felbridge's  hidden treasures. The diversity of wild life that can be seen there never ceases to amaze the watchers. The lake is used by a myriad of birds as a staging post on their migratory journeys. One pair of swans has been the sole residents of the lake for at least 17 years. Over those years they have raised countless broods of young, and have spent their lives preparing their young for the time when they are literally kicked off the lake by the adults to make their own way in life. Following the untimely death of the female swan last year when she was callously run down by a car driver on the side of the lake, it was of concern as to what would happen this year with the old Cob. Because occupation of the lake is very much a territorial thing for the swans, it was feared that there would be ‘trouble at mill’ this year as other swans tried to take up ‘occupation rights’ on the lake. There was a lot of posturing early on with the old man chasing everything white off the lake. He seems to have resigned himself to the fact that his time at top swan is over. He can be seen swimming about in one of the lower lakes whilst up to ten young swans can be seen strutting their stuff on the lake itself. It will be interesting to see what happens this year as to whether one pair become the dominant team or the lake becomes a home for more than just one pair. Ken Will keep us updated as the drama unfolds

Peter Ainsworth's successor

Sam Gyimah, 33,has been named as Peter Ainsworth's successor. Mr Gyimah was chosen from a field of six hopefuls to replace Peter Ainsworth, who is standing down after 18 years as the Conservative candidate for East Surrey. Born in Buckinghamshire, Mr Gyimah was educated at a state school and Oxford University where he was President of the Union .Mr Gyimah has confirmed that he will soon be moving closer to Oxted.

 

Felbridge Talent on show again

December June of Felbridge will be showing their jewellery again at a Ladies Indulgence Evening at the Red Barn , Blindley Heath on 21st April., 6.30pm Click here for more details

 

Village news round up from Ken Harwood

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Are your DIY skills limited?

If you need professional help with your painting and decorating , general property maintenance or just want to get your patio ready for the long awaited Spring (!) ,then Mark Longhurst is your man you need for all your Domestic and Commercial Renovations. For more details and contact information visit Mark's website www.marklonghurst.co.uk

Thai Food Trailer

Fancy some warming food on these dark and gloomy days? Contact Roger & Chalisa for some wonderful Thai Food . (You may have already tasted their delicious food at past Village Fetes!) They also have a Thai food trailer which operates in Crawley Down Village on Friday and Saturday  evenings. For more information Please contact them on thai-pod@talktalk.net or 07786971233

 

The pothole saga on the A264 is not over yet!

We have all been left rather puzzled as to why, after extensive overnight repairs last week , workmen have left some holes unrepaired which are in amongst those repaired (they are the same depth as those repaired). Cars are still weaving in and out to avoid the potholes that have been left! It does tax the brain cells as to why. So please do continue to email SCC at eastsurreyhighways@surreycc.gov.uk quoting ref. no. 83062912 and voice your concerns.

 

Concerns about pedestrian safety during the the road works on the A264!

The local Parish Council have received a number of complaints from people using (or trying to use) the pavement on the south side of the road especially whilst walking children to school. It's patently obvious that nobody has done a health and safety exercise . People are having to walk into the road, and there is no protection. One local resident has spoken to SCC who promised they would get someone out the next day to look at the situation. That did not occur. He rang again and was told that it would be the next day and someone would ring him back . That didn't happen. And so we go on. There seems to be confusion as to who is responsible for health and safety at the site. .Southern Gas, SCC, TDC or the contactors, Morrisions. We will keep you updated but if you have any concerns then please contact any or all of the parties involved.

 

Proposed Imberhorne Development - have your say

If you are concerned about more development that might impact on Felbridge and the surrounding area then  attend an exhibition of a proposal to develop land to the west of Imberhorne Lane that will be on display at Imberhorne School, Imberhorne Lane on 25th Feb, 5-9pm.

 

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Tandridge Befriending Scheme

This scheme does a valuable job matching befriending volunteers to lonely or isolated members of the community. They are always short of volunteers to visit their vulnerable clients. Please click here for more information and contact details.

Green Belt Development - Official Statement Click here

Where's Robin?

DisabledGo - Tandridge

Tandridge has launched a new unique online access guide. By logging on to www.DisabledGo.info , people can check whether a pub is accessible to a wheelchair user, a cinema can offer a hearing loop, a hotel offers adapted rooms and a restaurant offers menus in large print or BrailleService. Click here for more details

 

Pig on the run!

A local farmer bought his wife 3 pigs for Valentine's day (who says romance is dead !) Unfortunately the biggest one, a black sow has gone on walk- about. Any information/sightings please contact Churchill Farm on  07802 371978

Praise for Felbridge Village Store

We have had a number of emails from local residents praising the service at the local shop. Amongst others : Claire Boughton says" Just wanted to say how great our new village store is, and how wonderful they were to keep us stocked with essentials during the bad weather and I know the effort they put in. I hope the residents of Felbridge continue to support our local village shop and remind other residents to go and use it if they don't already. You have such a great range of produce and my sons are especially impressed that you stock Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce!!! Thank you Chetan and family, keep up the good work." Maggie Dover was equally impressed at the courtesy Chetan showed helping her and others in and out of the shop during the bad weather. We are very lucky to have such a shop on our doorstep so please do continue to support Chetan and  his family.

Felbridge Bowling Club

The Bowling club are looking for new members- interested please contact John Ogden on jogann@sky.com

Girlguiding 1st Felbridge (St John's) needs your help!

1st Felbridge ( St John's) Rainbows and Guides are looking for someone to come and join the fun of the Girl guiding UK Centenary with them. If you like craft, adventure, fun, games, friendship, and being part of a team then this could be for you. Rainbows are aged 5-7 years, and Guides are 10- 14 years old. Both units are looking for Adult leaders to join them at Felbridge on Friday evenings. Without any new helpers the units may have to close! For more details please contact Mrs Ann Tucker 01342 317283 or email  felbridge_rbg@hotmail.co.uk

We thought it was all over? - but it has been beautiful!

Many thanks to all local residents who have emailed their pictures . Please Click here for some more beautiful pictures of Felbridge in the snow - keep them coming!

Problems at new roundabout already?!

"Cllr Harwood is seeking to establish whether there have been accidents at the new roundabout at Judges Corner caused by lack of street lighting. Councillor Sydney (SCC) has been asked to establish whether SCC have arranged for lighting to be connected, and if so when and on what date it is expected to start. If not, why not"

 

Who is responsible for clearing the ice and snow from our roads and pavements?

Click here for official  statement from our local district councillor Ken Harwood .

 

Fundraising joint venture?

A local experienced Magician is interested in putting on a show in Felbridge and would be interested in some sort of joint venture with the local community/organisations. If you are interested Click here  to view his website and contact details.

Core Strategy Special Town Council Meeting

East Grinstead Town Council met to discuss the detail of its submission document to Mid Sussex District Council for them then to consider when finalising the submission Core Strategy document . The Core Strategy will determine the level and quality of development at East Grinstead up until 2026.Of particular interest will be the decision which Town Councillors choose to take over the question of strategic housing on Imberhorne/Tilkhurst or Hill Place Farms. Click here for full details .

 

Father Christmas caught on camera in Mill Lane!

Its been a busy time for Father Christmas. .He's been seen out and about around Felbridge Village. A visit to the primary school to visit all the classes giving out presents, then the beavers/cubs/guides Christmas party giving out presents, the School Fayre and even as far afield as Kingston visiting a large crèche for very young children. He's looking forward to Christmas Day so that he can put his feet up! Well done father Christmas!

 

Stop Press - Please be aware

There was a series of burglaries in the area during the night (Wed 18th Nov) .As a result there was a very high level of police activity. Two persons are currently in custody and police are continuing with their enquires. Police have asked that if anyone has any information, i.e. saw or heard anything last night or has any other information they are asked to contact the information line on on 0845 1252222.This item will be updated as information becomes available. Please be vigilant and keep an eye on vulnerable neighbours.( See also item below. )Click here  for press release issued Fri 20th Nov.

Latest update Mon 23rd Nov: A male  has been charged  charged with 10 offences - 5 burglaries in Felbridge, 1 assault on  police and 4 offences in Sussex. Official statement Click here

Imp News: Burglary Copthorne Road - Ladder used - was it yours?

Last Wed, 11th Nov , at about 10pm a thief broke into a house in Copthorne Road whilst the owner was downstairs watching TV and her 2yr old was upstairs asleep and made off with a number of valuable items. The police are trying to trace the owner of a ladder used. If you are missing a metal ladder please contact Surrey police on 0845 1252222. Click here for more details .

Felbridge already has this Gordon Brown!

Gordon Brown has stated that he intends to get police to visit every victim of crime irrespective of the severity of crime so that there is integration between public and local councils and services! Well, we here in Felbridge ,thanks to local Councillor Ken Harwood have always had this service. " I always visit victims of crime and discuss with them what has happened, offer advice as to future steps regarding security, i.e. safes, alarms, lights etc . More importantly I see the visit and in many cases it amounts to more than one visit) as a way of restoring confidence in people especially where they have had their houses entered. That experience for many is just one step too far and on occasions people initially simply feel they can't stay. My kind of visit I hope will help to alleviate that kind of feeling and reaction." Well done Ken!

 

Felbridge Village Store - Latest News

Felbridge Village Store is going from strength to strength and is to be featured in the next edition of the local magazine RH19! Click here for full report. For contact deta

Girlguiding 1st Felbridge (St John's) needs your help!

1st Felbridge ( St John's) Rainbows and Guides are looking for someone to come and join the fun of the Girl guiding UK Centenary with them. If you like craft, Adventure, fun, games, friendship, and being part of a team then this could be for you. Rainbows are aged 5-7 years, and Guides are 10- 14 years old. Both units are looking for Adult leaders to join them at Felbridge on Friday evenings. For more details please contact Mrs Ann Tucker 01342 317283 or email  felbridge_rbg@hotmail.co.uk

Felbridge Sports & recreation Association (FSRA)

 The FRSA comprises the Felbridge football & tennis clubs, and runs the Sports Pavilion on Crawley Down Road. Want to know more ?  email:Felbridge_tennis_club@yahoo.co.uk or go to our Clubs page for more information. New members most welcome.

ils visit their webpage click here

 

FHS Last Summer Show

Felbridge Horticultural Late Summer Show certainly highlighted the huge talent along with their 'greenfingers' of the members, click here for more photos.

 

Trial bikes Enduro Fun Day in aid of East Kent Air Ambulance Sun 25th October 2009

Click here for more details . The site at Churchill farm is open every weekend for anyone who wants to come and ride their trials bikes

 

Independent Visitor Service Open Evening

Men & women are needed to volunteer to befriend children in Care, looked after by Surrey County Council. Open Evening has been arranged on Tuesday 15th September at Reigate please click here for more information

 

Attempted Burglary

During the very early hours (about 1.30am) of Wednesday 2nd September 2009, a person tried to gain entry to a house in Mill Lane, by placing a ladder up against the front of the house where a hopper window was open. Click here for full report from Ken Harwood. PLUS this warning from resident on Copthorne Road : Last Wednesday 26th Aug a man on a bike with a funny hat on and a woman pushing a pram, were seen to be walking down the driveway of No 31 Copthorne Road. When a neighbour popped her head out of her back door they ran off. Another resident encountered the same behaviour near 45 Copthorne Road .Latest ! District Councillor Ken Harwood has complained to Surrey Police asking why it was necessary to send a police unit from Epsom to deal with the attempted burglary in Mill Lane Felbridge and why there was no dog handler unit on duty either. Click here  for full letter. Ken is encouraging residents to keep an eye open as to what is going on in Felbridge and should they see anything suspicious to let us know.

 

InterLake Dating?

Some good news for the old swan whose mate was recently killed by a careless driver in Mill Lane? This young female swan has appeared at Hedgecourt Lake. There was a bit of grandstanding by the old chap at first but things seemed to have settled down and she was still there a couple of days later , edging closer and closer! Thanks to Ken Harwood for the photo and report -- he will keep us posted on the progress of the romance.

 

25 Felbridge Roshe Performers win places

Talent and plenty of hard work have helped 25 performers win places in the All England Dance competition last week. We hope they did well

Accident Copthorne Road

Emergency vehicles in the Copthorne Road held up traffic for several hours on Monday morning. Onlookers reported that a car overtaking a parked delivery van met another car coming around the bend in the opposite direction. This accident sadly confirms recent emails we have received from worried residents, who live on this stretch of the Copthorne Road complaining of aggressive speeding drivers flashing their headlights and tailgating them as they slow down to turn into their drives.

Free cotton nappies

Over 77,000 disposable nappies are thrown away EVERY DAY in West Sussex. So parents save yourself up to £500 a year and get free cotton nappies. call 01243 642106

 

Great Bumper Summer Fair

"This year’s Village Fair was a great success with a good crowd in attendance for the whole afternoon  ----"Click here for full report from Fair Organizer Lis Scott.

We would like to thank all of you who took part in our website raffle. As a result of your and our supporter's generosity we were able to raise £169.50 for the continuing running and improving of the website . Pictured is our very own webmaster Bert receiving the first prize on behalf of Gladys Flowers from MP Peter Ainsworth . Click here for the list of winners . click here for more photos of the day

More comments regarding SLOW DOWN PLEA

Residents (not only from Mill Lane) are emailing us regarding a plea to slow down, requesting that the lane should remain a relatively safe place for children to walk, ride bikes, and ponies. Unfortunately now the lane has become a race track for 4 x 4's and motorbikes. How can we stop this?

TAXPAYERS could end up paying twice for services under a new project. The Lengthsman scheme, currently being piloted in Dorking, is to be offered to parish councils in the Lingfield area. The parish councils would pool money and employ a contractor to carry out minor maintenance. Work would include verge cutting, hedge and grass cutting, maintenance of non-mains powered traffic signs and footpaths, as well as keeping drainage systems clear of leaves and other debris. The parish councils would have to decide in which order work would be carried out. Introducing the scheme at a recent Felbridge Parish Council meeting, county councillor Michael Sydney said: "An extra £10 per person in your precept will allow us to have a Lingfield area contractor doing what we want to be done.

"We are all, as residents, already paying for this work to be done by Surrey County Council." Members of the parish council felt residents should not be asked to pay twice for work to be carried out.

Jeremy Clarke said: "We had a contractor to get footpaths cut and Surrey County Council took that off us then didn't do to. "Residents already pay Surrey County Council to do this work and they haven't done it. Felbridge Parish Council chairman Ian McBryde added: "There is so much backlog of maintenance a lot of costs will have to be found to bring everything back to a semi acceptable standard."

 

Felbridge Horticultural Society Open Gardens

Six varied gardens were opened on Sunday. It has been reported that the day went very well indeed. The total collected in aid of St Catherine's Hospice is yet to be confirmed, as not all details of money from plant sales has been received.

Happy 1st Birthday to Rags Hair Studio

Rags Hair Studio has gone from strength to strength in their first year of trading and have now added a beautician and men's barber to the services they offer. In August the Studio is also planning to hold a 24 hr sponsored Hair Cut in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and are hoping Felbridge residents will support this worthy cause . Click here for full email from Rachel

Taxi!

We are pleased to add to our list of businesses and sponsors new local car hire company: RH10 Cars which has been set up by 2 long standing local area residents, Mark Osborne and Clive Chalk. They are both experienced in the car hire market and are keen to offer a good local service " --- We see it as our duty to be polite, friendly and as punctual as possible. " We wish them both very well for the future . Contact Mark or Clive on 01342 714165 Click here for Mission Statement from Mark and Clive.

Proposed Superstore Decision - Update

The plans for the proposed construction of a DIY store at the London Road and Imberhorne Lane junction (Bridge Park) have been approved by Mid Sussex District Council. Here is the link to the MSDC Planning website showing details of the application and drawings Click here. Once you are on the website, to see how the proposed building and car par layout looks in relation to the Imberhorne/London Road junction, click the link on the LH side of the section marked "Landscape proposals" under the Section heading "LATEST PLAN".

 

Felbridge cygnets -SLOW DOWN

Extracts and picture from an email received from Ken Harwood. 'When driving in Mill Lane by the lake will vehicles please SLOW DOWN. Please be aware that we have some new arrivals strutting there stuff on the road, and that they also like to sunbath alongside the road just before the car park area near to a blind bend. Regrettably it was reported that one poor male duck has already been killed by a 4 wheel vehicle as it came hammering up from West Park Road 2 nights ago..

Surrey County Council Elections 2009 - Results

Michael Sydney , Conservative Party , elected with a majority of 2843 votes (54%) . For more details of the results Click here

Felbridge Planning Application

Application TA/2009/497 Proposal erection 1 x 5 bed detached house, variation to plots 26 & 27 TA/2006/1611. Location Plots 26 & 27 Eden Place. Land at 46 & rear of 48 & 50 Copthorne Road. for more details: www.tandridge.gov.uk

Not too sure about contacting the Police?

Message from Crimestoppers: We rely on the police to keep us and our property safe. But in order to catch criminals, the police need our help. If you are worried about getting involved, dragged in, or named as the neighbour who went to the police don't be worried we can help. Crimestoppers have a telephone number 0800 555 111 or an online secure form where information van be left anonymously. Crimestoppers don't record, trace or take any personal details from anyone who rings or leaves information. They are not interested in who you are just what you know. The information you give is passed straight to Surrey Police foe their action. www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Pavement chaos

A number of local residents who use wheelchairs and disability scooters such as that pictured above are extremely fed up at the poor state of the footpath surface in Crawley Down Road between Rowplatt Lane and the Village Hall .Part of email from one resident about his mother reads "...After nearly falling out a few weeks ago she no longer wishes to be pushed so we have to bring the car, drive her the short distance (from the village Hall to the school) then put her back in the wheelchair. This seems ridiculous!.. Another elderly resident is fearful as these undulations cause her scooter to 'ground' and this subsequently jolts the electric battery from its mounting. This in turn, makes the wheelchair immobile. Unless she has someone with her who can replace the battery, she is effectively marooned in the street. Ken Harwood has been to the site and can confirm that the path surface is extremely poor and bumpy, caused by the roots of the trees lining the pathway ( a sample of pictures attached). He had raised the issue with SCC who have responded but are in effect saying, surprise surprise they haven't got the resources to do anything.

Do you know your Twitter from Facebook, your email from Google?

If not, then you may need Angela, pictured above who has started a new Felbridge based business to teach older beginners computer skills. Click here for more details and how to contact Angela.

Refuse Collection Information

Some residents have been concerned that in spite of putting out their refuse  as normal , it has not been collected. This is because the collection start times have been changed due to the on going road works at Judges Corner. (Near Haskins Garden Centre). Please Click here for a letter of explanation from Councillor Ken Harwood. If you do have any concerns then please contact TDC at www.tandridge.gov.uk or ph 01883 722000.

Neighbourhood Panel Meetings- Use them or lose them

The aim of these meetings is for local residents and police to come together and for the police to become more aware of the issues that concern local residents. All meetings are held at Felbridge Village Hall. Last year the meetings were either poorly attended or not attended at all. A police spokesman has warned that unless this improves this year , Felbridge will lose this service and will be merged with Lingfield. For a list of 2009 dates please visit our Local Beat page.

 

Well done to local fund-raisers

Gordon and Brenda Wilkinson who work as volunteers for the charity Tearfund have so far raised more than £23,000 from the sale of their cookbook" Recipes for Disaster… Relief and Development". For more details and free recipes, log on to www.recipesfordisaster.org. If you want to know more about the Wilkinsons and their book, click on http://www.recipesfordisaster.org/press-cuttings-01.html

Neighbourhood Panel Meetings- Use them or lose them

The aim of these meetings is for local residents and police to come together and for the police to become more aware of the issues that concern local residents. All meetings are held at Felbridge Village Hall. Last year the meetings were either poorly attended or not attended at all. A police spokesman has warned that unless this improves this year , Felbridge will lose this service and will be merged with Lingfield. For a list of 2009 dates please visit our Local Beat page.

 

Are you ready for weekly recycling collection?

Are you ready for weekly recycling? Do you have a blue bag for your plastic drinks bottles? From 02 February 2009 residents of Felbridge will be able to recycle every week and include plastic drinks bottles in a blue recycling bag. For more information and to order your free blue bag, phone SCC on 03456 009009.

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Hedgecourt Lake as you have never seen it before!

Hedgecourt Lake, Mill Lane take at sunrise on the 11th Jan 2009 by local resident Ian Johnson-- an absolutely stunning view ! Many thanks Ian.

Felbridge and District History Group

Settlements patterns in the Felbridge Area will be the topic at their next meeting on 25th January 2009. All welcome . See Clubs page for website..

Ring the Changes

From Dec 1st Surrey County Council Telephone No is changing to 03456 009009. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than 2.5p per minute.

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Weekly Recycling to be extended to Felbridge -- but is it too late?

February 2009 will see weekly recycling collections introduced across Felbridge. However reports indicate a collapse in the market for newspaper, plastic and aluminium leaving Councils with tonnes of recycled material that is impossible to sell on. Peter Ainsworth said whatever happens recycled waste should not be sent to landfill. Our comment : Perhaps we should all re-use rather than recycle? For full report Click here

Difficult to get around Felbridge?

Email from website to Buses 4U. "As we have no bus service along the A264 Copthorne Road from the Dukes Head roundabout to the junction with Crawley Down Road Felbridge, is this a service residents can call upon- i.e. to and from Felbridge to East Grinstead.We have looked at www.buses4u.org.uk and there doesn’t appear to be a regular service listed in our area? If not, how can we get it up and running?" Response received: Thank you for your e-mail. Our Buses 4U services operate on a demand–responsive basis (similar to a dial-a-ride), so we have no fixed timetables.....Click here for full email

Felbridge Nurseries Planning Application

An application for 18 dwellings has been submitted to Mid Sussex District Council. See FPC Nov 2008 minutes.

 

Important Neighbourhood Alert!

We have just been informed (Thurs 13th Nov) that a suspicious looking character, male, swarthy ,about 35 years old, has been knocking on doors in Rowplatt Lane wanting to buy antiques. Please be careful, keep your eyes open and warn neighbours . The police have been alerted but if you are at all concerned please do contact them direct on 0845 125 2222

Autumn in Felbridge

Some lovely photos sent in to us of Autumn in Felbridge -- keep them coming!

Hedgecourt Lake - Outrage

We await extracts from an email from Ken Harwood on behalf of his wife Joan Harwood, FPC: "As you know the sailing club have the go ahead to build a berm. Yesterday 22nd October, Tree Surgeons turned up un-announced and promptly cordoned the road off down at the spillway with tape and their vehicle. They then proceeded to fell everything in sight. There was mayhem! Nobody could use the road, pedestrian or vehicular. Residents couldn't get out from their home and Joan and others were physically prevented from using the road. They were told by the tree people that as Crawley Mariners owned the road, they could do as they like. Joan made contact with police who attended. They told the workers they were working without permission and were told to pack their bags and go. Highways were also contacted by Joan who stated that what was happening was unlawful. The Mariners needed permission to fell the trees which they hadn't got. In addition, they needed a permit to work on the road which they didn't have. It costs £1,000 and takes six weeks to get. Highways were given the Crawley Mariner's number by Joan, who promised they would pursue the issue. As we left, the lake edge was almost denuded of all vegetation and most of the remaining trees had been felled." (Our Felweb before and after photographs show it all)

Extracts from an email to TDC from Ken Harwood 23 October "Director, Is there anything TDC can do to prevent this situation developing into a farce. Mill Lane is not as described by the Mariners," a little used country lane". It has a considerable flow of traffic in both directions throughout the day, due to Sat Navs and local traffic. For the berm to be built, the workers will need to have mechanical gear and materials on site. Where will these be put? Nobody has seen a schedule of works. Surely there must be one for work to be carried out on a highway. If the road has to be closed, isn't it incumbent upon the contractor to notify everyone in advance? Who has control of that? We can't have the road blocked as it's an access to houses and the farms. The horse riders from Churchill Stud use the lane all throughout the day to bring horses up to the main road to go over to The Gulledge for galloping".

The berm will be about 3ft - made from concrete sandbags and a bank of soil -- not very strong and not very fetching! We have emailed The Sailing Club for a response

Would you like to become a Brownie Helper?

Oct 2008. 1st Felbridge (St John's) Brownies are looking for new helpers. They are a large, busy , friendly and outgoing group of brownies aged 7 - 10 years. If you think you could help as a one off to share a new skill or to help each week, please contact Louise Tucker (Brown Owl) on 01342 317283 or felbridge_rbg@hotmail.co.uk