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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.

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 details

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

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

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)


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

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

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

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

.More details to follow!

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

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

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 .

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