FILM NIGHT ~ Wednesday 6 February 9:00 for 19:30 Admission 5

Now In HD:: Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold true story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P.Henson), Dorothy Vaughan(Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) brilliant African American women working at NASA in the 1950's and 60's who served as the mathematical brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race.

This visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and have inspired generations that followed.

Stars: as above and also starring Kevin Costner

Next films -

Tickets just 5 each on the door. Bar and interval ice-creams available.

Lurgashall Temporary Traffic Regulations -

see WSCC for more details.

Search and find out about TTROs at WSCC TROs

Lurgashall Village Shop

Open 9-5 except Wed 9-1 Sun 10-12 01428 707277
December news:: Longer Post Office Opening Hours + plus + Christmas Opening hours
From the newsletter - "We are delighted to welcome Michelle Abbot our new member of staff who started working at the shop earlier this month. Michelle has a wealth of retail and Post Office experience having worked at Hambledon Stores for 12 years. With two qualified postmistresses now employed, we are now able to extend our opening hours to full days until 4.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. "
Please see the Lurgashall Village Shop website for more details of Christmas opening times for the shop.

Lurgashall Cricket Club 2018

Sadly 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.
However LCC guests (Grayswood Cricket Club & Hammer Bottom Busters) will be playing on the green most weekends

New Broadband Cabinet 'Northchapel 5' - Lurgashall - Now accepting orders

The parish council has just been informed by "West Sussex Better Connected" that Lurgashall's cabinet on the corner of the green (known as Northchapel 5) is now live and providers should be accepting orders for faster broadband. This cabinet only serves around the area of the green so you will have to use a broadband service checker - like Better Connected from WSCC to see what is available to you.

South Downs Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation

The 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 Lurgashall

Lurgashall 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 Subsidy

The "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 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:-
The south west area of Lurgashall on the Lodsworth exchange is now partly fibre enabled.

Information Links

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

You can monitor the roll out of Fibre Broadband which started in 2014 and see if it has arrived for you..

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.,   very slim and simple checker that works quickly and still manages to give comparable results to the others.,   Comprehensive local stats on the bottom right "postcode" button on results graph. Register to save your results history viewable in MyProfile.   A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash (good for tablets)   BT Wholesale speedtest of connection back to local BT Northchapel exchange (plus Advanced testing)   Lots of options to customise, or run on automatic. Beware the DOWNLOAD buttons in adverts.,   Simple but quite a few ads on the page,   Also shows speeds of alternative suppliers for your area,  
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 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 @

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