FPC Monthly Meeting
Next meeting 5th December 2013 Agenda
Lis Woolley's Weekly Column
Village Hall Booking Information
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Walks around Felbridge
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Felbridge Country Show 22nd June 2013
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Felbridge up to date news
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Tandridge Befriending Scheme
This scheme does a valuable job matching befriending volunteers to lonely or isolated members of the community. Click here for more information .
East Grinstead Council for Voluntary Service
Do you need volunteers ? Would you like to be a volunteer? Click here for more info
Travel and Traffic News
Graffiti Removal Kit
Felbridge Parish Council have a graffiti removal kit, contact Ros White Email for more info.
Mobile Library Felbridge
Fortnightly Tues and Wed. Click here
Felbridge Bus Routes
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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
Tandridge Buses4U (Posted 04/12/2013)
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
Tree of light Service ...Sun 8th Dec ...Don't forget (Posted 21/11/13)
The annual Tree of Light Service for the Hospice will be once again held at at St John's Felbridge on Sunday 8th December at 6pm. Full details can be found on the Hospice website www.stch.org.uk/treeoflight.
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
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)
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.
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)
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)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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)
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 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.
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
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