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.
FILM NIGHT ~ 5 April 19:00 for 19:30This month's film:: '45 years'
Romantic drama film about a couple of retirees Kate and Geoff and the discovery in a Swiss glacier of the body of his former girlfriend, or as the authorities think - wife.
Stars Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay and Based on 'In Another Country' by David Constantine
Next films -
May: ' tba '
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 LurgashallAs expected the bus service to Lurgashall village green has now halved to just one day a week on a Friday. Search for service 96.
There is a group led by our councillor Joe Harden trying to get other local bus services to also serve Lurgashall village green. See more details
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:- email@example.com.
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
Plus find what speed you and even your neighbours are getting at
http://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
http://www.speedof.me/ A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash
http://www.testmy.net Lots of nice options, or run on automatic.
http://speedtest.btwholesale.com BT speedtest of connection back to local BT exchange (Northchapel)
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