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Village Hall Booking Information

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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

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Local Weather

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Bus Service

Southdown Metrobus

Graffiti Removal Kit

Felbridge Parish Council have a graffiti removal kit, contact Ros White Email for more info.

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And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand. ~George Bernard Shaw, "Caesar and Cleopatra"

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

Dame Vera Lynn Charity Spring Ball (Posted 12/11/2015)

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 Childrenís Charity supports babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and receives no statutory funding

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

Temporary Prohibition of Left Turn - Felbridge Court Felbridge (Posted 25/10/2015)

More traffic chaos on the way from 9th November for 3 months due to essential gasworks . Details  Map Email

St Catherine's Tree of Light Services (Posted 25/10/2015)

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

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 councilís 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 Catherineís Big Road Ride Sunday 19th July 2015 (Posted 16/06/2105)

Challenge yourself at one of Sussex and Surreyís 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 Johnís) 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 donít 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!

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 Commissionís 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 Catherineís Hospice Tree of Light Service will be held at St Johnís 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 28/10/2014)

A document Gatcom sent to Gal two years ago made the point that if P-RNAV caused problems, then NPRís 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 NPRís. Please write to Gatwick, citing these documents . If we donít 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 ďone linerĒ 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 Johnís 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 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

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!

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 .

Archived News (Posted 30/12/2013)

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