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FILM NIGHT ~ 1 March 19:00 for 19:30

This month's film:: Bridget Jones' Baby
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.
Stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, but with Patrick Dempsey instead of the dastardly Hugh Grant

Next films -
Apr: '45 years'

Tickets just 5 each, available in the Village Shop, or on the door (but this month it would help if you could let the organisers know in advance for catering reasons)

Reduction in BUS Services to Lurgashall

There are proposals from WSCC to reduce the Compass bus service serving Lurgashall Village from 2 to 1 per week. WSCC survey is now CLOSED but the results should appear online at their website.
Link to survey/consultation.
You don't have to be a user of the service to comment on our Compass 93/97 service. Consultation closes 18th December.

Waste Recycling Sites - reduction in hours

WSCC 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 now

If 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:- lurgashallfibre@gmail.com.
The south west area of Lurgashall on the Lodsworth exchange is now partly fibre enabled.

Information Links

Remember:
our Parish Newsletter has a whole month of What's On in the parish

- view from downloads sidebar on left

ALLOTMENTS available in Lurgashall, Petworth

Lurgashall 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 Speed

From 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.

Plus find what speed you and even your neighbours are getting at
www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html,   News & Information plus map of speedtests around your area. Register and login for your results viewable in MyProfile.
http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/ispa/,   BETA no flash/java
speedof.me/   A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash
testmy.net   Lots of nice options, or run on automatic.
speedtest.btwholesale.com   BT speedtest of connection back to local BT exchange (Northchapel)
www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/,   Simple but quite a few ads on the page
www.uswitch.com/broadband/speedtest/,   Also shows speeds of alternative suppliers for your area
www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/,   www.broadbandspeedtest.org/,   speedtest.gammatelecom.com   www.dslchecker.bt.com/   www.samknows.com  
Note: Temporary disable antivirus will often get faster results as scanning the internet connection takes significant processor power.

Neighbourhood Watch

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

Events Past

Common Land Explained

Good introductory article on common land

Aviation based talks in Chichester

AirACES Aviation talks starting January 2013 with 'The World Air Speed Record' set by Neville Duke along the Sussex coast in 1953