LURGASHALL FETE ~ Saturday 1st June 14:00

FREE PARKING for over a hundred cars on the LRA recreation field - entrance at the south-east corner of the Village Green.
Fete Stalls open at 2:00pm

FILM NIGHT ~ Wednesday 5 June 19:00 for 19:30 Admission 5

Now In HD:: The Post
The Post(Dec2017) is an American historical political thriller directed and produced by Steven Spielberg.
It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post. Set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
Official preview

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

Lurgashall Village Shop

  • Shop Open 9 - 5.30 ; Except Wed 9 - 1 ; Sat 9 - 5 ; Sun 10 - 1     Tel: 01428 707277
  • Post Office   Mon - Thu 9 - 1.00 ; Fri 9 - 4.30
  • Lurgashall Village Shop website

Lurgashall Village Shop & Post Office is a thriving community shop managed and staffed by both volunteers and part time staff. The shop is open seven days a week and offers a range of groceries, newspapers and local food as well as tea and coffee to takeaway. The Post Office opens each weekday from 9am to 1 pm and 4 pm on Friday.

For more information and full details of opening times please visit the Lurgashall Village Shop website

Lurgashall Temporary Traffic Regulations -

Dial Green Lane, Lurgashall temporarily prohibited from 25/03/2019
Jobsons Lane, traffic control from 10/04/2019

To see more details go to the Roadworks website of the WSCC where it also lists Temporary Traffic Regulations (expect a huge list) and use the SEARCH box at the top of the list to enter LURGASHALL then click SEARCH. Then you can read the description and even link to an interactive map. You can also change the date range to look further into the future !
WSCC Roadworks & Temorary TROs (use search box)

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 to now include Lurgashall. Thanks to Joe for all his hard work in getting this achieved.

Lurgashall Cricket Club 2018

Sadly Lurgashall cricket club has not had a team since 2017 season.
Sadly there will be no Lurgashall cricket team. 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.

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