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Felbridge Parish Council Website

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Website   Gatwick Arrivals Review Jan 2016

Village Hall Booking Information

Please contact Mrs Lynda Railton 01342 322205

Walks around Felbridge

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Felbridge  Country Show Website

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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

Live traffic Information Click here

Local Weather

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Bus Service

Southdown Metrobus

Graffiti Removal Kit

Felbridge Parish Council have a graffiti removal kit, contact Pat Slatter  Email .

 Library Services Felbridge

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The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you. ~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957


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 

Wanted Urgently: Cub Leader (Posted 29/06/2016)

1st Hedgecourt (Felbridge) Scout Group are urgently seeking a new Cub leader (or somebody prepared to be part of a job share ) from September 2016. No prior experience is required, training and guidance provided . The group is strong and thriving and the leaders are delivering an exciting, varied and balanced programme that the young people get fully absorbed in. Meetings are at the Felbridge Village Hall on a Wednesday evening during term time. There are  approximately 30 cubs (boys and girls) at present, aged 7.5 - 10 years. For further details please email Alyson Tonge Group secretary.

Fly Tipping Surrey Policy (Posted 29/06/2016)

Fly tipping is a serious crime, which costs the national economy millions of pounds a year .The government has recently strengthened the powers available to local authorities by introducing the ability of local councils to issue fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences.  Click here  for  SCC's Fly Tipping Prevention Strategy

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)

Advice re Oak trees (Posted 01/06/2016)

People in parts of London, northern Surrey, West Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire are being reminded to look out for and report caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (OPM), which could be damaging oak trees in the area.They are also advised to keep away from the caterpillars and their nests, because their hairs can cause itching skin rashes and other health problems, and to report sightings to the Forestry Commission. More

Food Recycling Bins (Posted 01/06/2016)

Residents can now line their food waste caddy with plastic bags or liners, which makes it easier, cleaner and cheaper to recycle food waste. You can use anything from old shopping bags to bread or salad bags, but not black bin bags or plastic food packaging. website

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.

Important proposed changes to Local Refuse Tip. (Posted 16/05/2016)

We have been informed that West Sussex Council are proposing to change its times of opening and more importantly fees will be levied on us for dumping our waste there. All in the name of "cutting costs" for the County (West Sussex). Surrey are trying to do the same with tips within Surrey. A Consultation starts on 16th May and there is no closing date which suggests it will not be of a long duration. Local councillor Ken Harwood has sent us this report and newspaper article and urges us all to act now

Outdoor Toilet in Village Hall grounds (Posted 16/05/2016)

A temporary chemical toilet will be installed in the Village Hall grounds from 7th May through to the end of September. It will be located against the back wall of the Village Hall on the patio area. With the toilets inside the Village Hall only accessible to Hall users it is hoped that this facility will prove popular with those visiting the grounds rather than the Village Hall. As part of the hire agreement the toilet will be cleaned and re-stocked regularly

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 18/02/2105)

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




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