Lurgashall Fete 2018 ~ Saturday, June 2nd 2018 @ 2pmAnother great afternoon out for all the family is being planned for the first Saturday in June. All the usual fantastic attractions will be there – lots of bouncy castles, childrens games, produce stall, plant stall, book stall, the famous white elephant, boutique, bottle tombola, champagne raffle, silent auction, plus BBQ, delicious teas, beer tent, pimms tent and great band plus lots, lots more.
If you live in Lurgashall, get in touch about helping on the day, whether it is just for an hour or so or you want to go for the full fete immersion experience! Everyone is welcome – it is a great way to have fun and get involved in village life.
Contact us via twitter at our twitter handle @LurgashallFete
Lurgashall Village Shop ~ newsOpen 9-5 except Wed 9-1 Sun 10-12 01428 707277
Delicious new cheese and deli produce
As yet we cannot offer a Deli-Counter at the shop, but we have begun to introduce new produce each week on display
in the chiller cabinet which are ideal for lunch or light supper, including:
A larger selection of British cheese including Wookey Hole Cheddar, Applewood smoked, Double Gloucester and Goat Cheese. In addition, Grana Padano, a hard Italian cheese similar to parmesan and perfect with pasta, French Brie and Feta. Honey Roast Ham, Mortier Chicken & Armagnac and Smoked Salmon & Dill pates.
We now sell Quorn mince from the freezer, Artisan nut roast, Gordon Rhodes gluten free Bread Sauce, and Alpro almond milk.
Vélo South Bicycle race ~ Sunday 23rd September 2018This 100mile cycle race is being held in Sussex in late september and will pass through our parish. It will enter near Fisher Street, go on to Gospel Green and then south down Jobson's Lane to leave our parish and head for Fernhurst. As they are expecting some 15,000 riders VeloSouth and WSCC have decided for the safety of the cyclists there will be road closure orders on most of the route. Motor vehicles will not be able to travel along or across the closed roads - only emergency vehicles excepted. So the advice is plan ahead and for some this will mean plan for how carers and nurses etc will visit you on the day..
Go to their website Velo South and look under Resident Info dropdown.
FILM NIGHT ~ Wednesday 2 May 19:00 for 19:30 Admission £5This month's film:: Dunkirk
Portrays the evacuation from three perspectives: land, sea, air. It is the highest grossing World War II film of all time. Director Christopher
Stars: Fioonn Whitehead,Jack Lowden, Harry Styles. ...
Next films -
June 6 ~ Finding your Feet
Tickets just £5 each, available in the Village Shop, or on the door. Bar available.
Lurgashall Village Quiz ~ Saturday 5 May 19:30In Village Hall
(see Lurgashall Page on FB for more updates ~ Re-scheduled from March which was snowed off)
Lurgashall Cricket Club 2018Sadly Lurgashall cricket club ~ No team for 2018 season.
Sadly there will be no Lurgashall cricket team in 2018. Key players decided to move to other clubs and we can't raise a team this season. We are not alone in having this problem - Tillington also no more in 2018.
Read the May2018 newsletter for more info from the club.
New Broadband Cabinet 'Northchapel 5' - Lurgashall - Now accepting ordersThe parish council has just been informed by "West Sussex Better Connected" that Lurgashall's cabinet on the corner of the green is now live and providers should be accepting orders for faster broadband. We have not been told if this cabinet will serve the extremities of the parish but those living in the centre should be okay.
South Downs Local Plan Pre-Submission ConsultationThe South Downs National Park Authority has published the Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan for public consultation.
This runs 26 September – 21 November 2017 so go to their website to view and maybe comment.
Changes to BUS Services to LurgashallLurgashall bus service details
Following on from the previous note about the loss our Tuesday bus service via Compass 96 we are pleased to announce that the parish council has managed to persuade the Midhurst Community Bus to amended its Tuesday timetable as of 1st May 2017 to now include Lurgashall. Thanks to Joe for all his hard work in getting this achieved. See
Broadband SubsidyThe "Basic Broadband Subsidy Scheme" has been launched. It may apply to you if you live in the parish and enable you to get financial help with equipment to get a better broadband speed.
The UK Government is committed to providing every home and business across the country with access to a basic broadband service. If you cannot get a broadband speed of at least 2Mb per second you could qualify for a subsidised connection worth up to £350 to boost your internet speed. Please see for further information on finding out if you are eligible.
Waste Recycling Sites - reduction in hoursWSCC were have introduced reductions in the operations of the community waste recycling sites.
1) To reduce opening hours
2) To reduce number of days some sites are open
3) To introduce charging for rubble and DIY waste
4) To cease the mobile service at Lurgashall
5) Ban all but "small trailers" from ALL sites except Westhampnett "Large Vehicle Bays"
Fibre broadband for Lurgashall ~ action nowIf you want a better broadband for Lurgashall then please add your name to the list of people from Lurgashall who are INTERESTED in an upgraded broadband connection. No commitment to purchase or anything ~ just registering an interest. See here for a full explanation and then email to:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
The south west area of Lurgashall on the Lodsworth exchange is now partly fibre enabled.
our Parish Newsletter has a whole month of What's On in the parish
- view from downloads sidebar on left
ALLOTMENTS available in Lurgashall, PetworthLurgashall Parish Council has some spare allotments available to rent which are available now. Why not come to the Horticultural Show this August (Sat 16th 14:30) and see what others have grown on theirs this season !
Although preference would be given to parishioners, you don't have to be a resident of the parish in order to rent an allotment. So if you are looking or thinking of making a start with an allotment then contact the council for full details. Yearly rental (heavily subsidised by the PC) is only £20 per full plot or £10 per half plot if you want to make a start in a smaller way.
Broadband SpeedFrom the "West Sussex Better Connected Dec 2014 newsletter".
Still Northchapel exchange is "Blue - Under Evaluation" status. I emailed the project about the prospect of Northchapel getting high speed broadband but the reply I got was not promising. As I understand it the cabinet serving Lurgashall (called Northchapel B)located on the east side of the A283 north of the turning to Lurgashall, is so far away from Lurgashall village that even if they did upgrade it to "fiber to the cabinet(FTTC)" the final copper lines to the premises our houses & businesses would still be so long as to limit the speed. Yes we may get the promised minimum 2Mbit.
If you go and look at their map you will see the ALL the exchanges in the north west of the county are status BLUE and none have been upgraded. Petworth is the closest where work appears to have been done.
The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme has launched in 2017. See if you qualify by using their checker
A number of sites will test and show what speed you are getting.
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html, Comprehensive local stats on the bottom right "postcode" button on results graph. Register to save your results history viewable in MyProfile.
http://www.speedof.me/ A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash (good for tablets)
http://speedtest.btwholesale.com BT Wholesale speedtest of connection back to local BT Northchapel exchange (plus Advanced testing)
http://www.testmy.net Lots of options to customise, or run on automatic. Beware the DOWNLOAD buttons in adverts.
http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/, Simple but quite a few ads on the page
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/speedtest/, Also shows speeds of alternative suppliers for your area
http://www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/, http://www.broadbandspeedtest.org/, http://speedtest.gammatelecom.com http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ http://www.samknows.com
Note: Temporary disable antivirus will often get faster results as scanning the internet connection takes significant processor power.
If you are interested in Neighbourhood you may be interested in http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/ where you can sign up to receive a email alerts from NW as well as the local police farmwatch etc newsletters. NeighbourhoodAlert
Police:999 or 101
Our local NW co-ordinator is Charles Allis email: nw @ lurgashall.org