Lurgashall Fete 3rd June 2017

See you there ! The great day for the 2017 fete approaches fast.
The success of the fete is thanks to all the people who donate their time and/or goods to the fete. We need you all again this year.
Read the full Fete 2017 Notice or see the articles in our parish mag.

Keep up with the latest on the Lurgashall Fete twitter page

Footpath Closure 1068 - Bridge South Lurgashall Village @ Bishops Hanger 26May 4 21days

Temporary closure for repairs to bridge planks Official Notice & Details

Lodsworth Fete ~ Bank Hol Monday 29th May @13:00

As I could not find the start time of Lodsworth online I thought I would put it here once I found out.
The Bank Holiday Monday before Lurgashall Fete at 13:00

FILM NIGHT ~ Wednesday 2 August 19:00 for 19:30

This month's film:: 'The MOO Man'
The Moo Man is a 2013 British documentary film. The film focusses on a small dairy farm run by Steve Hook, which produces and sells raw unpasteurised organic milk. Near Hailsham, Sussex
Next films -
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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)

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

Road Closure - Mill Lane

Mill Lane, Lurgashall from junctions with High Hamstead Lane and Hillgrove Lane is temporarily prohibited from 09.30 to 16.00 on 30.05.17 for emergency drainage investigations and repairs.

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

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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.

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,   News & Information plus map of speedtests around your area. Register and login for your results viewable in MyProfile.,   BETA no flash/java   A pure HTML5 test with graphs, NOT requiring Java or Flash   Lots of nice options, or run on automatic.   BT speedtest of connection back to local BT exchange (Northchapel),   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